ABOUT

Leadership

Dr. Xingjin Wang

Executive Chair

Xingjin Wang is a reservoir engineer with over 30 years experience in oil and gas exploration and production. He has extensive experience in the Bowen Basin and Surat Basin. Xingjin was the Senior Petroleum Engineer of Mosaic Oil and General Manager (Engineering) of Arrow Energy from 2007 to 2010. He was awarded an honorary professor at Centre for Coal Seam Gas at the University of Queensland. Xingjin holds a PhD in Applied Geology from the University of New South Wales. Xingjin was Program Committee Member of SPE conference and is Program Committee Member and Co-Chair of Unconventional Gas Session at 11 IPTC.

Mr. Zhujun Wang

Managing Director

Zhujun Wang has over 35 years of global experience in the oil and gas industry, spanning regions such as China, North America, South America and Africa. He has driven groundbreaking achievements as an executive at Great Wall Drilling Engineering Services Company – an oil and gas professional services company, in particular, spearheading projects within the Ordos Basin and Sichuan Basin in China, overseeing the successful construction of gas fields, and contributing to the commercialisation of tight gas and shale gas. Additionally, he was instrumental in establishing one of the earliest commercial Coal Seam Gas (CSG) fields – the Fuxin CSG Field in China, achieving record-breaking gas rates, with a vertical well yielding 1500 m³/day.
Zhujun holds registered patents in drilling and gas production enhancement technologies, Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in mechanical engineering from Dalian University of Technology. As an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), he is dedicated to sharing insights and enriching our industry.

Benson Wong

Executive Director

Benson Wong has extensive experience in a diverse range of leadership roles including senior management roles in HKEX listed companies and Executive Directorship roles in ASX and SGX listed companies. He has key skills, in-depth knowledge and experience in the oil and gas industry spanning the financial, commercial, mergers and acquisitions and strategy development sectors. Prior to Denison, he was the CFO of Pilot Energy (ASX:PGY) and the Executive Director of Orient Energy which owns and operates oil and gas projects in the Perth Basin, WA and the Surat Basin, QLD. Through day to day leadership and strategic agility Benson has successfully led and completed several capital raisings for Australian oil and gas companies including Denison. Benson holds a Master of Commerce degree from University of New South Wales and is a member of Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia.

Mr. Tim Petersen

Chief Operating Officer

Tim Petersen is an experienced oil and gas professional specialising in asset and engineering management, project management, oil and gas operations and facilities/process engineering. He has over 30 years’ work experience in operations in the Surat and Bowen Basins, working for AGL, Mosaic Oil, Kinhill/Brown and Root and Bridge Oil. During 11 years at Mosaic Oil, he was Production Manager and Acting CEO, and was a key part of the team that acquired the Silver Springs Surat Basin assets and returned them to profitability.  After AGL acquired the assets, he remained as Asset Manager and then moved to Head of Engineering (Upstream Gas) where he worked on conventional and CSG assets and projects.

Mr. Chris Holmes

Subsurface Manager

Chris Holmes is a petroleum geologist with extensive experience in Australia’s major central and east coast basins. Chris worked for AGL for 13 years and was one of the founding members of the Upstream Gas group. Here he participated in and led teams responsible for major reserves growth and successful exploration and development campaigns targeting oil, gas and CSG primarily in the Cooper, Surat-Bowen and Sydney Basins. He was also the technical lead in many new venture evaluations and several asset and company acquisitions. Prior to his time with AGL, Chris worked as a geologist at Sydney Gas Ltd and as a contract field geologist in the Bowen Basin CSG fields.

Ms. Georgina Cowdroy

General Counsel

Georgina is an experienced transactional lawyer, having worked primarily in the energy and resources sectors in Australia and Asia. Georgina was a Senior Associate at Allens for many years where she acted on behalf of the Export Credit Agency lenders on the financing of the Australia Pacific LNG Project, acted on behalf of AGL Energy in relation to the sale of its stake in the PLNG LNG project and undertook two secondments to AGL. Prior to this, Georgina worked for Herbert Smith in Singapore and Jakarta where she worked on various petroleum and mining projects in the region.