Senior Management

Suellen Osborne


Suellen is the Managing Director of the NEPEAN Investment Division and has a proven track record managing a range of mandates including investment funds and private capital for the shareholders of NEPEAN. Suellen’s experience is in equity joint ventures, resource company development, property development, construction and project management. Suellen has a BA Communications. She serves as a director on the boards of NEPEAN, Victoria Park Investments, Austwide Property Fund, Amorata Pty Ltd and OilCorp.

Jan Hulse

General Manager Exploration.

A highly experienced geologist with 30 years’ experience in reservoir management, petroleum field development and geophysics. Jan has been a leader on exploration teams for numerous petroleum companies . Including time with Santos 1997-2003, BP Australia PNG and MIM Petroleum in PNG. BSc, Geology/Mathematics, 1981 – 1985 from the Australian National University.

Florentino Soares Ferreira

Director of Commercial and Compliance. 

Florentino joins Timor Resources having spent 3 years as the Director of Joint Petroleum Development Area working for the ANPM and previously as the Deputy Managing Director at Timor Gap, National Oil Company of Timor-Leste.  He brings extensive experience in government relations, as well as petroleum operations. A Master of Science Graduate  from Tulsa University, as well as an Hons Graduate of The University of Western Australia BSc. (Hons) Geology and Resource Economics. Feliciano is a master communicator and an effective team leader

Ian Borthwick

QHSE Advisor

Ian has thirty years of experience in Health, Safety and Environmental leadership, providing support to industry, government, various financial institutions and non-government organizations. He has broad ranging knowledge of the oil and gas industry, both upstream and downstream, having held senior environmental posts with the Canadian Federal Government, BP International and Sun Oil. His work experience encompasses over thirty countries, spanning five continents. 

He is also the principal author of the industry standard on environmental management – “Environmental Management in Oil and Gas Exploration and Production”. UNEP Technical Report 37, 1997. ISBN 92-807-1639-5. IOGP Report No. 2.72/254

Ian has wide experience in crisis management, emergency and oil spill contingency planning, response and training, and has attended several major oil spills: Exxon Valdez, American Trader, Sea Empress and Pontoon 300 in the UAE. He has provided expert testimony in oil spill arbitration cases and been involved in post-event assessments and litigation for several major incidents, including the Aegean Sea off Corunna, Nassia in the Bosporus, Nikitas Roussos off Denmark, and the Sea Empress off Milford Haven. Post Macondo, he provided support to BP in the development of Group Defined Practices for Crisis Management and Oil Spill Response. 

Filomeno DeAndrade

General Manager Government & Community Relations

Filomeno has extensive international experience of over 40 years in engineering, management and environment roles. Filomeno is the former President of the Timorese Australian Council, former Vice President of Timorese Council in Portugal, former Head of Infrastructure, United Nations Transitional Administration of East Timor responsible for public infrastructure and former Representative of the Cabinet Member for Infrastructure. Filomeno was born in Timor-Leste.

Jacinto Soares

Senior Geologist

Seasoned oil and gas professional having worked for Eni Australia, resource companies and lecturing at University in geoscience. A Master Degree graduate of The University of Western Australia, in Geosciences. Experienced in reservoir modelling, managing Geological teams for field surveys and mapping petroleum systems onshore Timor.

Randall Taylor


Geophysicist who has delivered successful exploration projects over 30+ years. Previously he led Origin Energy’s Geophysics Department for over a decade.  He has been the primary lead in new field discoveries in the Otway, Bass and Eromanga Basins.  In-depth knowledge of Seismic Interpretation, Processing QC, Rock Physics, Prospect and Play assessment and Survey Design. Deep experience  gained      from      various      roles      with      Origin,      Santos      and      CSR.  With a strong emphasis on technical rigor and adoption of new technology with regular published case study examples. Randall embraces technology such as AVO, Inversion, Rock Physics and HTI Anisotropic seismic processing. Lead author of “Unexpected HTI velocity anisotropy: a wide-azimuth, low fold, 3D seismic processing case study”, which was awarded best petroleum paper at the ASEG 23rd International Geophysical Conference and Exhibition in 2013.

Ana Belo

Petroleum Geophysicist

A graduate from University of New South Wales I Petroleum Engineering (honours). Worked in Timor Leste under the, National Petroleum and Minerals Authority (ANPM) in a team focused on the Exploration and Acreage release onshore and offshore Timor-Leste, as well as prospecting activities and geological and geophysical survey data, including the  Integrated Airborne Geophysical Survey (IAGS) Project.

Luis Pereira

Operations Manager

Operations leader, with strong technical and managerial experience in the oil and gas industry. Having successfully designed and planned the Greater Western Flank 2 field (8 wells) in Western Australia from screening phase to a detailed design phase. As well as designing and delivering the multilateral Vincent phase 3 (3 multilateral wells) aspects in drilling engineering Western Australia. A team focused expert who can manage complex contracts, labourers and large teams. Holding a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering.

Carolina Carlos

HSE Manager

Experienced HSE professional, who has provided analytical, negotiation process and consulting services in disaster risk management for the World Bank in Dili. A disciplined and focused field HSE officer, who is dedicated to compliance. Strong communicator who interfaces with the ANPM on behalf of the Operator to achieve all regulatory approvals for all activities. A disciplined task master who works tirelessly in the pursuit of the project tasks, both administratively and in the field, to ensure no harm comes to any person or the environment in the pursuit of exploration.

Jon Benesche

Senior Drilling Engineer

Employed by Exxon for more than 36 years, Jon’s experience in all aspects of drilling, completions and well testing engineering, operations and venture management, utilizing every type of onshore and offshore drilling unit, in many countries including Moscow, Qatar and Indonesia. Jon was involved in the successful well projects addressing all major downhole, environmental and logistical challenges such as deepwater, high current, ultra-deep, high pressure, sour gas, extended reach, horizontal, and arctic operations on many of Exxon’s most critical wells worldwide, including some of the most remote and diverse onshore and offshore locations within Industry. Jon’s technical and operational expertise and wide business experience will greatly assist our drilling, completion and well evaluation work .