Appointment of Managing Director Brings Brinker into a New Era

Aberdeen-based Brinker Technology has appointed Francis Neill as its first managing director to spearhead the company’s growth strategy.

The ground-breaking company, whose Platelet Technology® is revolutionizing pipeline leak detection and remediation, is aiming to become internationally recognized for its innovative engineering solutions.

The appointment of Neill, who joins from Expro, seals the intention of Brinker to capitalize on the demand for pipeline integrity management services in the global oil and gas sector and continue its rapid expansion in the UKCS and other areas such as Norway and the Gulf of Mexico.

With over 25 years international oilfield experience in both downhole and subsea for multi-national companies such as Expro, Schlumberger and Aker Kvaerner, Neill brings a wealth of experience to Brinker.

Neill says: "This is an exciting time to be joining a growing business like Brinker, which is now firmly established as a commercial entity addressing the industry’s increased focus on facilities’ integrity and the need to increase the lifespan of mature assets.

"With increasing uptake in oil/water pipelines and umbilical applications, Brinker’s Platelet Technology®’ is also being developed for gas pipelines and downhole applications creating exciting new opportunities for the company."

Neill will steer the company’s growth strategy alongside Bernie Anson who continues as chairman of Brinker.

Best known for Platelets® - an innovative technology for leak location and sealing based on the human body’s own healing mechanism, Brinker Technology has also developed and patented Telepath™, a tool which accurately locates leaks in subsea umbilicals through a combination of analytical and numerical modeling. Coupling this break-through technology with its expert fluids knowledge, the company offers a unique capability to the industry.