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Expert in Supply Chain Management in Oil and Gas Upstream


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Dubai
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).

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supply chain optimization

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management

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profitability

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drilling

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business development

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).

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supply chain


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Secondary Expertise
deviation drilling, drilling rig, horizontal drilling, supply chain cost reduction, supply chain management

Basic Expertise

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

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2012 to 2015

 

Baker Hughes

 

Integrated Ops

 

Commercial Director

 

Expert was responsible for the contractual, commercial and supply chain management of 20+ Drilling Rig Contracts and all associated 3rd party services.

2009 to 2012

 

Occidental Petroleum

 

Supply Chain

 

Head of Supply Chain

 

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.

2008 to 2009

 

Occidental Petroleum

 

Supply Chain

 

Supply Chain Manager

 

Expert was an integral member of the Oxy Oman Supply Chain Team responsible for all Drilling Services contracts in Mukaizna and Safah Fields.

1997 to 2008

 

Baker Hughes Incorporated

 


 

Various

 

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.

1994 to 1997

 

Maersk Drilling

 

Venezuela; Italy

 

Operations Manager

 

He managed operations in Venezuela and Italy from 1994-1996 and 1996-1997, respectively.

1988 to 1992

 

Halliburton

 

Various

 

Various

 

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.


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

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
English   Native
Spanish   Conversational

 

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