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Kevin McLachlan

Exploration

Kevin McLachlan - Senior Vice President Exploration - Exploration Production - Total

Kevin McLachlan – Senior Vice President Exploration

Kevin McLachlan, a graduate of University of Calgary (BSc, Geophysics, 1985) and INSEAD Business School (2003), joined Mobil in 1985 as an Interpretation Geophysicist in Canada, working in Exploration and Development. In 1995, he moved to the United Kingdom and worked on exploration in the U.K., Ireland and Norway until 2000.   

Kevin held various management positions at ExxonMobil from 2000 till 2005 in the U.K. and Canada. He notably provided leadership and management for exploration teams to evaluate the undrilled frontier Orphan Basin offshore Newfoundland and to manage all of the East Coast of Canada exploration assets.

He joined Nexen Petroleum U.K. (now CNOOC International) in 2006 as Europe Exploration Manager, then Vice President, International Exploration and eventually Vice President, Global Exploration until 2013. As a Member of the Executive Management Committee, he contributed to corporate strategic priorities, decisions and exploration and production operations.

In 2013, Kevin became Executive Vice President, Global Exploration and Business Development at Murphy Oil. He was responsible for conventional and unconventional exploration, new ventures and business development activities from 2013 to 2014.

Having joined Total’s Exploration & Production segment in 2014, Kevin now manages the Exploration organization globally, with five exploration hub locations and 850 staff. He is also a member of the E&P executive team and Total’s Performance Committee.

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