BP Announces BP Azerbaijan Chief Manager Replacement
BP, the operator of the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli, Shah Deniz, Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) and South Caucasus Pipeline (SCP) projects, announced today that Bill Schrader will be appointed President BP Azerbaijan with effect from November 10, 2006. He will succeed David Woodward, who after almost eight years as President BP Azerbaijan, has elected to retire from BP, Trend reports with reference to BP Azerbaijan release.
Bill Schrader has 26 years of experience in BP, covering numerous leadership roles in BP Chemicals, Refining and Marketing, Marine and Exploration and Production. The location of these assignments has ranged from the USA, London, North Sea, and Indonesia to Angola. He arrives in Baku from his latest appointment as Chief Executive, BP Angola.
I feel honored and am very much looking forward to leading BP Azerbaijan, says Bill Schrader. What David and his team have delivered is most impressive and I will aim to build on this success and continue to create a world-class business to the benefit of BP, our partners and the people of Azerbaijan.
Bill Schrader has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. He is the father of three children aged 13 through 21.
David Woodward took over as President BP Azerbaijan in December 1998. Under his leadership BP has brought on stream the Full Field Development of the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli oilfield, built the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline and, shortly, will commence Stage 1 production from the Shah Deniz gas condensate field.