Dana Petroleum has appointed Hugh McClure as Director of Capital Development Projects to oversee all existing and future operated development projects including the flagship Western Isles Development Project (WIDP).
Hugh joined Dana in 2012 as Group Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) Director and for the last six months, has also led the $1.6 billion WIDP as Project Director. He has significant project leadership experience developed during his 27 year career with Chevron on assignments across the North Sea, United States and Western Australia. While Business Manager in Houston, he was part of the leadership team that delivered the world class Agbami floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) project in deep water Nigeria. As Deputy Project Director, he oversaw the $29 billion Chevron Wheatstone Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project in Western Australia.
Graham Scotton, Acting Chief Executive, said: “Hugh’s new role will ensure we have the right level of focus on Western Isles and across all of our future development projects. He will have full accountability for the performance and delivery of our operated development projects. This is an important step to exploit resources from our exploration successes and further develop Dana’s capability as a competent and trusted operator.”
Hugh McClure, Director of Capital Development Projects, said: “I am delighted to take on this new role within Dana and look forward to delivering Western Isles and future projects safely and successfully.”
Dana Petroleum plc, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC), is an international oil and gas business with operations in the UK, Egypt, Norway, the Netherlands and Africa, producing 50,000 barrels of oil a day. Dana’s ambition is to become a leading international oil and gas company operating in Europe, Africa and the Middle East and aims to grow production significantly by investing around $1 billion a year to increase the size of the company and create value for our shareholder.
The Western Isles Project (Dana 77% and Cieco 23%) will develop two discovered oil fields called Harris and Barra in the Northern North Sea, 160km east of the Shetlands and 12km west of Tern field. It involves a subsea development of at least five production and four water injection wells plus two exploration wells tied back to a new build floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) with oil export using shuttle tankers.
Drilling has now started with subsea installation in summer 2014 and FPSO installation summer 2015. First oil is expected in 2015 and the estimated field life is 15 years
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