Ahmad A. Al-Sa’adi
Senior Vice President Technical Services, Saudi Aramco
Ahmad A. Al-Sa’adi was appointed Senior Vice President of Technical Services on December 16, 2015, effective January 1 2016. Al-Sa’adi heads Saudi Aramco engineering services, project management, information technology, materials supply and community, infrastructure and public projects. In this capacity, he directs approximately 7,500 employees and oversees more than $100 billion in capital expenditures. Al-Sa’adi oversees the direction of corporate environmental and occupational health policies and provides guidance to management as to the impact of environmental trends. In July 2010, Al-Sa’adi became the Vice President of Gas Operations, headquartered in ‘Udhailiyah, and led a complex organization which consisted of seven gas processing centers capable of processing a total of 12 billion scfd. Prior to this, he was the Vice President of Pipelines, Distribution & Terminals, which operated more than 50 facilities Kingdom-wide. He was responsible for the transportation of oil, gas and domestic fuel distribution through bulk plants and air fueling units, and for Kingdom crude exports through terminals. Al-Sa’adi held the position of the Chief Engineer of Saudi Aramco and, prior to that, he was President and CEO for Aramco Gulf Operations Company (AGOC), and Chairman of the Executive Committee, providing policy and direction to Al-Khafji Joint Operations. Al-Sa’adi served professionally and in a supervisory capacity, domestically and internationally, over a multitude of engineering, refining and project management fields and currently serves as Chairman of Saudi Aramco Mobil Refinery (SAMREF). Al-Sa’adi joined Saudi Aramco in 1981 and earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in 1981. In 2000, he completed the Management Development program at Harvard Business School.
Fawaz K. Bitar
Head of Global Operations Organization, Upstream, BP
As BP’s Head of Global Operations Organization, Upstream, Fawaz Bitar is directly accountable for delivery of all aspects of Operations performance and strategy, including safety, production, cost and common processes. Prior to that, he was VP Operations Asia Pacific and Executive VP for Indonesia’s Tangguh LNG Project. Fawaz has been with BP for 27 years. He has held operational assignments in the UK, US, Azerbaijan, Colombia, Egypt and Indonesia. He has a strong technical background and has held key positions such as Project Director, Engineering & Operations Manager and Offshore Installation Manager. He also worked in the London Head Office as Executive Assistant to the Group Vice President. Fawaz has a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Newcastle University and is a chartered UK and European Engineer, and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. He is also a graduate of the London Business School Accelerated Development Programme and is BP’s Executive sponsor for Imperial College London. Fawaz is also a member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs and the BP representative on the Management Committee for the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP).
Project & Technology Director, Shell
Harry Brekelmans became Projects & Technology Director and a member of the Executive Committee of Royal Dutch Shell plc on October 1, 2014. He joined Shell after graduating in 1990 with a degree in Petroleum Engineering from Delft Technical University in the Netherlands. He began his career in the research and development department of Shell’s Exploration & Production (E&P) business in the Netherlands, followed by a variety of assignments in Egypt and the UK. Harry was appointed Internal Audit Manager for Shell E&P Europe in 2003. In 2005 he became Global Audit Manager for both the E&P and Gas & Power businesses. From 2007, he was Chief Executive Officer of Salym Petroleum Development, a Shell joint venture in Russia. In September 2009, he became Executive Vice President (EVP) for Shell Group Strategy & Planning. In mid-2011, he returned to Russia as Country Chairman and EVP for Russia and the Caspian region. He moved back to his native city The Hague in early 2013 to take up a new role as EVP for Upstream International Operations. Harry is a board member of the Global Leadership and Technology Exchange, which connects business, governments and civil society in seeking more efficient, low-carbon growth.
Chief Development, Operations & Technology Officer, ENI
Roberto Casula has been Eni’s Chief Development, Operations & Technology Officer since July 2014. He was born in Cagliari in 1962. After graduating in mining engineering, he joined Eni in 1988 as a reservoir engineer. He started working in Italian oilfields before moving to West Africa as Chief Development Engineer. In 1997, he returned to Milan as coordinator of business development for Africa and the Middle East. After a short experience as Project Technical Services Manager, he became Middle Eastas Project Director on a giant gas project in 2001. From 2004 to 2005, he held a number of managerial positions in Eni E&P including the role of CEO of Eni Med, before being appointed Managing Director of Eni in Libya in 2005. In 2007, he became head of operational and business activities in sub-Saharan Africa, before his 2011 appointment as EVP of Eni E&P, thus extending his responsibilities to the whole of Africa and the Middle East, including the program for the development of the Mamba and Coral discoveries in Mozambique.
