Brad Lingo has more than 25 years of oil & gas experience ranging from frontier deepwater exploration offshore West Africa to commercialisation of major gas projects in Australia. He has been involved in all phases of the oil & gas business and project development, mergers & acquisitions, financing and equity capital raising for both listed and private companies both in Australia and internationally. Mr. Lingo was appointed to the Drillsearch Board in May 2009 and became Managing Director on 15 June 2009
Brad LingoManaging Director
Ian BucknellChief Financial Officer
Ian joined Great Artesian Oil and Gas Limited in October 2007 as Financial Controller and was appointed as Company Secretary in March 2008. Upon the merger of Drillsearch and Great Artesian in August 2008, Ian was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary. Ian is an experienced Certified Practicing Accountant with over 15 years International upstream oil and gas accounting experience. He has held a number of financial management positions with Oil Search Limited prior to joining Great Artesian. Date of appointment as Company Secretary, Great Artesian: 26 March 2008, appointed Drillsearch 12 August 2008. Ian resigned as Company Secretary on 17 November 2010 but has been reappointed a second Company Secretary for Drillsearch on 26 July 2011.
John WhaleyChief Operations Officer
A UK qualified accountant, John has worked in the Australian energy sector over the last 15 years initially in investment banking and more recently as an independent commercial consultant. He has extensive experience across upstream and downstream sectors of the oil and gas industry.
John has worked on a number of Coal Seam Gas projects including as the foundation commercial executive at CH4 Pty Limited. CH4 was a pioneer in the commercial development of Coal Seam Gas in Australia securing the first long-term coal seam gas supply arrangements for power generation in Australia. Most recently, John was commercial manager for the Gloucester Basin CBM Project which was acquired in December 2008 by AGL for $370 million from A J Lucas Group Limited and Molopo Australia Limited.
David EvansChief Technical Officer
David has 25 years of upstream oil & gas exploration, development and production experience including over 15 years of experience in Australia. David joins Drillsearch from his position at Vegas Oil & Gas, a privately owned oil & gas company. Prior to this, David has held senior oil & gas exploration positions with several leading international independent oil and gas companies and technical service companies including Burren Energy, Petro-Canada International, Cairn Energy/Command Petroleum, Roxar Limited and Baker Hughes Inteq. David also spent several years in the petroleum exploration arm of the Australian Geological Survey Organisation.
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