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We provide consulting services for Business Development, Contracting, Project Development, Management, Technology Transfer, Medical Equipment Sourcing, Fuels Purchase Assessment.   

Originally we operated as Idria Oil & Gas Company, founded by Pascal Mahvi’s father, Prince Abolfath Mahvi, the noted “oil man of Persia”.

After immigrating to New York, in 1955 he returning to Persia at the Shah’s request. Initially he joined the Anglo-Persian Oil Company as its Director, and later was primarily responsible for bringing the Pan American Oil Company, a division of AMOCO, to the Persian Gulf, securing it the largest concession ever granted by NIOC.   Consequently he joined Standard Oil Company’s subsidiary, Iran Pan American Oil Company ("IPAC"). APOC eventually became British Petroleum ("BP") and then AMOCO was acquired by BP at the turn of the century.

Three decades later, Mahvi formed the Idria Oil & Gas Company and installed his son as the MD.   The company carried out over 3 million km of seismic soundings on the Pacific coast of the Republic of Panama, ultimately drilling three exploratory deep wells of 8,000 feet using shallow water, jack-up platforms. 

In 1990 Idria Oil & Gas Company facilitated / negotiated the redrilling of 54 deep wells (rework) contract with the National Iranian Drilling Company (“NIDC”).  These range from 10,000 -12,000 feet at a cost of $254 Million Dollars.  The partner on the project was Canadian Triton International, under contract to NIDC. The wells were completed on time and on budget, allowing Iran to increase its production by bringing the collapsed wells back on-line.

His son Pascal founded Idria Energy after his father passed away.  The company is the successors to Idria Oil & Gas. The consultancy business is operated by his wife, Caryl his adult children and their associates. His wife, Caryl  Mahvi is the Managing Director of the company. 

As a group, its staff are highly specialized and experineced. They understand world markets and have extensive experienced in negotiating deals in all parts of the world. The group is in a unique possession of having the infrastructure in place, allowing it to stretch its reach.

Sean Mumbray (Director) 

sean@dove-consulting.co.uk 


Sean’s initial business career began in the print industry where he set up his first business managing and expanding key corporate accounts to build a successful and thriving business. He quickly realised the value of the niche markets and developed his business offering a bespoke service to a select number of clients. Sean is a “people person” and was able to develop the potential of key staff. He formed several important partnerships to build and establish a number of very successful print businesses eventually selling his group of print businesses to move on to the next challenge.

Sean still retains an interest the print industry today, but his main focus and skill is identifying entrepreneurial opportunities, bringing together a team of like-minded professionals to develop the idea into a marketable commodity. Sean has an inventive mind and has invented several products which have been launched in the US and UK.

During Sean’s business career he has developed a detailed knowledge of international procurement and extensive knowledge of the manufacturing industry worldwide.

Sean invented a sports related toy while on leave, after some research, he took the design to China, commissioned and produced a prototype, supervised a marketing strategy and successfully sold the product into the UK retail market. During his time developing and researching this product Sean used his ability to “engage” to foster business relationships in the Premiership Football world; this has subsequently led to building strong business and personal relationships which still exist today.

Following a request to assist in the management of some refurbishment works at Chelsea Football Club, Sean seized the opportunity to identify key people, formed a shop fitting company and was awarded contracts to re-design and fit-out a number of other Premiership Football Club stores, this company also carried out work in Wembley Stadium.

Sean currently has a number of entrepreneurial projects that are also sports related one being a range of sports training equipment that is endorsed by world ranked professional football players. Additionally, Sean has created a unique “Destination Soccer” concept, this model, which has already attracted sponsorship interest from leading Premiership Football Clubs and major sports brands.

Sean is also involved in non-sports related projects, one being the invention of a sugar related product which has been patented and has attracted interest from several international Fast Food franchise chains.

Sean’s latest venture is as part of an international team developing a concept of modular construction; Sean has used his entrepreneurial skills to develop and galvanise a team of professionals to bring to market a unique modular building system to create high quality sustainable buildings that can be delivered in a fraction of the time compared to a traditional procurement route.

Sean has been appointed as director to the Board of Zousea Projects Limited; a Nigerian based development company formed to deliver a number of large mixed use developments to Nigeria.

In 2021 he was appointed as a director of Idria Energy.

Paul W "Bud" Bucha (Sr VP)

Paul "Bud" Bucha was born August 1, 1943, to Col. and Mrs. Paul Bucha.  As a child he lived abroad in both Germany and Japan.  He graduated from High School in Ladue, Missouri, and immediately entered the United States Military Academy at West Point. Bud received his BS in 1965 graduating academically in the top 2% of his West Point Class; number two in Military Order of Merit and a two time All American and Captain of the Swim Team.

