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Steelhead LNG appoints Projects Director

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Steelhead LNG Corp. has appointed Ernest Buchan as its Projects Director.

Buchan is an oil and gas executive with more than 30 years’ international experience on major oil, gas and LNG projects for companies such as Chevron and Shell.

Buchan will build and lead an experienced project team that will work with industry partners and contractors to help them evaluate and develop LNG project opportunities through pre-FEED (front end engineering design), FEED and EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) phases. Buchan will also work with regulatory agencies in British Columbia to secure the permits required for individual projects and support Steelhead LNG at the corporate level in developing its business and project management systems.

Steelhead LNG CEO, Nigel Kuzemko, said of the appointment: “In many ways, LNG development is a new industrial frontier for BC that presents a range of new challenges for proponents, First Nations, communities, contractors and regulators […] To meet those challenges, we recognise the importance of building a highly capable leadership team with proven credentials in working with partners and stakeholder groups to successfully deliver major projects in different settings.”

Buchan’s engineering, construction and project management experience in the LNG sector includes all aspects and phases of field development, from exploration opportunity framing through to commissioning and operations support, in offshore, onshore and integrated upstream/downstream developments.

Buchan was most recently the Technical Manager and Offplot Integration Manager for Chevron’s Gorgon LNG Project in Western Australia.

Buchan added: “I’m excited to move to BC […] While Steelhead is a new company, the members of its executive team are experienced and respected professionals in the LNG industry, and they know what it takes to structure and deliver LNG projects. With Canada’s significant gas reserves and BC’s proximity to major LNG markets in Asia, it’s exciting to be involved at the outset as Canada develops its LNG sector.”

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