People: BP PLC (BP_p.L)
27 Nov 2014
Mr. Andy Hopwood serves as Chief Operating Officer, Strategy and Regions, Upstream of BP Plc. He is responsible for BP’s upstream strategy, including changes to its portfolio and investment planning. He is also responsible for the upstream regional footprint through leadership of its regional presidents, who are the upstream’s senior leaders in the regions where the upstream operates. After joining BP in 1980 as a petroleum engineer, Andy gained ten years of operating experience in the North Sea, Wytch Farm, and Indonesia, and developing expertise in reservoir engineering in BP’s London headquarters. In 1989 Andy joined the corporate planning team supporting the formulation of BP’s exploration strategy, and the subsequent rationalization of BP’s portfolio. Following this corporate work, his international endeavours led to positions in South America, first in Mexico and then as commercial manager for BP’s Venezuela business, prior to a return to London as the exploration and production planning manager. In 1999, following the BP-Amoco merger, he was appointed business unit leader in Azerbaijan, before returning to London in 2001 as the Upstream chief of staff. He was then appointed business unit leader for BP’s interests in Trinidad & Tobago until 2005, when he moved to Houston to become strategic performance unit leader for the North American gas business. In 2009, he joined the Upstream executive as head of portfolio and technology and in October 2010 was appointed executive vice president, exploration and production.
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