The international oil & gas advisory and classification society, DNV GL, has elected two new people for roles at its Aberdeen office in an effort to further develop its consultancy services.
DNV GL said that Peter Boyle was named as the Aberdeen Operations Manager while John Morgan would be taking up the role of UK Business Development Leader for Risk Advisory Services.
According to DNV GL, the new appointments will lead the drive in ‘addressing key industry challenges such as enhancing safety, efficiency, and performance.’
Boyle has worked for DNV GL for 22 years. A chemical engineer, he specializes in safety engineering, providing consultancy services for many oil and gas facilities globally, and in managing significant asset integrity projects.
He said: “It has been a challenging period for the industry, which has led us to innovate our core services for the Aberdeen market.
“Our main services have become more efficient by concentrating on the elements that add value to operators either by improving safety or increasing production.”
Morgan, a Senior Principal Consultant, has 22 years of leadership and technical experience with DNV GL and its predecessor companies. He is an expert in safety regulation and chairs the UK Oil and Gas major hazards technical group.
Morgan added: “In addition to the core services, and in response to market conditions and customer feedback, DNV GL has been working on numerous value-adding services such as risk-based inspection and combined operations planning, to maximize the number of personnel that can safely work on a platform.”
“Leaner operations following the oil price collapse has resulted in a reticence to invest in the North Sea in the last two years. But confidence is returning to the province, and there are opportunities. We have examined our service portfolio and have some new ideas to offer a cost-conscious market,” said Hari Vamadevan, Senior Vice President of DNV GL Oil & Gas and UK Regional Manager.
Offshore Energy Today recently had an interview with DNV GL’s Hari Vamadevan regarding DNV GL’s report providing the 2017 outlook for the oil and gas industry. To read the interview in full, click here.