Our People

Alan Cheshire

BSc (Physics), BA (Indonesian), GradCertIT, MInstP MIET MIEEE. UK City & Guilds Telecoms, Marine Radio Officer & Radar Licences. Ex British Antarctic Survey & Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions. 30 years’ experience in the Telecoms industry in various technical, engineering & management roles in the onshore and offshore Oil and Gas & mining industries with Transtel (Singapore), WorleyParsons (Australia & USA), AMEC Foster Wheeler (UK), FMG, Woodside, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil and others.
Project execution & management experience in upstream & downstream projects including embedded project work at various South East Asian shipyards. Excellent technical skills in systems such as PAGA, CCTV, HF/VHF/UHF Radio, Microwave & Satellite, LAN/WAN etc.
Skills include feasibility studies, FEED, detailed design, Technical Bid Evaluation, Vendor Document Review and compilation of technical documentation such as FAT and SAT. Joined WNA in October 2015. Currently embedded in the Woodside Communications Projects team on brownfields projects.

Anthony Duncan

17 years Royal Australian Navy maintain shipboard electronic communications and navigation equipment.
Electrotech Australia 5 years – General maritime electronic communication/emergency lifesaving and navigation equipment on high seas shipping, MODU’s, OSV’s, FPSO’s and other large maritime vessels.
BAE Systems 2 years– Project based work installing communications, PA/GA, navigation, meteorological systems to Woodside PLUTO (Onshore gas plant), ENI Petroleum BLACKTIP (Onshore plant and offshore platform), BHP Petroleum (FPSO’s Pyrenees Venture).
Communications Australia 1 year – Apache Energy Devil Creek Gas Plant / Reindeer offshore platform Satellite systems, radio communications, pilot activated lighting. Kentz (SNC Lavalin) 5 years GORGON LNG telecommunications – Public address, conventional & trunked radio systems, navigation, meteorological, satellite and other related electronic systems.
Joined WNA in October 2017 and currently full time telecommunications technician for Shell Prelude FLNG facility.

Ben Raven

Diploma of Project Management 2009. 17 years telecommunications industry experience with Telstra. Including 14 years as comms technician and 3 years as WA radio team manager with project manager functionality of various telecommunication systems; PDH & SDH point to point microwave, Next G mobiles RBS, CAN radio, Via-sat satellite systems and structure maintenance programs. Joined WNA in August 2011 and was responsible for the successful implementation and commissioning of telecoms systems for the BHPBIO Goldsworthy Main Line (rail). Currently full time with Woodside in the Digital Projects team on a range of brownfields projects.

Bob Millman

M Sc (Electrical Engineering) 1988. B Eng (Electronic) 1977. Has 40 years experience including project management, contract management, site supervision, design, specifications for a broad range of telecoms activities. Recent projects include BHP Iron Ore RGP5 project, radio design engineer within Rio Tinto IS&T group, Chevron Gorgon project and INPEX Ichthys project. Currently full time with Arcadis.

Brian Fury

MIEEE, Diploma in Electronic Engineering. A telecommunications specialist with extensive experience in engineering design and construction of fixed and mobile communications systems. Specific responsibilities have included system / facility design, preparation of technical specifications, development of procurement specifications and work scopes, project cost estimation, planning / scheduling and project management. Experience includes coaxial, optical fibre, microwave and satellite transmission systems and associated multiplexing systems, fixed and mobile radio networks, IP based LAN/WAN, switched voice, CCTV, access control and entertainment systems and associated support infrastructure such as electrical power systems, buildings and towers. Experience with major projects in carrier, resources and rail transportation communications. Most recent roles as senior and lead communications engineer for BHP Billiton mine development projects in Western Australia. Commenced with WNA in December 2012.

Brian Dunne

BSc Computer Applications 2002 – Dublin City University, DipSc Applied Physics 1997 – Dublin Institute of Technology. 22 years’ experience in multiple industries including Utilities, Oil and Gas, Defence and Transportation. Track record in providing design, implementation, testing and documentation for both software and hardware applications. Many years of project managing both projects and personnel with a track record of timely and under cost delivery of completed systems.
Knowledge and experience of Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition, Remote Telemetry Units, Programmable Logic Controllers, WAN, LAN, PAGA, Audio Visual Systems, Intrusion Detection Systems, Access Control Systems, CCTV, Human Machine Interfaces, Network Management Systems, Telephony, Microwave, Fire detection, Fire Suppression, Radar and Tetra Radio.
Previous employment includes Perth Airport, UGL, L-3 Technologies, CSE Transtel, Kentz, Tenix, SP-Ausnet, Microsol (UK / IRL / AU), Quaestor Analytic (IRL).  Joined WNA April 2021, currently embedded in Woodside Digital Projects team.

