The Giving Tree Appeal 2012

The Giving Tree Appeal 2012

TRAC staff once again supported ‘The Giving Tree’ appeal, run by local Aberdeen Charity—Instant Neighbor. The Charity collect gifts from supporters and distributes them to children whose families are on low incomes across the Aberdeen City and Shire area, in order to give them the Christmas they deserve.

Previously, TRAC staff in the Aberdeen office purchased ‘Secret Santa’ gifts for colleagues, however a few years ago they decided the money would be better spent going to a charitable cause. Since then we have raised ever increasing amounts for ‘The Giving Tree’ appeal.

Over the years, ‘The Giving Tree’ has grown from strength to strength and has attracted increasing donations from various Oil & Gas operators and service providers such as TRAC.

TRAC staff this year personally dug deep for the appeal, and with a company donation matching the amount raised by staff, many toys, games and gadgets will be making their way underneath some appreciative families Christmas trees. Thanks to all those for their generous contributions!

Exhibiting at ONS 2012

TRAC attended and exhibited at ONS 2012 in Stavanger—Norway

The end of August saw TRAC exhibiting at ONS in Stavanger Norway for the first time since 2008. Being part of the Scottish pavilion we gained good exposure to different companies emerging in Norway and were able to establish some good links with the necessary contacts to help with developments in Norway. There were close to 60,000 visitors to the exhibition and a record 1264 companies were exhibiting.

Lord Provost of Aberdeen George Adam came to visit us on the Thursday of the exhibition, spending some time discussing TRAC’s development plans and was excited to see a company from Aberdeen very driven to succeed and grow into different countries.


Fergus Ewing MSP visits TRAC

Scottish Government’s Minister for Energy visits TRAC Oil & Gas Ltd’s Aberdeen facility to find out more about the challenges faced by the Oil & Gas supply chain

Fergus Ewing MSP, and Scottish Minister for Energy, Enterprise & Tourism, recently visited TRACs Aberdeen facilities on 28th August.

Mr Ewing met with TRAC’s Managing Director Daniel Hawthorn to discuss the Scottish Government’s recently launched Oil & Gas Strategy, and to find out more about the challenges faced by companies within the Oil & Gas supply chain. Daniel stated “Earlier this year, I attended the launch of the Scottish Governments Oil & Gas strategy for 2012 to 2020, and was very encouraged by the focus on long-term commitment to the sector. Mr Ewing was able to embellish on this, including the Government’s strive for a consistent and stable taxation regime aimed at encouraging enhanced recovery in Scotland’s mature fields and future exploration”.

After a walk-around the TRAC facilities and meeting with members of the team, Energy Minister Mr Ewing said

“It’s very encouraging to see first-hand a successful and growth-focused organisation meeting the challenges of the industry and creating employment and long-term opportunities for their staff”.

Golf Outing 2012

TRAC Oil & Gas Ltd held their 7th Annual Golf Outing last month at Newburgh Golf Club

Newburgh-on-Ythan Golf Club—17th August 2012

Friday the 17th of August at Newburgh Golf Club, saw TRAC’s 7th annual Golf Day with over 30 clients, suppliers and employees competing in unfortunate rainy conditions.However that didn’t stop attendees making the most of their game to achieve fairly respectable scoring.

The winning team consisted of Paul Manson (TRAC), Bruce Morrison (Maersk) and Keith Skinner (SRR) with a combined score of 31.67.


The best individual player on the day was Lance Maher (Blaze) with a competitive 35 points.


The highly anticipated ‘TRAC Shield’ which is awarded to the highest place TRAC employee, went to Paul Manson. Well Done Paul!

Thank you to all those who took part. We hoped you enjoyed your day and we very much look forward to next year!


TRAC is delighted to announce that they are now full members of Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG).

AREG aims to build a credible and sustainable energy footprint within the Aberdeen and surrounding region to support member companies to identify and promote renewable opportunities for them.

TRAC has been working on an offshore wind farm job for the last two years and are expected to work closely within the renewable wind sector in the future. Becoming an AREG member will present TRAC with opportunities to become more widely recognised within the offshore renewable sector.


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