Bibby Offshore opens office in NorwayCompany News // August 28, 2014
Bibby Offshore has opened an office in Stavanger, Norway. The office will be headed by Arne Lier, who is leading the recruitment of further key positions in order to increase the total headcount to approximately 30 during 2015.
Howard Woodcock, Chief Executive of Bibby Offshore, said: “The opening of an office in Norway is in recognition of the size and opportunity of the offshore market in the North Sea and specifically in the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Norway is a very important marketplace for us to operate in as the Company looks to grow and expand our international presence.”
Arne Lier, who is now Managing Director of Bibby Offshore AS, said: "The opportunity to lead Bibby Offshore into the Norwegian subsea market is one that excites me. The company has an outstanding track record in managing inspection, repair and maintenance and construction projects and I look forward to bringing much needed, alternative solutions and additional subsea capacity to the operators in Norway.
"We will aim to grow our capacity and presence in Norway by delivering the same outstanding service for clients that is currently provided in the UKCS, Asia and the Gulf of Mexico.”
Mr Lier has extensive oil and gas experience from an international career focused on IMR, construction and marine operations, including the role of Senior Subsea Engineer for Statoil early in his career. More recently, he held several executive roles including Chief Executive Officer of Norfield and Managing Director of Gulfmark Norge. He is currently a non-executive director of Simon Møkster Shipping and has previously been a non-executive director for AGR Group. He is a civil engineer, QHSE qualified and a former saturation diver, and has an MBA from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland.