qedi software contracts to 2015 mean recruitment

Monday 24th August 2009

Scottish software consultants qedi, a provider of technology and services to the oil and gas industry, which recently moved offices to Salvesen Tower, Blaikies Quay, Aberdeen, has secured global partnership agreements with oil majors, BP and Shell and is on target to reach turnover of £40m this year, Predicting a further 40% growth in 2010 qedi has tripled employee numbers to 300 in the last four years and is looking to recruit up to 60 additional core staff in the next 12 months.

The multi-million contract agreements mean that qedi’s web-enabled project management suite of software can be used on any exploration and production project. The software, known as GoTechnology, enhances safety and management control of construction and commissioning of oil and gas facilities around the world.

Described as an “industrial Microsoft” its technology provides applications to help users plan, schedule, inspect, test and certify technical integrity on large capex project and operational assets. As a suite of software applications, it provides a step change in safety in the workplace through common training, process, procedures and working practices.

“The agreements, which basically pre-approve the use of our technology across BP and Shell, underlines the capability of our technology and its potential to become a global industry standard,” said qedi MD, Stuart McLeod. “Technical integrity is a top priority in the oil and gas industry and our world-leading commissioning technology means that operators can have confidence in their systems to ensure that integrity."

Established 1987 as a consultancy focused on HSEQ & recruitment for the oil and gas industry, qedi has developed strategy and technology in the last five years and is set to become a leader in engineering solutions, particularly in  commissioning.

Working on 45 major capex and  operational oil and gas projects in the North Sea, Australasia, the Caspian, the Gulf of Mexico, and West Africa, qedi is investing significantly in its operations in the emerging markets of Kazakhstan and Nigeria to take advantage of demands for commissioning services.

McLeod concludes: “Continuous investment in technology, R&D, combined with the ability to understand the industry’s needs have enabled us to secure contracts up to 2015, enabling us to safeguard and create employment, manage the business in the current recession and consolidate our position as a market leader.”

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