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TCO expands workforce by a third

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TCO Expansion

TCO, leading provider of well completion technologies to the global oil and gas industry, has confirmed a continuation of strong sales results, leading to the expansion of its Aberdeen workforce by a third.

Within the past six months, the company has employed eight new personnel for its UK base, namely three engineers, a production scheduler, QHSE manager, administrative assistant and trainee produce, assembly and test technician as well as a new MD, Paul Betteridge.

Mr Betteridge was appointed in March in response to company growth and to provide strategic vision, focusing on the expansion of TCO’s global presence.

Two further employees are expected to join the UK team this year, bringing the local headcount to 26 and accounting for 20% of the company’s personnel.

Earlier this year, TCO moved into its new, purpose built 1000 m2 office and production facility in Altens. The new facility contains multiple pieces of state of the art equipment including two high pressure test systems for multi-line function testing and a heating chamber for thermal pressure testing.

Commenting on TCO’s 2015 performance so far, Mr Betteridge, says: “Given the current climate within the energy sector, we are exceptionally pleased to be able to maintain and grow the business. There is no doubt that this is down to the sound products and services we give our clients and we are keen to continue to expand our workforce, recruiting likeminded individuals to help us continue to prosper.

“2015’s turnover is predicted to match that of last year and we see real potential for international growth into 2016 and beyond.”

TCO serves the upstream oil and natural gas industry throughout the reservoir life cycle and specialises in the design, manufacture and installation of completion barrier plugs (laminated glass barrier plugs), chemical injection systems, topside chemical injection systems, multi-cycle valves and Annulus Pressure Relief Systems, as well as the provision of tubing-conveyed perforating (TCP) equipment and services.

The company currently employs 130 people across its bases in Aberdeen, Norway, North and South America, Australia, Russia, Africa and the Middle East. This number is expected to grow in the coming months as the company achieves its plans for global growth.

Adapted from a press release by Louise Mulhall

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