Energy service group Senergy has expanded its Scandinavian footprint as it looks to grow in Norway.
The Aberdeen-based company has opened a new office in Oslo just months after opening a business and training premises in Stavanger as part of an office relocation.
The Oslo office will be led by former Shell man Frode Linge, who will head up a team of three people initially, which is expected to double within six months.
Oystein Roti, managing director of Senergy’s Norwegian division, said: “Norway has rapidly emerged as a key province for Senergy in terms of the company’s international growth as well as its fast-expanding track record for the delivery of high-value technical and consultancy solutions.
“In Stavanger alone, we have experienced strong growth in our business and, as a result, increased staff numbers by 25% (from 22 to 28) in the past two months.”
The company said that within the past three months, it had initiated about 20 projects, including supporting clients in Norway’s awards in the predefined areas licensing round in addition to subsurface, production-optimisation and well projects.
Senergy’s Norwegian team is also managing a large east African development project.
The company is looking to add a further 10 people to its Norwegian workforce within 12 months.
Senergy has had a base in Norway since the firm and its Norwegian division was set up in 2005. Senergy now employs about 500 people globally.
It has previously forecast group turnover for the current financial year to come in at £100million – up from £78million in the previous 12 months.
Meanwhile, Ferguson Group is expanding its business on the other side of the North Sea.
Ferguson Norge, the Kintore-based group’s Norwegian arm, moved to a larger yard complex in August and also has new offices due to be completed in spring.
The specialist in the rental of containers, accommodation modules and engineering modules to the offshore energy industry, said the expansion in Stavanger would provide a solid foundation to support further growth as Ferguson Norge increased the range of units it offers.
Morten Smith, general manager of Ferguson Norge, said: “We have had excellent and consistent feedback from our existing customers in Norway that we provide high-quality equipment and services, with quick supply and turnaround.”