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All Energy 2012

TRAC Oil & Gas Ltd exhibited at Aberdeen’s All-Energy Exhibition in May 2012, the UK’s largest renewable energy exhibition and conference.

Having recently successfully completed our first major projects in this sector, TRAC was able to demonstrate how their existing core Oil & Gas engineering support services for the construction, inspection and maintenance of offshore assets hvae been adapted to meet the requirements of the Offshore Wind industry. The exhibition attracted over 8,000 visitors, the largest number to date with attendees from over 50 countries. All_Energy_2012 Danny Hawthorn, Managing Director at TRAC commented,
“This was an excellent opportunity to celebrate our recent successes in the Offshore Wind sector, and to assess further the opportunity within the Renewable Energy industry.  It’s clear from our experiences that Aberdeen will play a pivotal role in the future development of this global industry and that TRAC will contribute to be successful”.

TRAC Arrive Down Under

As part of our ongoing global development strategy, TRAC, as a Scottish based company and leading provider of engineering support services for the inspection and maintenance of Oil & Gas assets, has recently opened an office in Perth, Western Australia. Commenting on this development TRAC’s Managing Director Daniel Hawthorn stated: “There are various Oil & Gas hotspots around the world at present and Western Australia is certainly one of these. Many of our existing clients and new customers alike have been calling for TRAC’s services to be available in the Australasia region, and as such, we’re now delighted to be opening the doors of our Perth office. We look forward to building on our existing relationships in the region and aim to provide our customers with a competitive alternative and a service delivery that is second to none in line with our core values of Service, Safety, Quality and Innovation.” Perth-Office-1 To mark the occasion TRAC is holding a celebratory drinks reception at the forthcoming Australasia Oil & Gas Exhibition in Perth on Thursday 23rd February at 2pm on Stand P14.

TRAC employee receives BINDT commendation

Colin Edgar of TRAC has received high recognition for his work within NDT following his nomination for the annual ‘Bob Service Award’. The Scottish Branch of the British Institute of  Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) present this annual award which is aimed at recognising the efforts of a young person demonstrating exceptional ability in the field of NDT for a Scottish based company. TRAC nominated one of our own up-and-coming NDT technicians and now Assistant Project Manager, Colin Edgar. Colin was employed by TRAC in 2009 as an apprentice NDT technician and since then has steadily gained experience, relevant qualifications and competence in hands on NDT. He has demonstrated a refreshing and proactive disposition at whatever task he is working on in terms of attitude, ability and delivering for customers, and currently holds qualifications in MPI, DPI, UT and RAD. In presenting this commendation, Fraser Hardie of BINDT stated;
“Colin has done very well. I hope that Colin continues to do excellent work in the NDT field and that you have the opportunity to nominate him in the future. He’s just the motivated, inspiring youth that the NDT industry needs.”

Presenting on Competence at global NDE forum

TRAC Oil & Gas presented and exhibited their latest technologies and core competencies at the 3rd Chevron 2012 NDE & Pipeline Forum in Houston.

April 2012—The George R. Brown Convention Centre, Houston TRAC was recently invited by Chevron to present a paper at their annual NDE & Pipeline forum in Houston. This event sees Chevron’s key inspection and integrity personnel from around the world congregate in Houston to review global strategy and the latest technologies and innovations on offer.

After TRAC’s recent successes in leading the industry on developing Corrosion Awareness training and competence, Chevron asked us to present on how this was achieved and the benefits it provides.

Stuart Ley, TRAC’s Inspection Manager who was instrumental in these developments and attended the event stated;

“We’re very pleased to be invited by Chevron to demonstrate the steps we have taken over the years to improve the competence of our technicians, and it has been pleasing to see that the Corrosion Awareness training course that we developed is now starting to become the norm across the industry. The opportunity to present to a global audience for one of the largest Oil & Gas operators in the world will continue to drive our industry forward”.

The Giving Tree Appeal 2011

Over the last few years, TRAC staff have put some effort into raising funds for those less fortunate during the festive period. This year, we once again took part in ‘The Giving Tree Appeal’. ‘The Giving Tree’ is an appeal run by Instant Neighbour—a local Aberdeen charity. They aim to give children who are less fortunate a Christmas that they deserve, through donating new toys and gifts to families on low incomes across the area and hand delivering the gifts to them. Over the years, the appeal has managed to attract an increase in support with many Oil and Gas operators and service companies (including TRAC) making their gesture by sponsoring or donating gifts to this admirable cause. Once again, TRAC office staff dug deep for the appeal, and with a company donation matching the fund raising efforts of staff, several large sacks of toys and gifts will be winging their way to some very grateful families on Christmas Day. Thank you to everyone for their contributions!

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