The Met Office has appointed Patrick Sachon as its new Head of Oil and Gas. Sachon will focus on developing and implementing the Met Office’s oil and gas business strategy. The division’s aim is to provide customers around the world with the best weather and climate science to help them safely and efficiently operate their business.
The Met Office supplies oil and gas companies with a range of bespoke site-specific forecasts and warnings to help reduce exposure to risk during essential operations and maintenance. Harsh wind and wave conditions in the North Sea earlier this year caused operational challenges for a number of offshore operators, highlighting the important role the Met Office plays for offshore businesses.
“My new role gives me the opportunity to apply my understanding of the weather and my experience of the chemical industry to help businesses in the oil and gas sector,” said Sachon. “Making the most of the weather opportunities and avoiding damaging weather is critical for oil and gas companies working offshore, where health and safety is paramount.”
Patrick was previously Road & Rail Business Manager at the Met Office. Prior to that, he was Business Manager for Health at the Met Office, a role he held for seven years. Patrick graduated from the University of Swansea with a BSc Hons in Chemistry and Management Science.
Adapted from press release by Rosalie Starling
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