MANAGEMENT 

TEAM

Managing Director

Group Chief Operating Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Special Projects Advisor

Chief Executive Officer, SEA Hibiscus Sdn Bhd

VP Corporate Development

Group General Counsel

Chief Operating Officer, SEA Hibiscus Sdn Bhd

Vice President, Human Capital

Geoscience Advisor

Senior General Manager, Business Development

Head of Subsurface, SEA Hibiscus Sdn Bhd

 

DR KENNETH

GERARD PEREIRA

Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Business Administration, University of South Australia, Australia

  • Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Cranfield University, United Kingdom

  • B.Sc (Honours) in Engineering, Bath University, United Kingdom

 

Working Experience:

  • 31 years of experience in the oil & gas industry (both in services and E&P).

  • Managing Director, Interlink Petroleum Ltd, an oil & gas exploration & production company listed on the Mumbai Stock Exchange.

  • Chief Operating Officer, SapuraCrest Petroleum Berhad (now part of Sapura Energy Berhad Group).

  • Vice President, Energy Sector Projects of Sapura Energy Sdn Bhd.

  • Various positions at Sapura Group of companies.

  • Previously worked for Schlumberger Overseas (as a Field Engineer in North Africa, Asia and Europe).

Managing Director

 

MARK

JOHN PATON

Qualifications:

  • B.Sc (Honours) in Chemical Engineering, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

 

Working Experience:

  • Joined Hibiscus Petroleum Berhad in March 2013. 

  • Has over 39 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in both the service sector and E&P.

  • Began his career with BP Exploration in 1980, as Production and Commissioning Engineer.

  •  Joined BHP in 1989 and held positions including Well Services Supervisor, Production Manager and as General Manager for BHP Petroleum’s Northern Australia Operations. 

  • Was the founder of Upstream Petroleum, a dominant provider of operations, and maintenance services and marginal field development solutions to the Australian Oil & Gas Industry. Upon the company’s acquisition by the AGR Group ASA of Norway, he acted as Managing Director for the Asia Pacific region. Subsequent to leaving AGR he acted as Chief Executive Officer for the ASX-listed, Cue Energy Resource Ltd from 2011 to 2013.

 

Group Chief Operating Officer

 

YIP

CHEE YEONG

Qualifications:

  • Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, Malaysia and Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom 

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom 

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting and Finance, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom

 

Working Experience:

  • Joined Hibiscus Petroleum Berhad in November 2013 and had held the position of Vice President Finance and Group Controller before his appointment as CFO. 

  • Has over 25 years of accounting and finance experience in various industries, namely oil and gas, manufacturing, technology, services, risk consulting, audit and taxation. 

  • Was previously the CFO at Microsoft Malaysia, responsible for company-wide financial management and was a key member of the senior management team.

Chief Financial Officer

 

KEVIN

ROBINSON

Special Projects Advisor

Qualifications:

  • M.Sc in Geochemistry, Leeds University, United Kingdom 

  • B.Sc (Honours) in Geology, Sheffield University, United Kingdom

 

Working Experience:

  • Joined Hibiscus Petroleum Berhad Group in April 2019. 

  • Has over 41 years of experience in Upstream Oil and Gas mainly in Exploration, Development, New Ventures and Management. 

  • As Vice President Asia - built a significant E&P Business in Malaysia from 2004 to 2019 for Newfield Exploration and then Sapura E&P developing 10 oilfields and 1 gas field with peak production of 75,000 barrels per day. Also discovered 9 TCF of commercial Gas in Sarawak with 11 gas discoveries that was sold to the LNG plant in Bintulu, Sarawak. 

  • Expanded Sapura’s E&P business outside Malaysia signing 9 exploration permits in Australia, New Zealand and Mexico. Also discovered and developed 2 oilfields in China for Newfield from 1997 to 2004. 

  • Prior to 2004, worked for Oryx, Huffco and Newfield as a Petroleum Geologist and Geochemist on projects in Southeast Asia, Australia, China, South America and North Sea with numerous commercial discoveries, field developments and acquisitions.

  • Started career with Core Laboratories working at the wellsite and then built a successful Geoscience Lab Business in Southeast Asia, China and Australia.

 

DR PASCAL

HOS

Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, Rice University, Texas, United States of America

  • B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering, Rice University, Texas, United States of America

Working Experience:

  • Joined Hibiscus Petroleum Berhad in February 2011 as Head of Petroleum Engineering and was redesignated as Chief Operating Officer of HiRex Petroleum Sdn Bhd in October 2014.

  • Has over 19 years of experience in general management, field development, reservoir engineering, production technology and rock mechanics in major local and foreign companies. Includes experience in project management, field development planning, development project execution, well and reservoir management and reserves reporting.

  • Previously worked at Sarawak Shell Berhad (SSB) as Senior Reservoir Engineer.

 

Chief Executive Officer
SEA Hibiscus Sdn Bhd

 

UDAY

JAYARAM

VP Corporate Development

Qualifications:

  • B.Sc (Honours) in Economics majoring in Accounting and Finance, London School of Economics, United Kingdom

  • Chartered Accountant, Institute of Chartered Accountants in
    England and Wales (ICAEW)

     

Working Experience:

  • Has 26 years experience covering the fields of audit, management consultancy, equities research, institutional sales, capital markets and stock exchange business.

  • Began career with Ernst & Young, London in 1990. Audited several large public limited companies including HSBC Bank, British Airways, ABB Group and IKEA. Also worked in
    Kazakhstan undertaking a banking diagnostic study for the World Bank.

  • Worked at Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, CIMB and ING Financial Markets in equities research moving to become Head of Equity and Division Director from 2005-2009 at Macquarie Capital Securities. 

