Aberdeen based Frontier International has opened its first office in India.
The new office is an integral part of the oil and gas resourcing company’s global growth strategy and signifies further international expansion for the company and will support its increased activity in Asia and the Middle East.
The Gurgaon-based operation will be led by local manager, Arjun Bhakhri, who brings with him over 10 years’ oil and gas recruitment experience within India and the Middle East, with a history of working with both operators and tier 1 contractors.
Commenting on the new office, Mr Bhakhri said: “I am delighted to be a part of Frontier’s increased international expansion. The company continues to grow in strength across India and the Middle East, working with some of these areas’ most significant oil and gas companies, and I look forward to being a part of this continued success.”
Paul Radcliffe, Frontier International’s managing director explains the importance of the company’s permanent Indian presence: “As a company, Frontier has a long pedigree of working with clients in Asia and the Middle East. Our investment in this office is a succinct illustration of our commitment to ensuring we continue to provide the very best service in oil and gas recruitment to our clients in these areas.
“The combination of Frontier’s global footprint and local knowledge fuses our expertise and understanding of regional requirements with unrivalled access to international talent and skill.”
In business since 1999, Frontier International was established by oil industry engineers Mark Clarke and Paul Radcliffe in response to industry requirement for expertise-driven management of specialist well design and drilling engineering. Quickly identifying a gap in the market, they moved to grow Frontier in answer to the lack of technical expertise in the staff recruitment and contractor recruitment/management sectors.
Frontier holds a substantial number of global contracts with the major oil and gas operators and service companies. International client demand in recent years has led the company to successfully expand in several key regions, with wholly owned subsidiaries covering East Africa and the Caribbean, as well as the Gurgaon-based subsidiary which serves both India and the Middle East.