North Sea veteran in senior appointment at Lloyd’s Register

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Lloyd’s Register has appointed a North Sea veteran as its new UK manager for asset integrity and maintenance.

Stuart Oswald, who has worked in the North Sea sector for more than 30 years, joins the professional services firm from Maersk Oil (now Total).

He was the operations manager for the Quad 9 and Gryphon Alpha FPSO, which LR said will help it become a leading global services provider in the UK.

At Maersk, he created and reorganised the firm’s offshore manning and transfer programme, including the move of 300 Petrofac workers to Maersk Oil.

His experience also includes the GP3 and Janice installations, the Culzean concept stage and Golden Eagle stakeholder management.

James Drummond, LR’s global VP of asset integrity and maintenance optimisation, said: ““Having worked in the oil and gas sector for more than 30 years, Stuart has demonstrable technical expertise and proven experience implementing change.

“As we grow our business in a challenging market, Stuart brings that necessary insight, business development, and vision we need to realise our full potential and become the leading global provider of engineering and technology-centric professional services in UK.

“We are delighted Stuart joins us at the start of our next growth phase for the North Sea and the UK.”

Prior to Maersk, Mr Oswald held roles with Aker Solutions and Amerada Hess.

In his new role, he will be based at LR’s Aberdeen offices at the Prime Four Business Park in Kingswells.

He said: “The industry’s needs are growing more complex.

“Demand for higher performance, improved integrity management, and the introduction of new technology is driving change, and I want to ensure LR is the preferred partner of choice for current and new customers in each of these areas.

“Being part of LR’s asset integrity and maintenance optimisation business enables me to contribute on aspects of performance and safety to help the industry make good decisions.

“Data is critical to the way we think and make decisions, and how we use that data to predict intelligent awareness of what is happening around us enables proactive action to be taken affordably and efficiently, saving millions of pounds and potentially even lives.”