Navigating Energy


Jim Farnsworth

Operating Partner

Jim is an Operating Partner with Azimuth.  He is a senior energy sector executive with 35 years of international and North American operating experience. Jim was a co-founder and President of Cobalt International Energy, a deepwater focused E&P company. Jim’s primary responsibilities included the direction of Cobalt’s highly successful exploration and appraisal programs in West Africa and the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.  Prior to Cobalt, he served as the Senior Vice President with British Petroleum (“BP”) responsible for all global exploration, appraisal, business development and exploration technology activities.  Previously, he held a number of leadership roles in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, Alaska and the UK.

His education includes a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University and a Masters of Science degree from Western Michigan University, both in the field of Geology. He was recently named a Distinguished Alumni of both universities and serves on the Indiana University Advisory Board. He also chaired the Advisory Board and Foundation for the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas.

Jim brings technical and strategic leadership, opportunity sourcing and strategy development to the Azimuth team.