Meet the Team

Labrador Petro-Management Pty Ltd (LPM) was established in Perth, Western Australia in 1987 as Australia’s first drilling project management company. LPM is owned and operated by Drilling and Completions professionals with a vast array of local, national and international experience – working for International super-majors through to junior exploration companies. 

Tom Brand

Tom is a professional engineer and drilling professional with over 40 years international experience in the oil and gas industry.  Worked in many international locations  progressing to Manager of offshore operations for a major Canadian Company and has been involved with all types of drilling operations.  Specific skills include development and preparation of Tender / Contract documents and the management of Drilling Commercial Services for various organisations as a Consultant.


Since 2000, Tom has been at the helm of LPM as Managing Director,responsible for the overall direction of LPM’s activities and operations.   Providing guidance and directions to LPM’s operations team, assessing the present and future needs of LPM’s clients and developing the resources and tools required to satisfy those needs in the most cost effective and professionally manner.


Chris Wilson
Managing Director

Chris started in the oil and gas industry 32 years ago working initially in Operations and Wellsite Geology and transitioned from Geology to Drilling whilst with Chevron in PNG.  He holds a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Engineering Science in Petroleum Engineering.


Chris joined Labrador Petro Management 23 years ago where he consulted for a variety of oil companies in roles from Drilling Engineer, Offshore Drilling Supervisor to Drilling Superintendent. In 2010 Chris was involved in the Montara blowout and recovery operations. Chris is currently Well Construction Manager at Cooper Energy. 

Dean Adams
Finance Director

Dean commenced with LPM in February 2013. He has a Bachelor of Business from Curtin University and is a qualified CPA.


Commencing his career in public practice, Dean moved into the commercial arena early in his career and has worked in a diverse range of industries including Grain Marketing, Facilities Management, Construction, Hospitality and NFP. Dean brings a high level of expertise in financial reporting and treasury, as well as the ability to work effectively with both internal and external stakeholders.


In his role with LPM, Dean is responsible for all financial & management reporting, cash flow management and tax compliance. Liaising with LPM’s Bankers, Insurers and Auditors to ensure all corporate responsibilities are met.