Robert Gibbs during the formative years of the development of North Sea oil and gas was an executive, principal consultant, with Kongsberg Vapenfabrik AS (KV) His responsibility was the development of KV’s oil and gas related business. KV was, at the time, one the largest companies in Europe and had 5,000 employees and a turnover of $2.8 billion. KV was the principal Norwegian offshore technology developer and initiator of numerous world-class companies established to develop North Sea hydrocarbon reserves. Gibbs played a key role in the creation of numerous KV jointly owned companies and joint venture projects; with offices in Europe, North and South America, Africa, China the Middle and the Far East. In addition to his business accomplishments, Gibbs’ engineering experience includes the design of oil refineries and petrochemical plants, he played a prominent role pioneering marine and subsea development of offshore oil and gas fields, utilising tanker, semi-sub and TLP production facilities producing from the sea bed.