Oil and gas exploration and production company Neptune Energy has hired the former CIO of Seadrill, it has announced. Kaveh Pourteymour joins the London headquartered business from a four year career with Seadrill, which is also in the oil exploration sector.
Neptune Energy is backed by Carlyle Group, an investor in Addison Lee and many others. CVC Capital Partners and the China Investment Corporation are also investors in Neptune Energy.
Pourteymour has spent the bulk of his business technology leadership career in the oil sector with CIO roles at BP, spending four years as CIO of its refining business and before that three years as CIO of the Castrol specialist oils business. He joined BP from BOC Edwards, the industrial gasses business where he was CIO for three years.
Pourteymour joined the energy industry from consulting and technology services, having spent two years with Atos, three years with KPMG and before that a decade with Oracle in Austria and Switzerland.
Since 2008 has he held the position of Adjunct Professor at the business school of Imperial College London.
“With new projects coming online and the business developing across the portfolio, Kaveh will help create competitive advantage through the application of technology.” Jim House, CEO of Neptune Energy, said in a statement.
In 2018 the energy sector witnessed a number of key CIO and CTO hires as the sector realises that the current wave of technology will have a major impact on it. Petrofac and Wood Group both hired new business technology leaders and stated the hires were due to a need to grasp digital technology opportunities.