CSL Opens Offices in Norway, Egypt to Expand Subsea Services


Subsea project management and engineering company CSL has opened offices in Norway and Egypt in keeping with the company's strategy to extend operations to other oil and gas regions.

CSL has performed a consistent level of business for Norwegian clients since its inception in 2000 and has experienced considerable growth in business from Egypt during the last 12 months. Due to the current pipeline of business the company is recruiting engineering personnel in support of both locations.

Based on existing projects and opportunities already identified CSL expects turnover in excess of £2 million to come from these locations in 2009. Opening offices in Stavanger and Cairo demonstrates the company’s commitment to the local markets and grows its worldwide presence.

Mark Gillespie, CSL Managing Director said, "The offices in Norway and Egypt allow us to support ongoing projects and provide increased focus to existing proposals and tenders. Additionally, in both locations the engineering and project delivery capability CSL is recognised for is in high demand."

The two new offices bring the number of CSL bases to four. Other locations include CSL's headquarters in Aberdeen and an office in London, which opened its doors last year.

"Opening three offices in the past 14 months demonstrates the excellent progress we're making with our growth strategy," said Mark. "In spite of current market conditions we've not only succeeded in extending the reach of CSL's services to key strategic locations, we’ve also strengthened CSL's service offering too."

Both offices will offer CSL's full range of subsea engineering, operations and project support services as well as the provision of skilled onshore/offshore personnel and its new range of subsea training courses.

Mark said, "With development activity continuing in Norway and Egypt and the backing of an extremely high-caliber team, we're well placed to take full advantage of the international opportunities."

CSL is known for supporting operators’ subsea developments worldwide and has the expertise and capability of over 170 subsea professionals.

CSL delivers subsea developments from concept to completion, providing subsea field development and operations support services to oil and gas companies. Its core business is to deliver a comprehensive service across the range of technical and project support disciplines involved at every stage in the development of a subsea field.

Founded in 2000, CSL has offices in Aberdeen, London, Norway and Egypt, employs over 170 subsea specialists and supports clients worldwide. It numbers among its clients some of the world’s major oil and gas companies including Shell, BG, Centrica and Total, as well as a number of recent independent entrants such as Silverstone Energy and Antrim Energy.

CSL is a wholly owned subsidiary of DOF Subsea.