Gary Thompson

Executive Vice President, West Africa


Gary joined Tullow in 2013 as VicePresident for East Africa with overall accountability for the Uganda and Kenya development businesses. Gary was appointed EVP, West Africa in 2017 and has been focused on progressing the Jubilee Turret Remediation Project, delivery of improved production efficiency and performance from both the TEN and Jubilee fields and driving profitability through management of operating and capital costs. In 2018, Gary will focus on increasing production including the resumption of development drilling on the TEN and Jubilee fields, execution of the next phases of the Jubilee FPSO turret remediation and converting the Jubilee FPSO to a permanent spread moored vessel and pursuing growth opportunities in the West Africa non-operated production business. Gary has 30 years’ technical, commercial and business management experience in the oil and gas business including senior leadership positions spanning exploration, project development and production operations. Prior to joining Tullow, Gary worked for BG Group, Woodside Energy, Ampolex and Chevron.