Oil & Gas UK announced a number of appointments of member company representatives to its board.
In addition to the new members joining the board, existing board member Neil McCulloch, president North Sea, of Enquest, is named as the new vice chair representative for the operator community, while board member Terry Savage, corporate relationship director, Global Energy Group is named as his counterpart, as vice chair representing the contractor community.
Joining the board this spring are:
Andrew Thomson, managing director, offshore, North Sea, Aramark
Chris Bird, managing director, MOL Energy UK
Dave Stewart, CEO, Wood Group PSN
Gunnar Breivik, managing director, Statoil Production UK
Matt Betts, UK vice president, Halliburton
Neil Clyne, operations director, Transocean Drilling UK Ltd.
Paul Goodfellow, upstream director UK & Ireland, Shell E&P
Pete Jones, managing director, United Kingdom, TAQA
“As an industry, being able to deliver our share of the tripartite obligations coming out of the Wood Report will require active leadership and representation from the broad diversity of interests in the basin,” McCulloch said. “We have some challenging times ahead for operators and contractors to jointly address the cost and efficiency review needed to ensure continuity for the energy industry.
The UK Continental Shelf has produced over 43 billion bbl and gas to date, a feat which was only made possible by hundreds and thousands of companies across the UK which make up our world-class supply chain. This supply chain is now also worth some £15bn to the UK in exports every year,” Savage said.
Those leaving the Oil & Gas UK board include:
Adrian Rose, managing director, Transocean North Sea
Glen Cayley, Shell Upstream International
Gordon Ballard, chairman and country manager, Schlumberger UK Ltd.
James Edens, vice president and managing director, CNR International UK Ltd. Martin Rune Pederson, managing director, Maersk Oil UK
Mike Skitmore, UK business unit manager, Premier Oil
Robin Watson, chief executive, Wood Group PSN
Susan Elston, vice president strategic development, Sodexo Remote Site Scotland Ltd.
“The low price of oil and high cost of operating on the UK Continental Shelf present our industry with a great challenge. That is why, as the leading trade association for the UK’s offshore industry, we are very fortunate to have the guidance of a talented board,” Deirdre Michie, Oil & Gas UK’s chief executive said. “I believe that by working together, this sector will become stronger, safer and have a brighter future.”