Paul Blakeley joined Talisman Energy (UK) Limited in 1994 as Manager, Operations, becoming Talisman’s senior representative and Vice-President, North Sea in 1998. In January 2006, Mr. Blakeley was appointed Vice-President, Southeast Asia, based in Kuala Lumpur. In April that same year, he accepted the position of Executive Vice-President, International Operations (East), which was renamed Asia-Pacific in 2013. The area comprises Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Vietnam, and Papua New Guinea, as well as our non-operated assets in Algeria. Under Mr. Blakeley’s leadership, the company has added significant assets in Southeast Asia over the past three years.
Mr. Blakeley is a past Chairman of the UK industry-wide Step Change in Safety programme, was Co-Chair of the Industry Leadership Team, Vice-President of the Board of the UK Offshore Operators Association, and a past member of PILOT (the joint UK government and industry task force). He was awarded the Order of the British Empire for his services to the oil and gas industry in Her Majesty’s Birthday Honours List of June 2002.
Born in the UK, Mr. Blakeley received his Bachelor of Science degree (Honours) in Geology from the University of London in 1975. He worked for Shell, Sun Oil, and Atlantic Richfield (ARCO) prior to joining Talisman.