Media Release: Prodrill appoints new non-exec director


ABERDEEN-based Prodrill Energy Resource Solutions, today (Thursday, May 10, 2012) announces the appointment of Duncan Weir as a new non-executive director of the company.

Duncan is well placed to join the company, having previously held the role of managing director at Diamond Offshore’s principal Dutch subsidiary in The Hague, where he was responsible for contracting the company’s fleet of mobile offshore drilling units, internationally.

He has a wealth of 30 years experience in the global oil and gas drilling sector, is a chartered engineer and a fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, as well as holding 12 years experience in rig and ship design and construction.

Duncan now runs his own consultancy firm, Weir International Ltd, which specialises in oil and gas drilling, design and construction of ship and marine structures, as well as providing consultancy on associated renewable energy.

Louise Wood, managing director of Prodrill, comments: “We are very pleased to welcome Duncan to the board of directors.

“His experience, background and established relationships will stand us in good stead as we continue the development of our international commercial infrastructure.

“We have been working hard to establish our continued growth overseas and by welcoming Duncan to the board we will be able to utilise his knowledge and experience of a niche part of the industry, making him a substantial asset to our growing team.”

Duncan continues: “I am delighted to be appointed to the board at Prodrill, particularly as the team continue to expand its operations within global oil and gas recruitment and consultancy.

“I hope to be able to provide my expertise where possible to help develop opportunities for the company going forward.”

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