Managing Director

VP New Ventures

VP Production and Operations

General Counsel

VP Geoscience

VP Petroleum Engineering




VP New Ventures

Dr Pascal started his career in 1995 as a Wireline Research Engineer in Schlumberger Sugar  Land Technology Center, Houston, USA, where he developed a statistical data analysis software for a new multi-phase fluid velocity wireline logging tool.


In 1996, he worked as a PhD Researcher with the NASA Johnson Space Center, USA, where he discovered a new form of heat transfer, which led to a redesign of the oxygen storage tanks used on board the space shuttles. In 2001, Dr Pascal joined Shell International EP, Netherlands, as a Reservoir Engineer/Research Project Manager, for the research, development and deployment of an in-house fractured water injection modelling tool. He also delivered training for operating unit and technology center staff.


In 2006, Dr Pascal joined Sarawak Shell Berhad (SSB) as Senior Reservoir Engineer under the Sabah Inboard Reservoir Management team, where he was in charge of reservoir management for the Barton and St. Joseph fields.  During his time in SSB, he also held various other positions namely the Subsurface Team Lead, Water Flood Manager, and was appointed as the regional expert to further standardise water flooding developments and operational design across the Asia Pacific region. He was involved in key projects such as the St. Joseph Redevelopment project, Barton Water Injection Redevelopment Project, and the Gumusut-Kakap and Malikai projects in Malaysia.


Dr Pascal joined the Company on 14 February 2011 as Head of Petroleum Engineering and was redesignated as Chief Operating Officer of HIREX. He also sits on the board of Dahan Petroleum Limited and Hibiscus Upstream Sdn Bhd.





Lim Kock Hooi started his career with PETRONAS in 1981 where he practised as a petroleum geologist before retraining as a lawyer in 1988. He then became an in-house legal counsel with PETRONAS and was the Senior Legal Counsel for E&P when he left in 1996 to practise at the Kuala Lumpur- based law firm of Azman, Davidson & Co. Lim was the managing partner of the firm from 2009 until 2012 when he left to join the management team of Caelus Energy Asia, a US-based E&P start-up, as the Senior Vice President, Legal for the Asia-Pacific region.


Lim has over 25 years’ experience in oil and gas law practice both as in-house counsel and as advocate & solicitor whereby he has dealt with projects and assets spanning the entire value chain from upstream concessions through exploration, development and production projects covering areas in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Cambodia, Algeria and Sudan, and midstream crude/gas sales, petrochemical and refining projects to downstream distribution & retailing in Malaysia.


Lim was on the board of China Automobile Parts Holdings Limited from when it was first listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia in January 2013 until 30 June 2015.


Lim joined the Company on 1 October 2014 and is an alternate director to Dr Kenneth on the boards of Lime Petroleum Ltd and Masirah Oil Ltd.

General Counsel




David started work as a geologist in 1989 with Sun Oil Far East Malaysia Inc. performing new block acquisition acreage evaluations in The Asia Pacific Region before moving to ExxonMobil Exploration & Production  Malaysia  Inc.  where he worked for 15 years in the exploration, development, production and planning segments. From 2006 to 2010, he was 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. His position prior to joining Hibiscus Petroleum Berhad was as Senior Geologist with Newfield Sarawak Malaysia Inc. Through his


26 years of experience he has accumulated knowledge of various petroleum bearing provinces in New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, China, Pakistan, India, Thailand, UAE, Oman, Egypt, Norway and in the North Sea.


He has been involved in providing planning, mapping, geomodelling,  resource/reserve  assessments,   geologic risk  evaluation,  seismic  interpretation  and  evaluation, and operations monitoring of drilling and completion  of field operations. Additionally, he has broad geoscientific interpretation experience, integrating evaluations of various seismic data in combination with sequence stratigraphy, fault analysis, reservoir pressure analysis and petrophysics.


David joined the Company on 5 October 2011.

VP Geoscience




Dev has worked for Petronas Carigali, Shell, PTTEP and Petrofac prior to joining Hibiscus Petroleum. He has worked in multiple oil and gas fields around the world including in Malaysia, China, Thailand and Vietnam. During his career, he has held various positions with increasing level of responsibility and has gained a wide range of experience in Well Testing/DST, Workovers, Production Technology and Reservoir Engineering. His expertise includes Well Completion Design, Artificial Lift Selection and Optimsation, Sand Control, Waterflooding and Production Monitoring/Optimisation. He also has very strong mentoring and leadership skills.


Dev was recently the Subsurface Team Leader for Petrofac’s Berantai Field in PM-309, offshore Peninsular Malaysia which is the first Risk Service Contract (RSC) Project in Malaysia. The marginal field was successfully brought onstream in October 2012 (gas) and January 2013 (oil), with both gas and oil production being achieved in a fast track manner and within the budgeted cost.


Dev joined the Company in November 2014 and is a director of Carnarvon Hibiscus Pty Ltd, Gippsland Hibiscus Pty Ltd, HiRex Petroleum Sdn Bhd and Baqal Petroleum Ltd.

VP Petroleum Engineering

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