PDi Celebrates a Decade in Decommissioning

Latest News 4th June 2018

This year, Project Development International (PDi) Ltd - part of the Tattva Group - celebrates a significant milestone in its history, with the company achieving a decade of activity within the decommissioning sector.

As a leading provider of multi-disciplined engineering, project management and project services to the international energy industry, PDi has worked with multiple clients since 2008, successfully completing more than twenty decommissioning workscopes.

Recently shortlisted as finalists in the Excellence in Collaboration category at Decom North Sea’s inaugural decommissioning awards, key projects for PDi have included:
Consolidating its commitment to the sector, PDi welcomed Steph Kiltie as Decommissioning Manager in early 2018. Bringing over 30 years of industry experience to the role, Steph has held a variety of positions with major operators and contractors including TAQA, Chrysaor, Shell, Lundin and Technip. With a strong decommissioning background, Steph will lead PDi in this key business area as it positions itself for further development and growth. Steph’s reputation in this sector has been recognised with her recent election to Decom North Sea’s influential Decommissioning Leadership Group.

  • Providing ongoing support to both Maersk Oil UK a Company of Total and Maersk Supply Service (MSS) on the Janice, James, Affleck and Leadon projects, including the development and delivery of the decommissioning programmes together with project and discipline engineering, and offshore management
  • Providing ongoing support to Spirit Energy with various decommissioning campaigns including A-Fields, F3-FA and ST-1

Commenting, Steph said: “The current estimate for decommissioning in the UKCS alone is £60billion, with a target reduction of 35%, bringing this to £39billion. PDi recognised the potential and the opportunities for decommissioning activity within the North Sea over a decade ago; it is a sector which has grown significantly and will continue to do so in the future. I am thrilled to have this opportunity to further develop the company’s already impressive decommissioning capabilities - delivering safe, innovative and effective solutions to meet the needs of our clients.”

PDi has also promoted Murray Scott to Subsea Manager. Working with PDi for almost eight years, Murray has led the company’s involvement in major projects ranging from new developments, subsea repairs through to execution of decommissioning. In his new role Murray will be responsible for leading all PDi subsea engineering operations.

Speaking of the appointments Ramesh Madhavan, Head of Strategy and Integration at Tattva Group (Oil and Gas), said: “Both Steph and Murray are an invaluable part of our team and have made great headway in the development of these key areas of our business. Their appointments are significant in strategically growing our subsea and decommissioning businesses in the North Sea and international market.”

Steph continued: “We are confident that the company is well placed to develop and grow. We have additional key appointments in the pipeline and welcomed two new graduates in May through our Graduate Training Program, PDinspire. As we come out of one of the most severe industry downturns in memory, we are very excited for the future.”