Sykes named BP regional president, Gulf of Mexico and Canada

Jan. 26, 2018
BP PLC has appointed Starlee Sykes as BP’s regional president for the Gulf of Mexico and Canada, effective Feb. 1. She will continue to be based in Houston and currently serves as vice-president for BP’s global projects organization for offshore projects. 

BP PLC has appointed Starlee Sykes as BP’s regional president for the Gulf of Mexico and Canada, effective Feb. 1.

Sykes, who will continue to be based in Houston, currently serves as vice-president for BP’s global projects organization for offshore projects.

Sykes has more than 20 years of upstream experience across project management, offshore operations, subsea engineering, and finance. She will succeed Richard Morrison, who has elected to retire following 37 years with BP.

Sykes rose to leadership roles including vice-president, projects performance, vice-president, developments for the Gulf of Mexico, and founder and director of BP’s global subsea hardware organization.

More recently Sykes was a key leader on two major Gulf of Mexico projects, including the redesign of the Mad Dog 2 platform and the Thunder Horse South Expansion project, which came online 11 months ahead of schedule and $150 million under budget.

In her new role, Sykes will serve as the chairman of BP Exploration & Production Inc. and will be a board member for BP America Inc.