Subsurface Team

Krista Davies

Principal Geologist

Krista has over 24 years of experience in the exploration, development and production of oil and gas assets globally. Areas of speciality include sequence and seismic stratigraphy, depositional modelling, reservoir analysis and deepwater clastic seismic geomorphology leading to play, prospect and lead generation. Krista has extensive full-cycle industry experience from gazettal evaluation through to asset management, seismic planning and interpretation, lead and prospect maturation, volumetrics and risking, drill planning and support and post well evaluations. Krista has previously worked on assets globally, specializing in South East Asia and Africa, for companies such as Nido Petroleum, Ophir Energy, Woodside Energy and Shell Development Australia. Krista holds a Bachelor Degree with First Class Honours in Geology and a Masters Degree in Environmental Management.

Nick Fitzgerald

Chief Geophysicist

Nick Fitzgerald is a Chief Geophysicist with over 30 years of Australasian and International experience in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Fitzgerald has experience in most Australian basins, Indonesia, Myanmar, GOM, PNG, New Zealand Taranaki & Southland basins, North, West, and East Africa, notably Sirte & Murzuq basins. He was responsible for all Woodside Geophysical activity carried out in Australia and internationally with more than A$400MM funds under management. Mr. Fitzgerald also led a team of 35 staff made up of specialist geophysicists who are responsible for acquisition, processing and imaging, reservoir geophysics / quantitative interpretation and interpretation support during his tenure with Woodside Energy.

Pyae Sone Thu

Exploration Geologist

Pyae Sone Thu is Exploration Geologist for Pacific Hunt Energy, which he joined in 2017. Pyae has a total of over seven years’ experience as a geoscientist in the upstream oil and gas industry in Myanmar. Prior to PHE, he worked with Bashneft International B.V and Eni Myanmar B.V., with involvement in many seismic interpretation projects, structural modeling, prospect evaluation and regional studies. He and been involved in developing drillable E&P prospects for the Chindwin Basin, Bago Yoma Basin, Sittaung Basin and Irrawaddy Delta Basin in Myanmar. Moreover, he has experience in seismic interpretation in Dug Insight, Petrel, and Kingdom software, as well as Geospatial analysis in ArcGIS and QGIS software. Pyae holds a BSc (Geology) from Dagon University as well as other relevant certificates, including Fundamental of Petroleum Geology (AAPG), IWCF Level 1, IADC Well-Control Accreditation Program, IADC Introduction to Well Servicing courses, and HSE Induction Courses for Seismic Operation.

Pyae Sone Thu

Arkar Wai Yan Maung

Exploration Geologist

Arkar Wai Yan Maung is an Exploration Geologist for Pacific Hunt Energy.  He has over 8 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, having worked with both offshore and onshore drilling projects. He has held the position of Mudlogger and Data Engineer in South East Asia and Africa with many companies, including Repsol, Petronas, Total E&P Myanmar, PTTEPI, CPOC, Murphy Oil, ROC Oil, Lundin Petroleum, Nobel Oil, Pan Orient Energy and Twinza Oil. Arkar holds a BSc degree in Geology and Social Science from the University of East Yangon and M.I.T.  He has a proven record in exploration drilling, HPHT drilling, development drilling and workover projects.