Mr. Thomas Watts joined Crescent Petroleum in 1989 and was initially responsible for the installation of Crescent Petroleum's offshore gas processing platform and pipeline, and later conceived, developed and implemented the Gas Supply Project. More recently, he played a pivotal role in securing the contracts with the Kurdistan Regional Government for 2 large gas fields and oversaw the fast-track implementation of the surface facilities to supply gas to power stations, and is currently responsible for the appraisal of those fields and further development of projects in North Iraq. Thomas has 30 years of international experience in the development and management of oil and gas projects specializing in the structuring of the gas-chain (facilities, transportation, processing and distribution) and the marketing and sales of gas and LPG. He was previously involved in several major projects in Denmark, Norway, the U.K. and the U.S.S.R. for multi-national oil companies and consultants. Mr. Watts graduated in 1979 from Birmingham University with B.Sc. (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering.