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Chrysaor is navigating the many challenges associated with operating offshore installations through a global pandemic and a collapse in oil prices. Founded in 2007 by chief executive Phil Kirk, 54, it was a modest exploration company until 2017, when it secured backing from EIG Global Energy Partners and spent $3bn on the acquisition of nearly half of Shell’s North Sea oilfields and assets. Revenues rose 26% to £1.9bn in 2019, and last year it bought the UK assets of US energy giant ConocoPhillips for $2.7bn.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank33
CompanyChrysaor
ActivityOil & gas exploration and production
LocationCentral London
Sales £m1,852
Profit £m1,314
Year endDec 19
Principal shareholdersEIG Global Energy Partners (90%), others, including management (10%)
Staff563
Founded2007
Websitewww.chrysaor.com

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