Oil and gas service firm NCS Survey plans to expand its headquarters at Westhill, near Aberdeen, after opening offices in both Brazil and Norway.
NCS, set up in 2005 and bought by the private equity-backed Acteon Group last year, said the new operations overseas would be the first in a series to help it establish a “truly international presence” over the next three years.
It follows the firm taking on 25 additional staff in 2012 – taking its total to 96, with 93 of those based out of Westhill.
The firm plans to recruit a further 25 staff over the next six months.
Expansion at Westhill will see it open a second office block at Arnhall Business Park.
NCS Survey president Andy Gray said: “We have had an exciting year since joining Acteon.
“It has given us the resources and support we needed to gear up our expansion plans.
In Brazil, NCS is to offer survey support for offshore construction projects based out of Rio de Janeiro.
The firm’s recently opened office in Stavanger, Norway, will provide a range of survey services from rig positioning to construction support, with support from Westhill.
Accounts published in September showed Acteon paid £11.8million for its 80% stake in NCS in May 2011.
The business was previously owned by its management, led by Mr Gray, and some employees.
Norwich-based Acteon is a global group of subsea service companies operating from locations including Aberdeen.
In September, the group reported surging annual profits and revenue amid continued buoyancy in the global oil and gas industry.
Pre-tax profits soared to £56.7million, from £36.2million a year earlier, during 2011. Revenue in the latest period totalled £381.4million, up from £310.9million in 2010.