ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) has appointed Donald Taylor Managing Director of TAQA Europe. As Managing Director, Mr Taylor will be responsible for TAQA’s upstream and midstream assets in the North Sea and the Netherlands.
“Donald is an accomplished leader with extensive experience from various roles at TAQA and other North Sea operators,” said Saeed Hamad Al Dhaheri, TAQA Acting Chief Operating Officer. “He has demonstrated strong leadership and has proven to be the right person to steer our European operations towards a safe and sustainable future.”
Donald Taylor commented: “It is a privilege to lead TAQA’s European business into the next phase of its journey. We have undergone a significant transformation programme over the past few years. Although this is now complete, the key challenge is to ensure the improvements made are sustained. By continuing in this way and performing at our best each and every day, I am confident that we will achieve a safe and successful future for TAQA’s Europe organisation.”
Donald Taylor has been Acting Managing Director since late 2016. He joined TAQA in 2009 and has held a range of operational and safety leadership roles, latterly as operations director. Previously, Mr Taylor held leadership positions at North Sea operators Maersk Oil, Kerr-McGee, BHP and Conoco. He is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Glasgow.
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About TAQA Europe
Established in 2005, TAQA is a diversified international energy group headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX: TAQA).
TAQA’s UK operations focus on safely and efficiently maximising economic recovery and life extension across a diverse portfolio of oil and gas assets and activities in the UK North Sea. It’s portfolio consists of operated interests in the Harding, Morrone, Tern, Kestrel, Eider, North Cormorant, South Cormorant, Falcon and Pelican fields. It also has non-operated interests in the Maclure, Brae, East Brae, Braemar and Hudson fields. TAQA also operates the Brent System Pipeline and has an interest in the Sullom Voe Terminal, SAGE pipeline and onshore terminal and the Brae-Miller Linkline.
TAQA’s operations in the Netherlands focus on strategic energy infrastructure projects and the exploration and production of oil and gas, both onshore and offshore. TAQA operates Europe’s largest open-access gas storage facility - Gas Storage Bergermeer, Peak Gas Installation Alkmaar, the onshore Bergen Drying Facilities and the offshore P15/P18 oil and gas processing hub.
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