About Carnarvon

Meet the team

Alex Doering

Financial Controller

Alex takes care of the accounting here at CVN, both externally and internally. Everything we do has an accounting and financial impact, which is why Alex has been involved in nearly all of the company’s projects.

Alex implemented the new accounting system as the company transitioned from a Thailand oil producer to a NWS shelf explorer, and played a key role helping CVN benefit financially from the government’s R&D tax incentive.

Borzou Zein

Senior Petrophysicist

Part of Borzou’s role is to use his petrophysical skills to give more of an insight of exploration projects potential for oil or gas. Through interpretation and integration of data, Borzou helps the team understand the rock properties of reservoirs.

Borzou played a key role in log analysis during the Phoenix South and Roc wells.

Claudia Valenti


Studying how the Earth looked millions of years ago Claudia has been able to provide Regional Seismic Interpretation of the Roebuck Basin and Browse Basin.

Claudia has been actively involved in the recent gazettal rounds helping Carnarvon secure more quality exploration acreage around the greater Phoenix area.

George Mills


George studies the rock in the NWS to help understand its exploration viability. George is currently regionally mapping the Bonaparte Basin, focusing on the prospectivity of Pre-Triassic stratigraphy.

George joined Carnarvon in 2015 and believes the NWS is underexplored, he is looking forward to helping Carnarvon build an exciting exploration portfolio.

Graham Chapman

Business Process Manager

Big data and efficient information technology is the future and Graham ensures these functions help the technical operations of our business. Graham’s recent focus has been the complete upgrade of all of our IT systems to manage our rapidly growing geological database. Graham is constantly looking for ways in which computer systems and new technology can improve the way our people work and enhance the opportunities to discover more oil and gas.

Graham also provides HSE management including environmental submissions to the government when seeking approvals for drilling.

Jackie Sutherland

Technical Assistant

Jackie has been an integral part of the Carnarvon exploration team for the past 10 years, assisting the exploration team build their large technical database.

Jackie has a varied role here at CVN from hunting data down to submitting government documentation for all assets one day is never the same.

Laura Creighton

Admin Assistant

Laura has been with Carnarvon a year now; she is the first point of contact for most people when they come calling.

Laura assists with accounts payable, maintaining general office upkeep, and helping out colleagues with day-to-day tasks.

Luke Tomlinson

Petroleum Engineer

Luke obtained first-class honours at Curtin University for Bachelor of Petroleum Engineering, he showed his quality during vacation work at Carnarvon and joined the team in January 2016.

Part of Luke’s role is to design, test and implement efficient methods for extracting petroleum products from Roc, Phoenix South, Dorado and Buffalo assets.

Roisin McGee

Senior Geophysicist

Roisin helps locate the possibility of oil and gas by building a clear picture of what is below the Earth’s surface using seismic, gravitational, magnetic, electrical and electromagnetic methods.

She has played a key role in the Cerberus and Carnarvon Basin New Ventures, and thrives on figuring out where our next success lies.