BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Simon began his 35-year career in the petrochemical industry, moving into cryogenics and finally into the oil and gas industry in the late-1980s. He has worked for Kerr-McGee on the Gryphon field and for ConocoPhillips Ltd on its UK continental shelf developments, before moving to BHP Billiton plc. Whilst there he developed a reputation for unlocking marginal fields by developing the Keith Field, an asset that was previously deemed to be uneconomic. In Indonesia Simon was the development manager for Serica’s Kambuna Gas Field Development and Chief Operating Officer for NuEnergy Gas Ltd. which was developing coal bed methane projects in South Sumatra.

He has also held a number of senior roles including at SOCO International plc and Kerr-McGee. Simon is a graduate of Chemical Engineering from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.

Ross is a lawyer and experienced company director of both private and public resource companies listed on AIM and the Australian Securities Exchange. He has also held senior corporate roles with Mallesons Stephen Jaques in Australia and Clifford Chance in the UK. He is currently  and Executive Director of Zarmadan Gold Ltd and has previously been chairman of Uranium Resources plc and Northcote.

He holds a Bachelor of Laws from University of Western Australia, and Master of Laws, University of Melbourne.

Rob has over 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, during which he has successfully executed a number of high profile transactions and sourced funding for several major development projects. Starting his career with Shell International, Rob subsequently moved into investment banking, working at both Morgan Stanley Dean Witter and Goldman Sachs International, where he established an extensive network of investment contacts. Moving back into the upstream industry he has distinguished himself as an active board member with high level involvement in the growth and success of numerous public and private energy related ventures.

Rob also acts as Executive Chairman of Petrolia NOCO AS, a Norwegian focussed EP company and is also Chairman of IOT AS, a multinational oilfield rentals company. Previously he was a Board member of Spring Energy AS, a Norwegian Continental Shelf focused upstream oil and gas company ahead of its eventual sale to Tullow Oil in January 2013. He was subsequently a director of Core Energy AS, an oil and gas company focused on the producing fields of the Norwegian Continental Shelf. During his career he has also held the role of Chairman at each of Hurricane Energy plc, Petroceltic International plc, Global Petroleum Limited and Oyster Petroleum Limited and a non-executive directorship at Rocksource ASA.

Graham Smith is a graduate of Cambridge University and a chartered accountant. He has over thirty-five years’ financial management experience, primarily in the life assurance and investment funds sectors, spanning privately held companies and larger public companies.  He is CEO of FIM Capital, the company administrator of Andalas, and he serves on the board of a number of other client companies, both quoted and private.  In his duties as a director of Andalas, he carries responsibility for its finance function.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

 

Slamet has extensive experience in government and community relations, general management, procurement and logistics in Indonesia, having held senior roles with multinational and local companies operating in the Indonesian energy sector. Slamet has specific expertise in building and managing strong relationships between multinational companies and the Indonesian Government. In his most recent position as Vice President Corporate Services for PT Nations Petroleum. He advised and assisted top management in its relationship with senior Government officials and entities, including the Governor and Vice Governor of the province of Aceh, the Directorate General of Migas, Indonesia’s upstream petroleum regulator, and PT Pertamina, the national oil company. Between February 2007 and March 2010 he was Senior Manager of Supply Chain Management for Nations Petroleum (Rombebai) BV where he managed procurement contracts worth over US$40 million to support seismic as well as drilling operations in the Rombebai block, Papua. Prior to this, he was Executive Director of PT Rhio Chendhe Karya, a distributor of petrochemical products from PT Pertamina’s refinery in Cilacap, Central Java, and was also Jakarta Facility and Logistics Manager for Chevron Indonesia Company. Slamet is a graduate in accountancy from Sekolah Tinggi Akuntansi Negara.
Didiek has over 35 years of experience focused in Indonesia and South East Asia. He has held senior roles as Exploration Exploitation Manager, ConocoPhillips Indonesia; General Manager, Prabu Energy; Senior Exploitation Manager, Gulf Indonesia; Exploration Manager and General Manager, Astra Petronusa, Myanmar and Vietnam. As the Senior Manager, Exploration and Exploitation Onshore for ConocoPhillips Indonesia, where he was responsible for onshore exploration and production subsurface activities, he managed five onshore exploration and production blocks and oversaw the drilling of a multiple well development and exploration drilling programme. Didiek is a graduate in geology from Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia.
Greg has over 37 years of experience in the petroleum industry with a strong operations background with considerable expertise in key aspects of the upstream side of the industry. During an extensive career with international oil and gas operators, he has successfully led operations of various sizes and complexity both onshore and offshore, conventional and non-conventional, with capital budgets in excess of US$100 million per annum and operating budgets approaching US$400 million per annum. As Field Manager of the Buzzard Field in the North Sea for Nexen Inc., he was responsible for a 200,000 bopd production asset; as Operations Manager with Encana Corporation in Ecuador, he oversaw a 65,000bopd field; and as Country Manager with Nexen in Yemen, he managed the 200,000 bopd Masila Block 14 in the Hadhramawt Province in eastern Yemen. Greg holds a BSc (Hons), University of Newfoundland, and MSc (Chemical Engineering), University of New Brunswick.