H2EX appoints Ian Sylvester as Chief Technical Officer in preparation for gas soil sampling field work in the Eyre Peninsula
H2EX warmly welcomes Ian Sylvester as Chief Technical Officer. Mark Hanna, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of H2EX said, “Ian brings over 30 years of global subsurface expertise acquired through roles such as Chief Reservoir Engineer and Vice President Reservoir Management at Woodside Energy. Ian joins H2EX at an exciting time as we look to undertake our first soil sampling operations in South Australia in the next few months“.
Ian is a visionary leader, with deep technical expertise at global top-tier companies; Chevron, BG and Woodside, as well as running his own consultancy business Egni Advisory.
Ian joined Woodside in 2005 as Chief Reservoir Engineer after a 13 year international career with BG. As Chief Reservoir Engineer, Ian was responsible for technical assurance, subsurface processes as well as staff recruitment and succession planning. A critical part of the role was leading internal and joint venture partner subsurface reviews at major project milestones such as concept select, FEED entry, final investment decisions and production performance updates. Ian was directly involved in due diligence for field acquisitions, bond raising and the 2018 equity raising associated with the Scarborough acquisition. Corporate reserves and contingent resources were signed off by Ian as the ASX competent person.
In 2012 Ian established and led the centralised Reservoir Management function consisting of approx 200 Reservoir engineers, Petrophysicists and Development Geoscientists. Ian retained Corporate reserves reporting accountability together with sign off of projects reserves as the Vice President.
Ian said, “Natural hydrogen can be a game changer in the adoption of hydrogen as a renewable energy source due to its low cost base. I believe H2EX’s acreage and scientific approach is tremendous, putting H2EX at the forefront of this emerging resource play“.