Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Aberdeen-based oil consultancy set to expand following third BP contract win

Simon Rio
Simon Rio

Aberdeen-based oil and gas engineering consultancy PD&MS Energy is expanding following its third major contract with BP in the past twelve months.

The three-year contract, understood to be worth more than £10million, will see the firm provide platform engineering services and upgrades for BP-operated projects in the Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey region.

The firm yesterday said it was looking to recruit an additional 50 engineers in the next six months, including structural engineers, piping engineers and project management specialists.

The Caspian Sea contract follows a call-off engineering contract with BP Norway, awarded in March 2013, and an engineering services contract for upgrades to all of BP’s platform drilling assets in the North Sea, awarded the month before.

As a result of the latest contract win, which is the company’s largest overseas contract to date, PD&MS has opened an office in Baku, Azerbaijan, creating 25 local jobs.

The firm said a number of staff will also be recruited in Aberdeen to support the contract, which has the option to extend for an additional five years.

Managing director Simon Rio described the contract as a major step forward in the firm’s strategy to grow business internationally.

“The significant growth we have experienced over the past two to three years has been achieved by securing long-term engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts such as this with a number of clients,” he said.

“Our plans to double the size of the business form our current standing by 2016 are not unrealistic.”

Mr Rio said the firm, which currently employs 300 onshore and offshore staff, is currently looking to secure new Aberdeen office space for up to 400 staff, allowing for future company growth.

Recommended for you


More from Energy Voice

Latest Posts