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Gerbert Schoonman
Senior Vice President, Production

Gerbert Schoonman is Senior Vice President, Production for Hess Corporation, a global independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas.

Schoonman is responsible for leading Hess-operated and outside-operated assets worldwide. An engineer by trade, he has nearly 30 years of experience in the international oil and gas industry with supermajor and independent operators in Asia, Europe and the United States, driving efficiency through Lean and cultivating innovation.

He previously served as Vice President, Offshore, leading assets located in the Gulf of Thailand, the North Sea, and deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Prior to that, he was Vice President, Onshore – Bakken.

Schoonman joined Hess in 2011 in Kuala Lumpur as Vice President, Production – Asia Pacific, with responsibility for production and subsurface operations for all of Hess’ producing assets in Asia Pacific.

Earlier in his career, Schoonman spent approximately 20 years with Shell. He served as the East Asset Manager for Brunei Shell Petroleum, responsible for growing the asset’s production by bringing on-stream a series of new developments and pursuing operational excellence. He also held various leadership roles with Shell EP Europe, including Asset Development Manager for the company’s North Sea assets, Head of HSE Service Delivery for EP Europe, and Offshore Installation Manager at Dunlin and Cormorant.

Schoonman earned a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Delft University of Technology.