Kevin Maar

Commercial Director

Mr. Kevin Marr has more than 35 years of international oil & gas experience, within commercial, financial and business development roles and has been a key part of the decision making process on operations and investments.


Mr. Marr started his oilfield career with Sun Oil Britain, working in the Finance Department with responsibility for AFE’s, budgets and cost reporting. He continued later with KCA Drilling as head of finance and moved into Commercial and Business Development roles.


Mr. Marr spent a combined 30 years working with KCA DEUTAG Drilling with a break of 2 years between 2014 and 2015, where he was responsible for the commercial development of the company and securing of major contracts in Azerbaijan, Sakhalin, Angola, Canada and Norway ultimately becoming Head of Commercial for the Offshore Division.


Mr. Marr headed up several due diligence processes on behalf of KCA including the purchase of DEUTAG and secondment into the business to successfully turn it from break even to profitable.


Mr. Marr spent 2 years as the EVP of Oceaneering UDW in Greece and was responsible for a major cost rationalization process on the UDW Drillship fleet resulting in a 36% reduction on daily operating costs and efficiencies within the drilling contracts.


Mr. Marr joined SOCAR AQS as Commercial Director in 2020 and brought a strong financial focus to the role delivering lower risk and improving contract and tender management to the drilling and well construction business.


Mr. Marr holds a MA degree in Accounting and Economics from Aberdeen University and is a qualified accountant being an Associate Member of the CIMA.