Upstream & Offshore Energy

The expansion of world-wide explorations has increased the need for insurance in offshore energy and the complexity and volatility of this sector requires specialist and experienced underwriters who truly understand the client’s business. We use our market and industry experience to fully assess the risks we write, enabling us to provide a flexible approach and ‘out of the box’ solutions when required.

The Upstream & Offshore Energy account has been a core business line since the company’s inception in 2008 

Our Approach

The combined knowledge of our underwriting, engineering, actuarial and claims teams enable us to understand and manage the risks faced by our clients in the upstream energy sector. We understand the importance of the relationships with our clients and their brokers and provide transparent risk analysis as the basis for shared knowledge to promote our partnership approach.

We operate in every area of the upstream & offshore energy industry including:

  • Independent oil & gas companies
  • State oil & gas companies
  • Multinational oil & gas companies
  • Integrated oil & gas/energy companies
  • Oil lease operators
  • Drilling contractors
  • Service contractors
  • Pipeline operators
  • Construction yards

The Team

Four underwriters led by David Turp, a recognised industry name with over 25 years’ experience within the upstream & offshore energy market. The team has over 100 years’ combined upstream & offshore energy market experience and writes business from London on a global basis.



David Turp
Senior Underwriter, Upstream & Offshore Energy
+44 (0)20 3206 8027
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Debra Smart
Senior Offshore Construction Underwriter, Upstream & Offshore Energy
+44 (0)20 3206 8029
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Alex Rowe
Senior Underwriter, Upstream & Offshore Energy
+44 (0)20 3206 8018
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Christopher Jones
Assistant Underwriter, Upstream & Offshore Energy
+44 (0)20 3206 8179
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Adam Sawle
Aggregate Analyst, Upstream & Offshore Energy
+44 (0)20 3206 2573
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Simon Urry
Senior Underwriter
+44 (0)20 3206 8036
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Sophie Russell
+44 (0)20 3206 8035
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David Watson
Senior Account Engineer, Upstream & Offshore Energy
+44 (0)20 3206 8136
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