James is the Proprietor of Oil Consultancy Solutions a specialist advisory firm with over 33 years of expertise in the UK oil industry’s downstream operations. James has done Consultancy work with United Nations, Saudi Aramco, Royal Dutch Vopak, Reliance Industries, States of Guernsey, States of Jersey, ConocoPhillips and a variety of blue-chip clients in the downstream oil industry.


altJohn Austin is a Petroleum Economist with over 35 years E&P experience in investment appraisal and corporate planning within the Exploration & Production business. Projects evaluated include major offshore and onshore oil and gas fields, corporate acquisitions, farm-in agreements and international expansion plans.


altChief Executive Officer Patrick Ruharuza has extensive knowledge and experience in business enterprise development and leadership. Since completing his undergraduate and master’s degrees in Oil & Gas Management at the University of Plymouth, UK, Patrick has dedicated his 16 years experience in international business development to building a local skills base for the oil and gas industry in East Africa. 

With his strong background in the commercial sector, Patrick carries a wealth of knowledge and strategic know-how to create cutting age solutions and bring unique perspectives to Oil and Gas Consulting. 

Through his passionate dedication to corporate responsibility, Patrick has championed several successful social projects in the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Uganda.