AmCham Business Briefing with Michael Utsler, Chief Operating Officer, Woodside Energy Ltd

Event Date: 
18 November 2016
Pan Pacific Perth
207 Adelaide Terrace

Join AmCham as we hear from Michael Utsler, Chief Operating Officer, Woodside Energy Ltd as he shares his views on the Challenge of Achieving Operational Excellence.

Michael Utsler was appointed Chief Operations Officer in 2013, following an extensive international career in upstream oil and gas spanning 37 years. He is responsible for Woodside’s global operations, drilling, subsea, reservoir management, logistics and overall stewardship of programs in health, safety, environment and quality.

Michael began his career with Amoco in 1978 working throughout the western and central US. He then transferred to an international assignment first in Exploration New Ventures and then to Cairo, Egypt as Production Optimisation Manager for the joint Amoco-EGPC enterprise.

On returning to the United States, he held numerous senior management roles in the Gulf of Mexico Shelf and Deepwater Operations for Amoco.

Following the merger of BP and Amoco and subsequently Arco, Michael was charged with leading the Gulf of Mexico Shelf integration, working across a range of roles.

In 2001 he moved to the United Kingdom to manage the Southern North Sea and Central North Sea operations. Michael was appointed BP’s North Sea Technical Director, a position he held until 2006. Following this, he was transferred to Alaska as Senior Vice President for BP’s Greater Prudhoe Bay Operations.

Prior to joining Woodside, Michael held the position of President for the BP-Gulf Coast restoration organisation, leading the Deepwater Horizon response effort.

Woodside Energy Ltd is Australia’s largest producer of LNG with more than 25 years’ experience as an LNG producer and operator. In addition to LNG, Woodside markets crude oil, condensate, LPG and pipeline natural gas.

Woodside's global exploration portfolio includes exploration acreage across emerging and frontier provinces in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, the Atlantic Margins, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.

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American Chamber of Commerce in Australia
08 9325 9540
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