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Ex-BP man David Knox joins Santos; now responsible for growth in new businesses, including geoscience, new ventures, Indonesia

Posted by gasweek on 15 September, 2007

David Knox, 49, will join Santos from his present position as managing director of BP exploration and production in Australasia, reported The Australian (4/7/2007, p.32).

New-business growth: Knox spent 25 years in the oil and gas industry working for BP in Australia, Britain and Pakistan. He also worked for Shell. Santos said that in his new role, and reporting to John Ellice-Flint, Knox would be responsible for growth in Santos’s new businesses, including geoscience and new ventures, Indonesia and other strategic projects. Analysts said Knox had a similar background in Asia to that of Ellice-Flint, who joined Santos in 2001 as part of a strategy to expand the company beyond its reliance on the Cooper Basin oil and gas fields.

Other recent move: The announcement of Knox’s appointment came less than a week after Santos’s former operational chief, Jon Young, was moved to the new job of executive vice-president of corporate projects, amid speculation that he had threatened to resign from Santos over Ellice-Flint’s succession.

The Australian, 4/7/2007, p. 32


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