Former BP and Dana Petroluem chief is key speaker at Aberdeen oil and gas event

Dr Marcus Richards, formerly Chief Executive, Dana Petroleum
Dr Marcus Richards, formerly Chief Executive, Dana Petroleum

Dr Marcus Richards, formerly Chief Executive, Dana Petroleum plc and Senior Vice-President, BP, will deliver the keynote address at the 10th Scottish Council Development and Industry (SCDI) Annual Lecture in Aberdeen on 16 January 2014.

He said: “Oil and gas is a vitally important industry for both Scotland and the UK. Dana is also playing its role in helping to secure the UK’s future energy needs. I look forward to exploring these, and other themes, in my lecture.”

Richards’ experience includes managing large-scale multi-disciplinary teams in operational, major project, research and development arenas. A significant proportion of his career has been spent outside the UK and Europe, with assignments in the US, Australia, China and Indonesia.

He is an alumnus of Harvard University and a visiting Professor at Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University.

Ian Armstrong, SCDI Regional Director, added: “The support we’ve had from members over the past ten years has established the Lecture as a special occasion in the region’s business calendar and I know members and guests will be keen to hear the views of Dr Richards on the future prospects of the energy sector as we enter what will be a historic year for Scotland.”

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