Proserv hosted a delegation of 12 high-level Guyanese business figures at its head office in Westhill on November 28, as part of the inaugural three day Aberdeen-Guyana Gateway Trade Mission, aimed at furthering links between the Scottish city and the South American country.
Greg Quinn, the British high commissioner to the Co-operative Republic of Guyana and His Excellency Hamley Case, Guyana’s high commissioner to Great Britain and Northern Ireland as well as the nation’s non-resident ambassador to the Russian Federation, headed the Guyanese representation. Nicholas Deygoo, senior vice president of the Guyana Chamber of Commerce, was also in attendance.
Ewen MacLean, vice president, strategic planning & marketing at Proserv greeted the visiting group and offered an overview of the firm’s global activities and expertise in controls technology within the energy sector.
Several senior members of Proserv’s various business units, including Iain Smith, president, subsea controls, provided detailed presentations of the firm’s specific capabilities. Subject areas covered included the importance of long-term product reliability, asset integrity, acoustic subsea solutions and subsea sampling. Details were also given regarding Proserv’s current activities in Guyana itself.
Guyana represents one of the most significant growth markets in the oil and gas industry. Exploration drilling by international oil majors has added around 4bn barrels of oil equivalent to the nation’s proven reserves and further appraisal activity and surveying is likely to lead to additional finds.
In his opening remarks, Ewen MacLean welcomed the Guyanese delegation to Aberdeen and stated his hope that Proserv could develop a close relationship with Guyana’s business community, “This is very much an introductory meeting where we can show you what we do with our controls technology and how our years of expertise, can hopefully benefit Guyana’s burgeoning oil and gas sector.
“Proserv prides itself on generating a positive legacy for every local community it enters and we look forward to possibly forging connections across education and training.”
Iain Smith referred to the offshore location of Guyana’s new oil finds and commented, “As subsea specialists, and leaders in subsea controls technology, not only can we offer a variety of solutions to assist Guyana’s future production but we are well placed to advise them on how to formulate effective strategies that will maximise returns and efficiency over multiple years.”