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August 13, 2015
IOS strengthens inspection team with new appointment

A leading North-east storage and inspection firm has strengthened its drillpipe inspection team at its tubular supply base in Peterhead.    

Independent Oilfield Services (IOS), which was established in 2014, has appointed Richard Torliefson as its new drillpipe inspector and ultrasonic testing (UT) operator, increasing its headcount to 40.

Mr Torliefson brings vast non-destructive testing (NDT) experience to IOS and is a certified magnetic particle (MPI), liquid penetrant (LPI) and UT inspector, having worked for major service companies in the oil and gas industry.    

Glynn Geddie, business development manager at IOS, said: “We are delighted to have Richard on board and with a strong skillset in NDT, his knowledge and technical expertise will be invaluable to the inspection team at the yard.”

Mr Torliefson added: “I’m really looking forward to working for IOS and bringing fresh ideas and an efficient approach to the inspection team. The IOS yard in Peterhead is one of the largest tubular supply bases I have ever worked on and I’m sure there are a lot of exciting projects to come.”

The firm’s 80-acre tubular supply base is located only four miles from Peterhead Port and is a one-stop shop for casing, tubing and drillpipe.

IOS was recently awarded planning permission by Aberdeenshire Council to press ahead with proposals to invest £10million to develop a further 30 acres of the site. With the new developments due to complete in the second quarter of 2016, new jobs are in the pipeline, with plans to increase its workforce further.