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Dr Duncan Clarke

Dr Duncan Clarke

With 30 years in global oil and gas, and Founder of Global Pacific & Partners as a leading private Advisory firm in worldwide petroleum, Duncan Clarke has acted as advisor to numerous companies and Governments in Africa, Asia, Latin America, MidEast, Europe and North America.


Babette van Gessel

Babette van Gessel

Babette van Gessel has been active in global oil and gas for two decades, and involved in the world upstream across Six Continents, as the architect of Global Pacific & Partners senior management events.


Corporate Profile

Global Pacific & Partners is a leading advisory firm inside the world upstream industry, established for over three decades, with unique portfolio, respected brand and trusted reputation, built on a global track record in world oil and gas.

We own and operate a worldwide suite of top-quality annual senior-management Conferences, with Strategy Briefings, on Africa, Asia, Latin America, MidEast, Mediterranean, plus on global upstream issues.

The Company provide's seasoned Advisory Practice, allied to our cross-continental and in-depth Strategy Briefings, high-focus research and business intelligence networks, Senior Executive Clubs and social functions, online services, and daily/weekly oil and gas news provided to corporate players and state officials on Six Continents.

The Senior Partners (Dr Duncan Clarke, Chairman & CEO, and Babette van Gessel, Vice-Chair & Deputy-CEO), both with long-standing worldwide oil/gas industry exposure, work closely with our in-house professional, highly-dedicated international conference team all with extensive oil/energy industry knowledge, relationships and global experience, diverse skills and capabilities, and operating from our offices in The Hague and Johannesburg, with our in-house relationships in London, Sydney and Rio de Janeiro.

  • International Events
  • Conferences
  • Strategy Briefings
  • Private Client Strategy Briefings
  • Roadshows
  • Annual Awards Program
  • Advisory Practice
  • Executive Clubs
  • Global Ventures
  • Communications

Advisory Practice

Our firm has executed Advisory mandates on upstream business strategy for more than 75 clients around the world including super-majors, National Oil Companies, Governments, independents, banks, investment houses, licensing agencies and commercial institutions in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Russia, Europe, and North America. We have acted on Retainer Advisory basis to National Oil Companies and private firms

Our worldwide annual suite of Strategy Briefings - the only ones of their kind in the world, now with 22-year track record - provides global-regional in-depth coverage of exploration strategies on six continents, with over 3,500 participants to date in 100+ Briefings, while around 500-plus delegates attend these events annually. Strategy Briefings can be accessed online from our website. Fundamental research, built on our unrivalled global knowledge-base, underpins these Presentations made by Dr Duncan Clarke, an authority on the world upstream industry with over 30 years' experience inside the world oil game.

Private Client Strategy Briefings: Numerous companies and state bodies as well as financial institutions and investors have been clients of our in-house Private Client Strategy Briefings conducted worldwide for two decades.