Hardy Oil and Gas

Hardy Oil and Gas
Public (LSE: HDY)
Industry Energy
Founded 1997
Headquarters London, UK
Key people
Paul Mortimer, Chairman
Sastry Karra, CEO
Revenue $11,829.6 million (2007)
$(813.3) million (2007)
$8,316.0 million (2007)
Website www.hardyoil.com

Hardy Oil and Gas plc is a leading British-based oil and gas exploration and production business. It is headquartered in London and is a former constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.


The business has its origins in a company established by Trafalgar House as Hardy Oil and Gas to exploit North Sea oil reserves in the 1970s.[1]

The business in its present form was founded by S. Karra and Y. Sharma in 1997 as Jehan Energy Ltd to exploit oil and gas opportunities in India.

In 1999 British-Borneo Exploration merged with Hardy Oil and Gas. Charles Reimer became president. Due to the merger changes were made to the executive board - Alan Gaynor was CEO; Peter Hill became technical director and Steve Holliday was international director. Mark Adams, Will Roach, Mike Adams and Mike King were named VPs.[2]

In 1999 Jehan Energy Ltd acquired the Indian interests of the original Hardy Oil and Gas and changed its own name in 2001 to Hardy Oil and Gas plc. (The non-Indian interests were acquired by Eni.)

In 2005 the Company was first listed on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange; it has since moved to the main market.

In 2007 the Company announced a successful well test on the Oza field in Nigeria.[3]

The Company was reclassified as a constituent of the FTSE SmallCap Index on 22 December 2008, thereby dropping out of the FTSE 250 Index and FTSE 350 Index.


The business is organised into two geographic areas:

See also


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