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Thu 14 Jan 2016 at 18:00 PM - Edinburgh
BP in the North Sea

Dave Lynch, VP Resource Development UK/Norway, UK BP Operating Company Limited North Sea

Sponsorship is provided by Scottish Oil Club (Students).

This event occurred on: Thursday, 14 January 2016, 6 p.m.


Funding for student participation from member universities provided by Scottish Oil Club.


Dave was appointed Vice President Reservoir Development for BP’s North Sea (UK / Norway) in 2010. The North Sea Region includes a diverse mix of reservoirs and a portfolio ranging from exploration activity, to late life production and Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) developments.

Dave joined BP in 1986 after graduating in Geology from Aberdeen University. He has worked throughout the oil and gas upstream value chain in BP’s offices in Aberdeen, Glasgow, London and Bogota.

He spent his first three years working offshore in various operational roles before working as a geologist on exploration opportunities in the North Sea and then moving slightly downstream to appraise and develop the Andrew and Foinaven oil fields.

An opportunity in Colombia to work on the production start-up of the giant Cupiagua field, gave Dave and his family a fantastic 5-year cultural and professional experience. Dave then returned to Aberdeen to lead the West of Shetlands field development team bringing in new phases of production into one of BP’s harshest subsea developments.

As part of the shift to a functional organisation in BP’s North Sea Region, Dave took on the role of Head of Subsurface where he implemented the first fully functional model for a subsurface organisation within BP and laid the foundations for the current activity set that is helping drive the BP North Sea vision of delivering a high quality business for the long term. His role as VP Reservoir Development encompasses the strategic planning required to fully optimise the value of BP’s North Sea assets as well as tactical delivery of near term production options. He has a particular interest in leveraging technology to drive business outcomes.

Dave is a member of BP’s global Reservoir Development leadership team and sits on the Board of the Scottish Technology Advisory Group and is a Director of Inspire, an North East of Scotland based charity that cares for adults with learning difficulties.

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