Bill Dunnett will succeed Paul Warwick as managing director at Talisman Sinopec Energy UK (TSEUK) starting 7 April 2015, announced the TSEUK board of directors. Warwick will remain as the interim Managing Director through to mid-May, enabling Dunnett to transition fully into his new role. Warwick will then return to his role as executive vice president with Talisman Energy.
Dunnett is a chartered engineer with more than 30 years’ experience in the international oil and gas industry. He graduated in 1984 with a First in Engineering before joining Mobil North Sea as a petroleum engineer. The majority of his career has been focused on the North Sea, particularly major projects and the operation of mature-asset portfolios. While working offshore in the Beryl Field, he implemented the findings of the Cullen Report which has driven his career-long passion for safe and high-integrity operations.
Previously, Dunnett was a project manager for the Shell Brent Redevelopment Project for five years before joining Halliburton to lead their Production Services. He was then promoted to SVP for Global Offshore Capital Projects, based in Houston and Brazil, where, amongst other responsibilities, he led the turnaround of the Baracuda/Caratinga project. In 2007, Dunnett joined Petrofac, initially managing the strategically important Don Field Development and, in 2009, took over Petrofac Offshore Projects and Operations (OPO), based in Aberdeen. Within the OPO portfolio, he has had global accountability for the directly operated assets in the UK, Malaysia, Tunisia, Iraq, Algeria and Sharja and duty holder contracts in the North Sea.
“These are particularly challenging times not only for TSEUK but also the wider Industry, and [Dunnett’s] experience in leading the delivery of projects and operating mature-asset portfolios, together with his passion for safety, are an excellent fit for our company,” says Warwick
Bill is married with two daughters and has many charitable interests including being the immediate past chair and a current member of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Scottish Development Group.