(The following is a reformatted version of a press release
issued by BP and received via electronic mail. The release was
confirmed by the sender.)
John Mingé appointed Chairman and President of BP America, Inc.
Release Date: 29 January 2013
John Mingé has been appointed Chairman and President of BP
America, Inc. and will serve as BP’s chief representative in the
United States. He will succeed Lamar McKay, who has been
appointed to head BP’s Upstream business.
“John Mingé has done a superb job in Alaska, where he has led
the way in enhancing safety and making BP Alaska a stronger
business,” Mr. McKay said. “His background prepares him well for
the challenges of representing BP in the US, which is home to
our largest and most diverse portfolio of businesses anywhere in
Mr. Mingé has led BP Alaska since January 2009, where he is
responsible for BP’s oil and gas exploration, development and
production activities in Alaska, as well as its interests in the
Trans-Alaska oil pipeline.
Under his leadership, BP Alaska successfully tested innovative
enhanced oil recovery technologies, such as Bright Water™ and
LoSal®, which are now used by BP around the globe. In 2012, BP
Alaska achieved the lowest recordable incident rate in its
history, with a 50 percent reduction from 2009.
During his nearly 30 year career with BP, Mr. Mingé has held a
variety of executive and engineering posts around the globe.
These include assignments as president of BP Indonesia, head of
BP’s Asia Pacific Unit, and president of exploration and
production for Vietnam and China.
He started his BP career in the Gulf of Mexico as a drilling
engineer and he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical
engineering from Washington State University.
Mr. Mingé will take on his new role on February 15, 2013 and
will be based in Houston, where BP business units are involved
in oil and gas exploration and production, refining, chemicals,
supply and trading, pipeline operations, shipping, and
The US is home to the largest concentration of BP employees in
the world, more than 23,000, and its business activities support
an estimated 210,000 more American jobs. BP’s capital
investments in the U.S. over the past five years exceed $52
billion, more than any other company and more than BP invests in
any other country.
Name: BP US Press Office
Phone: (281) 366-4463
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