40 years experience in exploration of frontier basins.
As a Principal of the frontier basin ventures and mostly as the ‘innovator’
and ‘instigator’ of these ventures, which include all of the new joint
ventures put together by the Sydney Oil Company during the period 1977 to
1988. These resulted in the participation in the discovery of fourteen new oil
fields including the South Pepper, North Herald trend on the Northwest Shelf
and the Fairymount, Bodalla South and Nockatunga trends in Queensland. Since
1988, has worked as an independent creating new frontier plays and putting
together new acreage blocks in the Northwest Shelf and other basins in
Australia, Papua New Guinea, The Philippines, the S.W. Pacific Islands, and
Current Position & Professional History
1987 – Present Managing Director, Petrofocus Consulting Pty. Ltd.
2001 – Present Research Associate, Energy Geoscience Institute,
University of Utah
1998 – 2013 Executive Chairman, Rawson Resources Limited
2010 – 2012 Non-Executive Director, Kea Petroleum PLC
1979 – 1988 Managing Director, Sydney Oil Company
1973 – 1978 President, Era North America Inc.
1965 – 1971 Professor of Geology, Louisiana State University, Columbia
University N.Y. University of South Carolina
S.W. Pacific Islands