Drop in oil prices leads to PR rejig at Enterprise Oil

Enterprise Oil, the UK’s largest independent exploration and production company, has appointed new PR and investor relations heads after an internal reshuffle caused by the collapse in oil prices.

Enterprise Oil, the UK’s largest independent exploration and

production company, has appointed new PR and investor relations heads

after an internal reshuffle caused by the collapse in oil prices.



Enterprise was earlier this year involved in cost-driven merger talks

with its closest independent rival, Lasmo, which were later

abandoned.



PR manager Patrick d’Ancona has been promoted to become Enterprise’s PR

head, while UK commercial manager Peter Reilly becomes IR head. They

both report to CEO Pierre Jungels.



In a parallel move, IR and PR have been brought together in an

overarching communications division.



D’Ancona replaces corporate affairs director Ray Dafter, who has held

the post for nine years and was one of the company’s 80 voluntary

redundancies.



D’Ancona takes over Dafter’s remit, which covers PR and public

affairs.



Meanwhile, Reilly steps into the shoes of Peter Thomas, who, as group

treasurer, handled investor relations. That element of Thomas’s role has

been farmed out to Reilly, who will operate as a one-person unit within

the communication team.



Thomas will liaise with Enterprise’s only retainer-based agency,

Smithfield Financial.



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