Cathedral Rocks, Antarctica 1983

I am a kiwi geologist with 36 years of experience in exploration, appraisal and development of oil and gas. I have been involved in, and led, successful exploration programmes in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines, including Chief Geologist or Exploration Manager roles with Petrocorp, Santos, TAG Oil, Genesis Energy and Crown Minerals.

I am a strong advocate of a first-principles  approach to petroleum systems analysis, and believe to understand fluid migration and entrapment in the subsurface requires knowledge of the pressure regimes and controls.