Genesis, a Coflexip Stena Offshore Engineering Affiliate, Expands in France

Coflexip Stena Offshore announced that Genesis, one of its UK affiliates, is expanding in Paris, France. Genesis Oil & Gas Consultants is a highly regarded, leading engineering consulting company providing a wide range of services to oil and gas companies on an independent basis, encompassing conceptual engineering and field development planning, safety and risk management, engineering and design, project management and business consultancy.

Created in 1988 in London, Genesis joined CSO when the Group acquired Aker Maritime's Deepwater Division in January 2001. Genesis has built up unique and long lasting relationships with most of the world's major oil companies. The company has been involved in their projects on a worldwide basis and entrusted with the main mission to help oil companies identify and realize their best development projects with a comprehensive understanding of the associated business risks.

Within the new CSO Group management structure, announced on June 26, Genesis leads the Conceptual Engineering Division while continuing to operate as a separate and independent company managed by Dave Rayburn, one of its founders. It also works in close relationships with the other CSO Group engineering companies i.e. CSO Aker Engineering Inc., R.J. Brown Deepwater Inc. and the engineering units included in the CSO Group contracting entities.

The creation of Genesis France is in keeping with the CSO Group strategy and Genesis's policy to develop a strong local presence and proximity to their clients. Thus, Genesis France will offer the same range of engineering consultancy services to the French oil and gas industry as Genesis UK does in London and Aberdeen with, in addition, the ability to closely participate in its French clients' development projects at the very front-end stages.

The Genesis France team, based in Paris and managed by Jean-Pascal Biaggi, Vice President, will therefore use all the methodologies and proprietary tools developed by Genesis UK in combination with the CSO Group best-in-class subsea and offshore experience, particularly in deepwater field developments.

Genesis, which currently employs 230 persons, already operates in London, Aberdeen and Perth, Australia.