DNV GL’s oil and gas unit named Brice Le Gallo as regional manager for South East Asia and Australia, as the investment in the gas industry in the Asian market increases.
Brice succeeds Arve Johan Kalleklev, who has transferred back to a new role in Norway, DNV GL said on Tuesday.
With Asia still the world’s largest market for LNG and accounting for 70 percent of global consumption, Japan has announced that it is making available $10 billion for investment in government and private joint ventures to support the expansion of the Asian LNG industry.
Emerging LNG buyers will no doubt be looking to floating storage and regasification units (FSRUs) for importation. Indeed, right across the value chain, Asia is a region where key activity is taking shape. DNV GL’s appointment of Brice Le Gallo “is timely as it looks to maximize opportunities in its role as the technical advisor to the industry”, the company said in a statement.
One of DNV GL’s key assets located in Asia is the oil and gas technology centre that has been established as a “sustainable center of competence to support the industry with high-end advisory and technical assurance services, offering an independent perspective across the value chain.”
Le Gallo has spent nearly 12 years in Asia, joining DNV GL in 2013 first as floating systems manager within the deepwater technology centre in Singapore, and more recently as head of the oil and gas technology centre.
He brings more than 15 years of technical, business development, project management and innovation experience in the oil and gas and maritime markets to his new role, the classification society said.