Bernard Vigneaux (PhD)

GM / E&P Manager


Bernard is the General Manager of Springfield Exploration & Production Limited. He has competences in Group Corporate and Strategic Direction of Exploration-Production and Management of Geosciences team. Bernard also possesses strong skills in Petroleum Field Exploration and Developments, O&G Reserves and Data Processing Areas.


Bernard holds a Doctorate (PhD) in Geology, with Specialty in Marine Sedimentology. Prior to joining Springfield E & P in 2016, Bernard was the founder and Executive Manager of GEOBREVE EURL in Bordeaux (France), a Geosciences consulting firm for Petroleum companies applied to Oil and Gas Exploration-Production business.


Bernard has more than 35 years of experience in the upstream business of the petroleum industry. Bernard joined several multinational Companies:

  •   FOXTROT International in 2007 as the Technical and Production Manager, in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) before moving to SCDM Energie in 2009, the Foxtrot’s parent company in Paris as group Exploration and Production Manager and Vice President,
  •    PERENCO in 1997 as the Chief of Development Geology Department and Expert in Petroleum Field Development in London and Paris,
  • COMPAGNIE FRANCAISE DES PETROLES in 1981, becoming TOTAL Exploration Production later on, in Paris/Sanaa (Yemen) as Junior, then Senior Geologist Engineer.