Richard Hall graduated from Leeds University with a BSc in Chemical Engineering and spent the first 10 years of his career gaining experience with operating oil companies (Amoco, Hess and Murphy Petroleum) as a supervisor in offshore field operations, petroleum engineering, project management and execution, and commercial negotiations. Richard was one of four founders and operations director of the service company UWG Ltd (now known as Acteon Group) which won the Institute of Petroleum Platinum award in 2001.
He formed and led a team which won the prestigious Queen’s Award for Export. He subsequently went on to join Petrofac as vice president of operations & developments and in addition, became general manager in Malaysia where he formulated and successfully executed the development of the then very marginal Cendor field. The project, featuring a novel development concept, was delivered under budget and ahead of an aggressive schedule and allowed considerable further reserves to be proved up.
Before joining EnQuest Richard was CEO and co-founder of Nio Petroleum which was acquired by EnQuest in 2012 with Richard joining the Senior Management Team as Head of Major Projects. His primary responsibility was the successful delivery of the 140MMbbl Kraken project – on time and 25% below its $3.2Bn budget. The development features complex horizontal subsea wells tied back to a large FPSO (in the top 5 of the world based on its 500kbpd of fluid handling capacity) in a fully integrated process to extract the heaviest oil produced offshore UK.
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