READ Cased Hole hires manager to spearhead growth plans


Aberdeen downhole well integrity specialist READ Cased Hole (READ) has appointed its first ever global business development manager to spearhead the company’s expansion drive. The role has gone to Gavin Lindsay, who previously held director level positions with a major oilfield services company. READ, whose headquarters are in Bridge of Don, decided to create the position after being emboldened by a number of contract wins and technology launches earlier in the year.


Indian wind energy firm Mytrah reshuffles senior positions


Indian renewables business Mytrah Energy has promoted its chief financial officer to the role of chief executive. Vikram Kailas replaces Ravi Kailas, who will continue in his role as chairman. Mr Kailas will retain the vice chairman and managing director posts at subsidiary Mytrah Energy (India) Private Limited (MEIPL).


Aberdeen harbour hires first operations manager


Aberdeen Harbour Board (AHB) today said it had filled the newly created role of operations manager at the port. Following his appointment, John McGuigan, who has worked in the port industry for more than 30 years, will direct all “land based operational activities”, working closely with customers and safety authorities. Mr McGuigan started his career with British Steel and has since worked for Clydeport, Peel Ports and was previously the E.ON UK terminal manager in Liverpool.

Oil & Gas

New IOG chairman bullish on prospects for North Sea


The new chairman of Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) has said the company’s bold North Sea plans and UK energy sector’s response to the downturn had convinced him to take on the role. David Peattie, who is expected to help support IOG’s mergers and acquisitions strategy, said there were “all sorts of opportunities” in the UK North Sea. “There has been a positive response from the supply chain in terms of reduced costs, risk sharing and flexibility,” said Mr Peattie, who spent more than 30 years of his career at BP.