Gulf Keystone has named Stuart Catterall as its new chief operating officer (COO).
He has more than 30 years’ experience in oil and gas undertaking a breadth of senior leadership and technical roles with Amerada Hess, BHP Billiton, Celtique Energy and, more recently, as an independent petroleum development and operations consultant for PA Resources, Enquest and Petroceltic. He earned a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Southampton University and an MSc in Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College, London.
The new COO has been granted 250,000 common shares. He will be responsible for procurement, budgeting and HSSE and will direct the execution of the firm’s current work plan.
Chief executive Jon Ferrier said: “We are very pleased to welcome Stuart to Gulf Keystone. He brings a wealth of operational experience from three decades in the industry, including in senior leadership positions within a number of highly regarded international companies. Stuart is a great addition to the team and we look forward to his contribution as we continue to increase production from the Shaikan field.”
Gulf Keystone is an independent operator and producer in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and the operator of the Shaikan oil field with current production capacity of 40,000 barrels of oil per day.