Santos has appointed Rod Duke to the position of Vice President Downstream GLNG. In his position, Mr Duke will be responsible for the delivery of the GLNG gas transmission pipeline and LNG plant and will report directly to Santos Chief Executive Officer David Knox.
Mr Duke will work closely with Santos Vice President Queensland Trevor Brown who is responsible for the delivery of the upstream component of the project. Mr Duke has extensive global experience in the LNG industry and joins Santos from Singapore LNG Corporation where he held the position of Senior Vice President. Mr Duke has more than 28 years experience in project management, engineering, construction, commissioning, operations, commercial, marketing and business development areas of the upstream natural gas and LNG industry.
Mr Duke commenced his career with Woodside and has major EPC experience with North West Shelf trains 1 and 2, the Goodwyn platform and more recently the Singapore LNG terminal, where he managed the EPC project to deliver a 6 million tonne per annum LNG import and regasification terminal with three jetties, three LNG tanks and two gas export pipelines.
David Knox said Mr Duke’s extensive experience in major LNG project development made him an ideal appointment to drive the GLNG project to first LNG in 2015. Mr Duke will assume his new role in February. Mr Duke will succeed Mark Macfarlane who has decided to leave Santos after a 15 year career with the company. “I would like to thank Mark for his significant contribution to Santos and the GLNG project. He has been an integral part of GLNG since 2010 and leaves the project in good shape. We wish him well for the future,” Mr Knox said.
GLNG is more than 45% complete and on track for first LNG in 2015.