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Expert in Supply Chain Management in Oil and Gas Upstream

Expert ID: 732634 United Arab Emirates

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Expert is an oil and gas executive with strong commercial acumen and a passion for building robust professional relationships. He is a decisive leader who makes the tough decisions quickly and pragmatically. He has extensive international experience and excels in establishing and developing start-up operations through to managing mature operations. He is consistently able to meet and surpass organisation’s strategic objectives. Expert manages culturally diverse teams with ease and has a flair for motivating personnel.

Areas of expertise:

• Supply Chain Management: Optimizing and building efficient supply chain functions
• Commercial Management: Full cash flow life cycle management
• Country Management: Operational and profitability management
• Drilling Management: Complete understanding the drilling life cycle
• People Management: Developing culturally aware, diverse and highly motivated teams

Expert has 27 years of global oil and gas experience, 21 of which are at management or executive level. Recent work achievements include:-

1. Establishing commercial practices and formalising a business critical rig contracting environment (22 rigs) for S. Iraq & Saudi Arabia whilst introducing Contractor Performance Management initiatives. Implementing policies & procedures for contracting and delivering over $500 million of services and equipment p.a. (2012-2015).
2. Establishing and managing a green-field Supply Chain Group (Contracts, Purchasing, Logistics, Inventory, QA/QC, Warehousing) to support new business operations for a high profile tri-party JV. Leading the delivery of over $1.5bn p.a. of forward commitments on an annual basis. Personally recruiting the 20 most senior personnel. My team extended to 65 people on the ground (7 direct reports) and to 100+ globally.

3. Standardising and building an oilfield inventory from $20MM to $100MM to API standard including new specialized warehousing and yard areas.

4. Contributing over +/-$100MM of cost savings to a business critical efficiency drive, whilst increasing rig count and field development operations.
He is a collaborative leader with a strong sense of cultural awareness and diversity. I build capable, efficient teams with high staff retention and believe in supporting and guiding staff to peak performance.

He holds an MBA from Edinburgh Business School (2005), A MSc in Engineering from Yale University (1988) and a BEng (Hons 1st) from The University of Strathclyde (1987).



Expert is an oil and gas executive with strong commercial acumen and a passion for building robust professional relationships. He is a decisive leader who makes the tough decisions quickly and pragmatically. He has extensive international experience and excels in establishing and developing start-up operations through to managing mature operations. He is consistently able to meet and surpass organisation’s strategic objectives. Expert manages culturally diverse teams with ease and has a flair for motivating personnel.

Areas of expertise:

• Supply Chain Management: Optimizing and building efficient supply chain functions
• Commercial Management: Full cash flow life cycle management
• Country Management: Operational and profitability management
• Drilling Management: Complete understanding the drilling life cycle
• People Management: Developing culturally aware, diverse and highly motivated teams

Expert has 27 years of global oil and gas experience, 21 of which are at management or executive level. Recent work achievements include:-

1. Establishing commercial practices and formalising a business critical rig contracting environment (22 rigs) for S. Iraq & Saudi Arabia whilst introducing Contractor Performance Management initiatives. Implementing policies & procedures for contracting and delivering over $500 million of services and equipment p.a. (2012-2015).
2. Establishing and managing a green-field Supply Chain Group (Contracts, Purchasing, Logistics, Inventory, QA/QC, Warehousing) to support new business operations for a high profile tri-party JV. Leading the delivery of over $1.5bn p.a. of forward commitments on an annual basis. Personally recruiting the 20 most senior personnel. My team extended to 65 people on the ground (7 direct reports) and to 100+ globally.

3. Standardising and building an oilfield inventory from $20MM to $100MM to API standard including new specialized warehousing and yard areas.

4. Contributing over +/-$100MM of cost savings to a business critical efficiency drive, whilst increasing rig count and field development operations.

He is a collaborative leader with a strong sense of cultural awareness and diversity. I build capable, efficient teams with high staff retention and believe in supporting and guiding staff to peak performance.

He holds an MBA from Edinburgh Business School (2005), A MSc in Engineering from Yale University (1988) and a BEng (Hons 1st) from The University of Strathclyde (1987).



Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2005 Degree: MBA Subject: Business Institution: Heriot-Watt University (Scotland)
Year: 1988 Degree: MSC Subject: Electronic Engineering Institution: Yale University
Year: 1987 Degree: BENG Subject: Electronic Engineering Institution: University of Strathclyde (Scotland)

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2012 to 2015 Employer: Baker Hughes Title: Commercial Director Department: Integrated Ops Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for the contractual, commercial and supply chain management of 20+ Drilling Rig Contracts and all associated 3rd party services.
Years: 2009 to 2012 Employer: Occidental Petroleum Title: Head of Supply Chain Department: Supply Chain Responsibilities: responsible for the establishment, development and management of all Supply Chain activities for Tatweer Petroleum, a tri-party JV between Occidental Petroleum Mubadala and Bapco. He was allocated $1.5bn in annual spending on full field development.
Years: 2008 to 2009 Employer: Occidental Petroleum Title: Supply Chain Manager Department: Supply Chain Responsibilities: Expert was an integral member of the Oxy Oman Supply Chain Team responsible for all Drilling Services contracts in Mukaizna and Safah Fields.
Years: 1997 to 2008 Employer: Baker Hughes Incorporated Title: Various Department: Responsibilities: He held various titles during his decade-long tenure at Baker Hughes, including: Regional Director of Integrated Operations; General Manager for a startup project; Senior Project Manager (global); Country Director of Brazil; General Manager (Colombia); General Manager (South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique and Kenya), and Business Development Manager for West Africa.
Years: 1994 to 1997 Employer: Maersk Drilling Title: Operations Manager Department: Venezuela; Italy Responsibilities: He managed operations in Venezuela and Italy from 1994-1996 and 1996-1997, respectively.
Years: 1988 to 1992 Employer: Halliburton Title: Various Department: Various Responsibilities: He was Training and Development Coordinator of Drilling Systems (global) from 1992-1994. Prior to this, Expert was Technical Operations Coordinator for UAE & Oman from 1991-1992. Previously, Expert served as MWD (Measurement While Drilling) Field Engineer (global) from 1988-1991.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1988 to 2015 Country / Region: Global Summary: Lived in 17 Countries; visited 75 countries

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Native
Spanish Conversational

Fields of Expertise

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