Our People

Our People

Vermilion Energy Ireland is a dynamic company employing over 150 direct and indirect staff on an ongoing basis.  We appreciate our workforce and their families in Ireland, and we are proud of our contributions to the Irish economy.

Ryan Carty

Managing Director, Vermilion E&P Ireland

Ryan has over 18 years of international industry experience, onshore and offshore, with a focus on asset development and management, and engineering and production operations throughout Asia Pacific and Europe. Mr. Carty was appointed Managing Director, Ireland Business Unit in September 2020. Previously, he held the position of Operations Manager, Australia Business Unit where he was responsible for the management of the Wandoo operations, including production, HSE, engineering, OPEX and CAPEX. Prior to joining Vermilion, he was in positions with increasing leadership responsibilities, starting at BHP and progressing through ENI, Chevron and Origin Energy; in various locales throughout Asia Pacific and Europe.


B.Sc. Minerals Engineering, Western Australian School of Mines; Kalgoorlie & B.Sc. Industrial Chemistry, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia

Gerard Schut, P.Eng

Vice President European Operations

Gerard Schut, P.Eng, is our Vice President of European Operations. He brings over 25 years of international experience in the oil and gas industry including strong HSE, subsurface, operations, asset development, acquisitions and divestitures. In his most recent position prior to joining Vermilion, he was the General Manager of Chevron’s E&P business in the Netherlands, responsible for business development and production activities offshore. He successfully increased gross production from 5,000 BOE/d in 2005 to 25,000 BOE/d in 2011 and led the acquisition and development of industry firsts in shallow gas development in the North Sea. During his 10-year tenure with Unocal in Thailand, Gerard successfully introduced slimhole drilling with monobore completions, reducing capital cost and improving recovery efficiency. As Asset Manager he initiated the fast-track appraisal and development of the Plamuk, Surat and Yala oil reservoirs in the predominantly gas-rich area around Platong, resulting in oil production rates reaching over 50,000 boe/d and booked reserves exceeding 200 MMboe.  Gerard holds a MSc degree in Petroleum Engineering from Delft University (1986) and an MBA from Henley, The Management College, Brunel University (1996).

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