Aca­demic hon­our for North Sea oil leader

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen) - - BUSINESS - BY ALAN SHIELDS

A lead­ing fig­ure in the North Sea oil and gas in­dus­try has gone back to his alma mater, hav­ing been ap­pointed hon­orary pro­fes­sor at Aberdeen Uni­ver­sity’s busi­ness school.

Peter Jones started his ca­reer as a re­search as­sis­tant in petroleum eco­nom­ics at the uni­ver­sity in 1994, where he worked along­side renowned en­ergy econ­o­mist Pro­fes­sor Alex Kemp.

In re­cent years, he has played an im­por­tant role as chair­man of the re­ju­ve­na­tion work­group of the Pi­lot joint in­dus­try/gov­ern- ment ini­tia­tive, and then as a board mem­ber of Oil and Gas UK. Mr Jones also had a spell on the En­ergy Jobs Task Force set up by the Scot­tish Govern­ment.

Look­ing ahead to his new aca­demic role, he said: “The teams are very strong and work­ing hard to un­lock chal­lenges fac­ing the in­dus­try, and I am priv­i­leged to have been given this po­si­tion to sup­port this work.”

Peter Jones

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.