AMEC Names Kirk Barwick Director of Angola Operations
HOUSTON, April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, announced today that Kirk Barwick will serve as Director of Angola Operations for Paragon Angola Engenharia e Servicos, Lda., the company’s joint venture with Prodoil Exploracao e Producao de Hidrocarbonetos, S.A.R.L. (Prodoil).
Barwick, who has been with AMEC for 31 years, will be responsible for business development and execution responsibilities on all of AMEC’s Angolan projects, including ExxonMobil’s Kizomba Satellites, Chevron’s Area A Gas Management Program and other recent awards. His experience includes numerous international management assignments on efforts including new-build FPSOs, refinery modifications, offshore topsides and subsea developments.
Barwick, who will continue to be based in Houston, also will have direction over AMEC’s efforts to increase local content for international operators on their Angolan projects. Last year, Houston-based AMEC Paragon and Paragon Angola spearheaded a joint-venture training initiative with the University of Houston and Angola’s University Agostinho Neto, with collaborative support from Sonangol, Chevron, Prodiaman, BP, ExxonMobil, Total, Eni, Schlumberger, Endiama and the US Embassy in Angola.
Barwick is currently working towards a Master’s Degree in Project Management at the University of Manchester, UK.
Notes to editors:
AMEC (LSE: AMEC) is a focused supplier of high-value consultancy, engineering and project management services to the world’s natural resources, nuclear, clean energy, water and environmental sectors. With annual revenues of over 2.5 billion pounds Sterling (US$3.9 billion), AMEC designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers. The company employs over 21,000 people in around 40 countries worldwide. www.amec.com
Paragon Angola is a joint venture company formed by AMEC Paragon and Prodoil.
Houston-based AMEC Paragon provides consulting, engineering, project management, procurement and construction management services to the oil and gas and pipeline industries. AMEC Paragon serves as the Houston hub for AMEC’s global oil and gas business, specializing in onshore and offshore production facilities and pipelines, midstream projects, and subsea systems. amecparagon.com
Prodoil Exploracao e Producao de Hidrocarbonetos, S.A.R.L., is one of a number of companies that form the Veleiro Group (Grupo Veleiro), headquartered in Luanda, Angola. Veleiro Group serves the oil exploration and production, mining and industrial service sectors of the Angolan and West Africa markets. Prodoil was founded to concentrate on the upstream oil and gas industry in these markets.