Ardyne, provider of specialised plug and abandonment and slot recovery technology and services to the global energy industry, has made two new top tier appointments in its technical support division.
Duncan Livingstone and David Stewart both come to Ardyne from Schlumberger, and have a combined experience of more than 70 years working in the global oil and gas industry. The appointments are part of Ardyne’s commitment to bringing in expertise to the company’s UK technical support offering for clients.
Both Duncan and David will be working out of Ardyne’s offices in Aberdeen and Stavanger, and will be part of a team of experienced field engineers servicing the company’s international operations, as well as a R&D team developing new technologies and equipment modifications for specific operational needs.
Duncan commented: “I’m delighted to be joining Ardyne where I can continue my involvement in managing clients and projects. My role in the technical support team will see me out and about with clients, solving their problems with solutions bespoke to them.
“I am confident that my previous experience will help me provide Ardyne’s customers with the best technical assistance and service available, and I look forward to working closer with the team in Aberdeen and Stavanger.”
David added: “Staying hands-on in the industry and finding original and innovative solutions to the current oil and gas market is what drew me to Ardyne.
“I’m looking forward to continuing to support clients in finding different ways to tackle their challenges, a goal I share with the company.”
The appointment of David and Duncan represents a significant addition to the expert team at Ardyne. Having launched in early 2016 and quickly acquiring Norwegian oil services company Wellbore AS, Aberdeen-headquartered Ardyne is already working on a number of projects in the UK, Norway, Australia, and the Americas
Alan Fairweather, chief executive officer, Ardyne said: “We have an ambitious growth plan already in motion and we are absolutely delighted to welcome Duncan and David to Ardyne. Their appointment solidifies Ardyne as a company that is bringing new technology, combined with robust thinking and risk minimising for our clients, to market.
“Together, we will deliver on our promise to bring our customers the new technology and service approach they need to optimise operations, cut costs, reclaim rig time and unlock the long-term value of brownfield resources.”