Craig Wiggins, Aker Solutions
Craig has been in the oil and gas industry for over 31 years. His career started in 1985 when he joined the Shell Expro Trainee Technician Scheme. Over his 26-year career with Shell, he had many roles within operations and maintenance, such as an offshore installation manager, gas plant manager and a lean manufacturing deployment manager. In 2011, Craig joined Petrofac as operations director responsible for their EnQuest duty holder operations. He then joined BP in 2012 and spent two years in Houston as operations manager for their Operated by Other portfolio of projects. Craig returned to Aberdeen in 2014 and took up the role as regional performance manager for the UK North Sea before eventually focusing on lean deployment across their upstream operations.
In October 2015, Craig joined Aker Solutions as managing director for the UK maintenance, modifications and operations business area. In October 2016, he became senior vice president for production asset services for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Craig is a director of the Offshore Contractor Association and is a member of the Step Change in Safety Leadership team and co-chair of the Asset Integrity Steering Group.