Company: Oil Search Limited
Position: Yemen general manager
Biography: Murray Hawkes was appointed in 2006 as Yemen general manager for Oil Search Limited, an oil and gas exploration and development company based in Papua New Guinea.
Prior to his work in Yemen, Hawkes was a director at New Zealand-based Alford Geoconsultants for two years, holding various consulting roles in New Zealand, Australia, Thailand and Yemen. From 1998 to 2004, Hawkes worked as exploration and production manager at Thailand’s Pacific Tiger Energy, covering activities in Thailand’s Petchabun basin and offshore exploration in New Zealand.
Hawkes graduated with a master’s degree in geology in 1981 from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Hawkes spent more than 11 years as exploration coordinator in Myanmar from 1981. Oil Search has stakes in Yemen’s Block 3 and 7, which have yielded two discoveries.
Contact: (+967) 1 423 440
Company website: www.oilsearch.com