Altra Energy Names Two New Senior Managers

Upstream engineering consultancy Altra Energy Limited of Aberdeen has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Steve Duvall and Irina Sokolova-Pirie.

Duvall has joined Altra Energy Limited's board as international operations director responsible for all work undertaken beyond the UK Continental Shelf. However, his experience as a process engineer is also being applied in the firm¹s North Sea home market across a broad range, including conceptual and front-end engineering, process economics, and operations support.

Duvall has considerable North Sea experience and was a process consultant with contractor Amec prior to joining Altra Engineering Limited.

Business development manager Sokolova-Pirie originates from Azerbaijan, and specializes in corporate development with direct experience of the Caspian oil and gas industry.

Core responsibilities at Altra Engineering Limited include relationship and network building within the domestic North Sea market, together with fostering new clients in local area and key overseas markets Africa (North/West, Caspian, Middle East and Norway plus negotiation and control of commercial contracts.

Richard Selwa, chief executive of Altra Engineering Limited's parent company, Vienco, said: "I am excited about the added strength and skills they both bring and the direction in which they are growing the consultancy.

"Internationalization is a major part of Alta Engineering Limited's future and bringing Steve and Irina into the team has already delivered several major successes."

Headquartered in Aberdeen, Vienco is a multi-faceted new generation UK energy group that blends the capabilities of more traditional oil and gas companies with, via Altra Engineering Limited, independent, high-end strategic engineering consultancy capabilities.