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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

One stop shop drilling services firm launches in Aberdeen

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Two Aberdeen based oil and gas professionals have joined forces to launch a firm aimed at providing collective experienced industry personnel to the UK and international drilling market.

Aptitude Collaborative Services Limited (ACS), based in Netherley, north of Stonehaven, has been formed by Keith Saunders and John Carmichael to provide operators and rig contractors with project teams and support services for their drilling campaigns.

ACS aim to target their support services at small to medium sized operators and rig contractors that are devoid of in-house expertise and infrastructure, have time limited drilling programs with a requirement to hit the ground running, and those with drilling obligations in inhospitable areas.

New companies will also benefit from the services of this multi-disciplinary support organisation.

The project teams will include highly experienced oilfield professionals covering materials, inventory and logistics, contracts and procurement, HSE management, cost engineering, finance management, QA / QC Services and Security.

Keith Saunders, ACS Operations Manager, who brings to the company 35 years financial history in the industry said:

“The objective is to allow drilling managers to concentrate on the technical aspects of the drilling program whilst we provide systems, procedures and an organisation that will complement the Drilling Manager’s objectives, not interfere with them.

“We can integrate selected personnel within the operator’s or rig contractor’s organisation for the duration of a project or we can set up, man and run a fully functioning operational office.

“Competence, compliance and efficiency is what we provide, all in one place.”

John Carmichael, who will join Keith in moving ACS forward, added:

“We truly believe ACS can provide a one stop shop providing access to a pool of highly experienced professionals with flexible and common-sense solutions to worldwide well operations.

“We are not a recruitment agency, as our name states we are a group who have worked together in oilfield services in the UK and internationally and have come together in a collaborative endeavour to provide unrivalled experience and expertise to any organisation that requires excellence and a can-do attitude.”

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