Photo: Illustration; Source: OGA

OGA names Central North Sea area manager

The UK’s Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has appointed a new area manager for the Central North Sea which, starting the role in September 2020.

OGA said on Tuesday that it named Andy Brooks as its Central North Sea area manager. He replaces Scott Robertson who was promoted to the director of operations position at the OGA earlier in the year.

Andy Brooks; Source: OGA

He graduated from Leeds University in 2002 with a Masters in Chemical Engineering and joined BP’s Challenge Graduate Scheme as a Production/Process Engineer later that year.

He spent five years at BP supporting various assets such as ETAP, Wytch Farm, and Southern North Sea Gas before moving to CNR International as a production engineer to support their assets in the Ivory Coast.

Since 2012, Brooks worked at Chevron Upstream Europe firstly as a project engineer and team leader focused on early phase/concept engineering for brownfield modifications and potential greenfield developments.

In September 2014 he assumed the role of asset manager their two operated HPHT assets In the North Sea, Erskine and Alder.

Most recently in January 2020, following the purchase of CNSL by Ithaca Energy in November 2019, he has been in the role as the transformation project manager focusing on the in housing of the FPF-1 duty holder model into the expanded Ithaca Energy organisation which completed in September 2020.

Worth reminding, OGA this month offered for award 113 licence areas over 259 blocks or part-blocks in the 32nd Offshore Licensing Round.

The licence areas were offered to 65 companies, including majors like Shell, BP, Total, Eni, Chrysaor, EnQuest, Neptune, Equinor, and many more.

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