As a father of three children under the age of 10, the General Manager of an engineering consultancy and a Board Member for several organisations, Paul Stone is the embodiment of the word ‘busy’.
He’s also the Petroleum Club of WA’s new President.
“I joined the Petroleum Club about five years ago - first joining in 2012, then I re-joined in 2015,” said Paul.
“I was delighted to be appointed to the PCWA Board in September 2016 and took on the President’s role in September this year.”
Paul is the General Manager of EDG Australia, a privately owned independent Engineering Consultancy that arrived in Australia in June 2013, and he has been in the industry for 27 years.
“I started my oil & gas career in the UK before coming over to Perth in 1995 working with Dawson-Brown & Root and then Transfield-Worley.”
Like many Expats, Paul found himself heading back to the UK after a few years, then onto the Middle East with Maersk Oil. He returned to Perth in 2004, to re-join Transfield-Worley, before another stint in Qatar, a year in Melbourne with Nexus Energy and onto Monaco as part of Woodside’s Okha Engineering Team.
“I’ve been back in Perth since 2010 and worked with Technip, Buru Energy and the last three and a half years with EDG Australia,” continued Paul.
EDG Australia provides operational engineering support for Chevron’s Gorgon LNG Facility, Wheatstone’s Offshore Platform and Onshore LNG Facility, and the WA Oil asset on Barrow Island.
“We are a multi-discipline facilities engineering and design team that offers both Onshore and Offshore engineering expertise, primarily to Chevron at this stage, but we hope to help other clients in the coming years.”
Like many, Paul was initially drawn to the club for the networking opportunities, the chance to catch-up with industry colleagues and meet new people.
Other than being the President of the PCWA Board of Governors Paul is also a Director of a Nor-for-Profit Charity called Cahoots and the Deputy-Chair at his local Independent Public Primary School.