Decom North Sea appoints John Warrender
Decom North Sea has appointed John Warrender as Chief Executive. On 1 August, he started working at the membership organisation for the oil and gas decommissioning sector.
Warrender brings over 30 years of experience to the position. His work with IOCs, NOCs and independent operators includes significant leadership experience in the strategic development of complex decommissioning programmes in the North Sea.
Most recently an independent advisor to the industry, applying his specific expertise in corporate governance and performance improvement, John spent over 20 years with ConocoPhillips in a range of technical and leadership positions, before joining the Board of Repsol Sinopec as Managing Director for Sinopec’s UK subsidiary. He also served on the OGA Regional Development and Infrastructure Board and is currently a member of the Asset Stewardship Task Force.
Commenting on his appointment, Warrender said: ‘My experience within the decommissioning sector, coupled with a track record in strategy development and performance management, government and stakeholder relations, and board governance, give me a strong sense of the role Decom North Sea must play in the future of the industry.’
Nigel Lees, Chairman of Decom North Sea’s board of directors added: ‘An influential link between the oil and gas community, industry regulators, government entities and other industry bodies, John is a true integrator – and only through a joined-up approach can we hope to realise our collective ambition to reduce the cost of decommissioning in the North Sea.’
‘Using his considerable experience in performance management and board governance – together with a critical understanding of the requirements of a prominent industry trade association – John has the ability to ensure Decom North Sea meets the diverse needs of our members, whilst enhancing collaboration with key stakeholders and the wider energy industry. In doing so, we can create a class-leading supply chain which can benefit from export opportunities to other basins.’
On the first day of the conference at the project Cargo Summit decommissioning is one of the topics. researcher Theo Vollaard will answer the big question: when will dismantling start (and which companies will profit)?
Image: Decom North Sea
Author: Martin Dekker
Date: the 16th of august 2018
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