• Perth WA
  • 0410 776 089
  • sburnaby@bigpond.net.au

Shelley Burnaby


  • Recognised for making significant contributions to the coordination and organisation of joint venture operations with a proven background in a major oil and gas company.
  • Sound up to date knowledge and understanding of governmental approval processes, regulation, legislative requirements and compliance.
  • Self-starter with strong organisational skills complemented by the ability to interact and build effective relationships with internal and external parties.
  • Articulate, influencing and persuasive in written and verbal tasks, with strong listening, questioning and excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to seek out ways to improve processes and streamline operations 
  • Recognised for excellent organisational skills and ability to prioritise workloads to ensure timely delivery

Work History

Work History

Joint Venture Coordinator

Oct 2007 - Dec 2015
Apache Energy Limited (Quadrant Energy)

Manage the Joint Ventures in which Apache is involved, through all stages in the business cycle from exploration through development and production to decommissioning, under the relevant JV agreements, in order to enable Apache to carry out the business ventures as efficiently and as quickly as possible

Key Responsibilities:

    • Acting as focal point for coordination, preparation and submission of title management documentation to both Joint Venture partners and Government authorities (State and Federal) to ensure timely preparation and lodgement of approvals and compliance with regulatory obligations.
    • prepare and maintain a schedule of Operating Agreement compliance for all permits, and work with the various internal teams to ensure joint venture activities are in compliance with operating agreements and regulatory requirements
    • Scheduling and coordinating of joint venture technical and management meetings and workshops.
    • Maintaining joint venture commercial files and documents
    • Regular liaison with Commercial/Business Development Manager on individual approvals/activities to satisfy compliance and regulatory obligations together with implementation of permit strategies
    • Internal reporting requirements within Apache to ensure obligations are understood, communication and delivered.
    • Monitor activities of key industry competitors and partners
    • Maintain joint venture databases
    • Identified process improvements to ensure compliance standards 

Contracts Coordinator

Jul 1993 - Oct 1997
Amplex Limited (Mobil Exploration & Producing Australia Pty Ltd
    • Provide support and legal assistance to Senior Legal Counsel on contracting matters within the Australia region.
    • Conducted initial review, analysis of incoming correspondence and other legal documents
    • Drafted contractual and legal documentation as needed
    • Coordination and , tender packages and contracting strategies, maintenance of database of contract records
    • Assist in various projects as required

Drilling Cost Analyst

Dec 1989 - Jun 1993
ARCO International Oil & Gas Company
    • Administrative support to international new venture drilling operations 
    • Short term assignments in each of New Zealand, Egypt, Philippines, Perth, Vietnam and Middle East.
    • Oversaw all office opening and closing policies in line with Head Office protocols
    • Prepared draft onsite contracts for drilling activities, contract amendments and invoice substantiation against agreement for compliance
    • Performed statistical and analytical analyses and reports on well performance, activity and costs.



    • International Petroleum Fiscal System and Production Sharing Contracts (Singapore)
    • Basic Petroleum Geology (Malaysia)
    • Oil & Gas Agreements (Centre for Mining, Energy & Natural Resources, University of Western Australia)
    • Australian Oil & Gas Law (Centre for Mining, Energy & Natural Resources, University of Western Australia)



Proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Outlook

Experienced in office equipment and administrative procedures