North Sea exploration and production firm Hurricane Energy said today it was “deeply saddened” to report the death of its chief operations officer (COO), Neil Platt.
Mr Platt, who died on Sunday, served on the board of directors at Hurricane Energy and had been the firm’s COO since 2013.
He also worked for Petrofac, BG Group and Amoco in his earlier career.
Hurricane’s board of directors extended its “deepest condolences and sympathies” to Mr Platt’s family, adding that the firm were “eternally grateful for the exceptional role he played in the development of the company”.
Chairman Steven McTiernan, added:“Everyone at Hurricane is deeply saddened by this news and our thoughts and sympathies are with Neil’s family and friends.
“Neil’s passion, enthusiasm and technical excellence were integral to the Company’s growth over the past decade.
“His leadership was pivotal to the successful delivery and operation of the Lancaster Early Production System.
“This outstanding achievement is a fitting legacy for his career at Hurricane and will always remind us of his huge contribution.
“We will miss him terribly.”
Steve Holmes, production operations director, has been appointed acting COO.