Andrew Whittle has over 21 years of experience with several affiliates of Exxon Corporation in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Canada and the US, before becoming geological manager of Esso Australia. Thereafter, he was exploration manager for 5 years with GFE Resources Australia. Mr Whittle He has over 15 years of experience at PetroVal Australasian, where he is a founding director, and his private consulting company Sheristowe in preparing independent technical reports, evaluating exploration and production assets, and providing valuations and expert opinions for a range of clients. He was closely involved in the exploration that led to the identification and discovery of the Thylacine gas field in the Otway Basin, and in promoting Pexco into Indonesian deepwater exploration. Mr Whittle is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Society of Professional Well Log Analysts, and the Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia.