Why work with us

As a lead energy market in Lloyd's, we underwrite a broad range of energy risks on a worldwide basis. Our reputation has been secured by decades of underwriting experience and commitment to outstanding customer service. We offer direct access to our underwriters, who each have decision-making authority, to help provide a swift and responsive service. 

Our product lines

We provide a full range of energy insurance products to customers worldwide, including North America, the Far East and South East Asia. We also specialise in solutions for small-to-medium sized ventures that operate offshore. Our product range includes:

  • Physical damage
  • Liability
  • Business interruption
  • Control of well

Brokers can find us at Lloyd's: Box 138

For more information about energy insurance from Barbican, contact:

Olivier Decombes

Olivier Decombes

Divisional Head - Energy, Power and Utilities
work +44 (0)20 7082 1859

Prior to joining Barbican, Olivier was Chief Underwriting Manager for Offshore Energy at CV Starr. He joined the firm in 2010 to setup Starr Operations in Continental Europe. From 2005 to 2010, he worked at Infrassure, most latterly as Upstream and Downstream regional manager for the MENA and Asia regions.
Before entering the insurance sector, Olivier spent 12 years at Schlumberger Oilfield Services where he held several operational and management positions from Offshore Field Engineer to Senior Manager at HQ in a wide range of environments in Africa, Asia, LatAm and North America.

Jacqueline Wiffen

Jacqueline Wiffen

Class Underwriter- Upstream Energy
work +44 (0)20 7082 1853

Jacqueline joined Barbican in May 2017 and is class underwriter for upstream energy.

Jacqueline brings over 15 years of insurance industry experience to Barbican’s Syndicate 1955, including 12 years working specifically in the energy sector. Most recently, she was class underwriter, upstream energy at XL Catlin, having taken up the role in July 2014. Prior to this, she was regional director, Asia Pacific, for power, energy and construction at Lockton (Singapore) and energy underwriter at Catlin (Singapore).

Jacqueline also holds a degree in business with specialism in insurance.

Marc Sullivan

Marc Sullivan

Class Underwriter - Downstream Energy
work +44 (0)20 7082 1988

Marc joined Barbican from Starr Underwriting Agents, where he was an onshore energy senior underwriter across oil, petrochemical and chemical lines of business.

He spent eight years in the onshore energy division at Starr, having initially joined the firm in 2008. He began his insurance career in 2006, working in the property division at Hiscox.

Annabelle Mayers

Annabelle Mayers

Assistant Underwriter - Energy
work +44 (0)20 7082 1981

Annabelle joined Barbican in September 2014 and is assistant underwriter for energy.

Prior to joining Barbican, Annabelle completed the graduate programme at Lloyd's which included placements in risk management, performance management directorate and underwriting.

Annabelle is ACII qualified. Annabelle also holds a degree in biochemistry from Imperial College London.

Charlotte Bigland

Charlotte Bigland

Underwriting Assistant - Energy
work +44 (0)20 7082 1831

Charlotte joined Barbican in April 2015 and is an underwriting assistant for energy.

Prior to joining Barbican, Charlotte completed the apprenticeship programme at Lloyd's which included placements at JLT as a trainee account handler and at Barbican as an assistant catastrophe analyst.

Charlotte is Cert CII qualified and working towards Dip CII accreditation.

Barbican at the Box

BOX 138 

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