Northern Petroleum announces senior management changes
Mr. Heard was appointed as Exploration and Technical Director in May 2007, having been the Exploration Manager of Northern for the previous four and a half years. He is a former Chairman (1991) of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain.
Mr. Heard has more than 35 years’ experience as a petroleum geologist, beginning his career with Arco and then gaining extensive international experience with independents Siebens Oil and Quintana Petroleum. He subsequently held various Executive positions with Sovereign Oil & Gas Plc, Neste Production Limited and Sands Oil & Gas Plc.
Northern Petroleum also announces that Paul Lafferty will join the senior management of the Company as Chief Operating Officer later this month.
Mr. Lafferty joins the Company from the exploration and production division of E.ON, where he held the role of General Manger of Operations, with responsibility for global production operations.
He holds an honours degree in Technology and has more than 30 years experience in the oil and gas industry. He started his career as a facilities engineer and has subsequently held various managerial positions in both the development and production areas of the industry.