How Wayne Gretzky Inspired Carnarvon Petroleum’s Winning Strategy

Wayne Gretzky probably doesn’t know it, but Carnarvon Petroleum Chief Executive Adrian Cook says the hockey legend’s strategy has played a major role in the largest liquid hydrocarbon discovery in Australia in 30 years and the potential unlocking of a new oil province in the offshore Canning Basin.

Speaking to Hart Energy after Santos announced it had bought out Carnarvon’s senior JV partner, Quadrant Energy, for US$2.15 billion, thus acquiring an 80% stake and operatorship of the jewel-in-the-crown Dorado-1 well, Cook said Carnarvon was delighted with the development.