As BP’s Vice President for the development of the giant Shah Deniz field and the Southern Gas Corridor, Joe Murphy is responsible for the integrated leadership of this $45 bn project, bringing natural gas from the Caspian Sea to Europe for the first time. The project includes construction of offshore facilities in Azerbaijan and expansion of a terminal and pipeline system from Azerbaijan to Turkey. It also involves transportation of gas through 3500km of pipelines within Turkey and Europe and gas sales to consumers across southern and central Europe.
Joe joined BP in 2000 and is an experienced Operations manager having led teams in Gulf of Mexico, Vietnam, Middle East and Egypt, as well as Commercial leadership roles in North America and the Middle East. Prior to his current role in Azerbaijan, Joe was the Chief of Staff to BP’s Executive Vice President for Safety and Operational Risk.
Before joining BP Joe worked as a Manager for Arthur Andersen Business Consulting in the Energy and Utilities practice leading projects in Slovenia, Bulgaria, India and the UK.
Prior to that Joe joined Mobil Oil Company directly from Cambridge University and worked as a Retail Territory Manager in the UK and as the Project Manager leading the transformation of Mobil retail sites to BP during the BP/Mobil JV.