Wilkinson joins EnergyQuest

Rick Wilkinson.

Rick Wilkinson.

Former Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) COO and Santos GLNG executive Rick Wilkinson has joined EnergyQuest as a Senior Associate and will be based in Brisbane.

“Rick has a unique combination of skills,” said EnergyQuest CEO Dr Graeme Bethune.

“As APPEA’s Chief Technical Officer and Chief Operating Officer – Eastern Region since 2011, his responsibilities included policy strategy, regulatory development and technical liaison,” said Dr Bethune.

“As a Queensland Gas Fields Commissioner since 2012, he also has a track record in successfully managing the interfaces between communities, industry and government.

“As Vice-President Commercial, and President GLNG at Santos, he oversaw the initiation of the GLNG project. Rick and I were previously colleagues at Santos, and I am delighted that we are to be working together again under the EnergyQuest banner.”

Mr Wilkinson has more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, which includes senior positions in project management, commercial negotiation, LNG contracting, gas wholesaling and retailing and technical field engineering.

He has also been an Associate with management consultancy, McKinsey & Co., and held managerial and engineering positions with Schlumberger in Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Sudan and the United States.

A Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Mr Wilkinson has a first class honors science degree majoring in nuclear physics at Melbourne University, and studied geology and petroleum engineering at post-graduate levels.

EnergyQuest is an Australian energy consultancy specialising in market analysis and strategy and is highly regarded for its quarterly reviews and benchmarking of the performance of Australia’s LNG, gas, oil and liquids players.

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