GA Drilling is pleased to announce today that it has opened a regional office in Aberdeen.

Aberdeen is the recognised centre of excellence and hub for the North Sea offshore oil & gas industry and this move complements the GA Drilling strategy in Well Intervention services, particularly the Plug & Abandonment market. It will allow closer engagement with future customers, partners and stakeholders such as the Oil & Gas Authority, O&GUK, Decom North Sea, The Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) and Scottish Enterprise.

“Enhanced access to customers, stakeholders, innovators and the wider O&G research, education and supply chain community was an important factor to consider when expanding our presence in Aberdeen,” explained Nigel Jenkins, GA Drilling UK and Western Europe representative. Nigel Jenkins recently joined the GA Drilling Advisory Board as Director for Strategy and Growth. He brings thirty years’ experience from a variety of disciplines and sectors including onshore and offshore oil & gas decommissioning, nuclear decommissioning, telecoms, environment, EPC contracting and manufacturing.

This strategic step compliments the ongoing relationship with Schoeller-Bleckmann Oilfield Equipment AG (SBO), the global market leader for high-precision components for the oil service industry.

GA Drilling is focussed on supporting the urgent industry cost and efficiency challenge in MER UK and Decommissioning. This disruptive PLASMABIT technology is receiving support from a variety of investors, operators, service companies and stakeholders. It was recently presented in Aberdeen at the ITF Technology Showcase. Offshore testing of this new ground-breaking technology for the North Sea is planned in 2017 with full operational deployment 2018/2019.