Peter Fredricson assumed the role of acting CEO in July 2021. Peter joined Oil Search as CFO in 2021 and brings over 30 years of international experience in the infrastructure, financial services, investment, and merchant banking sectors across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Prior to joining Oil Search, he was the CFO of APA Group, an ASX-listed energy infrastructure company, for more than 11 years. Peter previously worked as the CFO of Vector Limited, a New Zealand publicly listed infrastructure company. He has also held senior financial roles with Grant Samuel and Merrill Lynch.
Corporate, Group Secretary
& General Counsel
Michael joined Oil Search in 2014 and leads the legal, regulatory, M&A, group secretariat, contracting & procurement, people & culture and health & wellbeing teams. Michael has over 26 years’ international oil and gas experience, including leadership roles based in Russia, Canada, UK and US. He began his legal career in private practice at Linklaters, London. In 2001, Michael joined BP PLC and, in 2010, was appointed Associate General Counsel BP responsible for global upstream businesses.
Bruce joined Oil Search in 2018 and is responsible for management and delivery of our Alaska business unit. Bruce has over 35 years’ international experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining Oil Search, Bruce was General Director for Naftogaz in Ukraine and led the upstream division of the firm. He has held a wide range of technical, financial and executive leadership roles with companies across the globe including ConocoPhillips, Talisman, CASA Exploration and has served as a member of the United Way Board of Directors.
Diego joined Oil Search in 2014 and is responsible for the commercial, business development and growth, strategy and planning and commodity marketing functions, including management of our LNG operations and growth projects. Diego has over 20 years’ international oil and gas experience. He has held various lead commercial and project management roles within the Company. Diego previously worked at ExxonMobil for over 15 years, in a range of technical, operational and leadership positions, based in Europe and the Middle East. He is well-versed in both the downstream and upstream sectors.
Bart joined Oil Search in 2019 and is responsible for our PNG operations. Bart has over 37 years’ experience in upstream oil and gas. Prior to joining Oil Search in 2019, Bart was Vice President Development at Shell, responsible for all subsurface, drilling and facilities activities between discovery and production for Shell’s operated conventional oil and gas assets. He has extensive project development experience across the full project lifecycle and has lived and worked in many international locations.
Group Finance (Acting), Sustainability & Technology
Beth joined Oil Search in 2007 and is responsible for sustainability, technology and HSES. Beth has over 20 years’ international experience in the oil and gas industry. She has held commercial and general management roles within the Company and was instrumental in the sanctioning of the PNG LNG project. Beth has strong governance and stakeholder engagement experience across government, community groups and joint venture partners. Beth previously worked at Woodside Energy in technical and management positions.
Leon joined Oil Search in 2012 and has oversight of our PNG business unit as country manager. Prior to his appointment as PNG Country Manager, Leon was Senior Vice President for External Affairs – Community. Prior to joining Oil Search, he was the Managing Director of PNG’s largest superannuation fund, playing a major part in its governance transformation, and has been the Chairman of PNG’s Investment Promotion Authority since 2012. Leon also sits on several prominent PNG Boards across not-for-profit, multinationals, commercial and government sectors and was recently appointed Vice President of the PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum.