• oil gas exploration

Board of Directors

  • Lan Nguyen
  • Scott Brown
  • Norman Zillman
Lan Nguyen -- Non Executive Chairman
B.Sc. (Baku, Azerbaijan),
M.Sc. – Geology (University of New England, Australia) 

ian-bodMr Lan Nguyen holds a Bachelor of Science (mining engineer-geologist) degree majoring in petroleum exploration from the Institute of Oil and Chemistry, Baku, Azerbaijan, and a Master of Science degree in petroleum geology from the University of New England, Australia. He is a member of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA), the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

Lan is a professional petroleum geologist and engineer with over 20 years experience in petroleum exploration, development and production in Australia and internationally including15 years at Mosaic Oil N.L. (‘Mosaic’), an ASX listed petroleum exploration and production company, where he played a leading role, initially in technical and technical management positions and in the last 4 years, as Managing Director, in transforming Mosaic from a speculative petroleum explorer to a successful petroleum exploration and production company with growing production revenues, petroleum reserves/resources and profitability. Lan iscredited with the discovery and development of many oil and gas fields in the Surat-Bowen Basins through his innovative introduction of various exploration, drilling and completion technologies to Australia.

Lan is currently a principal/director of Tanvinh Resources Pty Ltd and Latradanick Holdings Pty Ltd, which provide services to energy and resources companies in Australia and Asia-Pacific region.  

Scott Brown--Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer
B. Bus (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia)
M. Com (University of New South Wales, Australia)

ScottBrownMr Scott Brown holds a Bachelor of Business and a Master of Commerce and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA).

Scott is the Chief Executive Officer and co founder of Real Energy Corporation Limited. Prior to this, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Mosaic Oil NL (ASX: MOS), a listed petroleum production and exploration company with an extensive range of oil and gas production and exploration permits in Queensland, New Zealand and offshore WA. He is also a non executive director of Kairiki Energy Limited (ASX:KIK) and Oriental Technologies Investment Limited (ASX:OTI). 

During his time with Mosaic, he was involved in the acquisition of production properties and the growth of its business and profitability. He was instrumental in putting together a Scheme of Arrangement with AGL Energy Ltd to acquire Mosaic for consideration of $142 Million.

Scott has an extensive background in finance and the management of public companies including guiding numerous companies through the listing process. Prior to Mosaic Oil NL, Scott was Finance Director of Objective Corporation Limited (‘Objective’), an enterprise content management (ECM) software company that  established itself as one of the leaders in the ECM market. Scott was instrumental in the ASX listing  of Objective.

Scott was also formerly the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary with a number of public companies including Turnbull & Partners Limited, Allegiance Mining NL, FTR Holdings Limited and Garratt’s Limited. Scott also worked at accounting firms, Ernst Young and KPMG.

Norman Zillman --Non Executive Director
B Sc Geology (University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia)
B. Sc. Hons. Botany  (University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia) 

Mr Norman Zillman is a professional geologist and a member of Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (Aust.I.M.M) and the Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA).

Norm has over 45 years’ experience in minerals, petroleum, coal, coal bed methane and geothermal exploration and production in Australia and internationally. His initial experience was as a petroleum geologist with international companies Aquitaine Petroleum in Australia and Papua New Guinea and Union Oil Company of California in Australia and Indonesia.

Norm has occupied the positions of Deputy CEO of Crusader Ltd, General Manager Exploration and Production with Beach Petroleum N.L. and Claremont Petroleum Ltd and Manager of the Petroleum Branch of the Queensland Department of Mines and Energy and State Mining Engineer for Petroleum and Non-executive co-Chairman of Chinalco Yunnan Copper Resources Ltd (CYU), Non-executive Chairman of Burleson Energy Ltd (BUR) and Non-executive Director of Earth Heat Resources Ltd (EHR).

More recently, Norm has been responsible for a number of successful public resource floats on the ASX. He was the inaugural Managing Director and a co-founder of Coal Bed Methane (CBM) company Queensland Gas Company Ltd
(QGC), being responsible for the initial acquisition of all of its areas, the successful floating on the ASX and the discovery of QGC’s first CBM gas field, Argyle. He was also the inaugural Chairman and Founder of conventional oil and gas company Great Artesian Oil and Gas Ltd (GOG). He was also a founder of a number of other ASX listed companies including Blue Energy Ltd (BUL), Hot Rock Ltd (HRL), Planet Gas Ltd (PGS), Bandanna Energy Ltd (BND) and Red Gum Resources Ltd (RGX).