Francisco Noyola, Country Manager – Mexico, Williams Energy

Francisco Noyola

Country Manager – Mexico,
Williams Energy


2014 – Present              Williams Energy de México:  Vice President,

2010 - 2014                  Wison Offshore & Marine:  Executive Vice President

2008 - 2009                  Katzenbach Partners:  Senior Engagement Manager

2005 - 2008                  SBM Atlantia:  Project and Product Development Manager

1998 - 2005                  J. Ray McDermott    

SparTEC, Inc.: General Manager

Spars International Incorporated:  Project Manager                                           

1995 - 1998                  Mercer Management Consulting:   Associate                                                 

1990 - 1994                  J. Ray McDermott (Engineering):   Senior Structural Engineer                               



2014 - Present              Williams Energy de México: Vice President,                                                            Houston, TX

A major mid-stream provider serving the North American oil and gas market.  A major owner and operator of oil and gas production, gas gathering, oil and gas transport, and gas processing infrastructure.


Responsibilities: Establish and lead Williams’ presence in Mexico.  Liaise with key market participants, including Pemex, CFE and major international participants. Identify, develop, and oversee large scale capital projects.  Develop and maintain local partnerships and corporate alliances. 


2010 - 2014                  Wison Offshore & Marine: Executive Vice President                                           Houston, TX

A Chinese engineering and construction company focused on delivery of floating production units, floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels, floating LNG systems, fixed platforms, production modules, and offshore support vessels.     


Responsibilities: Led Wison Offshore & Marine’s business development organization.  Oversaw project development opportunities for the North American, South American, and European markets.  Developed and maintained strategic partnerships and corporate alliances.  Developed and maintained senior client accounts.


2008 - 2009                  Katzenbach Partners: Senior Engagement Manager                                            Houston, TX

A management consulting company focused on enabling client break-through performance through strategy, organizational, and operational design. 


Responsibilities: Created and developed the firm’s energy and construction consulting practice. 


2005 - 2008                  SBM Atlantia: Project and Product Development Manager                               Houston, TX

An SBM Offshore Group Company focused on world-wide leasing and delivery of tension leg platforms (TLPs), drilling and production semi-submersibles, and FPSO vessels. 


Responsibilities: Led SBM Atlantia’s project acquisition and product development organization.  Co-led the commercial and contractual process for the Murphy Thunderhawk semi-submersible project ($400 Million USD). Led the development of SBM Atlantia’s Gulf of Mexico FPSO program.  Led the development of SBM Atlantia’s Fourstar TLP and its subsequent qualification with Petrobras.



1998 - 2005                  J. Ray McDermott                                                                                                            Houston, TX       


                                       SparTEC, Inc.: General Manager

A J. Ray McDermott company focused on world-wide spar platform deliveries.


Responsibilities: Led day-to-day company operations.  Oversaw the development of the Murphy Frontrunner and Medusa Spar projects. Advised J. Ray McDermott executive management on issues related to corporate strategy, including joint ventures and other third party relationships. Set yearly and quarterly marketing and business planning objectives.  Oversaw project planning and pricing decisions. 


                                       Spars International Incorporated (SII): Project Manager                                  

A J. Ray McDermott joint venture company focused on the commercialization of spar technology.


Responsibilities:  Managed the execution of technical studies and commercial proposals.


1995 - 1998                  Mercer Management Consulting: Associate                                                    San Francisco, CA

A management consulting firm focused on strategy services to senior management of major U.S. and international corporations.


Responsibilities:   Performed strategic planning and economic analysis for the oil and gas, transportation, and financial industries. 


1990 - 1994                  J. Ray McDermott (Engineering): Senior Structural Engineer                          Houston, TX

A provider of engineering and project management services to the international oil and gas industry.


Responsibilities:  Led the engineering and design of offshore platforms for Mexico, Venezuela, and the US Gulf of Mexico.




1994 - 1996                  Stanford University, Graduate School of Business                                                 Stanford, CA

Masters of Business Administration  

Specialized in corporate, organizational, and marketing strategy.


1988 - 1990                  The University of Texas at Austin                                                                                   Austin, TX

Masters of Science in Structural Engineering

Specialized in steel design.  Funded by National Science Foundation to investigate advances in deepwater pipeline construction.


1984 - 1988                  The University of Texas at Austin                                                                                   Austin, TX

                                        Bachelor of Science, with Honors, in Civil Engineering

Member Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering Honors Fraternity) and Chi Epsilon (National Civil Engineering Honors Society).




  • Fluent in Spanish.


  • Published articles for the National Science Foundation and the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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