PLANET MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH PTY LTD (extract from the book- Planet Mining Company Pty Ltd, 1970, Application for Concession, Province of Timor)
Planet Management and Research Pty Ltd, or “Plansearch”, was incorporated in 1968 as the management and operations company for the Planet Group of Exploration Companies.
It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Planet Oil Company NL and employs all technical, administrative and field staff for the Group. It owns all the capital equipment of the Planet Group of Exploration Companies and places orders for all materials and services for the group and associated companies.
All activities of the Planet Group of Exploration Companies are controlled by the General Manager, Graham A Brown, assisted by the Deputy General Manager, Noel K Leeder. They report to the Managing Director, John G Fuller.
Minerals exploration is headed by the Minerals Exploration Manager, John Baird, and Oil and Natural Gas Exploration by the Petroleum Exploration Manager, Gene E Congdon. The laboratory work is directed by the Research Manager, Dr JJ Reid. Operations Manager is Peter G Coutts, who controls operations and activities in the field. Since 1966 planned expansion into minerals exploration has given the Group added scope. Prospects are being actively investigated in all States of Australia and in the Territories of Papua and New Guinea.