CEO, Subsea Systems & Drilling, GE Oil & Gas
Based in Aberdeen, Rod is responsible for overseeing the operation and growth of our Subsea Systems & Drilling business, including 31 manufacturing and service facilities, more than 8,400 employees in 11 countries around the world, and one of the industry’s most extensive product and service portfolios. Prior to his current role, Rod was President of GE Energy for Central & Eastern Europe, Russia and CIS, where he had operational responsibility for GE Energy’s entire range of products and services in the region. Rod joined GE in 1999 as Operations Manager of Power Systems, Slough, UK. In 2002, after several roles in sales and services, he was promoted to lead the Service Operations for Energy Services in Europe. In 2004, he became President of the Eastern European region. Before joining GE, Rod spent 18 years with Scottish Hydro Electric and North of Scotland Hydro Electric in a wide range of engineering and management roles. Rod holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Glasgow Caledonian University and a degree in Thermal Power Engineering.
President, ExxonMobil Development Company
Neil Duffin has served as President of ExxonMobil Development Company since 2007. In this role, he stewards a diverse, global portfolio including over 100 projects designed to develop 20 billion barrels of oil equivalent. Through his career, he has held a number of leadership roles with operational responsibility in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas. Neil joined Mobil Oil Company in 1979 after graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. In addition to his responsibilities with ExxonMobil Development Company, Neil serves on the Board of Directors for the US-Russia Business Council, the Offshore Energy Center and the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
Chief Executive Officer, GLNG Operations Pty Ltd and Vice President Downstream GLNG, Santos Ltd
Rod Duke leads the incorporated operating company for the recently commissioned Gladstone LNG project in Australia. The Santos-led US$18.5 billion GLNG joint venture converts coal seam gas resources in Queensland's Surat basin into liquefied natural gas for export under 20-year sales contracts to Malaysia and Korea. Rod was responsible for the project delivery of the 420 km long gas transmission pipeline and the 2 train LNG plant on Curtis Island, with ongoing accountability including operations, commercial and LNG marketing activities. With a capacity of over 7.8 million tonnes per annum, GLNG is one of Australia’s largest resources projects, employing around 10,000 people at peak construction and around 1,000 during ongoing operations. Rod has extensive global experience with over 30 years in the upstream natural gas and LNG industry. From 1984 he worked for Woodside on construction of the first LNG trains in Australia, then offshore on the North Rankin and Goodwyn platforms. Rod first joined Santos in 1996 to head up the South West Queensland onshore gas project. Back at Woodside a few years later, he marketed natural gas to industrial customers in Western Australia and negotiated LNG sales contracts with buyers in Japan, Korea and China. In 2007, Rod moved to Singapore where he led the project to develop that country’s first LNG import terminal. Rod returned to Brisbane in his home state in early 2013 to take up his present role. Rod’s qualifications include an Honours Degree in Chemical Engineering and a Graduate Diploma of Business Management.
Italian Minister for Economic Development
Ms. Guidi was appointed Minister of Economic Development in February 2014. She has a Graduate Degree in Law from Modena University, and an MBA from Profingest of Bologna Professional. She began her carreer as a Financial Analyst with Rolo Finance, and has since held a number of high-profile postions including: Vice President of the Federation for Emilia Romagna Region (2002-2005), President of the Young Entrepreneurs of Emilia Romagna (2002-2005), Vice President of the Young Entrepreneurs of Confindustria (2005-2008), President of Confindustria Young Entrepreneurs (2008-2011), Vice President of Confindustria (2008-2011), Vice President of Ducati Energia S.p.A., Director G.M.G. Group Srl, Director of the Group DUCATI Energia SpA, Member of the Trilateral Commission (MI), Director of the Italian Investment Fund SGR SpA (designated by the Ministry of Economy and Finance), and Member of the General Council of the Aspen Institute Italy.
Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, NOVATEK
Mr. Gyetvay's main areas of responsibility include external financial reporting and control, treasury, corporate finance, planning and economics, investor relations and capital market activities. Mr. Gyetvay served on the Board of Directors of OAO NOVATEK from 2005 to 2014, and was active in the Audit and Strategy committees. Prior to joining NOVATEK in June 2003, Mr. Gyetvay was an audit partner in the Global Energy, Mining and Utilities practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers based in Moscow, where he was responsible for providing overall project management, financial and operational expertise, and maintaining and supporting client service relationships, as well as serving as concurring partner on transaction services and consulting engagement partner to the petroleum sector. After graduating from university in 1981, he held various financial and economic positions at a number of independent oil and gas companies in the United States until joining the Strategic Energy Advisory Services practice of Coopers & Lybrand in 1994. Mr. Gyetvay is a Certified Public Accountant, a member of American Institute of CPA, an associate member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and a former member of PwC’s Petroleum Thought Leadership Council. He is a recognized expert in the oil and gas industry and a sought-after speaker at various industry and investor conferences, and he has published numerous articles on various oil and gas industry topics. He has been cited for numerous awards and is recognized by Investor Relations Magazine as one of the best CFOs in Russia and the CIS, and by the Institutional Investor magazine as one of the Top Five CFOs in Europe’s Oil and Gas sector.
Regional Director – ANZ & PNG, and Operations Leader – Asia Pacific, GE Oil & Gas
Ms. Hackett is a Senior Executive in General Electric. She holds the positions of Regional Director for GE’s Oil & Gas business in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea; and Operations Leader for GE’s Oil & Gas business across Asia Pacific. Mary leads the GE Oil & Gas ANZ & PNG team in serving customers’ needs, and is responsible for growth and co-creation strategies in the region. In addition, she is charged with driving business efficiency across Asia Pacific through the development and implementation of operational strategies, which incorporate Sourcing, Logistics, Supply Chain, Quality, Regional Services Efficiencies and EHS. Mary joined GE Oil & Gas in November 2014 from Woodside, where she was Senior Vice President for the Australian Oil Business Unit. In her 17 years with Woodside, she held senior leadership roles, including Project Manager Pluto Expansion, Engineering Services Manager and Facilities Engineering Manager. Prior to Woodside, she worked for 10 years in managerial and engineering roles in Brown & Root Engineering in Australia, and Waterloo Air Technology in the UK. Mary is a qualified Mechanical Engineer. She holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University College Galway.
Founder, Chief Executive Officer, President, Welltec®
Jørgen Hallundbæk founded Welltec in 1994 with the vision to transform the industry to be safer and more sustainable, while simultaneously increasing production, improving total recovery and driving costs down. Hew brought that vision to life as the principal architect of the Well Tractor®, a revolutionary conveyance system that enables tools to be deployed irrespective of the well inclination. Throughout his carreer, Mr. Hallundbæk has continually pushed the boundaries for what we can do to enhance recovery rates and enable oil companies and other service providers to conduct interventions safer, faster and with higher accuracy. With his keen analytical perspective, problems have been exposed and new solutions found to develop, test and manufacture proprietary, robotic tools and equipment. Mr. Hallundbæk takes an active role within the industry and has authored a number of papers for the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), sharing knowledge and challenging the industry to seek new approaches. He owns a number of patents and has received several individual awards in Denmark over the years, including the 1999 Gazelle of the Year (Bren's Growth Award), 2002 King Frederik 9th Award for Excellence in Export, 2006 Entrepreneur of the Year, and 2012 "Ejerleder prisen” (The Owner Leader Award). Before founding Welltec, his experience included Consultant work for AGIP, COWI, Rambøll, Carl Bro, Offshore-Oil and Gas Departments, specializing in modeling of drilling and downhole servicing processes. He holds an honors degree in Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture, and an M. Sc. Eng. from The Technical University of Denmark.
