Interim CEO appointed at Heritage Petroleum
A temporary appointment to the position of Chief Executive Officer at Heritage Petroleum Company Limited has been announced.
Arlene Chow, who has nearly 40 years’ experience in the industry, has been appointed interim CEO, replacing Mike Wylie who is recovering from surgery in the United States.
The company will still need to recruit a permanent replacement.
Chow officially resumed responsibilities on Monday.
She began her career in 1982 as an Operations Geologist at Trintoc. She later became a Development Geologist, then a Technical Specialist (Mapping), and lastly a Technical Specialist (Well Information Systems).
In 1998, she joined AMOCO as a Database Administrator and was soon promoted to Head of Exploration and Production Information Systems. Three years later, she was appointed Subsurface Team lead for BP’s Teak, Samaan and Poui fields. In 2003, she was promoted to Asset/Delivery Manager of the fields in 2003.
She assumed the position of Vice President Corporate Operations for BP in Trinidad and Tobago two years later.
She has held several leadership roles in oil and gas operations both locally and internationally, the most recent being Chief Operating Officer at Atlantic LNG – a position to which she had been seconded from BP in January 2013 and held until her retirement in December 2018.
Chow was Chief of Staff in the Executive Office of the Production Division at BP’s Head Office in London, where she supported the Executive Vice President in overseeing global standards, policies and processes; safety and operational risk; and performance management of the Group’s production function.
She has previously held positions at BP Alaska - North Slope Infrastructure Manager, Project ManagerReorganization, and Area Operations Manager. As bpTT’s VP Corporate Operations, she had overall responsibility for Health Safety Security and Environment (HSSE), Facility Management, Information Technology and Performance Management.
Chow holds a BSc. in Geology and Chemistry from the University of the West Indies and a MSc. Engineering from the University of Florida. She served as a member of the Energy Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago and a member of the Steering Committee for BP Women (BPWIN).