2017 Industry Pioneer


Neil joined Mobil Oil Company in 1979 and held many positions with Mobil North Sea Ltd. until 1983, when he moved to London, planning satellite field developments.  In 1986, he joined Subsea Operations for the UK offshore sector; from 1989 to 1998, Neil held various Manager positions in the Beryl Field, North Sea; Producing Advisor for Europe and Africa; and Operations  & Northern  North Sea Manager, for  Mobil North Sea  Ltd.  In 1998, Neil was Sr. VP, Mobil Oil Indonesia, responsible for E & P operations.  In 2000 Neil became V.P. ExxonMobil Development Co., responsible for CIS/Middle East Projects.  In 2004, he became V.P., Africa, ExxonMobil Production Company.  In 2006 he was V.P of ExxonMobil Development Co, serving as President 2007 through 2016. 

Neil became President of ExxonMobil Production Company, in January 2017.

In 2010, Neil received the Chairman’s Award for his valuable contribution to the Offshore Energy Center (OEC).  He served on the OEC Board from 2007 through 2017 and during 2014-2016 Neil served as Chairman.

Born: 22 January 1957   St. Andrews, Scotland, UK

Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering 1979