Projects Group Manager, Apache North Sea
Mark is a qualified project manager, holds an MSc in Offshore Engineering with distinction and an MBA, both from the Robert Gordon University. In 2013 he was presented with the SUT Award of Merit, and also won the Oil and Gas UK Business Efficiency Award for his Forties Alpha Satellite Platform Project. In 2015 Mark was awarded the Industry Emerging Leader Award at the P&J Gold Awards. In support of the Industry Mark is leading the Co-operation, Culture and Behaviours work stream for the Efficiency Task Force for Oil and Gas UK, is a member of the ECITB Offshore Project Management Steering Committee and has recently joined the OGA Supply Chain and Exports Board.
Mark joined Apache in 2003 as part of the acquisition of the Forties Field, and since the Apache takeover he has been a member of the Apache North Sea Management Team.With the 2011 acquisition of the Exxon Mobil Beryl assets he has taken on the appointment of Projects Group Manager, with responsibilities for all topsides and subsea brownfield project and operations work and all greenfield developments from concept to completion.
Prior to joining Apache, Mark worked for; BP, LRIM and numerous subsea contractors in various roles. The first 12 years of his working career were spent in the military as a Captain in the Royal Engineers, serving with the Commando Brigade and specialising in military diving operations. He is a qualified HSE Part III Commercial Diving Instructor, CSWIP 3.4U Inspection Controller and 3.1U NDT Inspector.