Peter was appointed Managing Director in October 1994, having previously filled both Exploration and General Manager roles in the Company since joining in 1992. He has extensive worldwide experience in the oil and gas business, previously holding various senior technical and managerial positions in a number of listed and government owned organisations.
Corporate & General Counsel
Michael joined Oil Search in mid‑2014, having had more than twenty-two years’ international oil and gas legal experience. Michael began his legal career in private practice at Linklaters, London. In 2001, Michael joined BP PLC and, in 2010, he was appointed Associate General Counsel BP responsible for global upstream businesses. He holds a Bachelor of Law LL.B (Hons) and is admitted to practice in Australia and England and Wales. Michael is also the Group Secretary of Oil Search, a role he has held since August 2019.
Stephen joined Oil Search in 2004, after a twenty-year career in corporate finance at two of Australia's largest multinational construction materials companies and a major Australian telecoms company. Stephen's roles at Oil Search have covered senior corporate finance responsibilities. In November 2012, Stephen was appointed to the position of Chief Financial Officer of Oil Search.
Bart Lismont will lead the newly formed Technology and Value Assurance Group as the Executive Vice President. This Group will strengthen the Company’s capabilities in opportunity maturation, project execution, safe and reliable operations, and capture important benefits from technology and innovation. Bart has more than 35 years’ experience in upstream oil and gas. Most recently, Bart was Vice President Development, responsible for development, between discovery and production, for all of 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 several locations, including the Netherlands, UK, Gabon, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar and Nigeria. Bart was a member of Shell’s Global Technology Board and the Upstream Global Technical Leadership team.
Ian joined Oil Search in August 2013 to drive growth of the Company's gas business and deliver opportunities for gas commercialisation. Ian's career spans more than twenty-five years in the oil and gas industry, including senior technical and commercial roles at ExxonMobil and Woodside Petroleum. Ian holds a Masters Degree in Petroleum Geology and has extensive experience in Joint Venture and commercial management, along with the delivery to sanction of major LNG projects.
President PNG Business Unit
Dale has more than 30 years’ technical and operational experience, including country leadership roles in Nigeria and Russia. Dale spent over 20 years with the Shell Group of companies, finally serving as Deputy Managing Director for Shell in Nigeria, responsible for production operations and 25 ongoing major projects, with production capacity of over 1 million barrels of oil per day, plus significant gas supply. Aside from international operating experience, he has strong governance and stakeholder engagement experience with various governments, community groups, regulators and joint ventures.
Beth joined Oil Search in 2007 with nearly a decade of international upstream oil and gas experience. Prior to joining the Executive Leadership Team in 2017, Beth held commercial and general management roles within the Company and was instrumental in the sanctioning of the world-class PNG LNG Project. In her current role, Beth is responsible for the development of gas resources in PNG including in-country direction and delivery of LNG expansion. She holds geology degrees from UCLA and the Colorado School of Mines.
President Alaska Business Unit
Keiran has more than thirty years' experience in the international oil and gas industry and originally joined Oil Search in 1993 and left in 2008. During this time he was Chief Operating Officer and held key exploration and new business roles in Port Moresby, Dubai and Sydney. He re-joined Oil Search in January 2015 after a seven year break during which time he held directorships in public Australian oil companies and also established Aligned Energy Ltd, a biomass to power company focussed on providing power to developing countries in remote regions. Following Oil Search’s acquisition of oil assets in the Alaska North Slope, Keiran was appointed to the position of President Alaska in March 2018. In October 2019, he was appointed CEO Designate and will take over as managing director in February 2020.