READY TO ROCK AND ROLL
CARLA RIDDELL
Senior VP, West of Shetland
I am a strong advocate for collaboration and believe that, together, people are stronger. Success comes when you have a diverse group of specialists around the table and someone to pull them all together. That’s where I come in.

I am a strong advocate for collaboration and believe that, together, people are stronger. Success comes when you have a diverse group of specialists around the table and someone to pull them all together. That’s where I come in.

START WITH THE DETAILS. THEN CREATE THE BIG PICTURE

Carla is Senior Vice President with responsibility for Spirit Energy’s West of Shetland assets. A geologist by background, she brings a combination of strong technical expertise, attention-to-detail and a strategic mindset to the table; coupled with more than 20 years’ oil and gas industry experience – mostly in the North Sea.

Having been with Spirit Energy since its creation in December 2017, Carla previously worked for Centrica, latterly as Head of Strategy and Business Planning.

She spent her early career working in the consultancy environment, where she led subsurface teams providing technical services. In 2011, Carla established a new subsurface division within the Axis Well Technology consultancy group. This ignited her interest in the business of providing technical services in support of finding and producing oil and gas.

Carla has a BSc in Geology from Durham University, an MSc in Palaeontology from Sheffield University and an MBA from Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University.

 

IGNITING INTEREST

 

Carla maintains strong links to education. She is an Honorary Lecturer for the University of Aberdeen’s Oil and Gas Management course and a member of the Advisory Group for its MSc in Integrated Petroleum Geology. She is passionate about forming a link between industry professionals and academia, as well as spending time with the next generation entering the energy sector.

FROM CARLA