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Al Cook

Executive Vice President, Equinor


Al Cook holds the position of executive vice president for international exploration and production, overseeing Equinor’s business outside of Norway.

He joined Equinor in 2016 as the senior vice president, overseeing operations in Angola, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Libya, Nigeria, Russia, and Venezuela, moving to executive vice president of global strategy and business development in 2018.

Previously, Mr. Cook was chief of staff to the CEO at BP. He joined the company in 1996, taking on a series of project development and commercial roles in the North Sea and Gulf of Mexico. Mr. Cook then worked in field operations in the North Sea from 2002 to 2005, becoming the offshore installation manager. From 2005, he led the IGB2 project in Vietnam and acted as president for BP Vietnam. Mr. Cook worked from 2009 to 2014 as BP’s vice president, leading the development of the Shah Deniz field in Azerbaijan and construction of the southern gas corridor.

Mr. Cook holds a master’s degree in natural science from St. John’s College, University of Cambridge, and completed the international execution programme at INSEAD in 2005.

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