XDR – Next generation workover rigs

This episode features a discussion with Ross Hutton and Andrew Heseltine of XDR. XDR are a workover rig manufacturer developing the next generation of technology to make these machines safer and more efficient. The conversation centered around how they are developing the technology, what differentiates it from previous generations of equipment and how they managed to secure their initial contracts.

Vegard and Helene Frihammer — global new energy explorers

In this episode I caught up with Vegard and Helene Frihammer who are traveling around the world exploring new, green energy activity in the different countries they are visiting. They set off from Norway several months ago and shared with me the different experiences they have had along the journey so far ,as well as describing what is happening in Norway.

Adriana Botto – Subsea equipment reliability

In this episode we talk with Adriana Botto of Wood about her work with the Subsea Equipment Australia Reliability (SEAR) and Transforming Australian Subsea Equipment Reliability (TASER) JIP’s and how the work they are undertaking is helping to improve the reliability of Subsea equipment in Australian waters.

Erica Smyth – Career reflections

In this episode we talk with Erica Smyth AC about her career in the resources sector, a career that has taken her from a geologist for BHP through being the first female to undertake a masters geology at McGill University in Canada before returning to Australia. Her career then progressed through various roles at BHP and Woodside after which she became a professional company director.

Subsea Innovation Cluster Australia (SICA)

This episode is a conversation with Ross Waring and Ray Farrier, the Chair and cluster manager of Subsea Innovation Cluster Australia (SICA), about the role SICA is playing in supporting the growth of the Australian subsea industry and how they are helping local businesses offer improved services to the oil and gas operators.

Matt Allen of SubCon – Innovative marine concrete applications

In this episode we talk with Matt Allen, CEO of SubCon, about the growth of his company from its establishment to becoming one of the world’s leading businesses working in marine concrete and the design and construction of artificial reefs. We also discuss the challenges of working in an industry with major swings in confidence and the impact of the large swings in the oil price in the past decade.

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