Chevron Names New Deepwater Business Unit Executive
Kathleen Arthur, formerly Managing Director of Norsk Chevron AS in Oslo, Norway, has replaced Andy Hardiman as Chevron U.S.A. Production Co.'s Vice President for the Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Business Unit.
Chevron's Deepwater Business Unit is one of the company's two New Orleans-based strategic business units focused on exploration and production in the Gulf of Mexico. The business unit's 170 employees explore for and produce oil and natural gas in waters deeper than 1,000 feet. The Deepwater Business Unit currently has a net production of approximately 41,000 barrels of oil and equivalent natural gas per day. Arthur, a native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, began her career with Chevron Canada Resources Ltd. after receiving an honors bachelor of science degree in geology from the University of Manitoba in 1976.
During her 25 years with Chevron, she has worked in a wide variety of project management and leadership roles in Canada and the United States. Assignments included a number of exploration and development projects focused on frontier basins in Canada, with particular emphasis on the EastCoast offshore Canada and the Hibernia discovery. As chairperson of the East Coast Task Force, Arthur coordinated Chevron's exploration and development strategy for offshore Canada. She also co-led a corporate project management task force to develop an interdisciplinary approach to Chevron's upstream activities. In 1991, Arthur transferred to New Orleans as the division geologist for the Gulf of Mexico. She was responsible for the technical expertise of the exploration and development staff, and she participated in developing exploration strategy.
In 1994, she returned to Canada where she was appointed exploration coordinator. She managed and monitored the performance of Chevron's North American exploration portfolio. In 1996, Arthur was appointed team leader for New Ventures in Canada.
In December 1997, Arthur transferred to Oslo, Norway, to establish Norsk Chevron and serve as Managing Director leading Chevron's re-entry into the North Sea upstream business. She managed Chevron's exploration and production activities on the Norwegian Continental Shelf until July 1, 2001, when she began her current assignment in New Orleans.