Oleum Khaos Limited is a registered company based in Surrey in the United Kingdom.

  • Company Registration Number: 5040861
  • UK VAT Number: 276 6434 72
  • Managing Director: Jeremy Daines
  • Director, Property & Office Manager: Jill Daines

Jeremy is the Managing Director and Chief Petrophysicist, having more than 30 years’ experience in the upstream oil & gas industry, plus over 20 years’ Management experience.

Brief  Technical Biography

Jeremy‘s upstream oil and gas experience commenced in the early 1980s, working for Exploration Logging Inc. as a Wellsite Geologist (or “Mud Logger”) in South-east Asia. He worked on wells for Occidental in Pakistan, Cities in Sri Lanka, Unocal & Shell in Thailand, Marathon in Indonesia and lastly, Phillips in China.

Then followed a return to Academia, undertaking the Master of Science in Exploration Petroleum Geology at Imperial College in London.

Subsequently, Jeremy spent time working in the UK North Sea as an Operations/Wellsite Geologist with Amoco before joining Gaffney, Cline & Associates as a Geoscientist/Petrophysicist. Therein followed 14 years of international consultancy spanning detailed technical work, presenting courses, project management and exposure to exploration, appraisal, development, unitisation, redetermination, plus mergers & acquisitions; in fact, the full (upstream) Monty. Linked to this is the ability to write a top quality technical report with prioritized conclusions & recommendations; the ability to critically review reports & data, plus well-honed peer assist/peer review skills.

Since 2003, Jeremy has worked as an independent advisor for Hess, Perenco, Talisman & Centrica plus spent 6 years working as a Petrophysical Advisor for Hess in London. During the latter tenure he was the Chief Advisor to SamaraNafta, in Russia and worked on Algerian clastics, complex Egyptian turbidites, the Cambo & Rosebank West of Shetland discoveries and ran the well planning, core plus log programmes for the phase-1 exploration wells on the Australian NW Shelf.

In the last few years Jeremy has derived a new permeability model for the Claymore field; created a new core-to-log integration solution for complex cemented sands in the Scapa field and lastly, reviewed a large East Irish Sea gas field’s data & identified the likely cause of inaccurate parameters feeding into the reservoir properties.

More recently, Jeremy constructed Low-Mid-High estimates of shale volume, porosity & saturation in 100+ old onshore Romanian wells, using the SP, BKZ and in a few wells, focussed Laterologs.

More details on his extensive worldwide multi-disciplined experience, his technical CV, together with some atypical technical insights, can be found in the Petrophysical section.

Brief Management Biography

Jeremy’s international, multi-cultural experience, in particular project management, plus attention to detail; are available in the form of Business Assistance and/or Interim Management.

Jeremy recently advised (on a commercial basis) a group of local residents whose legal advisor had commissioned an expert to review property values over time.  It transpired the expert’s conclusions were not as robust as had been thought and Jeremy recommended an alternative, more thorough approach.

Jeremy’s business strengths include:

Project Management / Interim Management.

Attention to detail.

Evaluating a range of options before selecting an optimum approach.

Presentations & Training.

Team / Staff Evaluation & Motivation, including performance management.

Change Management.

See the Business Assistance Section for more details.

Jill started her working life as a graduate bi-lingual secretary, working for an oriental carpet import/export business in The Barbican in London, UK. She improved her written and spoken German language skills and attended several trade fairs in Germany.

Then, after a brief spell in Northampton working in a pensions department, she returned to London, where she worked as the Personal Assistant to the Senior Partner of a large, multi-national company of Chartered Quantity Surveyors.

After seven years she decided it was time to move on and joined Mars Corporate Services in their legal department in Slough, UK, but within a couple of months was invited back to her old firm in order to lead a new Marketing and Business Development Department – a great opportunity to branch out, travel and become part of the decision-making team.

Career progression was suspended by the arrival of two children, so Jill became a full time Mum for the next few years, taking part-time jobs along the way. Jill helped to run a local Toy Library and was actively involved in the children’s schools, acting as Secretary and then Chair, of the Parent Teacher Association.

Shortly after this, Jill was employed by Surrey Police as civilian staff and became Neighbourhood Watch Manager for Farnham and Waverley districts, in Surrey, UK. She then joined their role-play team, helping to train new police recruits. This involved enacting different scenarios in real-life settings, in order to put the trainees on the spot and test their skill levels. Her roles included a drug dealer, a nasty neighbour, a thief, plus a serial shoplifter in a major supermarket; much to the bemusement of the other shoppers, who usually failed to spot the signs announcing that a Police training exercise was in progress!

Jill was instrumental in establishing Oleum Khaos Limited, bringing to the fore her Linguistic, Administrative and Company Secretary, plus Marketing, skills. She currently looks after the property business, as well as providing many of the Business Assistance Services.


