Dr Gavin Graham, Chief Executive Officer, LOTOS Upstream
Gavin Graham is the Chief Executive Officer of LOTOS Upstream, responsible for the upstream oil & gas activities of Grupa LOTOS. He is Chairman of the Board of the Norwegian affiliate, LOTOS E&P Norge AS and acts as Advisor to the Windsor Energy Group as well as Amplify Innovation. He is a regular keynote speaker at oil & gas conferences, has lectured widely on trends and developments in the energy sector and is also on the Management Committee of Access for Women in Energy.
Gavin was educated in Edinburgh and at Cambridge University and graduated in 1980 with a PhD in geology. He has 35 years’ experience in the oil & gas industry, 29 of these with Shell, working in exploration and field development in a variety of leadership roles, and six with Petrofac, the oilfield services company.
After joining Shell as a Geologist/Geophysicist, he worked predominantly in the exploration and production world, initially as an explorer in Oman, the North Sea and SE Asia, and latterly as Vice President Commercial and Business Development for the Middle East and Caspian regions, leading successful projects in Kazakhstan, Iran, Iraq and Kuwait.
In 2010, Gavin joined Petrofac, working on new business models that would enable Petrofac to bring its broad service capabilities to bear across a range of investment opportunities, leading to new contract structures in Malaysia and Mexico, a global alliance with Schlumberger and new ways of managing late life fields and infrastructure in the North Sea.