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Fully integrated independent operations and engineering services company ODE has opened an office in Aberdeen after a number of key contract wins worth around £20 million in the Southern North Sea (SNS).
ODE’s new office in The Exchange, Market Street, will be used to facilitate further expansion of its Operations and Engineering offering, providing technical and operational support to a number of companies with operations in the North Sea.
ODE has been providing a range of services, including engineering and asset management to oil and gas and renewables companies around the world for more than 40 years. The company has built a team of experts who provide effective asset management and brownfield engineering – leading to improved financial performance – to the SNS.
ODE is an industry leader when it comes to maintaining assets with industry leading KPI performance, including virtually zero maintenance backlog, very high production availability and has a proven track record in planning and proactively managing work on behalf of clients. This service will now be provided from the new office in the North-east of Scotland, with key support from its Great Yarmouth and Wimbledon operations.
As well as the contract wins, the company has appointed Michele Eaves as Regional Projects and Engineering Director and Andrew D Ferguson as Regional Operations Director. With more than 75 years’ experience between them, they bring an expert knowledge of the oil and gas market, brownfield engineering and asset management to the Aberdeen base. They have both held a number of senior positions in the oil and gas industry, with Mr Ferguson’s most recent role being VP of operations for a major service company, while Ms Eaves moves from an exploration and production company, where she was Head of Brownfield Engineering Projects. Gerry Miller, Director of Business Development, will help develop the Aberdeen office with Andrew and Michele. Gerry joined ODE in 2018 and has more than 30 years' experience in the oil and gas industry with 20 years in business development, many of those within the Granite City.
The Aberdeen office will have the capacity to grow a staff of 20 in its initial months, with significant growth expected thereafter as ODE continues its commitment to innovation and expansion.
ODE Director Paul Chilvers said: “This investment into Aberdeen follows on from our success with operations support and brownfield engineering in the Southern North Sea and builds on our long history of supporting assets in that region. It also builds on ODE’s offering and approach to duty holdership, focused on efficiency and bespoke integration with clients, which is important to the market as the North Sea matures and meets its cost challenge.”
Peter Godfrey, ODE Group CEO, said: “The new office and clients create an excellent platform for our growth within the asset management division, oil and gas sector and northern North Sea. These contracts will create opportunities for long-term strategic partnerships, and we are eager to work with companies who strive towards innovation, flexibility, and intelligent solutions – much like ourselves.
“Being the most agile, experienced and focused player, we bring a new, more efficient, offering to the market, ensuring the most economical way of achieving reduced costs.”
As well as establishing its presence in Aberdeen with an office, ODE is exhibiting at the city’s biggest oil and gas exhibition, Offshore Europe, this week on stand 1P71 and will be demonstrating its services along with its expert team.
The move is part of ODE’s aim to expand its products and services suite and to be the most readily available, comprehensive, reliable, technologically advanced global provider of engineering, support and management services in the upstream oil and gas and renewables industry.