From the north-east to Texas
An oil and gas services provider has announced a key move in its continued expansion into North America. Paradigm Flow Services works from its global headquarters at Drumoak in Aberdeenshire but is making a move to include a wider market.
The company provides innovative, efficient and effective specialist solutions for the detection, remediation and prevention of subsea and topside blockages. Business development manager Kevin Keogh is to relocate from the company’s headquarters in Aberdeenshire to Houston, Texas.
Based in the US, he will head up the company’s business development activities. The move is viewed as central to maximising growth whilst augmenting the company’s permanent presence to ensure effective client engagement and strengthen existing relationships.
A growing foothold in the Americas thanks to a number of successful project completions has prompted Paradigm Flow Services to make this significant investment in US-based resources. It will enable the company to better position itself to capitalise on opportunities in the region, including the Gulf of Mexico riser-pipeline cleaning and intervention market.
Commenting on Kevin’s appointment, managing director Rob Bain said: “Kevin’s role has been US-focused for the last few years, and our decision to permanently base a second full-time member of staff in Houston is a significant, bold step forward for us in this key marketplace against a difficult economic backdrop.
“Kevin has been with the company for five years and his promotion is a great example of successfully nurturing talent from within the company. We are delighted that he has taken up this new and exciting role within the team and we look forward to his help in building our business from this important oil and gas hub.”
Kevin Keogh said: “An enhanced in-country presence will provide renewed focus in the region and enable us to further the potential for our service offering, which extends beyond the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
“On a personal level, I am very much looking forward to having the opportunity to work more closely with our existing and prospective client base and taking up permanent residence in what has become my second city.”
The north-east based company is a market-leading developer of ground-breaking, field-proven technology for the energy industry. Key features of the portfolio include the innovative Flexi-Coil technology which is designed specifically for interventions into complex riser-pipeline systems, and the revolutionary Dry-Flo deluge system testing package.