Executive Vice President, BG Technical, BG Group
Jon plays a key role in helping BG Group deliver on its goals, with his responsibilities including delivering, developing, deploying and maintaining a suite of integrated capabilities across BG Technical’s functions and the assets. Since joining BG Group 24 years ago, Jon has worked across many functions, most recently as General Manager Production Operations and, for 10 of the last 13 years, he has occupied General Management positions in some of our key assets such as Trinidad and Tobago, Egypt and leading the Group’s Unconventional Shale gas business in the USA.
Governor, State of Colorado, USA
John Hickenlooper is serving his second term as Governor of the State of Colorado. The centrally located state is a global hub of innovation, talent and business, recognized by Forbes as having the best metropolitan area in the country for economic development. Governor Hickenlooper is a lifetime entrepreneur who ran as a "dark horse" to become Mayor of Denver in 2003. He led the campaign to pass FasTracks, the largest regional transportation initiative in US history. Within eight years, he streamlined the total workforce by 7%, the first such reduction in Denver's history. In 2005, TIME Magazine named him as one of the five top big-city mayors in America. Governor Hickenlooper's goal is to create the most pro-business state government, with the highest environmental and ethical standards. His administration has already examined more than 16,000 rules and regulations, and either eliminated or streamlined more than half of them. They have created the Colorado Innovation Network (COIN) and provided Advanced Manufacturing Grants to accelerate start-ups and early stage technology businesses. They are building an integrated workforce training system, in conjunction with the Markle Foundation and LinkedIn, that will create a single, seamless continuum for education and workforce preparation, from childhood to old age. Governor Hickenlooper applied his passion to create good government on a national level as well. His 2015 “Chair’s Initiative” at the National Governors Association, focusing on hiring, appropriate creation and implementation of regulations, and continuous improvement, was a bipartisan success. He is one of the first geologists to become a governor in US history, and the first brewer since Sam Adams in 1792.
Jeffrey R. Immelt
Chairman and CEO, GE
Mr. Immelt has held several global leadership positions since coming to GE in 1982, including roles in GE's Plastics, Appliances, and Healthcare businesses. In 1989 he became an officer of GE and joined the GE Capital Board in 1997. Mr. Immelt has been named one of the "World's Best CEOs" three times by Barron's, and since he began serving as chief executive officer, GE has been named "America's Most Admired Company" in a poll conducted by Fortune magazine and one of "The World's Most Respected Companies" in polls by Barron's and the Financial Times. Mr. Immelt was the chair of President Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. He is a member of The American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Mr. Immelt earned a B.A. degree in applied mathematics from Dartmouth College in 1978, and an M.B.A. from Harvard University in 1982.
Elisabeth Birkeland Kvalheim
Chief Technology Officer, TPD Research and Technology, Statoil ASA
Ms. Birkeland has worked for Statoil since 1992 and has held various professional and leadership positions within Technology, Projects and Operations, with positions including Drilling and Well Engineer, Platform Manager at Åsgard A, Project Manager, Vice President for drilling facilities and Senior Vice President for Technology Excellence.
Vice President of Engineering, PMO and Project Controls, Columbia Pipeline Group
Ken is a licensed professional engineer active in the American Gas Association and Southern Gas Association. Prior to joining CPG, he served as vice president of operations and vice president of technical services at New Mexico Gas Company. He has been in the energy industry for 23 years and held a variety of positions including operations director for Meade, a pipeline construction company, senior project manager for EN Engineering, an international engineering and consulting firm, as well as numerous positions with Nicor Gas, a large local gas distribution company near Chicago. Ken earned his degree in mechanical engineering and business from Valparaiso University, Indiana.
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Technip SA
Before joining Technip in 2007, Thierry Pilenko was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of VERITAS DGC, a seismic services company based in Houston. There, he successfully managed the merger of VERITAS with the Compagnie Générale de Géophysique. Before that, he held various management and executive positions with Schlumberger, where he started in 1984 as a geologist. He held several international positions in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia before becoming President of Schlumberger Bequest in Houston and subsequently Managing Director of SchlumbergerSema in Paris until 2004. Mr. Pilenko holds degrees from France’s Nancy School of Geology (1981) and the IFP School (1982).
