• oil gas exploration

Management & Senior Technical Consultants

  • Scott Brown
  • Ron Hollands
  • James Dingle
  • Ying Ou
  • Terry Russell
  • Xingjin Wang
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 PRM Automotive Group Limited (ASX:PRM) and Shine Metals Limited (ASX:SHI).  

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.

Ron Hollands,  Company Secretary
B. Bus (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia)
MBA (MGSM, Australia)
Grad. Dip Corporate Governance (CSA)

Mr Ron Hollands holds a Bachelor of Business, an MBA and a Graduate Diploma in Corporate Governance, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants,  holds a Certificate of Public Practice  and is registered tax agent.

Ron is also currently the Company Secretary of Ashley Group Limited (ASX:ASH). He is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years experience in accounting, corporate finance and company secretarial matters.  His career includes working in professional accounting firms and acting as Company Secretary and/or CFO for a number of company’s in a range of industries.

James Dingle, Drilling Supervisor

James Dingle

James has practical experience in both field operations and engineering design in a broad range of drilling,completion and production operations across conventional and unconventional (CBM/CSG & tight gas/oil reservoirs). He has extensive experience with coal seam gas drilling, completion & production operations, conventional &  underbalanced drilling & completion operations, horizontal/multi-lateral drilling & completion operations and high  pressure-high temperature drilling operations in many countries including Australia, Indonesia, UK, Ukraine,  Turkmenistan, Russia, Romania.

Ying Ou,  Financial Controller      
B. Arts (Bournemouth University, UK)
MBA (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia)

YingGraduated in 2002 with a BA, Ying very quickly advanced to various administration, accounting then management positions at hospitality in different countries including Switzerland, USA, and Australia.

She later achieved MBA in Accounting & Finance, and at present has 13 years experience of corporate accounting, joint ventures and finance in the Oil & Resources industry, including with public listed companies Mosaic Oil and AGL.

Terry Russell, Consulting Exploration Manager
B.Sc. (Hons) (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
PhD (University of New England)

Terry RussellTerry Russell is a geologist with over 30 years experience working in the oil and gas industry. Terry was formerly the Exploration Manager of Mosaic Oil NL, with responsibility for the planning and execution of the company's exploration and development program. Prior to this, he was most recently employed as Manager Geoscience for Swift Energy New Zealand Ltd. As well as having extensive experience in onshore and offshore Australian basins, he has also worked on a range of international projects, principally in New Zealand, the United States, Argentina and Tunisia. He is a member of PESA and AAPG.

Dr Xingjin Wang, Senior Reservoir Engineering Consultant

B. Sc. (Chengdu University of Technology, China)
M. E. (University of NSW, Australia)
PhD (University of NSW, Australia)



Dr Wang holds a PhD degree from University of New South Wales in Petroleum Engineering and has over 20 years’ international experience in petroleum exploration and production applications. He specialises in reservoir simulation, well test analysis, production performance analysis and reservoir characterisation. Prior to running his own consulting company, Austar Gas, Xingjin was General Manager (Engineering) of Arrow Energy Ltd before Arrow was taken over by PetroChina and Shell. He has extensive tight sand gas, shale gas and CBM experience in the major basins of Australia, Russia,China,Indonesia and India.

 Xingjin is Honorary Professor at the China University of Geoscience, and has been acknowledged as a Distinguished CBM Scientist by the Chinese Government. He has been a facilitator for Indonesia CBM/share gas short course. 

As an experienced reservoir engineer, he had worked for RISC, Mosaic Oil N.L., Sinopec and Arrow Energy. He has expertise in using FAST Welltest, FAST CBM, Simedwind, FEKETE Production analysis softwares.