Ms. Susan Starr


Ms. Starr is a reservoir and production engineer with over 35 years in the industry. She is a principal partner and owner of an oil and gas consultancy specializing in asset evaluation, reserves progression, front end project appraisal, and organizational design. Her experience in engineering, management and executive leadership in major integrated oil and gas companies includes BP, TNK-BP, and Conoco. Extensive US and international experience in Russia and the FSU, North Sea, Canada, Alaska, and the Gulf of Mexico Shelf.


2013 to Present - StarrSzabo Consultants, LLC, Partner

2011 to 2013     - Technical Director, Yamal Oil Projects, TNK-BP, Moscow, Russia

2009 to 2011     - Appraisal General Manager, BP, Anchorage, Alaska, USA

2008 to 2009     - Staffing Manager, BP for Denali Gas Joint Venture, Anchorage, Alaska, USA

2003 to 2008     - Director of Subsurface Organizational Capability & Manager of E&P New Hire Development Program, BP,                              London, UK

2001 to 2003     - Performance Unit Leader, Central GOM Shelf, BP, Houston, TX, USA

1999 to 2001     - Technical VP, Russia Business, BP, London, UK

1997 to 1999     - Operations Manager & Strategy Development Manager, Greater Forties Area, BP, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

1995 to 1997     - Resource Manager Prudhoe Bay West End, BP, Anchorage, Alaska, USA

1995                   - Prudhoe Bay Process/Organization Review and Redesign, BP Anchorage, Alaska, USA

1992 to 1995     - Prudhoe Bay Field Superintendent Roles (Gathering Center 1 & Wellwork), BP North Slope Operations,                              Alaska, USA

1989 to 1992     - Prudhoe Bay Water Programs Team Leader, BP, Anchorage, Alaska, USA

1987 to 1989     - Prudhoe Bay Production Development Engineer, BP, Anchorage, Alaska, USA

1983 to 1987     - Production and Reservoir Engineering Technical roles, BP, Anchorage and North Slope, Alaska, USA

1981 to 1983     - Production Team Leader, Conoco, Ventura, CA, USA

1978 to 1981     - Reservoir/Production Engineer, Conoco, Ventura, CA, USA

35+ Years of Applied Oil and Gas Experience:

           - Project Appraisal, Portfolio Management, Field Development, Business and Depletion Planning,Facility Planning,
             Production Operations, Well Management and Interventions, and Organizational Capability.
           - Experience across the entire upstream value chain and a strong cross discipline integrator.
           - Risk based decision making.
           - Global organizational design and development of subsurface capabilities.
           - Strong communicator and facilitator.

Role and Experience Summary:

           - Business Leadership, including asset management, operations management, and project appraisal (15 Years)
           - Organizational Development (5 Years)
           - Technical Leadership (10 Years)
           - Mature, onshore oil and gas Development, Production and Operations (20 years)
           - Mature offshore Production and Operations in UK and GOM (5 years)
           - Remote onshore Greenfield Development and Production in Alaska and Russia (5 years)