Diversified mineral exploration and development company Alba Mineral Resources announced the appointment of Sue Corrigan as its technical consultant for oil and gas on Wednesday, with immediate effect.
The AIM-traded firm said Corrigan is a geologist and geoscientist with 40 years of industry experience in both exploration and development geology.
It said she has “extensive experience” of reservoir evaluation in the UK continental shelf and the UK southern gas basin, Norway, Algeria, Venezuela, Uganda, Kenya, sub-Saharan Africa and West Africa in offshore Ghana.
Corrigan began her career at Shell and Amoco.
Prior to becoming an independent consultant in 2015, she spent more than six years at FTSE 250 independent oil and gas exploration and production company Tullow Oil, including holding the position of principal geoscientist between August 2011 and May 2015.
Alba said Corrigan's experience encompassed active participation in a number of North Sea and international field unitisations, numerous screenings and evaluations for potential acquisitions and farm-outs, planning wells in the North Sea and Africa, coordination with drilling teams, monitoring of well progress and management of external consultants and services.
“I am delighted to welcome Sue Corrigan to our team,” said Alba executive chairman George Frangeskides.
“She brings to Alba a wealth of expertise in the oil and gas sector at a very important time for Alba's oil investments.”
At Horse Hill, where Alba holds the second largest shareholding in the operator Horse Hill Developments, Frangeskides explained that following impending upgrades to site facilities, the operator was due to commence a 150-day production testing programme on the Portland and Kimmeridge KL3 and KL4 reservoirs, with the objective of confirming the presence of a commercially viable oil volume.
“This will enable us to then make a declaration of commerciality.”
“This significant point in the development of the Horse Hill Project having been reached, and with production expected from the Brockham site in which Alba is also invested, Sue's technical advice and support will be invaluable as we enter this potentially transformational phase for the company.”