Independent subsea engineering and training company Jee Ltd yesterday announced the expansion of its Aberdeen office as part of the firm’s vision for strategic growth, with the potential of increasing staff numbers by 110% in Aberdeen city and Shire.
The new ‘Subsea Corridor’ premises are more than double the size of the previous Westhill office, with the capacity for 60 staff and can provide project office support for operator or contractor personnel.
Head of the Aberdeen office, Dr Jonathan Lindsay, said: “Having outgrown our previous office, moving to these new premises will enable Jee to increase staff numbers 110% in Scotland.
“Jee moved away from being a niche pipeline engineering consultancy some time ago to become a fully integrated service provider. Aberdeen, as a subsea centre of excellence, has become the hub of this business activity, from which we market our subsea engineering expertise, as we increasingly win engineering projects around the globe.”
Jee is an independent subsea engineering and training company with offices in Aberdeen, London and Tonbridge. As the company has grown, its capabilities have increased to become a leading provider of integrated subsea services, spanning the whole life-of-field including SURF, structures, controls, materials, installation, ILI, integrity management and decommissioning.
Dr Lindsay continued: “Expanding the Aberdeen office is another exciting milestone for the Jee team and we were delighted to welcome Malcolm Webb to the official opening, allowing the opportunity to discuss current industry issues with him, including Lifetime Extension, an area where Jee has completed many successful projects and a key point raised in Sir Ian Wood’s recent industry review.”
The team at Jee was responsible for building ISO standard 12747-1 for Lifetime Extension of Pipelines. To date, Jee lifetime extension projects in the North Sea have extended production life in excess of 253 years, which equates to an approximate commercial value in excess of £114 billions of pounds saved by operators, as a result of the work delivered by Jee.
Chief executive of Oil & Gas UK, Malcolm Webb, commented: “The UKCS is undoubtedly one of the most mature offshore basins in the world and therefore faces unique challenges. Lifetime Extension projects such as those undertaken by Jee are vital to ensure the maximum economic recovery of the UK’s remaining oil and gas resource.
“Jee’s growth as an independent firm is truly impressive. It opened a new London office earlier this year and is expanding in Aberdeen. I am particularly impressed by the company’s investment in a portfolio of specialist subsea engineering training courses. Jee is clearly a firm which is investing in people and thus in the future of the industry. This is very commendable.”
Press Release, November 28, 2013