Our mission is to unlock production from stranded oil fields globally by commercialising our patent-pending small oilfield production system.

Designed for maximum efficiency and profitability, our novel system is a step change in development and production economics, unlocking stranded oil fields where a combination of reserve size and geographic isolation prevent economic export to existing offtake infrastructure.

Pivotree provides a route to market for the owners of stranded oilfields with as little as 8.5 MMbbls. If you are in this position, we would love to hear from you!



Non-Executive Chairman

Gavin is a commercial lawyer with over thirty years' experience, gained mostly as in-house counsel in the oil & gas sector.

He has worked on projects in some thirty countries, for companies including BP, BHP Petroleum, PTTEP and Shell, and has extensive new business, commercial and operational experience across the full spectrum of petroleum activities.

He is a Non-Executive Director of Carnarvon Petroleum Ltd, an ASX-listed petroleum exploration company.


Managing Director, Inventor & Co-Founder

Chris has 20 years of experience in subsea engineering, project management, operations, asset integrity, and inspection maintenance & repair. He has experience across the entire lifecycle of petroleum developments encompassing Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation, Operations, and Abandonment.

Pivotree is Chris' idea, conceived to bring more projects for more operators into production, efficiently, safely, and profitably.


Executive Director & Co-Founder

Marcus has over 20 years' experience commercialising technology-based innovations and intellectual property. He has created and grown businesses, raised and invested venture funding, and negotiated and managed partnerships, joint enterprises and IP licensing arrangements. He has held roles with BHP (Innovation Partnerships), Rio Tinto (Commercialisation) and advised the Australian government as a Manager for Commercialisation Australia, a $278M innovation investment program.

Marcus holds a Bachelors Degree in Science and a Post Graduate degree in Business.


Non-Executive Director

Martin is a successful entrepreneur with a broad investment portfolio. He is a serial angel investor and has joined the Board of Pivotree to lend his experience in technology commercialisation and start-ups.

He has an MBA from the Melbourne Business School and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Steven Neubecker

Non-executive Director

Steve has an extensive background in oil and gas engineering, having worked as an offshore geotechnical engineering consultant for more than 20 years. He has a strong background in mooring and anchoring systems for oil and gas facilities, having published widely and presented at international conferences on the subject. He also has a strong interest in innovation and early-stage businesses.

He has a PhD in offshore geotechnical engineering, is a Graduate of the AICD, and is an Adjunct Professor at UWA.