Pipeline technology specialist, STATS Group, has added more staff to its Middle East operations as the result of a post-Covid uptick in project activities, while one of its most experienced pipeline intervention experts has relocated to the region. Dale Millward has been appointed Vice President of Technical Assurance in Doha in response to the increased demand for STATS products and services as Qatar makes a significant investment in its liquified natural gas production facilities.
Internationalisation remains a key strategic objective for the group with its latest financial accounts noting that 87% of its GBP 49.7M revenue in 2021 was derived from contracts executed outside of the United Kingdom.
In the Saudi Arabian market, the company strengthened its position with the award of a major subsea intervention project, and STATS plans to increase its local presence in the Kingdom to support further growth.
In addition to securing a swathe of new contracts in UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, and KSA, STATS has extended its Master Service Agreement with Petroleum Development Oman for the provision of pipeline isolation and hydrostatic testing services for a further five years.
STATS is also conducting what is believed to be the world’s largest diameter subsea pipeline intervention campaign on behalf of a Middle East client, which involves the hot tapping and isolation of 10 pipelines with diameters ranging from 42” to 56”.
Dale Millward has more than 25 years of experience in the pipeline and subsea intervention industry and, since joining STATS in 2005 has played a leading role in the design, development, and delivery of engineered pipeline isolation, repair, and recovery solutions on numerous major global projects.