New Zealand Energy Corp. (TSX-V: NZ, OTCQX: NZERF) has appointed Mike Adams as CEO to replace current CEO, David Robinson, whose resignation was announced on April 23. Adams formally assumes the CEO role on July 17.
Adams has 30 years of operational and reservoir engineering experience foremost in New Zealand, but also in Australia, the Middle East, and the North Sea. During the initial stages of his career, Adams worked for the New Zealand national oil company, Petrocorp, where he was involved in initial appraisal and development of the Waihapa field (New Zealand’s second largest onshore oil field), development of the McKee field (New Zealand’s largest onshore oil field), and discovery of the Mt. Messenger accumulations at Kaimiro. He next worked overseas including engagements with BHP Petroleum and QGPC (Qatar) before returning to New Zealand in 1996 to work for Fletcher Challenge Energy. He set up his own reservoir engineering consultancy in 1999 and has been involved in many project assignments both in New Zealand and overseas, most recently including tenure with Belltree UK, where he has been technical manager for a consultancy for international projects covering prospect evaluation, field appraisal and development planning, and EOR.