Appointment of Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Evans' appointment significantly strengthens Empire's technical and operational capabilities at a time of material expected growth for the Company as it executes its Northern Territory exploration and development programs.
Mr. Evans has 30 years' global upstream oil & gas exploration, development and production experience in increasingly senior technical and managerial roles, with significant exposure to Australian and North American unconventional hydrocarbon plays.
For the past 3 years, Mr Evans held the role of Chief Operating Officer at ASX listed, US focused, Elk Petroleum Limited.
Prior to joining Elk, Mr. Evans held the positions of Chief Technical Officer and Acting Chief Operating Officer with ASX listed company Drillsearch Energy Limited for six years, a period of substantial growth for that company.
Mr. Evans holds a BSc(Hons) degree in Geology from the University of London, a Postgraduate Diploma in Petroleum Exploration Geology from Oxford Brookes University and a Master of Applied Science from University of Canberra. David was also the recipient of the East Coles Corporate Performance Awards 2014 Best Operational Management, Energy Sector.
Alex Underwood, CEO of Empire Energy, said: "I am delighted that we have been able to attract David to the Empire Energy senior leadership team as we enter an exciting period of growth in the Northern Territory. David has a proven track record of delivering fit for purpose technical and operational oversight in Australian and international oil and gas companies and as such is a key appointment to Empire's management team at a pivotal point in Empire's growth trajectory."
About Empire Energy Group Ltd
The Company has over 14.5 million acres in the McArthur & Beetaloo Basins, Northern Territory, both of which are considered highly prospective for large shale oil and gas resources. Work undertaken by the Company over the past 5 years demonstrates that the Central Trough of the McArthur Basin, of which the Company holds around 80%, is highly prospective, with key similarities to those extending through Oman, Siberia and Southern China and which contain resources of billions of barrels of oil equivalent.
Empire Energy Group Ltd