Stoke Park Girls’ Grammar, Coventry, UK.
University of London, Bedford College, B.A. German (Hons.), Italian Subsidiary.
Attended Munich University between 1976-77.
English Language Assistant in a girls’ school in Bonn-Bad Godesberg, Germany.
Secretarial Training: City of London Polytechnic Postgraduate Secretarial Course with German and Spanish.


1979 – 1981
Secretary to German Export Manager, OCM Ltd, London, UK.
Shorthand/typing in German & English. Co-ordinated weekly despatch of carpets to the Continent; liaised with Customs and clearing agents, arranged and attended German trade fairs.

October 1981 – September 1982
Secretary to Group Compensation Manager, Rockware Glass Ltd, Northampton, UK. Pensions, Life Assurance, Health Schemes, Salaries.

October 1982 – March 1989
Personal Assistant to a Senior Partner at Davis Langdon & Everest, London, UK.

March 1989 – July 1989
Personal Assistant to the Legal Manager, Mars Corporate Services, Slough, UK.

July 1989 – March 1994
Director of Marketing, Davis Langdon & Everest, London, UK.
In charge of a busy Marketing and Business Development department, organised and attended corporate events in UK and abroad, produced Company brochures using state of the art desktop publishing equipment.

May 2004 to present
Director, Oleum Khaos Ltd. UK.
Responsible for Company Administration, Business Assistance Services and Property Management.

July 2003 – July 2005
Neighbourhood Watch Manager, Surrey Police, Farnham, UK.
Initially for Farnham and then for the Borough of Waverley, Surrey, UK; as a member of the Crime Reduction Department. Maintained a database of crimes committed for monthly circulation to NHW members. Setting up new Watches; advising on home security, assisting the Crime Reduction Officer.

October 2007 – May 2009
Role-Play Team, Surrey Police, Guildford, UK.
As part of Police Training Department, both at Police HQ in Guildford and in the community, role plays as a drug dealer, thief, nuisance neighbour and expert shoplifter.

June 2008 – January 2010
Exam Invigilator, Weydon Secondary School, Farnham, UK.

Jonathan became a Director in April 2012, and spent the next couple of years learning how companies operate and taking on the advertising.

He is a qualified Mechanical Engineer, having graduated with a Master’s Degree (1st) from Imperial College, London, in 2017


Well organised, self-motivated, reliable, disciplined and responsible.

Team player with effective communication and listening skills.

Enthusiastic, fun and friendly.

Self-critical, good individual worker and open to suggestions and improvement.

Versatile and flexible with high work ethic.


September 2017 – Present:  Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains, Brixworth, UK

September 2015 – August 2016:  Ilmor Engineering Ltd, Brixworth, UK (working in the Automotive Projects department as part of the Year in Industry programme).

2012 – Present: Oleum Khaos Ltd, Director and Advertising Manager.


2012 – 2017: Imperial  College London, MEng (First) in Mechanical Engineering

Modules completed: Computing, Design & Manufacture, Fluid Mechanics, Materials, Mathematics, Mechanics, Mechatronics, Stress Analysis and Thermodynamics.

2005 – 2012: Salesian College Farnborough    A2 Levels: Mathematics (A*), Further Mathematics (A*), Physics (A), Chemistry (A).

AS Levels: Mathematics (A), Further Mathematics (A), Physics (A), Chemistry (A).

GCSEs: A*’s in 9 subjects including Mathematics, Physics, English and Chemistry and A’s in 2 subjects.


Farnham Rugby Club: Player of the Year in 1999, 2006 and 2009. The Jonny Wilkinson Award for Outstanding Achievement in 2012.

Salesian  College:  Coral Award for Business and Communications (November 2009).

Salesian  College:  Scholarship for Academic Excellence (September 2010).

Salesian College: Award for Outstanding Performance at GCSE level (November 2010).

Salesian  College:  School  Vice Captain (September 2011–July 2012).

Salesian College: Centenary Cup for Highest Points at A level (November 2012).


2009: Liberal Democrats Membership Department, Westminster, London.

Fundraising and membership queries.

2011: Voluntary work for Handicapped Childrens’ Pilgrimage Trust,

Travelled to Lourdes, France to help handicapped children and their Carers.


Computing, Programming and IT: writing simple scripts and programs in MATLAB, designing 3D models and engineering drawings on CAD software e.g. Solidworks, excellent at Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word.


Rugby Union.

Member of the Great Britain Senior Men’s Floorball team, plus the Southern Vipers club.

Acoustic and electric guitar.

Formula One and Motorsport.


Charity Events and fundraising.


Clare became a Director in April 2014 with the objective of training to be the Business Development and HSE Manager. More details to follow.