Bureau Veritas elects new boss for North Sea operations

Bureau Veritas, a provider of in testing, inspection, and certification (TIC) services, has appointed Paul Shrieve as chief executive officer (CEO) of North Sea Offshore Operations, Marine and Offshore.

Shrieve, who has more than 15 years experience in senior management in the oil and gas industry, is based at the company’s Aberdeen office, Bureau Veritas said on Monday.

His experience includes roles at Senior Vice President at other TIC organizations and as Managing Director at ATL Consulting Services, which was acquired by Bureau Veritas in 1999.

The company noted that the appointment marks a return to the company for Shrieve, who was Vice President of North Sea Oil and Gas from 1999 until 2006.

With Shrieve’s comeback and the recent restructuring to provide more streamlined service for customers, Bureau Veritas said it reaffirmed its commitment to the North Sea. The company’s Aberdeen office has also welcomed 10 new members of staff this year with further hiring plans for 2017.

Shrieve commented: “I am thrilled to be back with Bureau Veritas at such an exciting time. The new restructure will allow us to develop deeper and broader client relationships as well as allow continued development opportunities for our staff.”

“As part of the company’s growth plan, we hope to bring a wider range of compliance services across the whole project life cycle from concept to decommissioning. Despite current market conditions, it is essential we continue to invest in our industry and that is exactly what Bureau Veritas plans to do.”

Bureau Veritas employs around 66,500 people globally, with 3,000 in the Marine and Offshore (M&O) division and 75 in M&O North Sea Offshore Operations, which are based in the UK and Norway. Despite the challenging conditions facing the oil and gas industry, Bureau Veritas said it sees the North Sea as a key area for business growth.

Shrieve added: “We have increased the level of client engagement, both current and prospective, looking for opportunities to develop more of a partnership relationship rather than a client/supplier relationship.”

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