A Quay move for TEMS In­ter­na­tional

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - COMMERCIAL PROPERTY -

A fledg­ling in­de­pen­dent oil and gas ser­vice com­pany has found a new home, won its first ma­jor con­tract and ex­panded within months of start-up.

TEMS In­ter­na­tional, a drilling fluid sys­tems spe­cial­ist, re­cently moved into 970sq ft of leased of­fice space in Tor­ri­don House on Re­gent Quay in Aberdeen.

It pre­vi­ously op­er­ated from ser­viced of­fice ac­com­mo­da­tion in Union Street.

The firm’s new con­tract – worth an undis­closed sum – is a two-year deal that will see it carry out en­vi­ron­men­tal and reg­u­la­tory com­pli­ance and drilling waste pro­cess­ing and treat­ment work at an on­shore oil and gas waste process- ing fa­cil­ity in Tan­za­nia. Ex­pan­sion has seen the orig­i­nal five­strong team at TEMS (Turnkey En­vi­ron­men­tal Man­age­ment Ser­vices) grow to seven plus three con­sul­tants through a merger with fel­low Aberdeen firm Team CB, which de­liv­ered solids con­trol, wa­ter treat­ment and tank clean­ing ser­vices.

Team CB founder Colin Bruce is now in­ter­na­tional busi­ness de­vel­op­ment man­ager at TEMS.

A spokesman for the en­larged com­pany said no money changed hands in the takeover.

TEMS was launched ear­lier this year with two share­hold­ers, Bill Walk­ing­shaw and Mar­covini­cio Val­lar­ino, each hav­ing a 50% stake.

The firm’s ser­vices cover rig au­dits, drill- ing fluid sys­tems man­age­ment and op­ti­mi­sa­tion, waste man­age­ment pro­gramme plan­ning and tank clean­ing.

They are aimed at im­prov­ing the per­for­mance of drilling sys­tems, while re­duc­ing costs and achiev­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal and reg­u­la­tory com­pli­ance.

The Tan­za­nian deal sees three of the team work­ing on­site in east Africa for the next two years. There are op­tions for the con­tract to be ex­tended be­yond the ini­tial scope and du­ra­tion of the work.

Mr Walk­ing­shaw, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, TEMS, said: “Se­cur­ing the Tan­za­nian work is a great boost for us.

“It has the po­ten­tial to open up projects in other in­dus­try sec­tors in the coun­try and world­wide, which is im­por­tant in en­sur­ing the sus­tain­abil­ity of the busi­ness.

“Main­tain­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal and leg­isla­tive com­pli­ance at all times in the oil and gas in­dus­try is cru­cial, and we’re here to ad­vise and as­sist clients in achiev­ing that.”

He added: “Bring­ing Colin and his team into the busi­ness strength­ens our al­ready ex­pe­ri­enced work­force.

“Hav­ing spe­cialised in en­vi­ron­men­tal waste and wa­ter treat­ment ser­vices, they deepen our knowl­edge­base in that area.”

TEMS, which is also tar­get­ing work in the UK, US and Asia, has re­ceived cash and other sup­port from eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment agen­cies Scottish En­ter­prise and Scottish De­vel­op­ment In­ter­na­tional.

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