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About Theia Energy

Theia Energy Pty Ltd (Theia Energy) is a private company based in Perth, Western Australia.

Theia Energy’s vision is to produce affordable clean energy, providing energy security and a sustainable economy in the northwest of Australia.

We aim to develop the Gingerah Energy Hub, harnessing the natural energy resources of the West Kimberley and build infrastructure for economic development in the northwest of Australia with the traditional owners of the land and the local community.

Building on our deep understanding of the regional geology and the relationships built with stakeholders over more than a decade working in the area, we have recently been awarded a geothermal energy exploration permit and have lodged an application for a licence to conduct site surveys for a world-scale renewable energy project. Site characterisation covering ~10,000 km2 and geothermal energy exploration is due to commence in 2024. Theia Energy also has petroleum interests adjacent to the proposed West Kimberley Energy Hub in the onshore Canning Basin.

Since 2015, we have been active in the onshore Canning Basin which has provided us with deep geological knowledge of the basin and strong relationships with key stakeholders. The Gingerah Energy Hub will initially produce 1 mtpa of green ammonia from up to 3 GW renewable energy capacity from a mix of solar, wind and geothermal energy sources. The project will have the potential for expansion into emission-free production of methanol (1 mtpa) and urea (3 mtpa). Theia Energy is open to expressions of interest from potential partners to develop this exciting project.

Purpose & Values


  • Treat others the way you would like to be treated
  • Listen, acknowledge and be open to views and opinions of others
  • Be patient and tolerant


  • Be honest and open in all dealings
  • Always do the right thing in undertakings with all stakeholders
  • Trust and be trusted

Working together

  • Embrace inclusion and encourage diversity
  • Value strong relationships across different teams supporting everyone to achieve their goals
  • Take the initiative to involve stakeholders in solving challenges
  • Own mistakes and support others to overcome mistakes


  • Communicate openly
  • Say what you have to say to the person
  • Say what you mean
  • Be clear


  • Care about people and the planet
  • Take ownership
  • Take an interest in what is happening around you
  • Go the extra mile
  • Strive to achieve your own goals and help others achieve theirs


  • Encourage and reward creative thinking
  • Think outside the box
  • Be up to date with industry trends and practises
  • Work smart

Our Team

Jop van Hattum | Managing Director

MSc, MBA, MComLaw, FIEAust, CPEng, EngExec, GAICD

Jop is the managing director at Theia Energy. He has been leading the stakeholder engagement and exploration in the onshore Canning Basin since 2018. He has written extensively about the resource potential in the onshore Canning Basin and negotiated agreements with traditional owners to sustainably explore the energy resources. Previously, Jop has held a variety of executive roles in the energy sector including as senior director at the Northern Territory Public Service preceded by a distinguished career in the petroleum industry in Australia and internationally. He has broad senior executive experience in Stakeholder Engagement, Petroleum Engineering, Project Management, Operations Management, Commercial Law, Native Title and Business Management.

Jop holds postgraduate qualifications in Petroleum Engineering from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and Business Administration and Commercial Law from the University of Melbourne. He is a Fellow, Chartered Professional Engineer and Engineering Executive with the Institute of Engineers Australia and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Jan Ostby | Director


Jan is the co-founder of Longreach Capital Investment Group and the Director of Longreach Mineral Exploration and Theia Energy. He has over 38 years of experience in executive management and business development roles in the energy sector. He is an experienced energy exploration entrepreneur across multiple disciplines, including new ventures, prospect maturation, drilling and farmouts with leading industry peers. Previous roles include various marketing and management positions with PGS, NOPEC Australia Pty Ltd and Fugro Multi Client Services.

Jan’s qualifications include a Master’s in Civil Engineering and Geophysics and a Bachelor’s in International Marketing and Management from the Norwegian School of Trade and Export, Oslo.

Odd Larsen | Director

BSc, MSc

Odd is the co-founder of Longreach Capital Investment Group and director of Longreach Mineral Exploration and Theia Energy. Odd has held various owner/management positions in the resources sector and has more recently been involved in improving the company’s performance and defining its strategic goals. As a Director of Longreach Capital, Odd has liaised with governments, business partners and stakeholders and has been instrumental in arranging for new projects in various countries located in Europe, Asia, and South America. Odd holds degrees in Geology from the University of Oslo (Bachelor’s) and the University of Tromsoe (Master’s).

Dino Loschi | Geoscientist


Dino is a highly experienced geoscientist with over 30 years of experience in the resource sector. He commenced his geoscience career in the mineral industry as an exploration geologist and subsequently joined the petroleum sector and for over 30 years has worked on numerous domestic and international geoscience projects. He spent over 15 years of his career as a successful independent consultant geoscientist. Clients and employers have included large multinational companies, national oil companies and small organisations with projects ranging in scale from regional evaluations to prospect-level assessments to asset generation.

Dino is an expert in dealing with most types of geoscientific data and assessing data quality as well as the loading and management of these data to maintain the highest standards/validation when loaded into the associated interpretation and GIS systems. He has a BSc in Geology from Macquarie University and a Graduate Diploma in Geophysics from Curtin University.

Julia Davies | New Ventures Manager

MSc, BSc(hons), MBA

Julia has over 30 years in the energy industry, with experience in a broad range of geologic provinces and technical disciplines. This has included initiating, evaluating and promoting new opportunities, as well as the exploration and appraisal of operated and non-operated assets through to the evaluation of mature field re-development projects. Julia’s career has a significant international focus having evaluated basins across many countries. Julia combines both technical and business skills and has been a key contributor to several successful exploration/new country bid applications. Project Management, coordination, integration, communication and teamwork are part of her core skills.

She is a Geoscientist with a BSc in Geology from the University of Wales; an MSc in Geology from Birbeck College, University of London; and an MBA from IMD Business School in Switzerland.

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