BPTT president Claire Fitzpatrick

David Campbell has been announced as BP’s new head of Trinidad and Tobago operations.

In a release on Tuesday bp confirmed Campbell’s appointment to the role of president of its Trinidad and Tobago business effective October 1, subject to work permit approval.

He will replace Claire Fitzpatrick who has led bpTT’s operations since 2018. Fitzpatrick, the release explained will be moving to the United Kingdom to take up a new leadership role at bp’s London headquarters.

The company said, “In this role, David will be accountable for the safe delivery and growth of the business in Trinidad and Tobago. David joins bp Trinidad and Tobago (bpTT) having spent the last 8 years in the position of president bp Russia.”

Campbell has been employed with bp for 38 years in different commercial, operational and technical leadership roles.

He will take over at a time when the company’s production has declined significantly falling from 2 billion standard cubic per day in 2019 to just over 1 bscf/d in May this year according to figures from the Ministry of Energy and Energy industries.

BpTT also has outstanding negotiation for new commercial agreement with the National Gas Company for the supply of gas, it has negotiations for a new structure for Atlantic LNG and it has various projects awaiting sanctioning from its head office.

The company also has not been able to bring on its Cassia C project more than 18 months after it was initially expected to start production.