Interviews

Rare Renewables: Working on NEMO and Hornsea

September 23, 2016 - Rebecca Baker

A professional’s dream to work offshore can come from anywhere; from family holidays by the sea through to exploration, an interest in the environment or travel, science and innovation. “I studied Physical Geography at University College London, I always had a strong interest in volcanicity and seismology,” explains Senior Geophysicist George Mackintosh. “While I was studying, some fellow students and I organised a trip to Montserrat in the West Indies for our dissertations. Read More
Experience is Key: An Offshore Manager during the Energy Transition

July 27, 2016 - Rebecca Baker

With industry leaders impatient to announce their new investments within ‘green’ energy, industry personnel are trying to keep up with the demand, adapting to the circumstances and taking the next steps in the fight for survival. Over the last seven years, Atlas Professional Scott Hume has made the transition from fossil fuels into renewable energy. Starting out as an electrical technician on oil and gas platforms, Scott is now an Offshore Manager working for the world leader in power and automation technology ABB. Read More
From cable testing to client repping

July 9, 2014 - Israel Gil

To answer the question “what makes a really good fibre optic cable tester”, Michael Mills says laughingly: “Just copy me.” He regards developing himself and others as one of the best things about working offshore. “At times you feel that some people think that teaching others forms a threat. In my opinion we need more guys to share their knowledge to help advance the industry and address the apparent skills gap offshore.” Read More
Colm Power: The absolute master

July 4, 2014 - Bregje Rooijendijk

"What attracted me most was that this new industry was about clean energy. I liked the idea of working in a durable energy business. And until now, the switch has given me a good feeling. The oil and gas industry is rather old school to me." Read More
Recommended, if you can hack it

October 17, 2013 - Bregje Rooijendijk

"You have to have respect and tolerance for others. Being on a ship out at sea for weeks on end, if you can’t get along with your crew mates, you might as well jump off board.” Read More

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