Kelly Takes Luanda

KELLY HARTSHORN, FORMER General Manager, Exploration for Chevron International Exploration and Production, has settled into her new job in Angola as the oil major’s General Manager, Asset Development for the Southern Africa Strategic Business Unit(SASBU). Chevron operates 500,000BOPD, (its largest production in sub-Saharan Africa) in Angolan shallow offshore and deepwater leases. Hartshorn replaced Jeff Shellebarger who has been moved to Australia. Hartshorn started work with Gulf Oil in Houston in 1979 and has worked in Bolivia, Columbia and Venezuela. As a daughter of a diplomat, she says she is used to living in a new culture and learning a foreign language. Before she went to college in the United States, she lived with her parents in Costa Rica, the Phillipines, Mexico, Bolivia and Argentina, where she graduated from high school. In her new job, she says “I am looking forward to learning Portuguese”. The position Of GM, Asset Development in Angola is the No 2 job in the business unit, so Hartshorn has a lot on her plate. “I am looking forward to the wide variety of challenges this business faces every day-identifying and capturing new acreage to bolster our portfolio of assets; identifying and drilling new exploration and appraisal prospects to load the growth queue; finding creative, cost effective ways to move existing resources to reserves, etc.”


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