ITF's Rising Star Wins Industry Award

A senior technology analyst with ITF clinched the Rising Star award at the prestigious Scottish Offshore Achievement Awards on Thursday, March 25.

Ryan McPherson scooped the accolade in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the industry, managing a total of 15 technology projects and seven calls for proposals.

Joining ITF in September 2007 as a technology analyst, Ryan's talents were quickly recognized and he was promoted to senior technology analyst the following year.

His role at ITF means he is required to take ownership of the ITF process, identifying and coordinating key operational aspects of the business.

Ryan has also gained successful recognition across the industry, Oil and Gas UK chose him to join its next generation task group and he sits on two of the industry body's decommissioning workgroups. He has also been approached by SPE to sit on their well abandonment committee.

Ryan said, "ITF is a unique organization that has given me a fantastic platform to enter the oil and gas industry. Working on a variety of projects covering a full spectrum of disciplines has provided me with a very sound knowledge base within a relatively short space of time.

"Over the past few years my continued involvement in ongoing projects has meant I have gone through a steep learning curve but it is one that has allowed me to see the areas within the industry that represent the biggest technology challenges."