Engineering consultancy Project Development International (PDi) has appointed Michael O’ Sullivan as its new chief executive.
He comes to the Aberdeen firm with more than 25 years of experience in the subsea oil and gas sector.
As CEO, Mr O’ Sullivan will be responsible for growing PDi’s “core” installation engineering and decommissioning business.
PDi was established in 2003 and is part of India’s Tattva Group, which focuses on a range of sectors including oil and gas and infrastructure.
Mr O’ Sullivan will be helping integrate PDi’s subsea expertise with that of sister company Results Engineering in topsides and onshore to boost Tattva’s global energy business.
He started his career with riser consultancy MCS and was appointed managing director of MCS UK in 2009 following its acquisition by Wood Group.
He held that position until 2013 before running exploration and production firm JP Kenny’s Aberdeen operations.
Most recently he was vice president of application engineering for Aker Solutions’ UK business.
After having a two-month interim period in the role, he replaces Daniel McGowan as PDi’s CEO, who is now engineering manager with Babcock.
Mr O’Sullivan said: “I am delighted to be joining the Tattva Group and leading PDi at such an exciting time for the business.
“I am looking forward to helping Tattva Group become a leading solution-independent niche service provider to the global oil and gas sector by harnessing the combined best-in-class capabilities of PDi and Results Engineering.”