David has over 35 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas sector. He has worked extensively throughout Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and the Americas with both large multi-national and smaller organisations.
Until recently David was CEO and Managing Director of AWE Limited (ASX: AWE). AWE accepted a $602 million takeover bid from Japanese firm Mitsui in February 2018 after rejecting two other bids in the preceding months. The principal asset being purchased by Mitsui was the Waitsia field 16km west of Petrel/Warrego’s West Erregulla-2 well. The Waitsia-4 well which recorded a maximum flow rate of 90 MMscf/d, the highest ever recorded onshore Australia. Prior to AWE, David spent 3 years as CEO of Cue Energy Limited, and before that, almost 20 years with BHP Billiton Petroleum, rising to the positions of Vice President, Commercial and Vice President, Land and Upstream Agreements, based in Houston. Part of these responsibilities included membership of the exploration leadership team. Prior to BHP Billiton Petroleum, he worked with the Natural Gas Corporation and the Petroleum Corporation of New Zealand. David brings extensive experience in leadership, strategy and planning, business improvement, and commercial transactions, particularly M&A and gas marketing. He holds a tertiary qualification in law from Victoria University in Wellington.David Biggs on Linkedin