Surface are delighted to announce that Billy will be joining the company in May as Technical Business Development Consultant to focus on the strategic development of SAM specifically targeting NDT and CUI and supporting the future deployment with the major operators in the North Sea Basin.

Having been involved over many years with some of the largest operators and service companies in the North Sea, namely Phillips Petroleum UK Ltd, Lloyds Register and latterly at Total Energies, Billy is hugely experienced and regarded for his knowledge and experience in Inspection, Asset Integrity, and Fabric Maintenance.

We at Surface are looking forward to the massive benefits Billy brings and the undoubted successful progression with our ground-breaking technology SAMâ„¢.

Summarise your career so far in 5 words?

Enjoyable, Exciting, Interesting, Challenging, Rewarding.

Why did you decide to join Surface Corrosion Consultants?

I see SAM as a solution to one of the North Seas biggest challenges – successful planning and execution of Fabric Maintenance campaigns.

What do you want to accomplish within your new role?

Firstly, a wider adoption of SAM across North Sea assets, and secondly enhancement of SAM to meet some niche applications where Inspection and Fabric Maintenance Service providers need to collaborate effectively to provide optimum delivery of services to their clients.

How did you get into your field of work?

You could say I stumbled into the field of Inspection, but I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the varied experiences that it has delivered as a career.

What is your greatest personal achievement?

Being happily married for 39 years, and bringing up my three sons who are now making their own way in the world.

Lasty, tell us your biggest career highlight?

There are a few, including working on two North Sea assets from the construction yard through to first production, becoming Inspection Team Leader at Total Energies, and being the first industry secondee to the newly formed Oil & Gas Technology Centre in Aberdeen (now the Net Zero Technology Centre) back in September 2016.

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