• 09 May 2013
  • Global

TAQA appoints UK, Iraq Managing Directors

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – TAQA, the global energy company based in Abu Dhabi, has appointed Pete Jones to the position of Managing Director for TAQA’s UK oil and gas business. Mr Jones will be based in Aberdeen and responsible for the company’s operations in the UK North Sea.Mr Jones joins TAQA from Marathon Oil Corp. where he held the position of Regional Vice president – Wyoming. During his career at Marathon, he also held various roles including Managing Director – UK, responsible for the company’s UK operations which included the Brae field and Devenick tieback. Mr Jones has a Master’s Degree in Operations Research (Eng) from the University of Birmingham and is a British national.Mr Jones succeeds Leo Koot who has been appointed Managing Director of TAQA in Iraq.Mr Koot will be responsible for all of TAQA’s operations in Iraq. Mr Koot joined TAQA in 2008 and is a Dutch national.David Cook, TAQA Executive Officer and Head of Oil and Gas, said: “Leo Koot has successfully built our UK business from scratch, and we are now a leading North Sea oil and gas operator. I am proud to have such a successful leader taking on the task of building our new operations in Iraq.”“Pete Jones brings highly relevant skills and leadership experience to TAQA, where he will be leading the next phases in the evolution of TAQA’s North Sea business. We have already been successful in redevelopment of Northern North Sea assets and look forward to further expansion through exploration, development and the newly acquired BP assets.”TAQA has oil and gas operations in North America, UK, the Netherlands and the Kurdistan region of Iraq and produced an average of 135 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2012.- ENDS -Contact Information: Abu Dhabi
Taryam Al Subaihi
Head of External Relations
Tel +971 2 691 4803
Mob + 97156 219 5195Allan Virtanen
Head of Media
Tel +971 2 691 4894
Mob +971 56 685 2717
Allan.Virtanen@taqa.comTAQA UK Media RelationsLucy Buglass
Corporate Communications Advisor
Tel: +44 1224 737645
lucy.buglass@taqa.com  About TAQAEstablished in 2005, TAQA is a diversified international energy group headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX: TAQA).TAQA’s business is made up of three operating divisions spread across the entire energy value chain: power generation & water desalination; oil and gas exploration & production; and emerging & alternative energy technologies.Power & Water: TAQA is one the largest independent power producers in the world and the majority owner of the facilities that provide 98% of the water and electricity requirements in Abu Dhabi. TAQA’s power businesses are located in the UAE, Morocco, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, India, and USA.Oil & Gas: with operations in Canada, UK, the Netherlands, USA and Iraq, TAQA’s oil and gas business includes exploration, development and production, underground gas storage and midstream infrastructure.Emerging & alternative energy technologies: TAQA Energy Solutions is dedicated to alternative and technology-driven energy initiatives for long-term efficient energy production and generation. TAQA’s vision is to deliver ‘Energy for Growth’: growth within the business; social and economic progress in the communities where TAQA operates; and increased value for our shareholders.Over the past 40 years the UAE and Abu Dhabi have pursued a vision embodied by progressive development, investment and the highest global standards. TAQA is proud to align its strategy both domestically and globally to Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030, working towards sustainable economic development. For more information about TAQA visit: www.taqa.com or Twitter: @TAQAGLOBAL

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