Niall joined BHP in 2012 and leads the Company’s worldwide petroleum exploration and appraisal campaign, with a current focus on execution and a concentration on areas with Tier 1 potential. While at BHP, he has led the capture of dominant deepwater acreage positions in Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, the Gulf of Mexico, Eastern Canada and Australia. He has also played a significant role in bringing the latest seismic technology to bear on Exploration and Appraisal with the completion the largest 3D seismic program ever acquired by an independent oil company in Trinidad and Tobago and the first ever deepwater Exploration Ocean Bottom Node acquisition. Niall leads Innovation for BHP’s petroleum business. He is also the Executive sponsor for BHP Petroleum’s Inclusion and Diversity Council in Houston. With more than 20 years of industry experience, Niall has worked at companies including BP, GNS Science, Hess Corporation and Afren Plc., holding various management positions in exploration and geoscience across the US, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Niall holds a bachelor’s degree in Geology and a PhD in Geology from Trinity College.