ExxonMobil appoints Dylan Pugh as Chairman of ExxonMobil Australia

ExxonMobil has appointed Dylan Pugh chairman of ExxonMobil Australia Group of Companies, effective April 1 2021. 
Prior to his appointment, Dylan was the general manager of U.S. conventional at ExxonMobil, overseeing operations in Alaska, California, Wyoming and the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. He joined ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company in 2003 and has held a variety of senior executive positions in the corporation’s upstream operations, research and commercial organizations, with assignments in Canada, Kazakhstan and the United States. 

Dylan holds a bachelor of science in physics and doctor of philosophy in materials science from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Dylan replaces Nathan Fay, who has been appointed vice president acquisitions and divestments in Houston, Texas. Fay’s departure comes as the West Barracouta project, the largest domestic gas project this decade, nears completion. 

“West Barracouta will probably be the largest domestic gas project for eastern Australia that comes along this decade,” said Fay.

“I am so proud of the team’s work to deliver this project that will deliver significant and much-needed gas supplies to south Eastern Australia, especially under some very challenging conditions during the last 12 months.

“With fields that have been producing for more than 50 years, the Gippsland basin continues to be the largest single source of gas for south eastern Australia. Investments like West Barracouta demonstrate that there’s still plenty of potential left in the Bass Strait,” he said.

“When I head over to Houston later this year, I will hand over responsibility for an innovative and hard-working team to Dylan and look forward to hearing about their progress as they work to maintain their role as a reliable supplier of gas that Australian businesses and homes depend on.”