Ian Ramshaw began his career as a wireline engineer with Schlumberger in 1998, where he worked on and offshore in the U.K., the Netherlands, Denmark, Tunisia and Oman.
In 2001, he joined ConocoPhillips in Aberdeen, U.K. where he held various production and operations roles. He transitioned to Houston, Texas in 2007 as a development engineer responsible for projects in Russia and Australia.
In 2009, Ramshaw was appointed director of Strategy and Portfolio Management, responsible for the integration of corporate long‐range plans and budgets, as well as the development of corporate strategy.
In 2011, he moved to Calgary, Canada as the Elmworth team lead, where he was responsible for one of the Deep Basin assets’ unconventional development. In 2014, he was named Surmont 3 Project Integration Manager, accountable for front end engineering of the next phase of the Surmont project, a 50/50 joint venture with Total E&P Canada, operated by ConocoPhillips.
Ramshaw was appointed manager, Surmont Integration in 2017, with overall accountability for its asset strategy, technology and project development. He took on his current role in 2018. Ramshaw also serves as the company’s senior representative to Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance, and leads the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE joint industry project.
Ramshaw earned a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Cambridge University in 1998.