Petrofac, the international oil & gas facilities service provider, has today confirmed that John Methven will retire from the position of group director of health, safety, security, environment and integrity assurance (HSSEIA) in May 2009. This follows an outstanding career in the oil & gas industry spanning over 30 years, during which he has made a significant contribution to Petrofac.
John’s successor will be communicated in due course.
John initially joined Petrofac in 1997 as an operations manager with responsibility for floating production activities and established the model on which the foundation for Petrofac’s managed (Duty Holder) service was built. Immediately before his appointment as Group Head of HSSEIA in 2007, he was responsible for Petrofac Facilities Management’s European operations. John is currently responsible for ensuring that the group continues to develop its health, safety, security, environmental and integrity assurance programmes. He also played an instrumental role in implementing Petrofac's award-winning Horizon Zero safety campaign.
John’s career in the oil & gas industry started in 1974, and saw him working for companies including BP, Hamilton Oil and BHP. His experience spans many offshore roles, from technician to OIM, and onshore his roles ranged from superintendent to production manager.
John represents Petrofac on the Oil & Gas UK contractors council and was previously a director of the OCA (Offshore Contractors Association). His wide-ranging experience, combined with his reputation in the industry led to him being elected to the post of co-chair of “Step Change in Safety”, an organisation whose membership is made up from the oil & gas industry which aims to promote high safety standards within the industry.
Ayman Asfari, Petrofac’s group chief executive, commented: “John’s operational experience and industry knowledge has been a great asset to Petrofac. His leadership of our Horizon Zero safety campaign has been invaluable and its success is testament to his hard work and dedication. We thank John for his commitment and wish him well in his retirement.”