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Gordon Birrell

COO Production, Transformation & Carbon, BP

Gordon Birrell is currently BP Upstream Chief Operating Officer: Production, Transformation and Carbon, and a member of BP’s Upstream Executive Team.

Gordon’s global portfolio includes accountabilities for:

  • Safety and Environmental Performance
  • Production Operations and Wells activities
  • Engineering
  • Low Carbon Agenda
  • Modernisation and Transformation of the Upstream

Gordon joined BP in 1986 and has wide leadership experience including Regional President for Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey, Head of Safety and Operational Risk for Upstream, Upstream Technology Vice President, Head of Upstream Executive Office, and Business Leadership roles in Canada, Alaska and the North Sea. Gordon also served as Director of BP Exploration Operating Company Ltd and Britoil plc.

He was chairman of the International Oil and Gas Producers Association (IOGP) for two years.

Gordon is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.