David Eyton, BP’s group head of technology, has been recognized for his services to engineering and energy in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in the UK.
Eyton has received a CBE (Commander of the British Empire), which is an award given by the Queen to individuals who have a “distinguished, innovative contribution” to any area at a regional and/or national level.
As group head of technology, Eyton is accountable for BP’s technology strategy and its implementation across the organization. He also sits on the Boards of the UK Energy Technologies Institute and the OGCI (Oil & Gas Climate Initiative) Climate Investments.
Engineering fellow Eyton joined BP in 1982 from Cambridge University with a degree in engineering. During his early career, he held a number of petroleum engineering, commercial and business management positions. In 1996, he was named general manager of BP’s North West Shelf interest in Australia.
Eyton later managed Wytch Farm in the UK and then BP’s gas businesses in Trinidad. He went on to become vice president of deepwater developments in the Gulf of Mexico and then group vice president, technology for exploration and production in BP’s Upstream business.
Eyton is a fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering, Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining and Institute of Directors, and also a trustee of the John Lyons charitable foundation.