Providence Resources Plc Names Alan Curran as its Acting CEO

Energy business Providence Resources Plc (PVR), based in Ireland, announced that Alan Curran had been named Interim Chief Executive as of July 4. James Menton returns to his position as non-executive Chairman of the Board following Alan’s appointment. In his 40-year career in the oil and gas sector, Alan has held a variety of prominent positions. Alan most recently oversaw a radical reorganization approach at Verus Petroleum.

Alan started his career as a petroleum engineer in the 1980s with Shell and later held director-level positions with Oryx Energy, Kerr-McGee, and Maersk Oil. Alan joined Lundin Petroleum in 2006 as Managing Director before joining Wood Group in 2009 as Chief Executive of its North Sea unit. Alan worked as the COO at Iona Energy before his employment with Verus. Alan oversaw Ortus Petroleum for the past two years, a venture for oil and gas exploration in north-western Europe. Scotland’s Aberdeenshire is where Alan is based.

In many words, James Menton, Chairman, Providence Resources expressed that Alan’s acceptance to join Providence Resources as an interim chief executive makes him happy. The Board’s main goal is to forward the assessment program that will result in the phased commercial development of the Barryroe oil and gas field. They are optimistic about the field’s potential for success, and I are certain that the Board will benefit from Alan’s knowledge and expertise as he has a wealth of experience in the oil and gas sector.

In a similar vein, Alan Curran, Interim Chief Executive, Providence Resources, said at this crucial juncture for the company, he’s thrilled to be joining Providence Resources. Without a doubt, the Barryroe Field offers a singular chance to develop a crucial Irish source of oil and gas to replace part of the imports that will be required to meet ongoing demand during the energy transition as it is one of the largest undeveloped offshore Europe oil and gas fields.

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