North Sea Midstream Partners (NSMP), a significant owner of the UK’s offshore energy infrastructure, has named Angela Fletcher as its new chief commercial officer (CCO).
She replaces Paul Turner, who retires as commercial and business development director after a career including more than a decade at NSMP.
Ms Fletcher was most recently CCO at Ancala Midstream Acquisitions, the operator of North Sea infrastructure including the Beryl and SAGE pipelines.
She has also held a number of commercial and legal roles at ConocoPhillips.
In her new job, Ms Fletcher will focus on building “NSMP’s robust growth platform” and support its energy transition efforts in the UK and Norway.
She said: “I am excited to join the NSMP team as we continue to grow our business. Throughout my career, I have worked collaboratively and effectively to deliver business objectives and shape business portfolios to drive sustainable growth.
“NSMP has a vital role to play in our supporting customers and the countries we operate in to achieve energy security and also to actively contribute to the UK reaching its net zero goals.”
UK and Norway operations
The infrastructure firm owns around 370 miles of gas pipelines in the North Sea and can supply up to 20% of UK gas demand, which it said makes it the largest and most diversified gas transportation and processing system in the UK.
Its operated assets include the Teesside Gas Processing Plant, St Fergus Gas Terminal and associated FUKA and SIRGE pipelines.
In 2021, NSMP entered Norway with the acquisition of the Risavika Liquefaction Plant (“RLP”), a mid-scale Liquefaction Natural Gas (“LNG”) & Liquified BioGas (“LBG”) liquefaction plant.
CEO Sayma Cox said: “I am delighted to welcome Angela to NSMP during this pivotal phase of our growth where we are advancing our strategic objectives to fortify our role as a key player in the UK’s evolving energy landscape.
“At NSMP we take our energy security responsibility extremely seriously, as the gas we handle helps to heat homes and power the economy. We are proud and passionate about what we do and work relentlessly to make a positive difference.
Ms Cox noted that Ms Fletcher’s appointment brings NSMP’s leadership team a balanced gender split.
She added: “I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Paul for his outstanding contribution to NSMP. His commitment has been a vital catalyst throughout our transformation over the past decade, playing a crucial role in the acquisition of the St Fergus Gas Terminal, to more recently establishing our operations in Norway and investing in the Acorn CCS Project, in which we have a 10% interest.
“I wish Paul, and his family, all the best in future endeavours.”
According to its website, NSMP is jointly owned by the Kuwait’s sovereign wealth fund, the Kuwait Investment Authority (“KIA”), whose stake is managed through Wren House, and institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc.