Phil Loader

Executive Vice President - Global Exploration

Woodside Energy Ltd


Phil joined Woodside Energy as Executive Vice President Global Exploration in July 2013 following an extensive career in the Upstream sector spanning over 35 years.

He has held positions of increasing responsibility and influence prior to joining Woodside, including roles as Senior Vice President – Exploration (2009 – 2013) at Mubadala Petroleum in the UAE and previously 11 years with Anadarko Petroleum, as Vice President Exploration located in both the UK and USA. Prior to joining Woodside, Phil also held the position of Non-Executive Chairman of Chariot Oil and Gas.
Phil has detailed experience in a range of Geological and Petroleum provinces around the world, including UK/Europe, USA (Unconventional), Alaska, Canada, Middle East, South East Asia, China and extensive upstream experience throughout the African continent.

His career to date has involved international assignments in Saudi Arabia, USA, South Africa, UAE (Abu Dhabi), Portugal and now Australia.
Phil holds a BSc (Geology) from Manchester University, a MSc (Petroleum Geology) from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College London, and an MBA from Henley Management College, UK.