PATRICK ALLMAN-WARD, SPE, was appointed chief executive officer of Dana Gas. He has more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and has held several senior level positions. He joined the company in 2012 as the general manager of Dana Gas Egypt. Allman-Ward began his career with Shell where he gained experience in a wide range of departments, including exploration; planning; business development; commercial negotiations; and health, safety, security, and the environment. He earned a BS in geology from Durham University and a PhD from the Royal School of Mines, University of London.