Energy accreditation and consultancy firm DNV GL has appointed Neil Fraser as its new decommissioning lead, with an eye to making Scotland an international hub.
Mr Fraser, who also heads up DNV GL’s Noble Denton marine services, said he hoped to make Scotland a global centre for “oil and gas decommissioning”.
He added that is was time for the sector and Scotland to “time for the sector to step forward and share our expertise”.
Mr Fraser said: “Decommissioning activity is predicted to grow over the next few years and it is time for us to step forward and share our expertise.
“Oil & Gas UK recently said that 11 decommissioning projects have been announced by companies this year and in the Chancellor’s recent budget statement, he spoke of his aspiration to make Scotland a global hub for oilfield decommissioning, all good news for the supply chain.
“DNV GL is uniquely placed to offer decommissioning stakeholders, and the supporting supply chain, a tailored suite of risk management services, and our track record demonstrates that we serve as a trusted partner.”