TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP BOARD: WHO WE ARE
One of six industry task forces reporting to the MER UK Forum
A chartered petroleum engineer with over 20 years’ experience in the Oil & Gas Industry, Carlo is currently Head of Technology at the Oil & Gas Authority as well as Co-Chair of the Technology Leadership Board.
Myrtle is a Chartered Chemical Engineer, with over 25 years’ experience in the energy sector. Myrtle has taken on an array of roles, from being an offshore engineer working for BP, designing offshore and onshore infrastructure in the UK and overseas, to driving digital transformation to improve customer experience.
After graduating in 1993, Dave initially worked Offshore in Commissioning Services, transitioning to Platform Process Engineer by 2002. Development Engineering positions followed, joining Total E&P UK in 2009, where Dave held the role of West of Shetland Development Lead. Expatriation to Paris offered the position of Project Director New Ventures, before returning to Aberdeen in 2016 as Head of Technology Innovation, followed by 18 months secondment during 2020/21 with the OGA/TLB.
Kirk has 20 years’ experience in the energy industry, spanning multiple countries and sectors including mining, refining, chemicals and upstream. He has held leadership roles in asset management, maintenance & turnarounds, business improvement and is currently the GM Transformation for Shell UK Upstream. He holds a BEng (Hons) Mechanical and an MBA.
Dr Kirsten Oliver has 20 years’ experience providing technical solutions to the energy sector both in the UK and overseas. She has strong technical and commercial skills in Asset Integrity, Corrosion Management and Data Handling. Kirsten has worked within service companies and consultancy groups as well secondments into operators for technology implementation activities. She is currently Technical Consulting Director for Worley Offshore Energy Group in the UK.
Julie started her career over 20 years ago at BP in Aberdeen as a Technical Author before moving to London where she spent several years in Editorial and Project roles for two of Europe’s largest Media companies.
Today as a Digital Economy Specialist, Julie focusses on strategic stakeholder relations and leading on key priority activities including Digital Energy, with a focus on maximising economic opportunities for Scotland.
With over 20 years' experience in the Oil & Gas industry which has taken him to various countries including Norway, Denmark, US and Canada, Dushyant joined bp in 2009 and has held leadership positions in the areas of Digital, Performance and Process Improvement. Dushyant has a Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering from Queen Mary College, University of London and Post graduate qualifications in Senior Management and Strategy. He is currently Business Transformation Lead for the North Sea.
Darren is the Chief Technical Officer at Repsol Sinopec Resources UK. He has over 25 years' experience in the energy sector in the UK and overseas, including 15 years with BG Group. He holds an MEng(Hons) in Chemical Engineering, an MBA, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers.