MSE Sets Up Shop in Aberdeen

MSE has opened an Aberdeen office, complementing its headquarters in Leatherhead, Surrey.

The move follows rocketing demand for the firm's specialist skills and software tools, applied to extend the life and productivity of mature oil fields.

Dr. Sib Akhtar, an internationally respected figure for his expertise in the application of turbo-machinery for oil and gas production facilities, founded MSE in 1988 and operates as both Chairman and Technical Director.

Akhtar said, "I am delighted to announce MSE's direct presence in Aberdeen and subsequently the appointment of Derek Penny as Head of Strategic Business Development – both of which will be integral to our future growth.

"With many of our current clients based in Aberdeen this was naturally the next step for MSE."

MSE has spent more than 20 years building a unique database, profiling gas compressor systems by all major manufacturers. This has provided the company with an unrivaled knowledge of how to maximize oil and gas production and extend asset life through optimizing compressor performance and processing systems.

Experience of many projects has shown that compressor redesign and optimization remains the most cost effective way to extend field life and increase production capability; whether by integration of satellite fields or by lowering separator or well head pressures.

Derek Penny has 22 years' experience in the oil and gas industry having served in senior management positions with Shell, Tyco and ABB. He said, "I am very much looking forward to working alongside such a strong, specialist team, equipped to build on MSE's excellent reputation within the oil and gas industry."

MSE's expertise comes from delivering more than 350 projects across the globe. Its team of 30 experienced engineers and consultants work closely with clients who include Talisman, BG Group, BP, Marathon and Hess.

Akhtar added, "What differentiates us from others is our ability to see a project through from concept to its implementation - we test an operating plant and identify improvement using advanced software tools and simulation techniques, resulting in substantial added value.

"We then assist the operating company with the design and implementation of the proposed changes. Our experience of many similar projects helps to identify potential risks and risk mitigation strategies."


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