The Giant US oil company Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) announced today it has appointed Steve Wilson as Vice President and Country Manager for its Mozambique LNG project, according to the company statement.
Steve Wilson seems to have the right blend of commercial expertise and broader experience to fill the senior role leading Mozambique activities as the company advances to the development phase.
In the latest APC management reshuffle, Mitch Ingram, formerly EVP, Global LNG, was also named EVP, International & Deepwater Operations and Project Management, overseeing Anadarko’s development and production activities in Algeria, Ghana, the Gulf of Mexico and Mozambique. Ingram will also assume responsibility for the company’s worldwide project-management and construction activities.
According to Mitch, the former Chevron executive appointment continues to reinforce the company’s long-term commitment to Mozambique, and the central role Mozambique LNG plays in Anadarko’s business strategy. I look forward to visiting Maputo with Steve later this year and to working with him closely over the years to come.”
So from now on, Wilson will be responsible for leading the company’s day-to-day engagement with the Government of Mozambique and with the full range of other stakeholders in the country. He will focus on efforts to secure the decisions and necessary approvals required to take Final Investment Decision (FID), as well as to ensure smooth delivery of the project. He will also be at the forefront of efforts to ensure the project brings benefits to the communities in Afungi and the Palma District, to Cabo Delgado, and to Mozambique as a whole – through the delivery of domestic gas, development of associated industries and local content, workforce training and social investment.
The new Mozambique Country Manager had spent over 30 years working for Chevron, including as General Manager of Corporate Business Development, President of Chevron China, and President of Chevron Bangladesh. He also held roles in Nigeria, Denmark and Venezuela.
“I am delighted to be joining Anadarko and to be appointed to this leading role within the Mozambique LNG project,” said Wilson. “It gives me the opportunity to work for a great company on a world-class project. I relish the challenge of helping lead a well-established team in delivering FID and ultimately first cargoes, bringing tangible benefits to the country of Mozambique and value to our company.”
Anadarko is developing Mozambique’s first onshore LNG plant consisting of two initial LNG trains with a total capacity of 12 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) to support the Golfinho/Atum field located entirely within Offshore Area 1.