The politics of resources redefined™
The politics of resources redefined™
The politics of resources redefined™
The politics of resources redefined™
The politics of resources redefined™
The politics of resources redefined™
The politics of resources redefined™

Lessons from Deepwater Horizon: Q&A with Lord Browne

The former CEO of BP talks to Critical Resource about the Macondo oil spill, corporate responsibility and the future of the oil industry

In this audio interview, Lord (John) Browne tells of his “deep sadness” at the Macondo disaster, and how efforts have to be redoubled on integrity and safety.

Lord Browne was CEO of BP between 1995 and 2007. He is Managing Director of Riverstone Holdings LLC, and a member of Critical Resource’s Senior Advisory Panel for LicenseSecure. The paperback edition of his memoir “Beyond Business” has just been published by Orion books.

Also in this interview, Lord Browne discusses:

  • the importance of diplomatic skills for senior executives of resource companies
  • due-diligence on political and social issues
  • corporate responsibility amid increasing global competition for resources
  • whether the oil and gas industry has a future in a post-carbon world

In part 1 (click here) of the interview, Lord Browne discusses the Macondo oil spill.

In part 2 (click here), Lord Browne discusses the importance of political and diplomatic skills for senior executives in resource companies and the evolution of political and social due diligence.

In part 3 (click here) Lord Browne discusses the competitive advantage of corporate responsibility and the future of oil and gas companies in a post-carbon world.