A Norwegian oil and gas software company has made its first permanent Aberdeen appointment following the launch of its UK subsidiary.
Donald Pearson has taken on the role of sales manager and director for Wellit UK, having joined the company from HRH Geology.
Based at 1 Marischal Square, Mr Pearson will focus on finding new customers and supporting existing clients in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).
He is being supported by the parent company’s head office in Stavanger. Wellit also has offices in Houston and Perth, Western Australia.
The company’s Wellit Logistics Software was launched eight years ago to enable companies to communicate on one platform, reducing the risk of miscommunication and duplication of information.
Mr Pearson said: “WELS is truly disruptive software that is currently transforming the global oil and gas industry.
“WELS epitomises the spirit of collaboration and innovation that is so crucial in oil and gas today.
“We will continue to expand our business, listen to client requirements and focus on providing a product which fits the requirements of the UKCS.”
Wellit chief executive Jan Inge Pedersen said: “We’re proud to launch Wellit UK, in what we consider to be one of the most exciting regions in the world of oil and gas.
“Our increased presence in the UKCS enables us to accelerate our growth strategy towards making WELS the global industry standard across the entire oil and gas value chain.
“The energy industry has become increasingly focused on costs, and logistics are a powerful cost driver.
“WELS offers customers increased planning power and more efficient use of resources.
“In effect our clients’ costs and carbon footprint are typically reduced significantly.”
Wellit UK has also become a member of Oil and Gas UK (OGUK).
Matt Abraham, OGUK’s supply chain director, said: “Our world-class supply chain’s ability to deliver technology to improve efficiency, reduce duplication and increase collaboration is key to safeguarding our competitiveness.
“This will enable us to meet as much of the UK’s oil and gas needs from home-produced resources as possible and expand business opportunities for supply chain services in the future.”