Well management and drilling firm AGR has announced the appointment of a new chief operating officer (COO) for the North Sea and Africa .
Andrew Stannard, who will be be based in Aberdeen, will replace Ian Burdis who will continue as AGR’s executive vice president for the North Sea and Africa regions.
Mr Stannard, who has previously worked for Shell and Applied Drilling Technology International (ADTI), moves from the role of contracts manager with the company.
He said: “With over 530 well projects in its portfolio and access to resource pool of over 9,000 consultants, AGR is uniquely positioned to deliver technical solutions to clients and continue to be the preferred technical partner for upstream projects.
“I’m looking forward to leading AGR’s highly experienced team and managing the daily business as we work together to our next phase of development.
“The potential for growth in the North Sea, Europe and in Africa is very exciting and I’m looking forward to leveraging these opportunities and expanding our business.”
AGR said Mr Stannard will be responsible for driving AGR’s growth and development strategy across the North Sea, Europe and in Africa.
Mr Burdis said that plugging and abandonment P&A, in particular, was “an increasingly important feature” in the industry going forward and one which “requires a dedicated resource”.
Svein Sollund, chief executive at AGR added: “I’m very pleased that Andrew has decided to join our international team.
“I am confident he and Ian will successfully build our business to meet the growing market demand and at the same time develop new commercial models adding value to our clients’ projects.”