Cobalt International Energy Inc. (NYSE:CIE) has appointed Gregory S. Sills as executive vice president and chief development officer effective Jan. 27.
Sills brings to Cobalt more than 34 years of industry experience in global upstream project management. His project experience includes serving as project manager for the Atlantis project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and for the expansion of the world’s largest processing plant in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.
Based in Houston, Sills will have an integral leadership role in Cobalt’s growth from an exploration focus to an exploration and production focus. His initial areas of emphasis will include leading the development and execution to first production of Cobalt’s prolific Cameia field in Block 21 offshore Angola, as well as the conceptual design, appraisal, and planning efforts associated with Cobalt’s significant Lontra presalt oil discovery in Block 20 offshore Angola. In addition, he will assume responsibility for Cobalt’s ongoing preliminary development planning for the company’s North Platte discovery in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.