North Sea oil firm Spirit Energy has appointed EnQuest’s former chief operating officer as its technical and HSE director.
Neil McCulloch left EnQuest by “mutual agreement” at the end of last year.
Mr McCulloch played a key role in the development of EnQuest’s Kraken field, which came on stream in June 2017.
He has also held senior roles at Austrian oil firm OMV and at BG Group.
He succeeds Ken Robertson, who will join Spirit’s board.
Mr McCulloch said: “It is an exciting time to be a part of Spirit Energy, as the business continues to develop and cement its position as one of Europe’s leading independent oil and gas operators.
“Now more than ever, the oil and gas industry needs agile players like Spirit investing in its future, and I am looking forward to joining the team and playing my part in the company’s growth and success.”
Spirit chief executive Chris Cox said: “I am delighted to welcome Neil to Spirit Energy – he brings a wealth of experience to the business, which will be vital as we look to safely maximise the potential of our existing assets and bring an exciting portfolio of exploration and development opportunities on stream.
“I would also like to thank Ken for his tremendous contribution to our business over the years, and for his ongoing leadership and counsel as part of our board.”