Verum Solutions, an offshore tech firm currently based in Glasgow and Monaco, has announced that it will look to create up to five jobs in Aberdeen and is “exploring” opening premises in the city.
The creation of a new cloud-based technology, Qvis, that collates and presents project data allows asset-holders to create cost savings and prevent overruns, was created at a cost of £250,000 through collaboration with those working in the industry.
Verum Solutions say they expect to create up to five jobs by early 2019, with the hope of adding a “dedicated” Aberdeen office.
The technology firm claim the Qvis technology was recently subject to North Sea testing upon large floating production storage and offloading vessel (FPSO).
Verum also say the technology is applicable for either onshore or offshore oil and gas projects of any description or location.
Paul Milligan, founder and CEO of Verum Solutions, said: “The inspiration behind Qvis came from personal experience over the past 30 years. Through witnessing the same quality issues on almost every project associated with the delivery of equipment packages and, during construction and commissioning, it was clear that there must be a better way.
“Management practices for other aspects of project management, particularly HSE, have evolved greatly and been very successful in driving incident rates down. Meanwhile, the overriding strategy to manage the QC on projects has remained static.
“Since the concept of the inspection and test plan (ITP) was first developed in the 1960s, multiple stakeholders have been required to routinely attend inspections at the same time, often driven by mutual mistrust.
“It should come as no surprise then that the same quality-related issues are observed on every project and the data gathered usually has minimal value in terms of predicting future QC performance. These issues usually manifest at the critical phase of mechanical completion and commissioning, or worse, during start-up.”