DOF Subsea, a leading provider of subsea services to the oil and gas industry, has appointed Colin Ferguson as country manager for Angola.
Ferguson, who started his career as a commercial diver, has more than 20 years’ experience working on large scale engineering projects in the upstream oil and gas industry. He joins DOF Subsea from Superior Energy Services/Hallin Marine Services, where he was country manager for Angola.
Ferguson brings a wealth of experience to DOF Subsea, having worked in many countries in West Africa as well as in South Africa, the Persian Gulf, India and Thailand. His previous positions have been with oil and gas companies including Mermaid Offshore Services, Global Industries Limited and Stolt Comex Seaway.
Talking about his appointment, Ferguson said: “I am extremely excited to join DOF Subsea and support the company as it grows business in West Africa. Having been based in the sub-Saharan region for most of my career, I have a great deal of experience working in the area which I look forward to using in this role as we develop DOF Subsea Angola Lda.”
As part of his position as General Manager at DOF Subsea Angola, Ferguson will focus on enhancing the company’s profile and business potential in Angola. Training and development for personnel and monitoring the financial and health and safety performance will also be key aspects of his role.
Ferguson continued: “DOF Subsea operates to an exceptionally high standard across each of its global projects and I will be working to ensure that this remains the case in Angola, with all personnel working to company policies and procedures whilst receiving appropriate training and development opportunities.”
Jan–Kristian Haukeland, Executive Vice President for the Atlantic Region, said: “Colin’s appointment is an important move for us as we expand operations in the West African region and we are delighted to welcome him to the company.
“Building upon our existing business relationships in the area will be one of Colin’s main focuses, as well as seeking out new prospects. He will also be identifying opportunities for DOF Subsea to raise its profile in West Africa through increased involvement in CSR activities and projects in the community.”
DOF Subsea has a global team of skilled professionals who, combined with a fleet of state-of-the-art, purpose-built vessels, provide services to the Oil and Gas industry across the entire offshore life cycle.
Press Release, November 26, 2013