Australian oil and gas company Drillsearch Energy Ltd. has appointed Walter Simpson as CEO, effective immediately.
Simpson joined Drillsearch as COO in March from BG Group subsidiary QGC. He was appointed acting CEO July 3 and has led the company in that capacity while the board continued a global search process for a permanent CEO.
Simpson has more than 30 years of experience in oil and gas, working in a number of roles in the industry worldwide for BG and other companies, including Baker Hughes and BP. Before joining Drillsearch, his most recent role was as operations/technical and commercial director for QGC, including the Queensland Curtis LNG Project.