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29 November 2013

Sayma Robbie appointed new Country Manager for Romania

Sayma Robbie, Vice President of Subsurface in the IES Technical Directorate, recently relocated to Bucharest to become the Country Manager for Romania. Sayma is now responsible for leading and managing all aspects of our Romanian business including our important production enhancement contract (PEC) at Ticleni.

In 2010, Petrofac entered into a 15-year contract with Petrom, south-east Europe’s largest oil and gas producer, to provide production enhancement services for the Ticleni oil field and its eight satellite fields in western Romania.

Petrofac is applying its subsurface capability to grow production at Ticleni, and Sayma’s strong background and expertise in petroleum engineering will be key in helping further unlock the potential of future production.

Speaking about the field, Sayma said: “Ticleni is fascinating because of its age, complexity and unique challenges. With PEC contracts we squeeze maximum production from older assets and create value for our customers who are free to concentrate on larger fields. We’re paid a tariff per barrel for production [above a particular quota], so it’s crucial we maximise performance because that’s what creates value for Petrofac.”

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Sayma is relishing the challenge of using her experience in her new role, having spent the last 18 months establishing and developing a high quality subsurface function aimed at supporting our global IES projects’ portfolio.

Her previous role at Dubai Petroleum, leading a team halting the decline of a giant mature oil field, will stand her in good stead.

“It’s great to be able to move between roles where you are helping develop the company’s expertise to support an evolving growing business offering, and then you’re able to put that into action in an operation, in a way it benefits both the customer and ourselves.

“As importantly, the role of Country Manager is also about forging long-term relationships with our customers, communities and key stakeholders in ways that cement our integration into our host countries as a long-term partner.

“This is a new dimension for me, but one that I look forward to developing over the coming months.”