Middle East demand sees Tracerco launch operations in Abu Dhabi
Located in the Mussafah industrial district, the regional hub will eventually enable Tracerco to offer locally its full range of technical services, which had previously been supplied to the region from the company’s Billingham, UK headquarters.
The office will be managed by Tony Hood, Tracerco’s business development manager for Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and Middle East regional manager, Hamdan Saleh, who has joined the team having previously worked in Tracerco’s Asian operations. They will be joined by a small number of highly trained and experienced scientists and engineers seconded into the region whilst the company recruits and trains local staff. The initial priority will be to provide our oil and gas customers a fast, local response to their process diagnostic needs, though technical services for specialist instrumentation systems, radiological protection advice and reservoir analysis will also be available.
Tracerco has already established a Middle East presence. It currently employs a multi discipline team of chemists and engineers in a service centre in Oman featuring a ‘state of the art’ laboratory supporting Tracerco’s reservoir analysis business in the region.
Tracerco managing director Andy Hurst, said: “Opening our Abu Dhabi office will strengthen our position in the region. Hamdan and Tony have a wealth of technical knowledge and experience that will underpin our rapid growth of local capability. While the level of drilling and exploration in the Middle East may have levelled off, we have seen an increased demand for our services which help maximise production not least in support of EOR projects designed to maximise hydrocarbon recovery from mature oil fields. The fast growing refining and petrochemical sector will also be a priority.
“The new office will provide a focal point for Tracerco’s Middle East operations and is a direct response to our customer’s demand for a faster more cost effective deployment of the full range of our technology. There is no limit on the level investment we are prepared to make to deliver this goal; ultimately the extent of our technical resource, analytical laboratories and workshop facilities will be bespoke designed by our customers needs.