Growth and innovation on agenda as Scottish Energy Minister visits Petrotechnics to discuss N. Sea development


 Phil Murray, Chief Executive, Petrotechnics (left) welcomes Fergus Ewing, MSP,  and Karen Tolmie (Scottish Enterprise).
Phil Murray, Chief Executive, Petrotechnics (left) welcomes Fergus Ewing, MSP, and Karen Tolmie (Scottish Enterprise).

Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has visited the Aberdeen head office of Petrotechnics to discuss some of the key challenges facing oil and gas operators in the North Sea.

The Minister has a keen focus on fostering innovation within the North Sea oil and gas industry, and met with Petrotechnics’ chief executive Phil Murray, who said:

“It was a pleasure to welcome Mr Ewing to Petrotechnics’ headquarters and discuss not only the history of the company, but what it can bring to future development of the North Sea.

“The Minister was particularly impressed with both Petrotechnics’ global export growth and the potential future contribution to improving efficiency in the UKCS.”

Petrotechnics also demonstrate its innovative Proscient software platform to Ewing, who had requested the ministerial visit following a discussion between Murray and then First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond, at an industry conference earlier this year.

Salmond was impressed by the company’s vision to ‘change the safety-productivity dynamic’ in the North Sea oil and gas sector and other industries subject to hazardous environments and operating conditions. Petrotechnics is a true Scottish success story, evolving from humble beginnings with the help of government start-up funding, through to developing the now industry-wide standard of Integrated Safe System of Work.

Murray added: “Petrotechnics’ flagship enterprise operational excellence management solution is capturing the interest of organisations working in multiple industries, with new opportunities arising regularly across the globe.”

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