Interviews

On board the world’s most advanced cable-laying vessel: NKT Victoria

September 5, 2017 - Rebecca Baker

Charles Hunter began his career at a processing plant in Inverness working as a Finishing End Co-ordinator. In 2007, Charles was accepted into a trainee-rigging programme and since then he has worked on a variety of projects offshore. “When I was working in the processing plant, I knew a number of people who were moving into the Oil & Gas industries,” says Charles, “I decided to take a leap of faith and go for it. I was only a month into my programme when I got to work on my first vessel in the UK. Read More
The Endless Possibilities of going Green

September 26, 2016 - Rebecca Baker

In 2012, Julia Brockbank began her career in the renewables industry as a Project Coordinator. Since then she has moved up in the ranks to become Site Manager for a number of Offshore Wind farms across the UK. Read More
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

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