Board Appointment in Regal Petroleum plc


Regal Petroleum plc (AIM: RPT), the AIM-quoted oil and gas exploration and production group, is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Director to the Board of Directors of the Company.

With effect from 20 September 2017, Mr Chris Hopkinson has joined the Board of Directors as a Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr Hopkinson has extensive experience in the oil and gas industry, having worked in senior management roles in Khazakhstan, Africa, Russian Federation and the Middle East.

Mr Hopkinson began his career with Shell International, followed by technical and management roles with Yukos and Lukoil Overseas, before becoming Chief Executive Officer of Imperial Energy Group up until its acquisition by ONGC in 2009. He was then Vice-President Western Siberia for TNK-BP, Senior Vice-President North Africa for BG Group, Chief Executive Officer of International Petroleum Limited, and Chief Operating Officer for JSC National Company KazMunayGas.

He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and has a BSc (Hons) in Applied Physics from St Andrews University.


Smart Energy is a part of Smart-Holding in charge of implementing exploration projects, commercial development of the hydrocarbon deposits and alternative energy initiatives.

Oil & Gas business block of Smart Energy is represented by gas producing Ukrgazvydobutok (Kharkov region) and Regal Petroleum, a listed British company having assets in Poltava and Kharkov regions (Prom-Energo Product).