The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) board has re-elected its Chairman and Vice Chairman.

The board re-elected Bruce Lake as Chairman and Richard Owen as Vice Chairman following APPEA’s annual general meeting on 24 November in Perth.

Mr Lake, the Managing Director of Vermilion Oil and Gas Australia, has been a long-term Director on the APPEA board. He is acknowledged as an industry leader in health, safety and operations.

The board has also voted to extend the tenure of Mr Owen – Chairman, ExxonMobil Affiliates in Australia – as APPEA’s Vice Chairman.

Mr Lake and Mr Owen were first elected to these positions after APPEA’s 2014 general meeting.

Following the meeting, the APPEA’s directors are as follows:

  • Michael Abbott, Woodside Energy
  • David Baldwin, Origin Energy
  • Brett Darley, Quadrant Energy
  • Ernie Delfos, Eni Australia
  • Peter Fairclough, Chevron Australia
  • Claire Fitzpatrick, BP Developments Australia
  • Seiya Ito, INPEX
  • Rob Jellis, BHP Billiton Petroleum
  • Frank Krieger, ConocoPhillips Australia
  • Bruce Lake  (Chairman), Vermilion Oil and Gas Australia
  • Richard Owen  (Vice Chairman), ExxonMobil Affiliates in Australia
  • Andrew Smith, Shell Australia
  • Peter Stickland, Melbana Energy
  • Eric Streitberg, Buru Energy
  • Petter Undem, Total E&P Australia
  • Brett Woods, Santos

Lauren brings a fresh approach to content. While she’s previously written for publications as diverse as Australian Geographic, The Border Watch and Girlfriend, she’s found her true passion in her current role as an editor in the world of energy and infrastructure trade magazines.

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