Global rust-buster Permasense opens new base in Scottish oil capital: MSIS appoint new chairman

Iain Fullerton
Iain Fullerton

By DARA BUTTERFIELD

Permasense – which provides remote monitoring solutions to the global energy industry – has opened a new base in Aberdeen to target business growth in the N. Sea oil and gas sector.

This follows the recent launch of ET210 – Permasense’s break-through product for real-time monitoring of corrosion and erosion at upstream oil and gas assets.

Heading up the new office is 15-year industry veteran Iain Fullerton, who has been appointed as upstream business manager, who commented:

“As the crude oil price remains around sub-$60 per barrel, the pressure to reduce operating costs has never been greater. The North Sea in particular, is looking for new ways to optimise operations while managing operational risk.

“Aberdeen remains a strategic hub for many of the world’s leading operators, so it makes sense for Permasense to have a dedicated presence in this key location.”

Meanwhile, offshore environmental specialist MSIS has appointed John Forrest as its new non-executive chairman.

A former Mobil oil and gas engineer, Forrest is also presently chairman of PDG Helicopters and Task Fronterra.

Earlier this month, MSIS secured a £20 million investment from Primary Capital Partners.  

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