  • Joined Bursa Malaysia Berhad as Global Head of Securities Markets in 2010 responsible for developing the securities markets business of the stock exchange. Served as a member of Bursa’s Market Participants Committee and was Chairman of the FTSE Bursa Index Advisory Committee.

 

LIM

KOCK HOOI

Qualifications:

  • LLB (Honours), University of London, United Kingdom

  • B.Sc (Honours) in Applied Geology, University of Malaya, Malaysia

  • Fellow of the London-based Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

 

Working Experience:

  • Joined Hibiscus Petroleum Berhad in October 2014.

  • Over 28 years of experience in oil and gas law practice, project documentation, and, management and resolution of project execution issues, claims & disputes. 

  • Other related practices include construction, insurance, capital market and private equity financing. 

  • Previously, was with the management team of Caelus Energy Asia, a United States of America-based E&P start-up, as the Senior Vice President for Legal for the Asia-Pacific region.

Group General Counsel

 

CHONG

CHEE SEONG

Qualifications:

  • Master in Mechanical Engineering, Cambridge University, United Kingdom 

  • Master of Arts in Engineering, Cambridge University, United Kingdom

 

Working Experience:

  • Joined Hibiscus Petroleum Berhad Group in December 2017. 

  • Has over 18 years work experience in the oil & gas industry. 

  • Joined ExxonMobil Exploration & Production Malaysia Inc in 2001 in the Development Projects Department as a Mechanical Engineer and subsequently transitioned through various technical and leadership roles, including assignments in Reservoir Engineering, Production Planning, Operations and Integrity Management. 

  • Previously worked at Newfield Malaysia (later acquired by Sapura Energy) initially as Business Planning Manager, subsequently assuming technical and operations responsibilities for the company’s crude oil Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs) as its Oil Assets Manager.

Chief Operating Officer

SEA Hibiscus

 

DR AMBROSE

GERARD CORRAY

Vice President, Human Capital

Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Business, Southern Cross University, Australia 

  • MBA, Southern Cross University, Australia 

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering, King’s College London, United Kingdom

 

Working Experience:

  • Joined Hibiscus Petroleum Berhad Group in January 2019. Consulted for Hibiscus Petroleum from bid submission for North Sabah asset since 2016 through transition and transfer of asset from Shell to Hibiscus Petroleum in March 2018.

  • Has over 36 years oil and gas industry global experience. Previously worked with Schlumberger, GE Oil & Gas; oil companies as Vice President, E&P / Chief Operating Officer at Interlink Petroleum (BSE listed) & Chief Executive Officer of Loyz Energy (Catalist listed); Director, Loyz Australia. Managed United States of America joint venture operations drilling wells in Colorado/North Dakota as Joint Venture leader with United States of America, Singapore and European exploration companies. 

  • Held positions from field engineer through to senior management roles, including Country Manager (Brunei, Indonesia, Australia), United Kingdom/United States of America Training & Development Instructor, Supply Chain Management (Asia & Middle East), Market Strategist, Geomarket Manager (Indonesia/Australia) all with Schlumberger and Regional Manager (Asia Pacific with GE). 

  • Founded Petrosearch Pte Ltd, a service provider in Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Market Funding, Executive Placement, Project Management, Coaching, Training & Development.

  • Successfully supervised two Doctoral researchers in FPSO conversion (Australia) and Succession Planning (UAE).

 

INDARJIT

SINGH

Geoscience Advisor

Qualifications:

  • M.Sc (Hons) in Geology, Punjab University, India.

Working Experience:

  • Joined Hibiscus Petroleum in August 2018.

  • Over 45 years experience in the oil and gas industry in both technical and management positions, involved in exploration, development and production geoscience in a variety of basins in Asia-Pacific, West Africa, Middle East, North & South Americas, and tight oil development in China.

  • Previously West Africa/Middle East/Asia-Pacific Business and Technical Coordinator for ExxonMobil, as well as Senior Technical Advisor for Hess Corp and Petronas.

 

GOPALAN

KRISHNAN PAPACHAN

Qualifications:

  • B.Sc (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, Teesside University, UK

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Law, City University, UK

  • Barrister-at-Law, Inns of Court School of Law, UK

  • M.Sc Finance (Beta Gamma Sigma), Baruch College, City University of New York, USA

 

Working Experience:

  • Joined Hibiscus Petroleum in June 2018.

  • 33 years of experience, nearly all in the upstream oil & gas industry

  • Previously worked at Carigali-Hess (Senior Manager Business Services), Hess (Commercial Director), Bumi Armada (VP Risk Management, VP Oilfield Services)

  • With Shell for 20 years and 6 years in ExxonMobil prior to that in various roles from design engineering through to construction, commissioning, operations, economics, strategy & corporate planning, change management, cost leadership, risk management, and commercial and business development

  • Worked in Malaysia (KL, Kerteh & Miri), Japan, Holland and Nigeria

Senior General Manager, Business Development

 

DAVID

JAYAKUMAR RICHARDS

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science in Earth Science, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Working Experience:

  • Joined Hibiscus Petroleum in October 2011.

  • 26 years experience as a petroleum geoscientist in the exploration, development and production and planning phases of the oil and gas industry.

  • Previously worked at Sun Oil Far East Malaysia, ExxonMobil Exploration & Production Malaysia, Carigali-Hess, and Newfield Sarawak Malaysia as Senior Geologist.

  • Involved in the exploration and development of gas resources for Carigali-Hess Operating Company Sdn Bhd in the jointly operated area between Malaysia and Thailand.

  • Senior Geologist with Newfield Sarawak Malaysia prior to joining Hibiscus Petroleum.

 

Head of Subsurface

SEA Hibiscus Sdn Bhd

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