Jim Claunch - Vice President of Operational Excellence

Development & Production USA/Mexico


Mr. Claunch joined Statoil in 2009 as Vice President of Global Business Services in the Houston office and subsequently held VP of HR positions in Norway and in Houston. He has over 25 years of experience in the energy sector including 14 years of international experience serving in various financial and shared services roles. Prior to joining Statoil, Jim’s roles included:

  • Managing Director of Growth Capital Partner’s Energy Group in the Merchant Bank’s Houston office.
  • CFO and CIO of Power Well Services (PWS), a global oilfield services company controlled by First Reserve. PWS was put together via six acquisitions and later sold to Expro International Group PLC.
  • Sr. Vice President of Shared Services and IT at Intercontinental Hotels Group.
  • Vice President of Global Shared Services for Halliburton Energy Group, where he had global responsibility for accounting, communications, finance, HR, procurement, quality and IT functions.

Mr. Claunch is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Hardin-Simmons University. 


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