David Casey graduated with an Honours degree in Geology from the University of Sydney in 1991 and in the same year, he joined specialist coal seam gas (coalbed methane) company in Situ (Australia). In 1996, he formed his own unconventional energy consultancy business.
Mr Casey has over 20 years of experience in the management and evaluation of all aspects of unconventional oil and gas exploration and appraisal, from initial reservoir characterisation and fairway identification through to drilling, testing and production operations.
He was the managing director of Eastern Star Gas, which he and his team grew from modest beginnings to being the subject of a $924m takeover by Santos valuing the Narrabri Project at $1.42b. Mr Casey was executive director and chief operating officer at Molopo Energy from 2001 to 2005, where he worked closely with Stephen Mitchell in developing a very successful unconventional energy company with assets in Australia, US, Canada, China and South Africa.