Conrad Bastian

B. Sc (Physics, 1995), B. Eng (Electrical & Electronic, FC Hons, 1997), Adv Dip Project Management (2007). Electronic Engineer & Project Manager with 13 years experience in the design and construction of IP, SDH, PDH and DWDM optic fibre networks, 3G cellular networks, RF systems, and point-to-point wireless networks. Management and engineering of a wide range of projects for Telstra, NewMetroRail, WestNetRail, Water Corporation, Alstom, Amcom, BHPB, and Rio Tinto. Joined WNA in April 2011. Work has included radio design activities for Chevron, BHP Billiton, Atlas Iron and accommodation village telecoms design for Chevron. Currently full time with Woodside in the Digital Projects team on a range of brownfields projects.

Darren Keley

Royal Australian Navy Trained in Operational Maintenance with extensive Telecommunications and Electronic systems maintenance in a Navy and Private sector environments – Mining and Oil and gas. Has worked at Woodside previously in various roles as the senior Maintenance Technician, CAPEX project pre commissioning, CAPEX commissioning lead and maintenance coordinator roles. Maintenance and project exposure on telecommunications systems including; CCTV (Hernis and Synectics), UHF, VHF AM/FM, HF, PAGA systems, NDB, VSAT, MATV, SCADA, intercom, hotline, EPIRB & SART, Network equipment, servers, electrical distribution, Structured and Unstructured Fibre and copper cabling, Microwave systems, antenna systems and weather monitoring equipment.

Maintenance planning and scheduling for offshore facilities utilising SAP – Raising notifications, building work packs, managing external services, ordering components (stock and non-stock), coordinating company resources, managing risk reviews, maintenance rationalisation, scope prioritisation and, reliability reviews.  Most recently at Inpex as the Telecoms offshore Maintenance Coordinator overseeing the maintenance for the offshore facilities. A majority of the scope was telecom based with coordination done for Subsea, electrical and IT services.  Joined WNA in June 2020 and is currently embedded in Woodside Telecommunications Project team.

David Green

Radio & Television Mechanic Trade Certification (1988). Thirty (30) years onshore and offshore telecommunications maintenance experience with service companies such as AWA Electronics, Navcom Electronics, Darwin utilities (PAWA, NT Electricity Commission) and with MARCOMM for 13 years, predominantly supporting and servicing multiple operators in the offshore O&G industry. Experienced in the installation and servicing of systems such as Radars, Echo Sounders, Autopilots, Gyrocompasses, HF, VHF and UHF transceivers, PAGA systems, Aviation headsets, HF radio systems, HF, VHF and UHF Antennas, SATCOM equipment, EPIRBs, GPS Receivers, NDB systems, PBX systems, ROV systems and marine instrumentation. Three (3) years as an ROV Pilot Technician and Subsea Tooling Technician/Supervisor working in the O&G industry. Most recent experience maintaining and supporting Chevron’s telecommunications systems for WA Oil and Gorgon Operations on Barrow Island and on Wheatstone Platform including DAMM and Rohill TETRA Base Stations, Sepura TETRA Radio Manager, Mobiles and Portables, Tait VHF Land Mobile and VHF Marine Repeaters and Base Stations, Motorola VHF and UHF Repeaters, Mobiles and Portables, Cisco LAN/WAN/IP Telephony systems support, Structured Cabling, Gaitronics PAGA, Kelvin Hughes RADAR, CCTV, VHF Paging, UHF Telemetry, Aviat and Ericsson Digital Microwave Radio Links, Met Ocean systems, VSAT and Entertainment systems. Interpersonal strengths include team leading and building, supervision and management, including aspects of business management. Excellent technical troubleshooting and communications skills and an understanding of applicable standards with a sound familiarity of safety and O&G industry processes and associated requirements. Joined WNA in August 2018 as a Telecommunications Technician. Currently full time Telecommunications Technician for Shell Prelude FLNG facility.

Davide Ciotti

20 years with Robe River Iron Associates/North Ltd including two years as Manager IT (1997-1999), and 12 months as IT Technology Advisor (2000). Since 2001 with WNA. From 2001-2006 on full time contract to Normandy/Newmont Mining. Project management for CP Mining IT group supplied communications for the Cape Preston Mining Project completed April 08. Project management of comms for the Oxiana Prominent Hill project. Has ‘General Manager’ role within WNA besides overseeing various works including ICT Management for Western Areas and WNA involvement in Atlas Iron projects.

Eldar Ismayilov

Cert III in Telecommunications, with 11 years Oil & Gas Operations experience as a Telecommunication Technician, with hands-on experience in the installation, commissioning and maintenance of multiple telecommunication systems for Chevron, Inpex, ConocoPhillips, Woodside and BP Offshore and Onshore facilities.
Experienced in most Communications systems used in Maritime, Oil & Gas facilities, including UHF/VHF radio, Radar, Meteorological Systems, PAGA, Mustering Systems, LAN/WAN, CCTV, Satellite systems and Microwave links. Joined WNA in October 2019 and embedded full time in the Shell Prelude Telecommunications  Maintenance team.

Gary Cooper

Radio Technician since 1981, and worked on the North Rankin “A” project from 1983 after leaving the Australian Army. Recently finished off projects for Inpex CPF and FPSO in South Korean shipyards and based in Asia for over 16 years, doing similar projects in various shipyards and final destinations around the globe.
Over 30 years experience in most Communications systems used in Maritime, Oil & Gas facilities, covering many different needs and trends around the globe, that have evolved since the early 1980’s. Projects include Pacific Mistral drillship in Rio de Janerio, 2012, Stena Forth Drillship, 2010 – 2011, Greenland and Egypt.
Wengchang Oil Field Platforms HUC – China 2009, plus various projects for Petro Vietnam 2005 – 2014.
Now based in Perth WA, joined WNA in June 2017 working on the Chevron Wheatstone Platform, IT and Telecommunications support for Chevron, and HUC teams Clough, Edde Fides and EPIC networks.

Graeme Busch

Advanced Telecommunications Certificate 1975 (NZ). 40+ years experience in telecommunications with Telecom New Zealand, Optus Communications (16 years), Woodside, BHP Billiton Petroleum & Iron Ore, FMG, Chevron Wheatstone, QCLNG, INPEX Icthys project.  Wide range of experience in IP networking including LAN (incl. WIFI), WAN, VOIP Telephony, Automatic Mustering System, CCTV, Emergency Voice Recorder, Entertainment System (IPTV), Environmental monitoring System, Structured cabling including extensive Fibre Optic Cable Networks, Line of Sight Microwave systems, PAGA, RADAR, Telecoms Power Monitoring, Temporary Communications Systems & VSAT. Various offshore and shipyard roles including construction, commissioning and refurbishment.
Joined WNA in 2008 and currently embedded with the Woodside Digital team on brownfields Communications projects.

Greg Kane

A trained RAAF Radio Technician with 9 years of military experience. Has 40 years post military experience in radio and telecommunication system maintenance, design, installation and commissioning. With WNA since January 2010 providing consulting services to major government, petro-chemical and mining companies in migrating their radio communication needs from legacy analogue to state-of-the-art digital radio communication systems. Technical writing specialist for development of scopes, specifications, tender documents, and project management, maintenance & training plans for new digital radio systems.

Henry Chan

MIEAust, CPEng, Dip (Electronic 1981), BEng (Electronic,1986), MBA (1993). 34 years of professional engineering experience (21 years in oil & gas) preceded by six years of sub-professional technician experience. Previous employment includes Woodside Energy, Airservices Australia, Department of Defence and Hamersley Iron (now Rio Tinto). In-depth knowledge and design/execution skills of mission critical telecommunications infrastructure and operational communications systems, including transport (OSI Layer 1), IP networks (Layer 2 & 3), VOIP, radio, PAGA, CCTV, VSAT, radar, microwave, structured cabling etc.. Conversant with engineering and project management methodologies typically used in the hydrocarbon industry. Performed Telecommunications Discipline Technical Authority role in last employment including standard setting and governance roles. In addition to technical skills, also possess relevant financial management skills and business acumen for technology assessment and business case development. Joined WNA in Apr 2020. Available for short term consultancy assignment work.

Ian Cleverley

Diploma of Electronics & Communications Engineering – CIT, Mt Lawley, WA. 36 years’ telecommunications experience for the Australian DOD internationally, offshore oil and gas, civil aviation and public transport sectors. Specialist training in maintaining critical air traffic control, aviation telecommunications, radio systems, microwave bearers, multiplexing, audio systems and consoles, RADAR & radio navigation services, CCTV systems, building fire alarm systems and airport terminal PA systems. Experienced with Ericsson PBX systems, Cisco IP Telephony and WIFI, UHF/VHF radio systems including combining and filtering structures from various vendors, NAVAID beacons, security and operational video, entertainment and environmental systems, telemetry/SCADA/PLC systems, DC power systems including solar and usage of a wide range of communications test equipment, Solarwinds Orion NMS and Engineers Toolkit. BCL with S & O endorsement, National REWL, ITIL Cert in ICT Service Management, Cert IV Training & Assessment, Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP-R&S and CCNP-S). Various vendor certifications in communications systems. Qualified Oil & Gas Emergency Response Team Leader with 13 years’ field experience and 3 years as volunteer WA SES Communications Section Leader. Awarded Chevron Recognition and Oil Search Appreciation awards for Emergency Response activities at Agogo Sink Hole (2003) and Moran Helo Incident (2006). Joined WNA in January 2017 and currently full time telecommunications technician for Shell Prelude FLNG facility.

Jonn Connolly

Associate Degree of Engineering (Electrical, Electronics and Communications) CDU 2017. Radio Technician with ML Communications, CSE Comsource (Darwin) on Conoco Philips Bayu Undan & Darwin LNG project (9 years).
Experienced with UHF, VHF & HF Radio, PAGA, Explosion Protection Equipment & Navigation Aids. Competencies in, Fibre Optic termination/splicing, MotoTRBO ConnectPlus, Rohill TetraNode, Tyco/Spector Lumenex ACE100 PAGA, RFI DAS, ASA ILS, Data Communications & Remote Site Condition Monitoring.  Open Cabler’s Registration, Restricted Electrical (NT), EEHA endorsement.
Volunteer Secretary/Treasurer of NT Parachute Council. Joined WNA in 2019 and currently embedded with Woodside Brownfield Engineering group.

Justin Agnew

Electronic Servicing and Radio Communications Trade Diploma and multiple other centric technology certifications spanning a 33 year career within Telecommunications sector. Experience across commercial and corporate environments in Mining and Oil & Gas industry. Worked with entities as State Energy Commission, St John Ambulance Australia, BHP/Alstom, Radlink Australia, Alcacet/Ericsson Europe, NorSat Communications, Woodside Energy and Walker Newman & Associates.

SME level knowledge across all areas R.F Telecoms – Analogue & Digital HF/VHF/UHF LMR/PMR/SDH , SCADA/Telemetry, Analogue & Digital Microwave bearer, LoRa, Spread spectrum/ Packet, Wi-Fi, PAGA, CCTV/Access control, RADAR, IPTV Entertainment systems, PBX analogue & digital, PLC’s automation systems, Solar/Hybrid system design & operation, VoIP / SIP, Nav Aids, Fibre optic/Overhead/coaxial systems, VSAT, Rail side telemetry & signals controls, Mine dispatch & remote operations systems.
Proficient level knowledge +6 years Team Lead people management, Supervision skillsets, Project Management SAT/FAT, Procurement supply chain, Logistics & event management, Planning, Scheduling and Budget /Cost control analytics TCO, Quality Assurance
Awareness level knowledge –LAN/WAN/ IT/ITL/ITT/Cyber with CISCO CCNA (training only).  Joined WNA in November 2020.

Kelly Roman

BE(Hons) BSc(Hons) MPH.  Over 15 years experience in a range of project and operational roles in the resources industry and government, working within client, EPC and system integrator teams. Specialist in rail communications, particularly radio systems and site infrastructure, with exposure to signalling, rail operations, asset management, and iron ore mine sites. Skillset includes design, reviews, contractor management, specifications and scopes, options analysis, technical studies, statistics and predictive modelling, economic evaluation, and business case development. Strengths include critical thinking, analysis, big-picture thinking, and writing skills.
Joined WNA in November 2020 and currently full-time with Arcadis in Metronet design team.

Laura Wyhoon

Electronics Telecommunications and Information Technology Certificate 3 qualified communications technician. Qualified for Offshore and Onshore Oil & Gas travel and work, with all attendant qualifications including Registered Cabler, TBOSIET, MSIC, EWP, WAH, Rope Rescue, First Aid, Gas Test atmospheres and EEHA. Wide range of previous experience at all Woodside onshore and offshore facilities and their attendant telecommunications infrastructures. Well organised, intuitive and efficient multitasker, with a strong work ethic and team oriented culture. Joined WNA October 2019 and currently embedded in Shell Telecommunications Maintenance team in a dual shared role of Plant Maintenance Scheduler and Campaign Technician.

Leigh Crawford

Electronic Scanning & Detection Systems Certificate (1999). Qualified for Offshore and Onshore Oil & Gas travel and work, with all attendant qualifications. Experienced with systems such as PAGA, CCTV, LAN/WAN, VOIP & conventional PBX systems, Radar, VHF & UHF conventional and trunked radio systems, fibre & radio based Emergency Shut Down (ESD) systems, digital microwave, and SCADA & telemetry systems. Wide range of experience on all Woodside onshore and offshore facilities and their attendant telecommunications infrastructures. Joined WNA December 2020 and currently embedded in Woodside Campaign Maintenance team as a Campaign Maintenance Technician.

Luke Coleman

BSc (Computer Science), Cert III in Telecommunications. 15 years’ experience in the Telecommunications and IT industry (9+ Years Oil & Gas).
Formerly with Kentz (SNC Lavalin) on both the Gorgon (Chevron) and Ichthys (INPEX) Onshore projects including a 1 year secondment providing commissioning support to the Ichthys EPC, JKC Australia.
Responsibilities during this time cover the entire project lifecycle from estimating, to FEED, procurement, FAT, systems integration, construction, commissioning and project closeout.
Communications systems experience includes LAN/WAN, PABX, Microwave, CCTV, VSAT, FOIDS and PA/GA with exposure to Radio systems, including TETRA.  Joined WNA in February 2020, currently full time with Woodside in the Digital Projects team on a range of brownfields projects.

Mandar Walimbe

Diploma in  Electronics and Telecommunication  Engineering .Radio Technician with J N Taylor , Electrotech Australia and Elcome Intl. Experienced with GMDSS, VDR,RADAR ,UHF, VHF , HF Radio, & Navigation Aids. Open Cabler’s Registration, CCTV & Security system Installer. Joined WNA in 2020 and currently embedded with Woodside Campaign Maintenance team.

Mike Halasz

Electronic Servicing and Radio Communications Trade Certificate. Fifteen (15) years onshore and offshore Oil and Gas experience with Apache, BHP Petroleum, Chevron, Woodside and others. Excellent technical communication skills & understanding of applicable standards, safety and O&G industry processes and related requirements. Aviation industry system equipment experience, including bench testing & fault finding in aeronautical and other systems. Interpersonal strengths include Quality, Safety, Team building and Contractor management. Wide exposure to systems such as PAGA, CCTV, LAN/WAN, VOIP & conventional PBX systems, Radar, VHF & UHF conventional and trunked radio systems, fibre & radio based Emergency Shut Down (ESD) systems, digital microwave, and SCADA & telemetry systems. Joined WNA in July 2015 as a Telecommunications Technician within the Woodside Energy Campaign Maintenance Team. Currently full time telecommunications technician for Shell Prelude FLNG facility.

Mike Hogg

MIEAust, CP Eng, BSc. Considerable professional experience in telecoms and electrical / electronic engineering fields, including Control & Instrumentation, Automation Systems, Remote Telemetry, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Human Machine Interfaces (HMI), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Microwave Radio Systems, CCTV Systems, Fire and Life Safety Systems, IPTV Entertainment Systems, Access Control and Security Monitoring Systems and a variety of industrial wireless systems. Has worked for Miri Technologies, Thales, Motherwell Automation, Kentz/SNC Lavalin. After joining WNA in July 2012 Mike has worked on numerous telecom and IT projects embedded with our major clients including CSBP (TETRA radio system implementation), Woodside Ngujima Yin FPSO telecoms upgrade projects, Quadrant Energy microwave radio implementation project, all Chevron Gorgon & Inpex Ichthys telecoms projects and the Woodside corporate HQ telecoms and IT fit-out.

Nikki Krachler

BEng (Electrical and Electronic, Hons, 2007), BSc (Applied and Discrete Mathematics, 2007). 10 years engineering experience encompassing detailed design, installation support and commissioning in the Oil & Gas Industry (offshore and onshore). Experience in systems design, site installation, hook-up and commissioning in telecommunication systems including LAN/WAN, PABX, Microwave, Radar, Radio, Fibre Optic, CCTV, PAGA and Satellite. Extensive exposure to inter-facility design, equipment selection and system performance to ensure consistency across telecommunication systems. Software skill set includes Mentum Planet and Mentum Ellipse, used for radio signal modelling. Joined WNA in May 2020, currently embedded in the Woodside Telecommunications Project Engineering Team.

Noor Chahal

B.Eng (Computer System and Network Engineering) MIEAust, Trade Open Registered Cabler, technically savvy System Consultant with over 9+ years’ experience in Pre-Sales(RFI,RFP,RFT), Vendor SoW assessment, Technical Project Management and Solution Architecture, in various industry segments including Onshore/Offshore Oil & Gas, Defence and Carrier Telecommunication projects in Australia. Communications systems experience includes LAN/WAN, Structured Cabling Systems (Coaxial, Copper, Fibre), CCTV, Access Control System (ACS) UHF/VHF trunked radio (TETRA/P25/DMR), UHF/VHF conventional radio, Intrusion Detection Systems (FOIDS), Radar, Joined WNA in March 2020 and currently embedded within the INPEX communications team.

Owen Esmaeili

MIEAust, BSc in Electronics Engineering, MSc in EMSE. Currently studying towards PMP & RCDD.
From 2000, experience in telecoms & OT fields including: Microwave, UHF, VHF, VSAT, LTE-A, PDH, SDH, DWDM, OTN, GPON, FTTx, open structured cabling and radio remote console. Responsible for project delivery through the whole lifecycles.
Formerly worked at TCI, NBN Co, and subcontractor for BHP, Telstra, Optus, SP Ausnet, VHA, Nokia and Rio Tinto.
Joined WNA in May 2021 and work on Woodside oil & gas projects at Digital Field Services team.

Paul Weall

B. Eng Communications (1987). 30 years (7 years Oil & Gas) telecoms industry experience with Curtin University, Barret Communications, Australian Defence Industries, Boeing Defence Australia, ADI Brown & Root & Kentz (Gorgon Project). Worked in various roles as Research Associate, R&D Engineer, Technical Officer, Project Engineer, Project Team Lead, Operations Supervisor & Commissioning Manager.
Experienced in, IT Systems including VOIP & IP Video, Hazardous Area Telephony, Core & Access Network Systems UPS Systems, PAGA, Fire Suppression, Entertainment, Microwave Radio, RADAR, VTS/AIS, TETRA, VHF & HF Radio & Console systems, CCTV, VSAT and Meteorological Systems. Joined WNA in October 2018. Currently embedded as a telecommunications engineer for Shell Prelude FLNG facility.

Peter van Hyum

Electrical trade trained and an ACMA Registered Cabler with 19 years in underground mining to Shift Supervisor level. From 1990 has been mainly involved in IT and Telecommunications at WMC Resources Kambalda Nickel Operations, 1998-2001 as IT Superintendent for WMC Queensland Fertiliser Operations and from 2001-2004 as WMC Manager Desktop Sustain. Since October 2004 with WNA as project engineer/coordinator on a range of communications and IT infrastructure projects, SAP Plant Maintenance Resource Estimation in Woodside Campaign Maintenance team.

Phil Thompson

Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE) – Electrical & Electronic Engineering (University of Northumbria UK), BTEC National Diploma E/E Engineering (UK), ACMA Open Registration Cabling License.
30 years of experience in Electronic Engineering, specialising in communication systems, with the past 20 years performing project and maintenance works for telecommunications systems on mine sites, onshore processing plants, offshore installations & maritime vessels.
Involved in Engineering, Construction, Commissioning & Maintenance of the following systems: Tetra UHF, VHF/UHF, MF/HF, GMDSS, RoIP/ VoIP Systems, Aeronautical & Marine VHF, RADAR/ AIS, Auto-pilots/ Gyrocompass, Nav Aids & Met/Ocean systems, PA/GA, PABX, Telephony, LAN/WAN (incl; Wiring, Routers, Switches, Servers), Microwave, Satellite, Carrier services, Access Control, CCTV, Fibre Optic & Copper Transmission.

Previous employment includes: CSE – Chevron Wheatstone project Offshore Maintenance, KJV – Chevron Gorgon project Commission & Start Up, CSE Comsource – ConocoPhillips, Inpex, Rio Tinto, South 32, Vermillion, Yara Nitrates & KCGM. Electrotech Australia, A.N.D Group Satcom Global (UK) – Saipem, Stena, Shell, Prosafe & Transocean. HM Royal Navy – Communications Technician. Joined WNA in 2021 and currently embedded with the Woodside Digital team on brownfields Communications projects.

Raje Lumapguid

MIEAust, CPEng, M.Eng and BSc in Electronics and Communications Engineering and currently completing an MBA course.
Has more than 18 years of hands-on technical and project management experience in telecommunications systems in oil and gas industries and has extensive experience of whole project life cycle including FEED development work, detailed design, installation, commissioning, handover, operation, and maintenance of telecommunications systems.
Has a wide range of systems experience in Fiber Optic Networks, Microwave, Radar, Navigational Aids, VSAT, Radio, PAGA, LAN/WAN, CCTV, Access Control, Telephone Networks, Entertainment Systems and Structured Cabling.
Joined WNA in May 2020 and currently embedded in Woodside telecommunications engineering team.

Reid Gillard

Radio communications technician experienced in designing and installing customer specific voice and data communications systems on remote Oil & Gas production installations.  Experienced in installation & commissioning of PTP microwave links, stabilized satellite systems for dynamic platforms, VoIP based radio console systems, structured cabling & Cisco network infrastructure, IT systems including the build, setup & management of Microsoft Hyper-V based virtualisation servers, SQL database management, SNMP monitoring servers and end user support of both Apple and Microsoft systems. Experience working with a wide selection of personal portable voice radios, fixed onshore & offshore inter-site microwave systems including between onshore and dynamic facilities such as ships and exploration semi-submersibles. Joined WNA in December 2017 and currently employed in a Senior Technician role on various offshore deployments.

Rick Newman

B. Eng (1981). Ten years on north west shelf project and five years with WMC Resources before starting Walker Newman and Associates in 1995. Telecommunications strategic consulting, project management, communications infrastructure design, radio, PABX. Principal engineer and Director of WNA. Daily workload cuts across a range of WNA projects.

Robert Woods

BEng (Electronics and Computer), CPENG & MIEAust (2372836), RPEQ (10813) ITEE, FSEng (TÜV Rheinland, #13281/16, SIS. 20 years’ experience in Controls and Communications Engineering with positions in Project, Operational and Management; predominately within the Oil & Gas sector. Project engineering experience in Water/Waste Water, Air Services, Food & Pharmaceutical industries. Engineering/Project skills in engineering design (high level and detailed), documentation, Tendor document compilation and evaluation, coding/configuration, FEED, FAT, SAT, Commissioning, Maintenance, Operational Acceptance, Process Optimisation & Business Improvement initiatives. Experienced Leadership and management skills for operating businesses & Project Management having completed many leadership roles and training programs with Origin Energy (CSG).
Knowledge and experience in Telemetry, RTU/PLC, OT, SCADA/HMI, Production Database (Historians), SIS, LAN/WAN, UHF Radio, CyberSecurity, Fibre, Microwave, Satellite, SDH, LTE, WIMAX, DNP3, Modbus, HART, Fieldbus. Joined WNA May 2021, Currently full time with Woodside in the Digital Projects team on brownfields projects

Roger Cowell

Project/Construction Manager with 28 years’ experience in corporate Telecommunications and IT Infrastructure projects, including HR, Budget, Scheduling, HSE, Stakeholder, Contractor, Compliance and Implementation  management.  Skilled in networking,  upward and downward expectation management.  Technical skills in Cisco networking (CCNA certified 1992).  Worked on Kentz Gorgon project and 2 stints with BP Exploration and British Telecom (UK).  Joined WNA in April 2020 and has worked on Atlas Iron Corunna Downs project, BFS study for operation startup for BCI Minerals, Mardie Salt & Potash project and currently AGIG DBP microwave upgrade project.

Ruary Mackenzie

Completed apprenticeship as an electronic communications systems technician.  Worked with Philips Communications, RAAF, Philips Scientific & Industrial, RLM on Jindalee Over Horizon Radar project, BHP & Rio Tinto.  Experienced with Satellite Earth Stations, HF, VHF, UHF radio systems and infrastructure, Micro Wave Radio, Crypto equipment, Analytical X-ray and Electron microscopy (STEM and TEM), CCTV, Fibre Optic Cabling, Microwave Radio, Boom Gates, PLC’s, Multiplexers, Wheel Impact Monitor, Direct Loco Control, HXP3 Rail Crossing detector, SCADA system programming, Railway Signalling Systems, Unix software systems, FDDI Ring, UPS, and some minor experience with robotics and load cells. Hands on experience in erecting communications towers.  Familiar with software systems Citec, Bitlab, KepServerEx, CNMS-NG, SolarWinds and PTRG.   Joined WNA in September 2018.

