Claxton Uncovered: Overcoming challenges and nurturing growth in the Middle East

Posted by Claxton Marketing Team on 08-Aug-2018 10:00:00

Claxton Uncovered is a blog format featuring behind-the-scenes information from staff members throughout the organisation.

From Aberdeen to Dubai, Claxton’s recently appointed Middle East regional manager brings an interesting career path and years’ worth of experience to Claxton. Graham Milne is responsible for managing all aspects of Claxton’s projects in the Middle East whilst being the key focal point for our other regional offices around the world. His team, based in Dubai, has recently expanded to meet operational demand and consists of service technicians, engineers and administrative staff.  

In this blog, Graham shares his experience of the industry changes since leaving his homeland for the second time to work abroad. He also provides an overview on managing a new regional team, how he will develop his people, and improve processes to influence change.

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Topics: conductor integrity, Middle East

Implementing best practices to ensure well integrity in the Middle East

Posted by Andy Norman on 06-Jul-2016 10:34:46

The deteriorating condition of over-worked and ageing assets in the Middle East is a reality. Figures at the start of 2016 suggest that in the next decade, 800 fixed platforms in the Middle East will surpass their asset life – 75% of these assets are already 25 years old or over.

As well as ageing factors, the region, particularly the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states, are also beginning to suffer the effects of technical and geological factors. Fields built pre-1970s, for example, are unlikely to include stainless steel due to the material not being commonplace during initial creation. This, of course, has led to severe corrosion problems, meaning mitigation strategies have had to be implemented to maintain integrity – something we’ve previously covered on the Claxton Engineering Insights Blog.

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Topics: offshore asset life extension, ALE, Middle East

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