Oilfield service firm Codex Integrity has moved into a larger office in Aberdeen to help it keep up with demand and fulfil recent contract wins worth more than £1 million.
Codex also intends to double its north-east headcount, currently eight, over the coming 12-18 months at its new base at 7 Queen’s Gardens.
The company, which also has bases in London and Ghana, employs about 35 people in total.
It was established 10 years ago in Chester by co-owners and industry veterans John Pallot and Andrew Mallon.
They hired Neil Stephen as Codex’s Aberdeen-based business development manager just over a year ago to establish a permanent presence in the north-east, grow the team and drum up new business.
In the past 12 months, Codex has clinched a deal to supply asset integrity management services at the Rumaila oilfield, part-owned by BP, in Iraq.
The firm has also inked agreements with Petrofac and CNR International in the North Sea.
Those deals are being managed from Aberdeen, as are a number of contracts that were already in place before Mr Stephen’s appointment. One agreement involves the provision of services on Bluewater’s Aoka Mizu vessel, currently serving Hurricane Energy’s Lancaster field.
Mr Stephen said Codex was “excited” to be expanding its footprint in Aberdeen, adding: “Our vision is to become the leading international technical service provider in the disciplines of integrity and maintenance management.”