Offshore Energy Transition Programme Meet our experts

Willie Reid, Director

Willie Reid is Director of the Strathclyde Offshore Energy Transition Programme and is responsible for strategic and operational development.

He has more than 35 years experience in upstream oil and gas services, downstream process industries and Clean Energy technology development. He has held various international Managing Director, business management and technical positions with Servo Oilfield Services, Lubrizol, Exxon, Nalco, and Shell.

In addition, Willie has previously raised private equity funding for GTL (gas to liquids) pilot plant development and has consulted for both operators and service companies.

Willie is a graduate of Aberdeen University, holds an MBA from Henley Management College, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Mark Robertson, Project Development Manager, Offshore Energy Transition Programme

Mark Robertson, Project Development Manager

Mark Robertson, is Project Development Manager within the Offshore Energy Transition Programme and his role is to identify, create and develop innovative industry/academic R&D projects aligned with the programmes’ aims

He has over 30 years of Technical, Commercial and Management experience in Technology Development, Industrial Control, Real Time Information and IT Systems both on and offshore, in the Oil & Gas, Water Treatment and Semiconductor Manufacturing Industries. Latterly moving into people, project and department management at senior levels.

Mark is a maths/computer science graduate of Robert Gordons University and also holds an MBA from that institution.

Other staff & facilities

With nearly 1,000 of our alumni working all around the world in the oil and gas and renewables sectors and on the offshore energy transition, Strathclyde is a major provider of skilled undergraduate and postgraduate students. We can utilise the critical mass of the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, the Faculty of Science and the Strathclyde Business School's resources where multi discipline activity is a strength.

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