Directors & Management

Mr Dane Lance (Managing Director)

Mr Lance is a Reservoir Engineer with over 18 years’ experience in the E&P industry across the asset lifecycle. Mr Lance has been involved in exploration, appraisal, development, reservoir management and M&A on four continents,  providing economic and technical evaluations for investment decisions, commercial negotiations, and corporate and asset acquisition & divestment.

Mr Lance has worked for Woodside, Ophir and Oil Search, including on several major development projects (Pluto LNG, NWS Greater Western Flank, Vincent, Bualuang, Tanzania LNG). Mr Lance is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and has a B.Sc. (Physics) and a B.E. (Mechanical Engineering) from the University of Western Australia.

Mr Lloyd Flint (CFO / Company Secretary)

Mr Flint, BAcc, FINSIA and MBA is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years’ experience in the corporate and financial services arena. He has held a number of management and senior administrative positions as well as providing corporate advisory services as a consultant to corporate clients.

Mr Keith Martens (Chairman)

Mr Martens is a qualified oil and gas geologist/geophysicist with over 45 years of Australian, North American and other international executive oil and gas experience in both onshore and offshore environments. He has extensive experience of oil and gas exploration, appraisal, strategy development and reserve/resource estimation.  Mr Martens has a BSc. (Dual Major) in geology and geophysics from The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Mr Fergus Kiley (Non-executive Director)

Mr Fergus Kiley is a cross-disciplinary capital markets and resources professional, bringing more than 15 years of experience across all asset lifecycle stages.

With a foundation grounded in geosciences, Mr Kiley has extensive knowledge of business development, project finance, geological and technical project evaluation.

Mr Kiley also has strong multi-commodity exposure in operational and commercial roles across multiple international jurisdictions, such as Australia, Europe and North America.

Commencing his career as a geologist with major miner Newmont, Mr Kiley has since worked with various small and mid-tier exploration and production companies, including mining private equity group Wyloo.

Mr Kiley currently holds the role of General Manager of Operations at Nico Resources Ltd. 

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