Mr Long joined Buru in July 2013 and has 26 years of technical and managerial experience in exploration and production. He was previously located overseas with Shell International, Premier Oil and PDO in the UK, Eastern Europe, Pakistan, Netherlands, Indonesia, and Oman. On emigrating to Australia in 2004, Mr Long spent six years with Woodside working on international and Australian exploration opportunities, followed by two years with Apache on Asia-wide new business. In addition to seismic interpretation and regional geological evaluations, Mr Long has also had roles in seismic acquisition, quantitative interpretation, field development and heavy oil steam injection tertiary recovery. He is a Geophysicist with a Masters degree from Imperial College, London.