EOC Limited (EOC or the Group), a leading provider of offshore oil and gas (O&G) support services in Asia, has announced the appointment of Mr Jon Dunstan as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO), with effect from 1st March 2011.
With over 17 years of industry experience, Mr Dunstan, aged 39, began his career as a structural engineer and joined London Marine Consultants (LMC) in 1998. He was subsequently appointed its Managing Director in 2008.
While at LMC, he was instrumental in expanding its range of capabilities and services, as well as stepping up its operations and human resources. Keenly involved in every aspect of its operations, he helped steer LMC’s business development, strategy and management, and played a major role in establishing its QA (quality assurance) system. He provided invaluable input in key areas such as engineering management and overall project management, for ventures ranging from specialist consultancy to EPC (engineering, procurement & construction). His expertise was particularly crucial to designs for mooring systems used in FPSO (floating production, storage & offloading) and FSRU (floating storage & regasification unit) facilities.
After LMC’s acquisition by Ezra Holdings Limited, Mr Dunstan also took on a senior strategic consultancy role. Armed with his immense experience in the industry and extensive technical expertise, he helped Ezra establish its FPSO division in the global arena through the provision of strategic and specialist advice during project-bidding and business development phases.
With Mr Dunstan taking charge of EOC’s operations – driving and optimising efficiencies in project management, operations and maintenance, and product development– the Group is confident that it will be primed to drive strategic objectives at every level of the organisation.
As EOC’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Lim Kwee Keong, noted: “We are convinced Jon will boost our efforts to bid for offshore construction and FPSO contracts in the O&G sector and make the most of the anticipated increase in demand as offshore development and production activities intensify.”
EOC Limited offers offshore construction & floating production services and installation & commissioning work as well as transportation services that support the entire life cycle of offshore oil & gas production.
It manages two heavy-lift accommodation crane barges, the Lewek Conqueror and the Lewek Chancellor; a dynamically positioned heavy-lift accommodation pipelay vessel, the Lewek Champion; and a floating production, storage and offloading unit, the Lewek Arunothai. These vessels are utilised in various support activities that last through facility development, production, operations, maintenance and abandonment.
The firm operates in Australia, Brunei, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Middle East, the Philippines and Thailand, and is an associate company of Singapore Exchange-listed Ezra Holdings Limited, the largest owner/operator of an integrated range of offshore support vessels for charter across a broad spectrum of the oil & gas offshore support services supply chain.
Source:EOC, March 1, 2011;