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Sayma Robbie appointed new Country Manager for Romania

Bogdan Tudorache

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Sayma Robbie, Vice President of Subsurface in the IES Technical Directorate, recently relocated to Bucharest to become the Country Manager for Romania. Sayma is now responsible for leading and managing all aspects of Petrofac Romanian business including the important production enhancement contract (PEC) at Ticleni.

In 2010, Petrofac entered into a 15-year contract with Petrom, south-east Europe’s largest oil and gas producer, to provide production enhancement services for the Ticleni oil field and its eight satellite fields in western Romania.

Speaking about the field, Sayma said: “Ticleni is fascinating because of its age, complexity and unique challenges. With PEC contracts we squeeze maximum production from older assets and create value for our customers who are free to concentrate on larger fields. We’re paid a tariff per barrel for production [above a particular quota], so it’s crucial we maximise performance because that’s what creates value for Petrofac.”

Sayma is relishing the challenge of using her experience in her new role, having spent the last 18 months establishing and developing a high quality subsurface function aimed at supporting our global IES projects’ portfolio.

Her previous role at Dubai Petroleum, leading a team halting the decline of a giant mature oil field, will stand her in good stead.

Petrofac came into Romania in 2010 and has now 975 employees.

Autor: Bogdan Tudorache

Active in the economic and business press for the past 26 years, Bogdan graduated Law and then attended intensive courses in Economics and Business English. He went up to the position of editor-in-chief since 2006 and has provided management and editorial policy for numerous economic publications dedicated especially to the community of foreign investors in Romania. From 2003 to 2013 he was active mainly in the financial-banking sector. He started freelancing for Energynomics in 2013, notable for his advanced knowledge of markets, business communities and a mature editorial style, both in Romanian and English.

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