VP & Gartner Research Fellow, Digital Business Leadership Group
Mr. Prentice has almost 40 years experience in the IT industry, from PCs, through UNIX software, telecommunications, infrastructure, security and risk management, digital strategy and long-term technology evolution. He now works in Gartner's CIO and Digital Business Leadership group, working with CIOs, CEOs and boards in the areas of technology development over the coming decades and digital business strategy. He is responsible for Gartner's long-term strategic planning agendas, typically looking out to 2030 and beyond, and exploring the relationships between technology, business and society in a digital business era and beyond.
Head of Rotating Machinery, Total E&P
Bernard Quoix is the Head of Total E&P Rotating Machinery Department and holds this position since November 2003. He started his career in 1979 within Total Operations in the North Sea, in charge of the turbocompressors of the MCP01 compression project, then from 1986 to 1989 became Head of Engineering of Turbomeca Industrial Division, a small and medium size gas-turbines manufacturer, then went to Renault Car Manufacturer as Assistant Manager of the testing facilities for prototype and production engines, before joining Elf Aquitaine and eventually Total, mainly involved in all aspects of turbomachines, including conceptual studies, projects for new oil and gas field development, commissioning and start-up, and bringing his expertise to Operations of all Total Affiliated Companies worldwide. Bernard graduated from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Electricité et de Mécanique in Nancy, France, in 1978 and then completed his engineering education with one additional year at Ecole Nationale du Pétrole et des Moteurs in Paris, specializing in Internal Combustion Engines. He was elected in 2005 and 2009 as a member of the Turbomachinery Advisory Committee from Texas A&M University, becoming thus the first European member of this distinguished worldwide turbomachinery community. He was also elected in April 2008 member of the Board of European Turbine Network (ETN), organization based in Brussels, and was eventually elected President of ETN by its Board in April 2010, March 201, April 2012, and April 2013. In April 2013, he was elected member of the Board and Vice President in charge of International Relations of Association Française de Mécanique, based in Paris.
Group President, Amec Foster Wheeler
Jeff is currently serving as Group President – Strategy & Business Development for Amec Foster Wheeler. In that role, he leads the company’s overall strategic efforts as well as global business development activities across all market segments (Oil & Gas, Mining & Metals, Environment & Infrastructure, and Clean Energy/Power).
Chief Executive Officer of GE Digital, Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer for GE
As the CDO, Mr. Ruh is responsible for global IT as well as creating GE’s Digital Thread, a next generation system for streamlining design, manufacturing and support processes. Mr. Ruh joined GE in 2011 to establish its Industrial Internet strategy and to lead the convergence of the physical and digital worlds within GE globally. In this role, he focused on building out advanced software and analytics capabilities, as well as driving the global strategy, operations and portfolio of software services across all of GE’s businesses. During his tenure, Mr. Ruh led the charge to develop the first cloud-based platform for the industrial world. He also played an instrumental role in establishing the Industrial Internet Consortium by bringing together government, academia and industry leaders for setting the standards, best practices and processes for the Industrial Internet. Prior to this, Mr. Ruh was vice president at Cisco where he held global responsibility for developing advanced services and solutions. A 30-year veteran of the software and internet industries, Mr. Ruh has held executive management positions at Software AG, Inc., The Advisory Board, The MITRE Corporation and Concept 5 Technologies. Mr. Ruh is an accomplished author and a frequent speaker on such topics as emerging business models, cloud computing, analytics, mobile computing, agile development, large scale distributed systems, and M2M communications. He earned a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Computer Science from California State University, Fullerton.
Mr. Keisuke Sadamori
Director, Directorate of Energy Markets and Security, International Energy Agency (IEA)
Keisuke Sadamori was appointed Director of the Energy Markets and Security Directorate on 3 September 2012. Prior to joining the IEA, Mr. Sadamori, a Japanese national, held many senior positions at the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and most recently was Deputy Director-General at the Minister’s Secretariat. Mr. Sadamori served as the executive assistant to Prime Minister Kan in 2011, when the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami hit Japan, causing the Fukushima Nuclear Plant Accident. Before this, he worked on international energy affairs and was the representative of the Government of Japan in such fora as the IEA Governing Board in 2008 and 2009. He also served as the chief negotiator for trade and investment agreements with Asian countries in 2009 and 2010. Mr. Sadamori received an LL.B. from University of Tokyo in 1983, and an M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University in 1990.
