Effective 1 March 2016, Drillsearch Energy Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Beach Energy Limited. For latest information regarding the combined operations, please visit Beach’s web site at www.beachenergy.com.au. Please note the existing Drillsearch web site will close in due course.
Walter Simpson
Walter SimpsonChief Executive Officer
During his 30-year career in oil and gas Mr Simpson has worked in diverse cultural environments across Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, India, Australia and South East Asia for BG Group, Baker Hughes and BP. He is a Petroleum Engineering graduate whose technical background is Well Engineering and Production Operations. Prior to joining Drillsearch he spent 16 years with BG Group where roles included President & Managing Director of BG India, based in Mumbai and Technical & Commercial Director of QGC, based in Brisbane. He is an industry leader who is passionate about safety and is currently the Chair of the Queensland Natural Gas Exploration & Production Safety Leaders Forum.
Ian Bucknell
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.
Clifford Tuck
Clifford TuckGeneral Counsel & Company Secretary
Clifford Tuck was appointed as Company Secretary at Drillsearch in February 2015. Prior to joining Drillsearch Clifford was with Newcrest Mining Limited for more than nine years, in a series of in-house legal roles including Deputy General Counsel and a period as Acting General Counsel. Prior to Newcrest, Clifford was in private practice with leading Australian law firm Allens, with a focus on corporate transactions and joint ventures principally in the resources sector.