Dale Rollins, the former Shell Nigeria Deputy MD, who retired as CEO of SAPETRO just two months ago, has moved to Oil Search as Executive Vice President of that company’s Papua New Guinea Business Unit.
Oil Search is listed on the Australian and Port Moresby security exchanges and its main operations are in Papua New Guinea (PNG).
Rollins will be responsible “for driving overall performance for the PNG Business Unit and maintaining and developing our in-country stakeholder relations”.
The company also hired Bart Lismont to “lead the newly formed Technology and Value Assurance Group as the Executive Vice President”.
Rollins spent more than 20 years with the Shell Group of companies, finally serving as Deputy Managing Director for Shell in Nigeria, responsible for production operations and 25 ongoing major projects, with production capacity of over 1 Million barrels of oil per day, plus significant gas supply. His last job was Chief Executive Officer at SAPETRO. It lasted till May 2019.
Dale Rollins has “strong governance and stakeholder engagement experience with various governments, community groups, regulators and joint ventures”, Oil Search says.
The appointment of Rollins and Lismont, Oil Search argues, “will strengthen the Company’s capabilities in opportunity maturation, project execution, safe and reliable operations, and capture important benefits from technology and innovation”.