The New Pilbara Economic Conference
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Michael Utsler

Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer

Woodside Energy

Michael has more than 35 years’ experience in the upstream oil and gas industry. Over his career, he has held a wide range of technical, managerial and executive roles covering all aspects of the upstream industry from Exploration, Developments, Operations and the commercialisation of assets and their products.

He joined Woodside in 2013 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer and is responsible for Woodside’s global logistics, drilling, production, HSEQ, reservoir management and the operations of all Woodside producing facilities where he is committed to delivery of operational performance excellence.

Michael began his career with Amoco in 1978, and with the merger of BP and Amoco and subsequently Arco in 1998/99 has developed his multi-discipline technical skill and knowledge base in roles across western and central US, Egypt, Middle East and multiple international new ventures.

Prior to joining Woodside, Michael held the position of President for the BP Gulf Coast restoration organisation, leading the Deepwater Horizon crisis management and response efforts.

As Executive sponsor of the Woodside Reconciliation Community and previously Women of Woodside, Michael has bought his energy, passion, and his coaching and mentoring leadership strengths to enable outstanding performance.

Michael is a Director of WASO Holdings Ltd, WA Venues & Events Pty Ltd, Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA), LNG Marine Fuels Institute (LMFI) and is on the Council of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham).

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