InterOil Corporation has appointed former BG Group Chief Executive Officer and Shell executive Chris Finlayson as Chairman-designate.
Finlayson, 58, joins the board immediately, and will replace Gaylen Byker.
InterOil is an independent oil and gas company operating in Papua New Guinea where it has discovered one of Asia’s largest gas fields, Elk-Antelope, which it is developing as a liquefied natural gas project with Total of France and Oil Search of Papua New Guinea.
The company also recently began Papua New Guinea’s largest exploration and appraisal campaign across about 16,000sqkm of its licences that surround the Elk-Antelope discovery.
Finlayson, who is a director of Lloyd’s Register, is the former Chief Executive of LNG player BG Group and a former Executive Vice President and Managing Director with Royal Dutch Shell.
Press Release, August 11, 2014; Image: BG Group