General Manager Exploration & Subsurface
Mr Thomas is a successful and experienced geoscientist who has been involved with Australian and International oil and gas exploration and development projects for over 29 years. He has experience in a wide range of onshore and offshore basins in Australia, Asia and Africa.
Prior to joining Cooper Energy Mr Thomas was employed by Newfield Exploration in the roles of SE Asia New Ventures Manager and Exploration Manager for offshore Sarawak and was a key person in the team that successfully negotiated Newfield’s entry into Malaysia in 2004. Through the efforts of the teams he led, Newfield built a substantial portfolio of permits in Malaysia and made several significant oil and gas discoveries before being divested to SapuraKencana in 2014.
Mr Thomas’s previous employers include Santos Limited, Gulf Canada and Geoscience Australia. He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.