Director, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Brian Salerno was sworn in as the Director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement on August 26, 2013. He is responsible for promoting safety, protecting the environment and conserving resources through the vigorous regulatory oversight and enforcement of offshore operations on the US Outer Continental Shelf. Prior to this appointment, Salerno served as the US Coast Guard's Deputy Commandant for Operations where he was responsible for establishing and providing operational strategy, policy, guidance and resources as needed to meet national priorities for US Coast Guard missions, programs and services. Previous Washington, D.C.-based assignments included serving as the Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety, Security and Stewardship, Assistant Commandant for Policy and Planning, and Director of Inspections and Compliance. Salerno was commissioned as an ensign in the US Coast Guard in December 1976 after attending Officer Candidate School. Over the course of his 36-year active duty career, Salerno attained the rank of Vice Admiral, serving predominantly within the US Coast Guard's marine safety program. His field assignments included commanding units in Boston, MA and San Juan, PR, in addition to other assignments in Baltimore, MD; Port Arthur, TX; Portland, ME; and as the marine safety adviser to the Panama Canal Authority. Salerno is a 2000 graduate of the US Army War College, with a Masters in Strategic Studies. He is also a graduate of the Naval War College non-resident program, and holds a Master's Degree in Management from the Johns Hopkins University. He is licensed as a master of small passenger vessels.
Lorenzo Simonelli (Host)
SVP, GE; President and CEO, GE Oil & Gas
Lorenzo Simonelli is President & CEO of GE Oil & Gas, an advanced technology equipment and services company that serves all segments of the oil and gas industry from extraction to transportation to end use. The business employs about 40,000 people around the world. Before joining GE Oil & Gas, Lorenzo was President and CEO of GE Transportation, a global transportation leader in the rail, mining, marine and energy storage industries. During his five-year tenure, he expanded and diversified GE Transportation by focusing on advanced technology manufacturing, intelligent control systems, and a diverse approach to new propulsion solutions to solve the world’s toughest transportation challenges. Lorenzo has also served as CFO Americas for GE Consumer & Industrial, as well as General Manager, Product Management for GE Appliances, Lighting, Electrical Distribution and Motors. He joined GE’s Financial Management Program in 1994, where he worked on assignments in GE International, GE Shared Services, GE Oil & Gas and Consolidated Financial Insurance. Originally from Florence, Italy, Lorenzo is a Business & Economics Graduate from Cardiff University in South Wales.
Chief Executive Officer of Maersk Oil
Jakob Thomasen joined the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group in 1988 and has since then held various positions, including Managing Director of Maersk Oil, Qatar, Head of Global Exploration and New Business and, since 2009, Chief Executive Officer of Maersk Oil. Mr. Thomasen holds a M.Sc. in Geology from University of Copenhagen and has attended various executive supplementary educations, including Cranfield, General Management for Specialists, IMD, Managing Corporate Resources and is certified in Corporate Governance. Mr. Thomasen is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, DHI Group and a member of the Board of Directors, The Confederation of Danish Employers.
Chief Operations Officer, Woodside
Michael has more than 30 years experience in the upstream oil and gas industry. He joined Woodside in 2013 as Chief Operations Officer and is responsible for the operations of all Woodside producing facilities. Michael began his career with Amoco in 1978, working throughout the western and central US. He then transferred to an international assignment first in Exploration New Ventures and then to Cairo, Egypt as Production Optimization Manager for the joint Amoco-EGPC enterprise. On returning to the United States, he held numerous senior management roles in the Gulf of Mexico Shelf and Deepwater Operations for Amoco. Following the merger of BP and Amoco, Michael was charged with the Gulf of Mexico Shelf integration, working across a range of roles. In 2001 he moved to the United Kingdom to manage the Southern North Sea and Central North Sea operations. Michael was appointed BP’s North Sea Technical Director, a position he held until 2006, after which he was transferred to Alaska as Senior Vice President for BP’s Greater Prudhoe Bay Operations. Before joining Woodside, Michael held the position of President for the BP-Gulf Coast restoration organization, leading the Deepwater Horizon response efforts.