Walter Thain, Petrofac
Walter has worked with Petrofac for 19 years and has held key roles in the UK and the UAE
including vice president operations; vice president, sales and marketing, training services;
senior vice president, offshore projects; and operations and managing director, offshore
projects and operations. In January 2016, Walter was appointed managing director, west
for engineering and production services. He is accountable for growth and regional delivery
across engineering, operations, decommissioning and training services within Europe,
North Africa and the Americas. His remit also includes the global delivery of Petrofac’s
specialist service capabilities including well engineering and asset management.
Walter is a Chartered Engineer with more than 25 years’ industry experience. Prior to joining
Petrofac, he held senior engineering and leadership positions with McDermott Engineering,
delivering both brownfield and greenfield engineering projects. Walter was appointed to
Oil & Gas UK’s Board in April 2016 and is the chairman of Oil & Gas UK’s Efficiency Task Force.