DNV GL appoints new regional manager for oil and gas markets

imageedit 2 8725989434Ben Oudman joins the executive leadership team for DNV GL’s oil and gas business area. (Image source: DNV GL)DNV GL has appointed Ben Oudman as regional manager for Continental Europe, Eurasia, Middle East, India and Africa, aiming to strengthen the company’s efforts to overcome oil and gas industry’s challenges to progress in the region

As the global energy transition in the oil and gas industry marks significant changes to come, regional adaption is expected to pose a broad variation of challenges and opportunities, said the company on the appointment.

“The future energy mix is likely to look very different from region to region within the geographies under my remit,” said Ben Oudman, commenting on his appointment. “In my new role, I look forward to leading an exceptional team of experts who will continue to give our customers the foresight and support they need to succeed in the years ahead.”

Elaborating on the differences in the energy markets which now lie under his new responsibilities in DNV GL, Ben Oudman added, ‘’While Western Europe is rapidly embracing the energy transition across the value chain, the focus in Eastern Europe and in Russia is on gas as the fuel of choice, with security of supply a major concern.”

“There we see significant investments in transnational pipeline projects such as TANAP and TAP. In the East Mediterranean, recent developments off the coast of Egypt, Cyprus, Israel and Lebanon are some of the main drivers of oil and gas activities in the area, along with the rise of LNG. On the other hand, the markets in India and Africa are focused on fuelling the growing energy needs through challenging deepwater offshore projects and gas to power investments,” he added.

According to Oudman, “The need to manage technical, societal and business risks is more urgent than ever. DNV GL has a valuable role to play as an independent technical advisor, helping our customers comply with requirements and regulations. We also help them manage their costs and performance through technology innovation, standardization and digital solutions.”

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