"James Buckee holds a BSc Honours degree in Physics and a PhD in Astrophysics. Between 1971 and 1987, James held various petroleum engineering positions with Shell International, Burma Oil and BP, London. In 1987 James was appointed as operations manager for BP Norway, and thereafter vice-president, development programmes, for BP Alaska. In 1989 James returned to the UK as manager, planning, for BP Exploration. In 1991 he was appointed president and chief operating officer of BP Canada Inc. and in 1993 as president and chief executive officer of Talisman Energy Inc. (formerly BP Canada). James retired from Talisman Energy Inc. in 2007.
"Other principal external appointments: Non-executive director of Rodinia Oil Corp., PetroFrontier Corp., Magma Global and Black Swan Energy. James is also on the advisory board of KERN partners." 
- Chair, EnQuest