Francis has over 30 years of international experience working in engineering and management roles in the upstream oil and gas industry. Prior to Cuadrilla, Francis worked as President of Production for BHP Billiton Petroleum in the US. He also held management roles at BHP in Algeria, Pakistan, UK and Australia. Prior to joining BHP Billiton.
Francis spent eight years with Marathon Oil in a variety of engineering and commercial roles.
He was educated in Ireland, obtaining a BE Civil Degree with First Class Honours and a Master of Engineering Science Degree and holds a MBA from the University of Warwick.
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Formed in the UK in 2007, Cuadrilla is a privately owned British exploration and production company focused on discovering and recovering natural resources, primarily natural gas, from shale rock. The company is headquartered in Bamber Bridge, Lancashire. Cuadrilla currently has onshore exploration licences in the North and South of the UK. The company is owned 47% by AJ Lucas, an Australian specialist service provider to the energy, mining and infrastructure sector, 45% by Riverstone Holdings, a private equity company, and the remaining 8% by Cuadrilla employees (including former employees).