New Zealand Energy Corp. (NZEC) announced Monday that it has named Mike Adams as CEO to replace David Robinson, whose resignation was disclosed April 23.
Adams, who just commences employment with the company, will formally assume the CEO post July 17 following a period of handover from Robinson.
The new CEO has 30 years of operational and reservoir engineering experience primarily in New Zealand, but also in Australia, the Middle East and the North Sea.
During the initial stages of his career, Adams worked for the New Zealand national oil company, Petrocorp, where he was involved in initial appraisal and development of the Waihapa field (New Zealand’s second largest onshore oil field), development of the McKee field (New Zealand’s largest onshore oil field) and discovery of the Mt. Messenger accumulations at Kaimiro. He then moved overseas, where he had stints at BHP Petroleum and Qatar General Petroleum Corp. (Qatar) before returning to New Zealand in 1996 to work for Fletcher Challenge Energy focusing on enhanced recovery projects in various Taranaki fields.
In 1999, the new NZEC chief set up his own reservoir engineering consultancy and was involved in many successful project assignments both in New Zealand and overseas, most recently including tenure with Belltree UK where he has been technical manager for a 16 man consultancy leading international projects covering prospect evaluation, field appraisal and development planning and EOR (enhanced oil recovery).
“NZEC is delighted to recruit a consummate industry professional to the role of NZEC CEO. Mike’s experience as a project leader and in facilitating communications internally and with joint ventures and government agencies has been highly sought,” NZEC Chairman James Willis said in the press release.
Adams has a M.Sc. (Hons. Physics) and a B.Sc (Physics, Geology).
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