Looking to the Future: Making the Most of Your Career in Latin America
Join Sean Rooney, President of Shell Argentina, to learn about his view around challenges and opportunities to develop your career in Latin America and his vision for the future of Argentina developments.
Sean Rooney joined Shell in 2000 after an 11 year career at Mobil and 1 year with ExxonMobil. Sean spent much of his career working in Latin America EP operations and new business development. He started working with Mobil EP Dallas research center where he investigated seismic acquisition and processing, and later was assigned to Latin America new exploration ventures. In Latin America he has been Argentina EP Manager for Mobil and Bolivia Country Manager for ExxonMobil Exploration. Sean was involved in acquisition and development of producing fields in Argentina and exploration acreage in Bolivia including discovery of the giant Itau gas field.
Joining Shell in 2000, Sean worked as New Business Development manager in the integrated EP / GP Southern Cone Gas & Power organization and moved to The Hague as Head Commercial in Global Exploration when exploration was reorganized as a global function in 2003. In March 2005 Sean became President of the Shell Companies in Venezuela where he led Shell through the nationalization of the Urdaneta West field. He was appointed Vice President Exploration – Middle East in April 2008 where he served as Chairman of the Board for the South Rub al Khali joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Shell. In 2009 Sean moved back to The Netherlands as VP Opportunity Identification leading origination of upstream new business in Upstream International and in 2013 he became VP International Government Relations responsible for Europe, Russia and Central Asia. Sean returned to Argentina in 2018 as VP Argentina to lead development of Vaca Muerta unconventional oil and gas.
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