Meg O'Neill

Woodside Energy Ltd.

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

Meg O’Neill was appointed Woodside Energy Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director in August 2021. She has 27 years’ experience in the global oil and gas industry, with positions and responsibilities extending across North America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Meg joined Woodside Energy as Chief Operations Officer in May 2018, responsible for Woodside’s producing facilities and supporting production, logistics, drilling, HSEQ and reservoir management activities. In October 2019, Meg became Executive Vice President Development, which encompassed the delivery of all of Woodside’s major projects, and in August 2020, she also assumed responsibility for Marketing. Prior to joining Woodside Energy, Meg held the position of Vice President, Africa for ExxonMobil Development Company, based in Houston, where she was responsible for ExxonMobil’s major projects in Angola, Nigeria, Tanzania and Mozambique. Meg’s recent experience also includes her role as Executive Advisor to the Chairman of Exxon Mobil Corporation in 2016. Meg previously held senior leadership roles in ExxonMobil’s Production Company in Indonesia, Norway and Canada. Meg is Chair of the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) and serves on the boards of Reconciliation WA, WA Venues and Events Pty Ltd (WAVE) and West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO). She is an honorary Governor of the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia (AmCham), and a member of Chief Executive Women (CEW) and University of Western Australia Business School Advisory Board. Meg is originally from Boulder, Colorado, and is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with degrees in Ocean and Chemical Engineering.

Sessions With Meg O'Neill

Tuesday, 7 March

  • 03:15pm - 03:55pm (CST) / 07/mar/2023 09:15 pm - 07/mar/2023 09:55 pm

    Oil & Gas: Playing the Long Game

    The future of upstream will increasingly belong to those companies who develop strategies that ensure that they can strike a strong balance between the development of profitable traditional oil and gas assets, the lowest carbon footprint and clear access to markets. Multiple approaches are emerging on how best to accomplish this and which basins or plays to be in. Complicating the path is the speed and strain of societal pressures. Join us for a look at some of the various strategic options companies are pursuing to preserve their future competitiveness.