Each year the Board aims to visit a Petrofac project site in conjunction with one of its scheduled meetings. We believe this gives Directors the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of our operations, and to recognise some of the challenges being faced on a day-to-day basis by our employees, in what can sometimes be difficult and remote locations.
In January 2017, the Board and members of senior management travelled to India, visiting both the Chennai and Mumbai offices. During the trip, they met with engineering teams and graduates and received project progress and country update presentations from senior management from all three of our Indian offices, including the New Delhi office.
Left to right: Craig Muir (Group MD, EPS, Eastern Hemisphere), Dave Blackburn (SVP, EPS West), Des Thurlby (Group HR Director), Andrea Abt (Non-executive Director), Rijnhard van Tets (Non-executive Chairman), Alastair Cochran (Chief Financial Officer)
In October 2017, the Board also visited the Aberdeen office. During this trip they met with the management team and received presentations from graduates and emerging talent on three key areas for the EPS West business unit. The Board also had the opportunity to visit the Petrofac Emergency Response Centre.
As part of this trip, Andrea Abt and Alastair Cochran completed their Basic Offshore Training (BOSIET) at the Petrofac Training facility in Aberdeen, which allowed them, along with Rijnhard van Tets and other senior management, to visit the FPF-1 floating production facility, operated by us for Ithaca.