Kevin McLachlan


Senior Vice President, Exploration

Kevin McLachlan is Total EP’s Senior Vice President of Exploration as of 2014. Within Total’s Exploration & Production, he is now responsible for managing the exploration organization globally with five exploration hub locations. Mr. McLachlan joined Mobil in 1985 as an Interpretation Geophysicist in Canada working in Exploration and Development. In 1995, he moved to the United Kingdom and worked on Exploration in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Norway until 2000. He held various management positions in ExxonMobil from 2000 to 2005 in the United Kingdom and Canada. He notably provided leadership and management for Exploration teams to evaluate the un-drilled frontier Orphan Basin and to manage all of the Canadian East Coast’s exploration and appraisal assets. Mr. McLachlan joined Nexen Petroleum in the United Kingdom in 2006 as Europe Exploration Manager, later as Vice President of International Exploration and Vice President of Global Exploration until 2013. As a Member of the Executive Management Committee, he contributed to corporate strategic priorities, decisions, and Exploration-Production operations. In 2013, Mr. McLachlan assumed the position of Executive Vice President of Global Exploration and Business Development at Murphy Oil. He was responsible for conventional and unconventional Exploration, New Ventures, and Business Development activities from 2013 to 2014. Mr. McLachlan earned his BSc in geophysics from the University of Calgary in 1985 and is a 2003 graduate of the INSEAD Business Program.

Sessions With Kevin McLachlan

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 11:40am - 12:30pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 05:40 pm - 08/mar/2022 06:30 pm

    Global Oil & Gas Production: A new geography?

    Panel Upstream Oil & Gas
    Within the accelerating energy transition, an aspiration of many nations is that their economies can continue to grow, while simultaneously undergoing decarbonization. As a result, an ever-increasing level of scrutiny is being placed by both buyers and sellers on the precise nature of oil and gas supplies sourced from around the globe; the focus falling not just on the cost of production, but also on factors relating to the carbon intensity, carbon footprint, and emissions profile of these supplies. Are perceptions now changing as to which global hydrocarbon suppliers produce the most “advantaged” barrels and molecules? In a highly uncertain outlook for oil and gas demand, can we predict whether and how the sources of future supply will shift in geographical terms over time? And, if an accelerated move to a low-carbon world eventuates, will the geography of the upstream production world change more rapidly as a result?