An Aberdeen-based Well Engineering and Project Management company has marked five years in business by opening new bases across the globe to meet growing demand. Zenith Energy, which provides a range of services to the oil and gas sector within the UK and internationally through its north-east headquarters, has now opened offices in Abu Dhabi and Perth, Australia, following contract wins with major players in the industry. The specialist firm has built its client base to more than 34, with continued repeat business, since its establishment in 2012, going from a two man firm to a global organisation employing 23 people. The company provides specialist expertise for the complete well life cycle from the conceptual design phases through to field development planning, well operations, well intervention and well abandonment using both rig and rig-less solutions.
During the first quarter of 2017 Zenith expanded its client base and successfully completed work in the UK, Italy and Equatorial Guinea for new and existing clients. Managing Director of Zenith, Martin Booth, said: "Zenith Energy was set up with the intention of creating an independent Well Engineering and wells project management company and over the years we have diversified our services to meet demand. We have experienced the highs and the lows of oil price and one of the longest, worst recessions in the oil industry that most of us remember. However five years later we are still here, growing and developing our company and capabilities. We are now looking forward to the next five years from a position of strength in the market and an ability to deliver in a low cost environment."
Mr Booth has over 25 years experience in the oil and gas Industry. He previously worked for Ranger Oil at a time when they had four mobile rigs on contract in the UK continental shelf. Mr Booth was the Drilling S uperintendent for the Shearwater development, an HPHT field in the central north sea. This project was delivered by utilising a technical limit approach to planning and operations. Before establishing Zenith in 2012 Mr Booth held a management position with a well engineering and project management company for eight years. During this period Mr Booth managed multi-rig projects and set up operations in remote locations with no oil and gas infrastructure. Mr Booth has an engineering degree from Robert Gordon University and during his time in the industry has developed training programmes for graduate engineers entering the industry.