Sulaiman Mehfooz

B. Eng (Electrical), M. Electrical, CCNA. 12 years+ experience in electrical, instrumentation, control and communications including onshore and offshore oil & gas projects in Australia and the Middle East. Communications systems experience includes LAN/WAN, SDH, UHF TETRA, VHF radio, microwave, CCTV, access control, FOIDS, PBX, PAGA, structured cabling (copper, fibre), power systems, earthing. Joined WNA in August 2019 and currently embedded with the INPEX Onshore communications team.

Soe Moe Aung

Master of Science in Computer Control & Automation and Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics.
Over 14 years of extended experience in managing and delivering full project life cycle from development, procurement/vendor selection, detailed engineering design, testing, commissioning, handover and maintenance of a wide range of telecommunications system such as PAGA, CCTV, Data Networks, GMDSS Radios, VHF Radios, UHF Radio systems, Microwave Radios, Entertainment systems, Metrological systems, GPS Mooring Monitoring system, Radar & Man Overboard system, Voice Recorder system, Gyro Compass system, Voyage Data Recorder, Racon, U Light, Echo Sounder, Speed Log, Radar, ECDIS and telephony systems. Experience in managing and delivering Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) such us Electronics Variable Message Signs, Lane Use Management Systems and Vehicle Detection systems.
Joined WNA in May 2021 and currently embedded full time in Woodside Digital telecoms engineering team.

Stuart Buckland

Advanced Certificate in Electronics (Communications), B.Bus (Accounting/IS) A.Dip Admin Studies, PRINCE2 (Practitioner). Over 25 years’ experience encompassing Technical Project Management, Communications and business solutions consulting, Management-Technical interfacing, Systems architecture & design (UC), Project & governance documentation, Event management, Logistics planning, Business development, Business process analysis, Management & team leadership, Financial accounting, Aircraft systems maintenance. Since June 2011 with WNA.

Terry Hodgman

B.Bus (2001), Communications Technical Officer, ACMA Registered Cabler. 35 years experience in the communications industry including 31years with Telecom/Telstra as a Technical Officer and Team Manager covering a wide range of equipment-small capacity radio systems, solar power installation and maintenance, data cabling design and installation, equipment maintenance programs, PABX and Small business systems, Satellite broadband, PDH/SDH Transmission equipment. 3 years with BHPIO Communications working on transmission & mobile radio systems and railway asset protection equipment. Joined WNA in August 2011 and currently engaged on BHPIO communications/asset protection projects.

Tony Bower

BEng Electrical – Communications (UWA 1978). 36+ years’ experience in telecommunications with Department of Communications, Australian Broadcasting Authority, Gibson Quai-AAS, Kellogg Joint Venture – Gorgon and INPEX.  10 years Oil & Gas experience with Gorgon LNG Project and Ichthys LNG Project (Yokohama & Darwin) including LAN/WAN & telephony, UHF TETRA mobile radio, radio consoles, PAGA, CCTV, RADAR, VSAT, IDS, access control, microwave links.  Radio coverage/path planning (Planet and Pathloss) for mobile radio, broadcasting and microwave and UHF link services.  Infrastructure – towers, cabling and cabinets, maritime and aeronautical radio, telecoms network management, meteorological and oceanographic systems, wireless LAN and personnel location.  Project management incl: FAT & SIT testing; verifying database records for equipment; witnessing/signing off the completion of Commissioning ITRs; conducting Ready for Commissioning (RFC) and Ready for Start Up (RFSU) walk down inspections; checking and signing off RFC and RFSU dossiers, Punch List Items; witnessing OTPs and SAT testing; liaison with Operations, monitoring Contractor performance & deviation requests.  Joined WNA October 2018. Currently embedded in the Inpex Project Engineering team.

Vicki White

Electrical / Instrument Fitter and SAP Master Data Specialist with a good working knowledge in Process Safety, Performance Standards, Regulatory Requirements, Maintenance Strategies and Engineering Standards.
Extensive SAP experience in nickel & gold mining organisations and past 20 years in Oil & Gas, primarily at Woodside. Major roles in Woodside SAP PM Project, NWS Offshore Campaign Lead Planner, Transfield Worley Brownfields SAP Team Lead, SAP PM Maintenance Specialist for IPF, KGP SCEMP SAP PM Team Leader and Maintenance Business & Data Specialist for Pluto Project. Most recently worked in the Woodside KGP Maintenance Strategy Project 2.
Joined WNA in November 2020 and currently embedded in Woodside Digital Field Services Project – Critical Comms as a SAP Master Data Specialist.