Duncan is a geologist with over 15 years of experience in exploration and production. After graduating with an MSc from Imperial College he joined Perenco, where he held a wide variety of technical and management positions, ranging from onshore and offshore exploration studies, field development, production, operations and new ventures. This experience focussed largely on the African Atlantic margin and Andean foreland basins in Latin America.

He served as Country Manager for Perenco in Brazil, where he had the responsibility to oversee a full cycle of exploration in a new country, from office setup, to seismic acquisition and processing, exploration studies and well planning, to the execution of a deepwater exploration drilling campaign. Subsequent to this, Duncan was the New Ventures Exploration Manager, with global responsibility for the identification and evaluation of new acreage and farm-in opportunities. Duncan joined the Chariot team in 2013.