We have a great team of friendly, professional people who are passionate about their work. Our staff are deeply committed to the company, from our world-leading experts out in the field to our administration staff who keep operations running smoothly. Let us introduce you to some of them.
Team Leader Western and
South Australia, Adelaide
"Beach has a great culture."
Petroleum Engineer, Adelaide
"The best development a young engineer could ask for."
Staff Geophysicist, Adelaide
"After 11 years as an expat, I was keen to return to Adelaide."
I have been on at least one geological course each year I have been at Beach. The highlight was a geological field trip to the Book Cliffs in Utah where there are spectacular outcrops of rock representative of what we are targeting in the search for hydrocarbons in some of Beach's exploration permits. I have also had the opportunity to work in a range of areas which has broadened my knowledge on different geological basins. The most recent being two basins in Egypt where the geology is certainly different to anything I had been exposed to before.
My current role requires me to manage the technical evaluation of Beach's Otway Basin permits in South Australia and Victoria and make recommendations on the required exploration activity to Management. It also involves making sure Beach meets legislative and Joint Venture obligations with regard to the exploration activity in these permits.
There is quite a lot about Beach which makes it a great place to work: The people are friendly, the work environment is pleasant and we are all made to feel like we belong and are important to the company's success.
It has a great culture, the people are friendly and there are opportunities to progress your career.
Initially I was approached by Beach to help in evaluating the prospectivity of an area in the Otway Basin that was being gazetted by the South Australian Government. After that project was completed my contract was extended and I was asked to help out with preparing Well Proposals for the forthcoming drilling program in the Cooper/Eromanga Basin. That was 11 years ago and I am still at Beach, but now as an employee!
The easy going nature of the staff is the most enjoyable part of working for Beach. My opinion is respected and considered in all circumstances (even by those who disagree!), which has helped me to feel comfortable in the workplace. Working conditions are flexible allowing for personal time when needed making life as a Beach employee very satisfying.
During my 6 years at Beach, I've been involved in nearly every aspect of the upstream petroleum industry. Starting as a Production Engineer, I've also had significant roles in completions, facilities, infrastructure and reservoir engineering (in both gas and oil). Out of the engineering space, I have worked in the New Ventures and Exploration teams providing commercial input.
For a Reservoir Engineer, my responsibilities are very broad. I'm required to propose/endorse (and do the relevant technical work) for development projects for both our operated and non-operated assets. These projects cover the entire upstream industry from development drilling through to plant and infrastructure. I have substantial input into the reserves bookings each June as well as business planning, budgets and forecasting.
I was most fortunate to pick up a graduate engineering job at Beach straight out of university in 2007.
In my spare time I'll likely be on my push bike, on the golf course, talking about sport or researching my next investment.
Location, location, location: 15 minutes from home, no parking hassles, an office which overlooks eucalypts and an opportunity to do a good piece of technical work in a friendly and laid-back environment, to boot.
Western Flank oil, Eromanga Basin, onshore Australia and Southern Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania
The varied opportunities available to a geoscientist, from delineating subtle, low-relief structures and prospects on 3D seismic in the mature Eromanga Basin to unravelling the structural complexities of the southern Lake Tanganyika on the first ever high resolution 2D seismic acquired in that region.
After 11 years as an expat in the Middle East, North Africa and Indonesia, I was keen once again to return to a stable work environment.