OGA Announces New MER UK Task Force Appointments



The UK’s Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has announced several new MER UK Task Force appointments.

Bill Dunnett, managing director of Repsol Sinopec, has become chairman of the Technology Leadership Board, taking over from Paul White, managing director of Baker Hughes GE, and Nick Terrell, managing director of Azinor Catalyst, is the new chairman of the Exploration Task Force, succeeding Phil Kirk, CEO at Chrysoar.

In addition, Jon Graham, managing director and vice president of Apache North Sea, will chair the Asset Stewardship Task Force, superseding Ray Riddoch, managing director of Nexen.

“The industry has accomplished many positive changes through the recent difficult times and we have been very fortunate to have the support of talented and experienced leaders in achieving this progress. I would like to take this opportunity to thank those leaving the Task Forces for all their hard work, commitment and service to the industry,” Andy Samuel, chief executive of the OGA, said in an organization statement.

“This year, we are looking forward to drawing on the experience and perspective of our new members as we aim to further strengthen this vital sector and deliver on Vision 2035,” he added.

According to the OGA’s website, the purpose of Vision 2035 is to provide direction, instill confidence, inspire transformation, drive collaboration, create competitive advantage, secure investment and drive value.

The OGA regulates, influences and promotes the UK oil and gas industry in order to maximize the economic recovery of the UK’s oil and gas resources.



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