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Peter Lansom    B.E. Petroleum (Hons)
Managing Director
Appointed: Managing Director on 30 October 2013.
Non-executive director on 24 September 2013.
Peter holds a Bachelor of Petroleum Engineering (Honours) degree from the University of NSW and has over 25 years’ experience in conventional and unconventional exploration and development, working with Comet Ridge Ltd, Eastern Star Gas (ESG), Origin Energy and Santos. He has significant expertise in subsurface engineering, asset valuation, field development planning and commercial and corporate finance.  In his past role at Origin, in the key management position of Chief Petroleum engineer, he had responsibility for delivering the corporate year end petroleum reserves report and ensuring that consistently high standards in sub-surface engineering were maintained across that company’s assets. In his recent role as Executive Director at ESG, Peter had overall engineering responsibility for the exploration and pilot development of the company’s CSG assets in NSW which resulted in certifying 3P reserves of over 3500 PJ over a 5 year period, and saw the company grow to a $900 million market capitalisation.
Gerard Ryan    B.E. (Mech) M.Sc (Petroleum)
General Manager – Operations
Appointed: General Manager  – Operations 1 November 2014.
Gerard has over 20 years experience in petroleum engineering, drilling , production operations, energy transmission and distribution, power generation and coal mining sectors in Australia and Ireland.  He has worked for Oil Company of Australia, Origin Energy, Ireland’s Bord Gais Eireann, Eastern Star Gas, BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) and Senex Energy.  He was until recently COO for Eastern Star Gas.  Gerard has experience in all aspects of oil and gas exploration with particular emphasis in operations and production optimisation.
Don Langdon    B.Com, FICA, FAICD.
Chief Financial Officer
Appointed: Chief Financial Officer on 1 September 2014.
Mr Langdon is a Chartered Accountant with more than 40 years experience. He was an Audit Principal with a large mid-tier accounting firm and has extensive experience with external and internal audit, financial reporting, due diligence for company floats and major acquisitions. Since retiring from public practice in October 2009 he has been the Chief Financial Officer (on a part time basis) of Comet Ridge Limited and has acted as the interim Chief Financial Officer for Tlou Energy Limited and was closely involved with that company’s initial capital raising and listing on the ASX.

Stephen Rodgers
Company Secretary


Appointed: Company Secretary on 1 September 2014.


Mr Rodgers is a lawyer with over 25 years experience and holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Queensland University of Technology. Stephen practiced law with several firms in Brisbane and for many years operated his own specialist commercial and property law practice before joining the ASX listed Sunshine Gas Limited as the in-house Legal and Commercial Counsel. After the successful takeover of SGL by QGC in 2008 Stephen was appointed as Company Secretary and Legal Counsel to Comet Ridge Limited, a position he still holds. Stephen has extensive experience in the operation and running of an ASX listed oil and gas company.

SPE           The Society of Petroleum Engineers

AMIE          American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers

APPEA       Australian Petroleum, Production and Exploration Association

AICD           Australian Institute for Company Directors