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John Hollowell, Executive Vice President of Deep Water for Shell in the Americas

John Hollowell, Executive Vice President of Deep Water for Shell in the Americas

John graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering in 1980 and began his career with Shell Exploration & Production as an Engineer in New Orleans. He became Division Production/Drilling Engineer for the Kernridge Division in California in 1985.

For the next ten years, he held several managerial assignments of increasing responsibility in engineering and operations in California, Texas and Louisiana before becoming Asset Manager for Shell Western E&P Inc. in 1995, where he was responsible for all Exploration and Production activity for Shell’s exploration and production portfolio in South Texas.

In 1998, John moved to Shell’s downstream business as the General Manager, Gulf of Mexico for Shell Pipeline Co. LP, and in 2003 he assumed the role of General Manager, Commercial. He was named Director of Shell Oil Products US, Distribution, and President of Shell Pipeline Company LP in January 2004. In January 2005, John became Vice President, Distribution for Shell Downstream Inc., responsible for petroleum product terminal/depot operations and secondary distribution operations globally.

In October 2006, John returned to Shell’s upstream business and assumed the role of Vice President, Production for Exploration and Production in Europe, where he was responsible for all Shell’s operated assets in the UK, Holland and Norway.