A new managing director has been appointed at Marathon Oil’s UK business.
Carri Lockhart is replacing Peter Jones at the company’s UK North Sea asset team.
Mr Jones has transferred to the US and is now asset manager for Wyoming production operations headquartered in Cody, Wyoming.
Ms Lockhart’s previous roles in Marathon include engineering and leadership roles in regions including the firm’s Alaska operations. She was also business development director for North and South America.
She said: “I am delighted to be joining the UK team, which has been very successful in adding value to a mature asset through a focus on safety, reliability and cost discipline.
“I will be working with the team to continue to look for new opportunities to maximise production from our North Sea assets and extend field life, while continuing to promote excellence in safety and environmental performance.”
Marathon Oil’s UK interests include the Brae complex and the Foinaven field.
In 2011 net daily sales from the UK averaged 21,000 barrels of oil and 55 million cu ft of gas.
The firm employs about 950 staff and contractors offshore and onshore with offices in Aberdeen and London.