Webinar: "The Impact of Covid-19 on Operations Activities"

Mark Trigg currently serves as the Wells Manager for Ventures, responsible for worldwide deep water exploration drilling activities.  Mark is also assisting Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Ltd with COVID-19 pandemic emergency response efforts.   

Mark graduated from Mississippi State University with a BS in Chemical Engineering and joined ExxonMobil in 2001 as a drilling engineer.  Through his career he has held various operations, engineering and managerial roles in the US, Africa, and Asia.   

Mark has been married to his wife Joylyn, an elementary school teacher, for 21 years and has three children:  Emma (15), Ryan (14), and Andrew (13). 

Miranda Jones started her career with Western Refining in 1996.  In 2000, she joined BP in the Lower 48 (L48) North America Gas business unit where she held roles in Operations and Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE).  In 2008, Miranda left bp to join Crestwood Equity Partners, where she led as the VP HSE, Regulatory, and Land.  She served on the Crestwood Executive Leadership team while growing that business from a single state $1B asset to a $12B diverse midstream company that operated across all of North America.  Miranda was responsible for developing and implementing a benchmarking HSE Management Team and Systems as well as setting the tone of the company culture by uniting diverse people around a common vision, and giving them the space to grow and advance change.  Miranda returned to BP in March 2019 as a member of the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) Operations Leadership team serving as the HSE Manager of Gulf of Mexico and Canada.  Miranda was appointed to bp’s global HSE&C leadership team in 2020 when bp announced their transformation from a global oil company to an integrated energy company focused on reinventing bp to deliver energy solutions for customers and create value for our shareholders.

Miranda holds a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety & Health. She is married to her college sweetheart, and they have three children ages 29, 24, and 17. Miranda enjoys reading and spending time with her family - most often spent traveling and attending sporting events.

Originally from the Highlands of Scotland, Sarah Cridland graduated with a MEng in Manufacturing Sciences & Engineering from Strathclyde University before commencing her career with Stena Offshore in the 1990s, learning the ropes on subsea projects in the UK, Brazil and West Africa.

Sarah’s subsequent roles enabled her to gain experience across all aspects of TechnipFMC’s Subsea business, in local and global roles. These included leading the Umbilical manufacturing division, a multi-geographical business with plants in the UK, US and Angola; VP Subsea Tendering with global responsibility for all commercial tendering activities; and most recently, as Vice President of the company’s fleet division responsible for the (QHSES, financial and operational) performance of TechnipFMC’s global fleet of vessels.

Sarah took up her current role in November 2020 and is based at the company’s Westhill Campus near Aberdeen, UK. She lives in Aberdeen with her husband and two children (and dog), and they all enjoy a range of outdoor pursuits.

Ken Rice is a Commercial Advisor with ExxonMobil. He also teaches International Petroleum Transactions as an Adjunct Professor at South Texas College of Law Houston. Ken started his career with Anadarko as a Landman, eventually working in Commercial roles on various projects in the U.S., Africa, and Latin America, then moving to ExxonMobil in their business development group. Ken holds a BS in Political Science/Economics from University of Houston and JD from South Texas College of Law Houston.