BP has appointed new regional president for Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey (AGT).
BP Azerbaijan reports that Gary Jones, who earlier was BP’s global head of drilling, completions and wells, will embark on work from 2 April of the year.
He will succeed Gordon Birrell, who has successfully led BP’s regional business since November 2012. Birrel’s new role will be BP’s Chief Operating Officer, Production, Transformation and Carbon based in BP’s headquarters in London.
Bob Dudley, BP’s Group Chief Executive, said on the occasion: “Gary is an experienced global oilman, a mature business leader, and as someone who has led BP’s global wells function for many years he brings a deep technical understanding of our operations in the Caspian. Gary has managed some of BP’s most important assets such as Rumaila and the fields in the North Sea. As BP celebrates its 25th anniversary in Azerbaijan it is our firm intention to continue the success of our business in the region through even closer cooperation with all our stakeholders. As BP’s new Regional President Gary will continue our successful partnership here building on the great achievements in all of BP-operated projects.”