TAP strengthens management team

In preparation for construction and marking the construction phase of the project, Trans Adriatic Pipeline said it has strengthened its project management team, hiring Norman Ingram as Project Director and Martin Mair as Operations Director.

Both positions are located at TAP’s Headquarter offices in Baar, Switzerland, the company informed in a statement.

Norman Ingram joins TAP from BG Group in Queensland, Australia where he held the position of Pipelines Project Director, leading the Queensland QCLNG pipeline construction, commissioning and start-up. A civil engineer by background, Norman spent over two decades with BP holding several executive management roles, including Project Director, Technical Director and Project Manager in locations such as Turkey, Azerbaijan and Alaska. During his six year assignment in Azerbaijan, Norman had several roles with Shah Deniz Phase 1, in relation to the construction and commissioning of the South Caucasus Pipeline and also involving the Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan Pipeline.

Norman replaces Sigurd Hamre, who has served at TAP as Project Development / Technical Director since 2012, completing a three-year secondment from Statoil. Sigurd will return to Statoil in Norway in March 2015.

Martin Mair joins TAP from Al Hosn Gas, which undertakes the field development and operation of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company sour gas fields. Martin served with Al Hosn Gas as Production Manager / VP Production, with full delegated authority as Senior Vice President Operations. Prior to this, he served as the Al Hosn Gas Vice President Operations for the Shah field development. Martin is a qualified operations professional with more than 23 years of experience in major CAPEX green field development and delivery, encompassing wells, pipeline systems and processing plants in addition to established brown field operations and asset management. Martin has also held various operational management positions in a variety of globally diverse locations.

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