Immediately upon graduation from West Point, he attended the Stanford University Graduate School of Business receiving his MBA in 1967 and completing his Airborne and Ranger training between academic years.

After Stanford, Bud reported for duty with the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky to prepare for deployment to Vietnam as part of Operation Eagle Thrust in November 1967.  While a company commander in Vietnam, he received among other decorations, the Bronze Star with the V and Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart and Medal of Honor.  Upon his return to the United States, he reported for assignment as Assistant Professor of Managerial Economics at West Point.  He resigned his Army commission in 1972.

Bud joined du Pont Glore Forgan as a special assistant to Mr. H. Ross Perot in 1972 and later moved to the Perot owned Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS) as Senior Vice President of International Operations. 

In 1973, Paul Bucha established the new EDS headquarters in Tehran, Iran in collaboration with Pascal's father.  The new partnership was called Pars Data Systems. That is how Pascal and Bud became friends.  

Bud remained in the Middle East until 1978 having expanded the operations throughout the Middle East and Europe.  In 1978, he moved his headquarters to Paris, France, where he remained after leaving EDS to form his own international consulting company. 

Returning to the United States in 1980, he expanded his company to include real estate development building the environmentally acclaimed development Port Liberte, on New York Harbor.  The Port Liberte project set the gold standard in environmental review involving over 50 different government agencies at all levels from city to federal agencies and in spite of the number of approving agencies, the permits for the project were issued   in record time.  Concurrently he consulted for Pascal's company Hardill Enterprises, manufacturing F-16 gear parts and the VHB-80 jackhammers.

As a member of the Board of Directors of WHX Corporation, he was asked to assume the title of Chairman of the Board of Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Corporation in 1996 to preside over the reorganization of the company.  Completing his assignment in 1999 with the Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel, he returned to real estate in 2003 establishing Terra Mark LLC in joint venture with Fisher Brothers of New York City and later, in 2005, his own firm, Terra Mark II, LLC which specializes in large projects, both commercial and mixed use development in architecturally significant and environmentally sensitive locations. 

Paul Bucha is a Trustee of Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network; a Director of GEL State Corporation; a member of the United States Veterans Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Advisory Board for Veterans Advantage, Inc.   

In addition to his corporate activities, Paul Bucha has been a frequent lecturer to numerous colleges, corporations, political leaders and military leaders of all branches on honor and leadership.  He has been a member of the Advisory Board of Veterans Advantage since its inception over a decade ago. Veterans Advantage is the leading private benefit provider for veterans and their families.

Appointed Civilian Aide to Secretary of the Army, Paul Bucha worked with the Accessions Command supporting the challenge of Army recruiting in a time of war.  In addition, Paul Bucha has been active as a member of the Board and an officer of The Fisher House Foundation and Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund which support military families and wounded warriors. Most recently Paul Bucha has become a Director of the Military Adaptive Sports, Inc. the USA sponsor of the Invictus Games.  Paul Bucha has also been active in supporting the activities of US Army National Guard and Reserve forces giving motivational and leadership presentations across the country. 

He is a frequent lecturer at all four national military academies and Veterans and military events and has become recognized as one of the leading experts on Leadership in the nation.  He has spoken at Tsing Hua University in Beijing, Harvard, Princeton, Haverford and other leading educational institutions and numerous corporations including JP Morgan Chase, NBC Universal, Johnson and Johnson, Frito Lay and Orange County Trust Company.  

Bud is a Past President of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society of the United States of America and was the Founder of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation and is currently a Director of the Foundation.  From 2008 until 2013, was the Chairman of the Department of Labor’s Advisory Committee on Veterans Education and Training and Employer Outreach, the primary Jobs Focused organization in the Federal Government. In 2014 Paul Bucha was named to the Department of Defense Advisory Committee on the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War.  He is also on the Advisory Committee to Hope for Our Warriors Foundation.  Paul Bucha is a member of the Advisory Committee for the 50th Year Commemoration of the Vietnam War.

Besides his military honors, Paul Bucha is a Gold Medallion inductee of the International Swimming Hall of Fame; an Inductee of the Asian Swimming All of Fame, recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and an inductee of the US Army Ranger Hall of Fame.  He received the Stanford Graduate Business Award for Public Service in 2012 and 2014 he was named a recipient of the United States Military Academy at West Point’s Distinguished Graduate Award. Paul Bucha has four children and nine grandchildren and is married to the former Cynthia Carter Bell of Cornwall, New York.  

As Bud worked in Iran between 1976 and 1978, he understands Farsi. 

Steve Guyon, (VP - GCC )

Idria Energy Consultancy 

stephen.guyon@IdriaEnergy.com  

Steve's father was an ARAMCO man.  

Based in the Middle East for over 40 year, Steve focused on developing business jointly with foreign and local companies for major projects in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. As such he developed connections throughout the Middle East, including extensive contacts in China with the major corporations.   He successfully secured over US$2 billion in contracts, either as prime EPC contracts or as subcontracts.

Steve has extensive knowledge in the operations, methodology and processes of Neom, Red Sea Development Company, Al Qiddiya, Saudi Aramco, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), SABIC, Saudi Electric, Tatweer and BAPCO.  Services includes from the initial stages of prequalification to final award and execution of projects.

Dr Ambassador (Ret.) Seyni Loum 

Seyni is Idria's gold specialist.

He has extensive experience in banking law, corporate law and international commercial law, with an emphasis on the oil and energy sectors.  His clients and representative transactions include:

BANKING:

Consultant to African Development Bank for the promotion and expansion of the private sector in Africa.


Advisor of The Central Bank of West Africa (eight members states linked in a monetary and economic union “WA MU”).


Advisor to the Round Table and the African Businessmen Round Table, organized by the President of the African Development Bank for businessmen in Africa.


President of the Financial Restructuring of CEDEAO (ECOWAS : Economic Commission for the Development of West African States – 16 member countries) planned and implemented for the restructuring of the funds.
Project Coordinator for AFREXIMBANK to implement an export/import bank for the continent of Africa.


Advisor for restructuring of the World Bank’ sovereign debts, financial institutions and syndication of private banks.


OIL AND ENERGY:

Advisor to the Federation of the Republic of Nigeria for the mining, power, oil, refinery and plastic industries.


Advisor to the Republic of Djibouti in connection with the acquisition of Esso Oil Standard by Mobil Oil.


Advisor to several African States in connection with petroleum, energy and natural resources transactions and other matters.

OTHER AREAS:

Advisor to the World Bank on infrastructure projects in the Republic of Togo.
Advisor for USAID for projects in Africa.


Advisor to the Federation of the Republic of Nigeria, Ministry of Mines and Power and the Federal Airlines Company.


Former Advisor to Pan American Airlines (PAN AM), advisor to Nigeria Airways, Air Madagascar, Air Afrique, Air Mali, Kenya Airways, Air Senegal and Air Mauritanie.


Advisor to General Electric in connection with steel mill project in The Republic of Senegal.


Advisor to Hilton Hotel, Accord Group and Meridien Hotel in connection with the African Tourist and Hotel Industry.


Advisor to the World Bank in connection with a cement project for Portland Cement Manufacturing and others in Togo, West Africa.


Advisor for  pre-eminent Danish Company in connection with a mining project in the Ivory Coast.

ACCREDITATION

Consultant to African Development Bank for the promotion and expansion of the private sector in Africa.


Advisor of The Central Bank of West Africa (eight members states linked in a monetary and economic union “WAMU”).


Advisor to the Round Table and the African Businessmen Round Table, organized by the President of the African Development Bank for businessmen in Africa.


President of the Financial Restructuring of CEDEAO (ECOWAS, Economic Commission for the Development of West African States – 16 member countries) planned and implemented for the restructuring of the funds.
Project Coordinator for AFREXIMBANK to implement an export/import bank for the continent of Africa.


Advisor for restructuring of the World Bank’ sovereign debts, financial institutions and syndication of private banks.
Advisor to the Federation of the Republic of Nigeria for the mining, power, oil, refinery and plastic industries.


Advisor to the Republic of Djibouti in connection with the acquisition of Esso Oil Standard by Mobil Oil.


Advisor to several African States in connection with petroleum, energy and natural resources transactions and other matters.
Advisor to the World Bank on infrastructure projects in the Republic of Togo. Advisor for USAID for projects in Africa.


Advisor to the Federation of the Republic of Nigeria, Ministry of Mines and Power and the Federal Airlines Company.


Advisor to Pan American Airlines (PAN AM), Nigeria Airways, Air Madagascar, Air Afrique, Air Mali, Kenya Airways, Air Senegal and Air Mauritanie.


Advisor to General Electric in connection with steel mill project in The Republic of Senegal.


Advisor to Hilton Hotel, Accord Group and Meridien Hotel in connection with the African Tourist and Hotel Industry.


Advisor to the World Bank in connection with a cement project for Portland Cement Manufacturing and others in Togo, West Africa.
Advisor for pre-eminent Danish Company in connection with a mining project in the Ivory Coast.


He holds a High Diploma of Advanced Studies in Public Law and Political Studies, a High Diploma of Advanced Studies in Economics and Finance and a Masters in Private and International Law. He is a sole legal practitioner in Paris, France.  He is fluent in French and English, and is conversational in Russian, Chinese, and Italian.