Roland Tink is the GM CP Deepwater Wells Gulf of Mexico (GoM) and is responsible for contracting of rigs, well installed equipment, well services, and other related categories to support the drilling, completion, intervention, and abandonment of Deepwater Wells in the Gulf of Mexico. In 2016, Well activities will be >US$2bn (Shell Share) for development, exploration, and abandonment work. The key business drivers are HSE, Well Cost, Rig Idle, and Well Durations. Through collaborative team approach, Wells, CP, and Finance have reduced costs by ~50% through application of Competitive Scoping, Efficient Execution, and Supply Chain Transformation.
Roland has been with Shell for 13 years, joining after serving in the US Navy for 7 years as a nuclear submarine engineer. In Shell, he started at Norco refinery supporting projects and turnarounds and then within the Shell Pipeline supporting operations and was impacted by and part of the recovery from Hurricane Katrina. After supporting the Americas distribution organization as category manager (Storage and Handling), he joined Port Arthur refinery as CP Site Lead and commissioned the Crude Expansion Project, merging the contracts between the project and operating site. In 2013, Roland joined Upstream Deepwater, supporting production in Gulf of Mexico and Brazil plus exploration activity off Alaska prior to taking on his current role.
Roland has a BS Systems Engineering from the US Naval Academy and MEM Engineering Management from Old Dominion University.