Ernie Delfos

Managing Director, Australia & PNG,

Ernie Delfos is the Managing Director of eni Australia, which is the operator of the Blacktip gas project providing domestic gas to the Northern Territory and operator of the Kitan oil project in the Joint Petroleum Development Area. eni Australia is also a partner in the BayuUndan project and Darwin LNG project and has significant exploration and appraisal opportunities offshore northern Australia.

Ernie has over 31 years of oil and gas industry experience ranging from Government entities, small independents to major oil companies; Mobil and eni. In the last 21 years, Ernie has been in senior management and chief executive positions covering exploration, production, planning, strategy and portfolio optimisation.

Ernie has held board positions as Chairman and Director of several eni Subsidiaries including the CEO of EniRepSa Gas Ltd. He currently sits on the APPEA Board and is Chair of the APPEA Health, Safety and Operations Committee.

Ernie has a Bachelor of Science Degree (Geology) from the University of Western Australia, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has a Masters in Business Administration from Bocconi University of Milan, Italy.


United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7384 8056
Bedford House
69-71 Fulham High Street


T: +65 6590 3978
78 Shenton Way

Houston - USA

T: +1 713 353 4633
Two Allen Center, 1200 Smith Street, Floor 16, Suite 6061

Houston, TX, 77002


Lagos - Nigeria

T: +44 787 550 6366
No. 92 Oduduwa Crescent,
G.R.A., Ikeja
Lagos State

South Africa

+27 21 001 3884
Great Westerford
Corner Main Rd & Dean Street
Newlands 7700
Cape Town