Latest News from TRAC Oil & Gas


Supervisors Course

TRAC technicians in a supervisory role were invited to attend the 3 day course. The course was delivered by TRAC department heads as well as specially selected guest speakers. Topics covered were areas that supervisors deal with on a daily basis, including Supervision Skills, Project Management, Conflict Resolution and Risk Assessment. supervisors-course-delivered It is important that our teams and supervisors are aware of our core values. We aim to deliver best in class performance and the course was designed with this in mind, ensuring competence and staff development of trained supervisors. The course objectives were achieved as roles and responsibilities of supervisors were covered whilst technicians gave open feedback regarding what they expect from TRAC as an employer. supervisors-course A teambuilding day was included as a platform for the delegates and speakers to get to know each other, sharing opinions, experiences and commonalities. teambuilding-kartingteambuilding-blindfold-driving TRAC Oil & Gas Compliance Manager, Ian Somers adds;
“We feel that this course was valuable, especially in difficult economic times, because consistency and competence are important in the rope access industry where ad-hoc staffing is commonplace. In our commitment to personal development, we are pleased that the course is being assessed for recognition by the Institute of Leadership & Management.”

Brasil Office Opening

TRAC Oil & Gas held a party at our new office in Macaé to celebrate its commissioning and opening as an operational facility trac-brasil-opening The celebratory party held at the beginning of February 2015, marks the official opening of our purpose built operational and training facility in Macaé. Many current customers, potential customers, partners, support providers, suppliers and friends attended the exciting occasion. The event allowed us to showcase TRACs latest technologies and innovations including rope access and NDT demonstrations. A presentation was shown to commemorate our recent 15 year anniversary and the evening concluded with a firework display to mark a successful event. In 2010, TRAC embarked on a business plan focusing on international expansion. We are now a fully established, licensed Brasilian company—TRAC Petróleo e Gás LTDA, committed to supporting the local economy, employing local people and paying local taxes in Brasil. We see an in-country presence and full time office base as essential to this strategy. Following this expansion, the business is already growing in Brasil. From March 2015 a team of 6 will be working in our office in Macaé and numbers will increase as the business develops further.
Some of the party guests
L-R: TRAC”s Willian Velozo, Ruben Mateus, Daniel Hawthorn, Gordon Cook and Ali Hardy
TRAC Operations Director, Gordon Cook adds; “We would like to thank Ruben and the team in Brasil for their significant achievements, setting up operations and providing best in class service delivery to local customers. We see huge opportunities in Brasil and are confident of a long and successful future here.”

TRAC Exhibiting at AOG 2015 – Stand 300

TRAC Oil & Gas Pty Ltd will once again exhibit at Australian Oil & Gas show (AOG) which runs from March 11th -13th at the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre. As one of the largest events in the industry calendar, the annual AOG is the platform event for the Australian Oil & Gas Industry. It provides opportunities to network and learn about the latest technological and technique breakthroughs which will drive the industry into the future. TRAC’s objective for the exhibition will be to showcase our range of services and capabilities in supporting our clients asset integrity programmes. Specific focus will be on our innovative and market leading approach to inspection & NDT. On display will be our advanced Ultrasonic Capability as we look to further demonstrate our commitment as a market leading provider of innovative inspection & NDT service offerings. Stephen Brett, Operations Manager for TRAC’s Perth office said: “Exhibiting at AOG is seen as essential to progressing our global business development plans and it is also a great platform to network with current and potential clients. We are really looking forward to this year’s show.” We invite you to come and visit us at the exhibition. TRAC will be positioned in the NDT Condition & Monitoring Zone (sponsored by AINDT), at stand number 300.

Long Service Awards

As part of TRAC’s 15th Anniversary year festivities, awards were given to long serving employees. To celebrate TRAC’s recent successes, 5, 10 and 15 year awards were presented to our staff for their contributions and achievements over the years. TRAC recognises the extensive knowledge our long term staff hold about the business as well as their skills and experience. We want to retain our staff members and their ability to move the company forward with it’s growth and development plans in 2015. People have always been at the centre of TRAC and its values which include loyalty, achievement and personal development. Our recent ‘Investors in People’ accreditation also acknowledges TRAC to be a positive and enjoyable place to work where we get the best performance from both our office and field staff.
office staff served between 5-10 years receiving their awards
Office staff served between 5-10 years receiving their awards
Recipients of 10 years service awards
Recipients of 10 years service awards
Recipients of 15 years service awards
Recipients of 15 years service awards

TRAC also gave contract service awards to technicians working long term on Chevron assets. Chevron is one of our longest standing customers and the technicians show dedication in delivering best in class performance. The whole team have developed real relationships with the client and the workscopes benefit from having the same dedicated technicians on the project. Our clients are always impressed with the competency of the technicians we supply on a regular basis and their willingness to work, assisting with various tasks beyond the workscope when requested.

L-R: TRAC's Allan Robertson presents Team Leader Garry McFadden with an iPad for the contract service award, 5 other field staff were also recipients
L-R: TRAC’s Allan Robertson presents Team Leader Garry McFadden with an iPad for the contract service award, 5 other field staff were also recipients
Gordon Cook, Operations Director adds,
“In today’s rapidly changing market place it is refreshing and reassuring to see so many TRAC staff achieve these long service awards.  Staff commitment, loyalty and dedication is fundamental to our business growth and it is fantastic to be able to recognise this with a modest token of appreciation.“

Christmas Charities

Over the festive season, our staff raised around £700 for charitable causes. Mrs Murray Cat and Dogs Home Donations from our staff at the company Christmas Lunch went to the upkeep of many cats and dogs waiting for a new home.
Asha the Japanese Akita with Fern Johnston and Paul Manson of TRAC
The Giving Tree TRAC, for the 7th year running has supported The Giving Tree Christmas toy appeal run by Instant Neighbour. The appeal delivers toys to children living in poverty in Aberdeen City and Shire. Our staff gave generously with TRAC matching their donation. More than 6,000 gifts are donated each year by companies like TRAC, we bought many toys, games and gadgets to be given to appreciative families.
A selection of the gifts donated by TRAC staff

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