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Peter Coleman

CEO and Managing Director,
Woodside Petroleum

Mr. Peter Coleman has been Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Woodside Petroleum Ltd., since May 30, 2011. Mr. Coleman joined Woodside with 27 years industry experience with the ExxonMobil group, where he has filled a variety of roles in Australia, Africa, Asia and the United States. He served as a Vice-President of ExxonMobil Development Company (Houston) since 2010 and was responsible for leading development and project work in excess of US$40 billion ... including PNG LNG, and activities in Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia and Hong Kong. He served as Vice-President Americas, ExxonMobil (Houston) since 2008 and was responsible for leadership of all activities related to production business in the USA, Canada and South America. He joined ExxonMobil from its Australian subsidiary Esso related to production business in the USA, Canada and South America. Since 2004, he served as Senior Vice President of ExxonMobil Indonesia, then later served as its President and General Manager. He was responsible for asset management including onshore and offshore gas fields, in addition to PT Arun LNG facilities. He served as Production Operations Manager, Onshore and Offshore Operations, Esso Australia since 2004; Oso Restoration Executive, Mobil Nigeria (Eket) since 2003; Drilling Engineer, Esso Australia since 1984; and Manager, Strategic Planning and Business Analysis, ExxonMobil Production Co. (Houston) since 2001. He held various engineering and operating positions, Esso Australia since 1986. He has been a Director of Woodside Petroleum Ltd. He holds Bachelor of Engineering, Civil and Computing, Monash University, Melbourne Australia; and Master of Business Administration, Deakin University, Melbourne Australia.

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