Full Name
Robert David Kelly
Job Title
VP Digital Product, Asset Management
Speaker Bio
Rob was appointed Vice President, Digital Production & Projects in BP’s Innovation & Engineering organization in January 2021 as part of the ‘Reinventing bp’ re-organization. In January 2022 the bp Refineries were added to his portfolio, and then in January 2023 the digital support to Subsurface, Wells and Low Carbon Energy businesses. He is based in Houston, with accountability to deliver Digital Transformation across bp’s Production & Operations and Gas & Low Carbon Energy entities.
Rob’s previous role was Head of BP’s Upstream Digital Organization from 2019 to 2020, with accountability for shaping and delivering BP’s Upstream digital transformation.
From 2011 to 2019 Rob was VP Technical Functions for BP’s Global Projects Organization, with accountability for all engineering and project controls resources in major projects, ownership of the project common process and verifying it’s use in BP’s major projects portfolio.
From 2001 to 2011, Rob led a number of Projects of increasing scale and complexity in Azerbaijan (Shah Deniz), Colombia (GTL), North Sea (Glen Lyon and Clair Ridge) and Algeria (In Salah and In Amenas).
Rob has 35 years industry experience, joining BP straight from college in 1988. His career has spanned a variety of roles world-wide including digital, logistics, commercial, operations, project management, joint venture management and strategy in London, Aberdeen, Grangemouth, Teesside, Jakarta, Baku, Houston and Bogota. Rob has a first-class honours BSc in Chemistry and a PhD in Organometallic Chemistry, both from Imperial College, London. He is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and an associate of the Royal College of Science.
Robert David Kelly