James Etienne is the technical business line Director for Exploration in Landmark. He is responsible for defining and driving the vision, strategy, innovation and execution of G&G solutions across the Exploration lifecycle, including DecisionSpace Geosciences and the Neftex Exploration Insights business which joined the Landmark portfolio in 2014 (a market leader in the worldwide search, discovery, and interpretation of geosciences information).
Over the last decade, James has played a key role in the growth of the Neftex business, holding a number of roles including Directorship from 2015 onwards with responsibility for global thematic studies on geodynamics, petroleum systems, reservoir-seal, outcrop and minerals databases, biostratigraphy, 3D products, and global content management.
Before joining Neftex, James was a post-doctorate researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH-Zürich). Etienne has published numerous academic papers that have appeared in the Geological Society, Earth Science Reviews, Nature Geoscience, Basin Research, and Terra Nova, to highlight a few.
James earned both his Ph.D. and Bachelor’s in Geology from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.