Mr Padman has over 33 years experience in the upstream petroleum E & P industry, working on new ventures,
exploration and exploitation projects in the sedimentary basins of South East Asia and the United Kingdom (North
Sea) and most of the basins of Australia and New Zealand, with experience in the Gulf Coast of the United States.
Since returning to Australia in 1992 after 11 years working internationally, Mr Padman was employed by Woodside
Petroleum Ltd as a geophysical technical specialist. From 1996 to early 2008, Mr Padman served as Exploration
Manager to Discovery Petroleum, Premier Oil Australia, Gulf Australia, Newfield Australia and ARC Energy, gaining
extensive experience in exploration strategies, portfolio management and business development, particularly across
the South East Asian region.