Ardyne recruits former Oil and Gas UK chief Paul Warwick for N. Sea decommissioning drive

Paul Warwick (left) and Adrian Bannister
Paul Warwick (left) and Adrian Bannister

Ardyne – the Aberdeen-based provider of specialised plug and abandonment and slot recovery technology and services to the offshore energy industry –  has appointed Paul Warwick as a non-executive director and Adrian Bannister as chief financial officer.

In a move that underpins the company’s drive to challenge current models for decommissioning, they will play crucial roles in Ardyne’s ambitious growth plans.

Having launched earlier this year and quickly acquiring Norwegian oil services company Wellbore AS, Ardyne is already working on a number of projects in the UK and Norwegian North Sea.

With 30 years experience at ConocoPhillips, Warwick was a regional president for Europe, Africa and the Middle East, before moving to Talisman Energy, where he was Executive Vice-President for Europe, as well as being responsible for the company’s corporate technical functions. He was also the Chairman and interim Managing Director of TalismanSinopec and co-chairman of Oil and Gas UK 

He said: “Ardyne is a focused technology and development company that will operate in the important sub-surface decommissioning area of the global oil and gas sector. 

“As global decommissioning activities increase, those involved are facing ongoing technical challenges to deliver the service. Lower cost and more effective solutions are needed and we believe that Ardyne’s technology and approach can offer our customers real possibilities to be more efficient and effective in areas such as slot recovery and full well bore decommissioning.”

Bannister has more than 20 years’ experience in oilfield services. Working at senior levels with a number of private equity backed companies, including Sparrows and Viking SeaTech, he brings a wealth of knowledge in M&A, change management, and internationalisation.

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