Sharp Growth for New Oil and Gas Service Company

A start-up oil and gas services company has secured contracts worth £250,000 after just six months of operation and is looking to reach a turnover of £750,000 in the next 12 months.

Sand Monitoring Services (SMS) Ltd was founded by David Cairns, Ali Moncur and Andrew Kinsler to provide a range of tailored sand monitoring and engineered sand solutions to the oil and gas industry. SMS carries out work for its clients through its two distinct business streams which are Field Services and Integrated Project Engineering.

SMS' integrated approach to working delivers increased production and minimises down-time which guarantees reliability and profitability.

David W Cairns, sales and business development director at SMS, said: "Since setting up SMS we have had a lot of interest in our services and it has been very encouraging to secure some large contracts.

"Our wealth of knowledge and expertise in the sector allows us to provide fully tailored packages for our clients which ensures we deliver results on time, every time." SMS were provided with guidance and business advice by Business Gateway when setting up.

Ian Begg, senior business advisor at Enterprise North East Trust which delivers Business Gateway, said: "SMS has excelled in its first six months and highlights what can be achieved by innovative start-up companies.

"I am sure SMS will continue to grow and be an example to others who wish to branch out and set up their own company."

SMS is currently working on contracts in the North Sea for Roxar and Oceaneering.

SMS Field Services division provides solids verification services for exploration and development programmes during under balanced drilling and for drill stem tests and well clean up operations.

The Integrated Project Engineering strand of the business works with its client's topside & Subsea corrosion / erosion monitoring systems. By utilizing system data and sand risk assessments, SMS can deliver increased profitability with fully optimised production.