Bibby Offshore restructures management to support projected growth
BY MELANIE CRUTHIRDS, News Editor
ABERDEEN -- Two new chief operating officers and an offshore support services director have been appointed at Bibby Offshore to support the company’s planned future development plans.
Current managing director Fraser Moonie, who has been in the role for three years, will become responsible for eastern regions, including Norway, Southeast Asia (including Singapore) and Australia. He has 16 years of experience in the subsea and offshore industry, and has been with Bibby Offshore since 2003.
In addition to his role as director of Bibby Remote Intervention Limited (BRIL), Mike Arnold has now assumed responsibility for all western regions, including West Africa, North America (including Trinidad, Canada and Alaska) and South America. Arnold has headed up the BRIL division since late 2011, and, prior to this, has almost 30 years of experience in the industry.
The UK North Sea region will remain split between Moonie and Arnold, with Moonie retaining all Bibby Offshore projects and Arnold all BRIL projects.
With nearly 30 years of oil and gas experience, and having previously held the position of Bibby Offshore’s asset operations manager, Graeme Wood has been appointed as offshore support services director, where he will be responsible for the entire Bibby Offshore fleet of vessels.
In May 2013, the subsea installation contractor relocated to new purpose-built headquarters at Atmosphere One, Westhill. It is currently on track to achieve a turnover of more than $330 million by the end of 2013, with plans to increase this to $980 million by 2017, creating more than 100 onshore jobs.
Bibby Offshore has grown from 10 employees in 2003, to now employing more than 1,300 people onshore and offshore worldwide, with offices in Aberdeen, Liverpool, Singapore and Trinidad. The company has an international fleet of six subsea support vessels and 12 remote operating vehicles (ROV).