Specialist oil and gas & marine services firm OEM Group has welcomed Mike Macleod on board as its new Finance Director as part of the company’s growth strategy which aims to see its turnover increase by 25% to £3 million in the next 12 months.

With more than six years’ experience working at director level, Mr Macleod has joined the Aberdeen headquartered firm following 10 years at Uniconn Group. Mr Macleod, who has an Honours Degree in Law and Management from the Robert Gordon University, helped to grow the oilfield services company from a small rental company into a global organisation with four divisions and 30 personnel.


Add Energy’s Well Control & Blowout Support group has secured a framework agreement with Statoil Petroleum AS for Well Planning, Blowout and Kill Simulations. This framework agreement will provide specialist services to Statoil over the next three years with an agreed optional extension of two periods of one-year extension.

Under the agreement, Add Energy will be responsible for the provision of blowout simulations, kill simulations, emergency response, risk evaluations and general studies related to special well operations, completion work and production related engineering.

The contract will apply to any license on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) where Statoil is the operator as well as any operations out with Norway; if required.

Morten H. Emilsen, Senior Vice President of Add Energy commented: “We are pleased to be awarded this contract allowing us to continue supporting Statoil with specialist services related to well control and blowout support.

“Over the past few years, we have strategically developed our well control services in line with industry and company specific requirements; enabling us to deliver tailored solutions that are focused on safety, efficiency and cost effective drilling operations. We are extremely grateful that Statoil value our competence and specialist services.”

In addition to Mr Macleod’s appointment, OEM Group has also bolstered its team in the UK by taking on five engineers as well as employing Craig Stephen as UK Sales Manager. Mr Stephen has more than 10 years’ experience in his field, formerly working at Turners Engine Power Services.

OEM has also increased its office space in Aberdeen to accommodate its additional personnel and has further invested in tooling equipment and workshop equipment.

Mr Macleod, who will be resonsible for all areas of the company’s financials said: “This is an exciting time to be joining OEM Group. The company has already enjoyed significant growth during the past couple of years where many companies have struggled because of the downturn affecting the entire global industry.

“I’m looking forward to helping shape the growth of the business as it moves towards its strategic aspirations and further strengthen its position in the global marketplace. I’m also excited to be part of an energetic team which has a reputation for its strong work ethic and can-do culture.”


Leading international energy logistics provider Peterson has been awarded a five year contract, with options for further extension, with BP Trinidad and Tobago LLC (“BPTT”) to provide integrated logistics services for its operations in Trinidad & Tobago. The scope of work includes integrated supply base operations management, logistics control planning and pipe yard operations.

This contract will significantly expand Peterson’s footprint in the Caribbean region and builds on the company’s existing long-term relationship with BP, which includes supporting some of its UKCS North Sea operations from Peterson’s Shetland supply base. Peterson will implement its full suite of eLogistics applications and, together with BPTT, will develop and establish collaboration initiatives between BPTT and other operators in the region.

Commenting on the award Erwin Kooij, CEO, Peterson Offshore Group, said: “This is a significant award for our business and marks a major development in our growth and long term commitment to this region.

“Our strong track record of delivering safe and efficient operations is built on 50 years’ experience supporting oil & gas logistics which, together with our vision and experience of collaboration were key factors in BP’s decision to award us this work.

“We will work in close partnership with BP to deliver an innovative service that drives efficiency and facilitates resource sharing, whilst ensuring a continued focus on safe execution and delivery.”

Maarten Spiljard, Regional Manager Americas, added: “We are committed to creating local employment opportunities in the areas where we work. This is reinforced by our contract, which will focus on the recruitment and development of the local workforce whose skills and experience are key to ensuring successful delivery.”

Peterson has been active in Trinidad since 2012, setting up a formal operation in 2014 to support local operators and service companies and has supported several large projects in the region.

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