Vermilion Energy Ireland is a dynamic company employing over 150 direct and indirect staff on an ongoing basis. We appreciate our workforce and their families in Ireland, and we are proud of our contributions to the Irish economy.
Darcy has over 20 years of industry experience, with a focus on engineering and production operations in North America, West Africa, Australia, and Europe. He joined Vermilion in 2005 as the Interim General Manager of their Australia Business Unit, followed by five years in the France Business Unit (FBU) leading facilities engineering and asset integrity functions. He returned to Canada in 2011, where he held the position of Facilities Engineering Manager, before going back to France in March 2014 as the FBU Managing Director. Prior to joining Vermilion, Darcy held a variety of engineering and project management roles with Chevron in Canada, Houston and Nigeria. Darcy holds an Engineering Diploma from St. Francis Xavier University and a B.Sc. Civil Engineering (Distinction) from the Technical University of Nova Scotia.
Gerard Schut, P.Eng, is our Vice President of European Operations. He brings over 25 years of international experience in the oil and gas industry including strong HSE, subsurface, operations, asset development, acquisitions and divestitures. In his most recent position prior to joining Vermilion, he was the General Manager of Chevron's E&P business in the Netherlands, responsible for business development and production activities offshore. He successfully increased gross production from 5,000 BOE/d in 2005 to 25,000 BOE/d in 2011 and led the acquisition and development of industry firsts in shallow gas development in the North Sea. During his 10-year tenure with Unocal in Thailand, Gerard successfully introduced slimhole drilling with monobore completions, reducing capital cost and improving recovery efficiency. As Asset Manager he initiated the fast-track appraisal and development of the Plamuk, Surat and Yala oil reservoirs in the predominantly gas-rich area around Platong, resulting in oil production rates reaching over 50,000 boe/d and booked reserves exceeding 200 MMboe. Gerard holds a MSc degree in Petroleum Engineering from Delft University (1986) and an MBA from Henley, The Management College, Brunel University (1996).
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