Kelvin holds an MSc in Petroleum Geoscience (Basin Evolution and Dynamics) from Royal Holloway, University of London. He has 15 years experience working as an exploration geologist in northwest Europe, all gained with TGS-NOPEC (formerly Aceca). The first three years were based in London and involved working on regional projects on the UKCS, before he moved to Stavanger in 2003. He then spent a further four years working on regional projects covering the entire NCS, before starting license application work in 2007. He has been involved in all the Norwegian license rounds since then.