Sonia Scarselli


Vice President, Exploration and Appraisal

Sonia Scarselli was appointed Vice President, Exploration and Appraisal for BHP Petroleum in August 2019, and in her role she leads BHP’s global petroleum access and exploration activities. Sonia joined BHP in 2012 and has served in several leadership roles including Head of Algeria, Exploration and Appraisal Planner and Manager Exploration Trinidad and Tobago. She has also been heavily involved in the integration of geoscience across BHP, working with the Geoscience Centre of Excellence on how the company explores for and characterise resource. Before joining BHP, Sonia started her career in the oil industry at ExxonMobil UK in a number of exploration and geology roles. She holds a master’s degree in Geological Science from Università degli studi di Perugia, a PhD in Geology from ETH Zurich and an MBA from the London Business School.  

Sessions With Sonia Scarselli

Tuesday, 2 March

  • 01:55pm - 02:25pm (CST) / 02/mar/2021 07:55 pm - 02/mar/2021 08:25 pm

    Strategic Dialogue

    The Upstream: Remaining competitive

    Panel Markets/Economics/Strategy Upstream Oil & Gas Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability

    With the crash in oil prices and project delays associated with COVID-19, upstream projects are facing further delays, and operators are changing their long-term strategies. Although technology and innovation reduce costs, offsetting inflationary cost increases, the economic viability of many assets remains in question. How can the upstream remain competitive with erratic supply chains and an energy transition underway?