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Trio of board appointments as OGUK looks ahead to 2021 ambitions

22 December 2020

The leading representative body for the UK oil and gas industry, OGUK, has appointed three major business leaders to its board as the sector sharpens its focus on the industry’s recovery and meeting net zero targets as it looks ahead to the new year.

Jose Luis Muñoz is CEO of Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Limited. José Luis joined Repsol in 2005 as part of the Strategy and Corporate Development team and was instrumental in the acquisition of the global operations of the former Talisman Energy business. He then went on to drive the post-merger integration of the ex-Talisman operations, ensuring a smooth transition.

Since 2017 and prior to his appointment as CEO, José Luis was Repsol representative within the Executive Committee of Repsol Sinopec Resources UK.

Andy Hessell has more than 30 years’ experience in the UK energy industry specialising in commercial, strategy and business development roles in the UK and overseas.  Over the past five years, as Managing Director, Andy has been successfully growing Kellas Midstream, an innovative independent company that owns and manages critical North Sea infrastructure.

Prior to joining Kellas, Andy enjoyed a 26-year career with BP in a variety of leadership positions including North Sea region Chief Financial Officer and Vice President Commercial Operations, North Sea & Angola.

Also joining the board is Mikki Corcoran, Managing Director of Schlumberger Europe. Prior to this role she worked in North America Offshore as General Manager Drilling, and before that, as Global Account Director for Schlumberger.

During her 20-year career in the Oil & Gas industry with Schlumberger, Mikki has held a variety of management positions, including HR, Operations, Sales & Commercial, and Supply Chain, in Norway, United States, Asia and Europe.

Deirdre Michie, OGUK’s chief executive, commented:

“The diverse experience and knowledge that José, Mikki and Andy bring to the OGUK Board will be a great asset as our industry continues to tackle a challenging landscape of low commodity prices and the coronavirus pandemic, while at the same time seeking to support the UK’s cleaner climate ambitions as we look to 2021 and the challenges and opportunities it will bring.

“This diversity of perspectives from across industry is critical as we work to deliver Roadmap 2035, finding solutions for low carbon oil and gas production while doing everything we can to revive our world-class but fragile supply chain and protect the skills of our people for the future.“



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