The head of Nexen in the UK has taken over as co-chairman of the board of Oil & Gas UK, the representative body of the UK oil & gas industry.
OGUK said on Friday that Ray Riddoch, Nexen’s UK managing director and senior vice president for Europe, took over from the previous co-chair, Neil McCulloch, who left EnQuest.
McCulloch, the former chief operating officer and executive director of EnQuest, decided to step down from his positions in the company on Monday, December 11, as a result of a mutual agreement.
Deirdre Michie, chief executive of Oil & Gas UK, said: “Ray Riddoch brings a huge breadth of industry experience and I am delighted he is becoming co-chair.
“I would also like to sincerely thank Neil McCulloch for his leadership and contribution to Oil & Gas UK and the industry. The last two years have been very challenging and his support and insightful guidance during this time have been exceptional and very much appreciated by myself and the board of Oil & Gas UK, and we all wish him the very best for the future.”
Riddoch, who has more than 30 years of upstream oil and gas experience in the UK, Europe, and Africa, added: “I am delighted to take on the role of operator co-chair. I look forward to working with the Oil & Gas UK board and leadership team to promote the wealth of expertise in our industry and ensure a sustainable future for the North Sea.”