OIL service firm Interwell said yesterday it had more than doubled its Aberdeen workforce since it opened a base in the Granite City earlier this year.
The Norwegian well-intervention and integrity specialist employed nine people at the time it moved into a site in Links Place in March but has since recruited 13 engineers.
It said it had also invested £2million in a qualification test centre, doubling the size of its premises, for its growing Aberdeen team.
Interwell added that rising demand for its services meant it was now on course to meet its £5million turnover target for 2011, which it aims to double next year after launching several new products.
The Norwegian company’s north-east operation has already completed around 50 jobs for more than 20 clients over the past nine months alone.
UK managing director Andrew Louden said: “We have witnessed rapid growth since establishing the Aberdeen base .
“We doubled the size of our premises and created a dedicated test facility to provide a quicker turnaround time for local clients.
“We have also recruited a first-class operations team and highly experienced downhole product designers who enable us to better serve our UK clients with bespoke solutions, tailoring our core products to address individual challenges.”
Interwell is the new brand for the companies previously known as Well Technology Group, Bronnteknologiutvikling and PI Intervention.
In addition to the Aberdeen base’s sister operation in Norway, the group has international offices in Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi and Oman.