Michael Utsler

Michael Utsler

Chief Operations Officer, Woodside Energy

Michael has more than 30 years experience in the upstream oil and gas industry. He joined Woodside in 2013 as Chief Operations Officer and is responsible for the operations of all Woodside producing facilities. 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 Optimization 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, Michael was charged with 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, after which he was transferred to Alaska as Senior Vice President for BP’s Greater Prudhoe Bay Operations. Before joining Woodside, Michael held the position of President for the BP-Gulf Coast restoration organization, leading the Deepwater Horizon response efforts.