Alistair Routledge takes up post as new President of ExxonMobil Guyana


Alistair Routledge –former President of ExxonMobil Qatar –on Thursday took up his new role to lead the company’s Guyana operations.

Routledge took over from Rod Henson who was recently named Vice President, Wells, for ExxonMobil in Houston.

In a video statement from ExxonMobil on Thursday, the new leader said he looks forward to joining the local team of young professionals adding that “Guyana is the place to be, this is the future.”

“So much has been accomplished since the first oil discovery offshore in 2015 and we look forward to many great achievements to come as ExxonMobil is committed to a long term partnership here,” he stated.

ExxonMobil along with its partners have made 16 successful discoveries on the Stabroek block offshore Guyana since May 2015.

The gross recoverable resource for the Stabroek Block is estimated to be more than eight billion oil-equivalent barrels.

Oil production began offshore in December 2019 with the Liza Destiny Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel.

Routledge said, “The natural resources are those of the country and our job is to help the country develop the natural resource in a responsible way for sustainable future of the country.”

He served as the President of ExxonMobil Qatar for six years, where he was responsible for leading all ExxonMobil-affiliated activities as well as related international joint ventures with Qatar Petroleum in the UK, Italy and USA.

He received his BEng degree in Mechanical Engineering from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and an MBA degree from Strathclyde Graduate Business School in Glasgow.

Routledge began his career with Mobil in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1990 and has since undertaken a range of individual, supervisory and managerial assignments, according to ExxonMobil.

He has served in various capacities in engineering, operations, planning and commercial functions while working in the United Kingdom, the United States, Venezuela, Italy and Qatar.

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