Thursday, 13 October 2005, 6 p.m., Edinburgh
The Sakhalin II Phase 2 Project The New Energy Source for the Asia Pacific: Transforming the Vision into Reality
David Greer, Deputy CEO and Project Director, Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd.
Sponsorship provided by Wood Mackenzie.
This event occurred on: Thursday, 13 October 2005, 6 p.m.
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David is a proud Scotsman, graduate of the University of Edinburgh, and a resident of Edinburgh. An accomplished professional chartered engineer with over 25 years of experience, which has provided the opportunity to experience a very wide range of engineering, commercial and management positions, in a variety of environments around the world. He is currently assigned to Sakhalin Energy and acts as the Deputy CEO and Project Director of the landmark Sakhalin Phase 2 Project. In this role, he is responsible for the overall management of one of the largest integrated oil and gas projects in the world, the Sakhalin II Phase 2 Project, based on Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Sakhalin Island, Eastern Russia. The multi-billon dollar project is being developed in an extremely demanding socio political and physically demanding environment and has high levels of exposure in terms of stakeholder relations, contracts and procurement, financial planning and control, project performance. The project is currently approximately 60 % complete and the first deliveries of LNG to customers are planned to commence in 2008. In his role as Deputy CEO, he liaises with the Sakhalin Island Government, Japanese Shareholders and Asian LNG buyers on a regular basis as well as many other local and international stakeholders which include, but are not limited to, the world?s major NGO?s and major lending institutions such as EBRD, JBIC and US Exim. Prior to this assignment, he was assigned to the role of Director of EP Projects, which was established in July 2002 as a global centre of excellence for major Shell Exploration and Production projects. Its goal was to improve Shell?s competitive advantage by applying best project engineering and management practices to ensure delivery of major projects on time, within budget and performing in line with predictions. Prior to that David directed the successful execution of the Malampaya Deep Water Gas to Power Project in the Philippines, which is seen as one of the best examples in Shell - and in the industry - of a professionally managed world-scale project. In particular Malampaya was applauded for its exceptional sustainable development programmes and was recently awarded the United Nations Sustainable Development Award by the World Business Council in Johannesburg in August 2002. In earlier assignments, He has worked in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Norway, Canada, Oman and Argentina. In recognition of his work on the Malampaya Project and in particular in the sphere of sustainable development, David was awarded an OBE in the 2003 UK New Years Honours list.