Petrofac News 1700X397
26 January 2022

Petrofac's New Energy Services Chief joins OGUK Board

John Pearson, Chief Operating Officer of Petrofac’s New Energy Services business, is the latest industry leader to join OGUK’s board as it focuses on accelerating oil and gas industry efforts to deliver low carbon energy to the UK.

John has overall accountability for growing Petrofac’s global portfolio in low carbon projects including wind, hydrogen, Carbon Capture Usage and Storage (CCUS), plus initiatives that convert waste to energy. Previously, John lead Petrofac’s global operations and brownfield projects business and was the Company’s Chief Corporate Development Officer, responsible for driving transformation of activities including technology, engineering and the energy transition. Prior to this, he spent 28 years in senior management roles at Amec Foster Wheeler and five years at Chevron.

John is also Co-chair of the Oil and Gas Authority’s Supply Chain & Exports Taskforce, which brings together industry trade associations, Government and regulators to support the economic recovery of the UK's supply chain whilst supporting the Government's drive to deliver net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

John Pearson commented:

“The UK supply chain has been setting standards across the global energy stage for decades. As our sector accelerates the decarbonisation of existing energy infrastructure and adopts new, low-carbon technologies, the transition provides fantastic opportunities for our people and businesses alike. Industry bodies like OGUK do a great job of driving the conversation and collaboration needed to bring these new opportunities to life. I’m truly delighted to be joining the team and supporting these efforts.”

Deirdre Michie OBE, OGUK’s Chief Executive, commented: John’s expertise in leading Petrofac’s fast-expanding portfolio of new energy projects including offshore wind, carbon capture and storage, hydrogen and solar will be a great asset to the OGUK board as we manage the transition to low carbon alternatives. Our industry is accelerating moves towards this target as part of the North Sea Transition Deal it agreed with the Government last year and our highly skilled people will be key to delivering a successful energy transition at pace while also maintaining the country’s energy security and contributing significantly to the UK economy."