Leadership Team

David Styles – Managing Director

David Styles

David is an experienced recruitment consultant and manager with extensive international recruitment experience. He commenced his recruitment career in 2001 and has held senior roles with companies including Hays, Randstad, NES Global Talent. David has lived and worked in Europe, the Middle East and Australia.

He is an Oil and Gas subsurface recruitment specialist who brings the required breadth and depth of knowledge to understand the specific technical challenges of individual projects and the networks and capabilities to identify and engage individuals and teams with the required backgrounds and skills to meet the requirements.

Dr Simon Hann – Director, Technical Panel Member and Drilling Engineer

Simon Hann

Simon has nearly 20 years operational experience including conventional oil and gas, geothermal, HPHT, and coal seam gas drilling and completions. He has four years offshore experience including semi-submersible tender assist, drill ship and jack-up and seven years management experience including roles as Operations Manager, Drilling Team Leader, and Drilling and Completions Manager; demonstrating competency in management of rig operations, well design, complex project planning and execution.

His senior management experience spans both super-majors and start-up companies; capable of building management systems from scratch or working within large organisations to optimise existing tools.  He is well regarded as a builder of highly motivated and effective teams.

Chris Connell – Technical Panel Member and Petroleum Engineer

Chris ConnellChris brings over 30 years of international experience in conventional and unconventional oil and gas developments in technical, leadership and management roles. He is fully conversant in all aspects of upstream oil and gas projects – exploration, development and production

Has a wealth of experience in multiple major and mega field development projects for different Operators including Shell and Santos.  Has been involved with multiple developments in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Brunei, Middle East and North America.  Project experience traverses Exploration, Appraisal, Development and Production.

He holds a BSc in Geology from Victoria University and a Masters in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot-Watt University.

Dr Arnout Everts – Technical Panel Member and Geoscientist

Arnout Everts
Arnout has over 25 years of international experience in exploration and development geology, field development planning and uncertainty management.

Areas of expertise include exploration, shallow and deepwater field appraisal and FDP’s, clastic settings as well as carbonates and fractured reservoirs, brown-field re-development feasibility screening. Being both an expert geomodeller and seasoned seismic interpreter, Arnout can effectively liaise across the full range of subsurface disciplines.

He has been involved with a number of projects in Australia specific including offshore and onshore evaluation as well as 3D static modelling and asset assessments for unconventional resources.