Melissa Clare

Melissa Clare
Melissa is a Chartered Engineer with over 25 years’ experience in the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry.

With a degree in Mechanical & Offshore Engineering from RGU, Melissa began her career on offshore drilling rigs, as a trainee Well Engineer in the North Sea, gaining hands-on experience on the deck and drill floor. At the age of 30, she became the first female Rig Manager in the UK and was named as one of “35 Women Under 35” in the UK and internationally, by Management Today and World Business respectively. She subsequently received an Honorary Masters from RGU.

During her 18-year career with major international drilling contractor, Transocean, Melissa diversified into rig marketing, contracts and corporate planning, holding residential management positions in Nigeria, Switzerland and Malaysia. Having gained a wealth of experience, she went on to support Borr Drilling in a consultancy capacity, during the company’s start-up and rapid growth phase. With a desire to gain Operator experience, she subsequently spent 5 years with Hurricane Energy, a West of Shetland Operator specialising in granite basement reservoirs, in the roles of Joint Venture Operations Manager and General Manager. In 2024, Melissa re-established herself as an Independent Consultant and is using her transferrable skills to work across the broader energy industry.

Having lived and worked internationally, Melissa enjoys working in multi-cultural teams and is a strong advocate for equity, diversity and inclusion.  She is also a STEM Ambassador.

Register of Interests

All positions, appointments, employment etc (whether remunerated or not) that you hold with any other organisation:

  • Consultant at Interocean Marine Services Limited.

Details of any self-employed business, consultancy or other activities you are engaged in, whether remunerated or not, or for other reward or gains:

  • Director of Metis Energy Consultants Ltd.

Details of any contractual or financial/non-financial relationship (including Directorship, Partnership, Consultancy, Board Membership, other Appointments or position of authority or influence, whether paid or unpaid,) with any other company, public authority or service or any other organisation, or any other position you have that would or could enable you to influence the award of a contract or allow you to benefit financially:

  • None

Details of any ownership of land or property or other holdings within Aberdeen (other than your own main family home) that may be directly or indirectly affected by any known or prospective estate development plan in the vicinity of the city centre campus or the Garthdee campus:

  • None

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  • None

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