A significant milestone in building the capacity of the Company, Mr Crowley's appointment will help drive progress in the appraisal and development of the Company's Reid's Dome - Cattle Creek conventional gas project (PL-231) southwest of Rolleston in the Bowen Basin in Central Queensland.
Within this new strategic role at State Gas, Mr Crowley will also facilitate consideration and assessment of new projects, as the Company looks to expand its portfolio.
Currently Gas Operations Manager and Head of Subsurface at energy major AGL Energy Ltd, Mr Crowley holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) and brings global expertise in petroleum exploration, appraisal, development and production. With a petroleum career spanning 34 years in Australia, Egypt, New Zealand and the North Sea, James has held senior executive roles for Senex Ltd, Origin Energy Ltd, and Apache Corporation as well as AGL.
Mr Crowley has a proven track record adding production and reserves via management of petroleum projects from initial exploration, appraisal, development, through to brown-fields redevelopment. He has particular expertise in conventional oil and gas, which includes project definition, capital planning and resource allocation, as well as joint venture management, government relations and investor liaison.
State Gas Chairman, Tony Bellas, said that the appointment of James Crowley was a very significant development for the Company and will provide in house capability to oversee the Company's Reid's Dome and Cattle Creek Project as well as facilitate building a strong exploration and production portfolio.
"James expertise, together with CEO Lucy Snelling's commercial and leadership acumen and the Board's existing skill set puts State Gas in a strong position to deliver on our plans for the PL-231 project and future opportunities," Mr Bellas said.
The appointment will take effect on expiration of Mr Crowley's notice period for his current employment.
About State Gas Limited
State Gas Limited (ASX:GAS) is a developer of a conventional gas field located in the Bowen Basin in Central Queensland. It is Operator and 60%-owner of the Cattle Creek and Reid's Dome Conventional Gas Project located 30 kilometres south west of Rolleston, approximately 50 kilometres from the Queensland Gas Pipeline.
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State Gas Limited (ASX:GAS) Operational Update on PL 231 Reid's Dome - Cattle Creek Conventional Gas Project