Offshore Sharing Solutions was founded on the key principle of making the energy industry more efficient through the use of spare capacities that already exist from fellow operators. With oilfields all over the globe becoming more and more marginal and operators experiencing difficulty with the recent downturn in the energy markets, Offshore Sharing Solutions, through its wide network and real time mobile data applications, can reduce the inefficiencies throughout the industry.
Simply put, our aim is to reduce the operating expenditure of energy companies and ensure sustainability of the operations throughout the industry. Whether that involves further optimisation of vessels, rigs, helicopters, infrastructure, inventory, or even labour resources – Offshore Sharing Solutions will make you more efficient!
With a board that is known throughout the industry for their vision, experience and accomplishments, Offshore Sharing Solutions plans to change the way the energy industry operates, giving a world class service to all operators.
Increased external competition will force the Global energy industry to become more focused and innovative in order to attract the investment that is necessary to maintain and increase production and exploration. With the recent downturn in the energy markets, Offshore Sharing Solutions can be that strategic alliance operators are looking for to ensure their business capitalises on opportunities for reducing their expenditure.
The landscape of the global energy industry (particularly the logistics support) is changing and Offshore Sharing Solutions is helping operators adapt to this new environment. Energy companies are becoming more and more focused on their operating cost as fields become marginal.
Our unique ability to utilise the spare capacity within the industry has potentially become a game changer as operators realise the significant value it will add to their bottom line. With increasing pressure on the global firms to get the right cost structure for various operating regions / assets (depending on production volumes and how marginal a particular field is), Offshore Sharing Solutions can essentially reduce the operator’s fixed and variable expenditure through its wide network and real time data applications, resulting in a more efficient and productive industry.
Our vision goes far and wide, it will focus on all energy industries worldwide where fields / operations are marginal and there are inefficiencies in the system. From Upstream Oil & Gas companies to Downstream LNG / Petrochemical plants to supporting the growing Renewable Energy sector, we plan to revolutionise the entire industry. From South America to Trinidad, to the North Sea to the Gulf of Mexico and back, our vision is one that aims to change a culture in the energy industry by the simple means of collaboration.
As a Director of Offshore Sharing, Shirley brings to her role a wealth of knowledge gained from her career as a highly qualified and experienced commercial and corporate lawyer with a particular focus on the oil and gas industry. She began her legal career in private practice in Aberdeen, Scotland, advising on marine, commercial and civil litigation issues. After moving to Trinidad she gained in-depth experience, as Senior Legal Counsel for a multinational oil and gas company, advising on various aspects of the company’s upstream, midstream and downstream development projects, joint ventures, corporate restructuring, compliance, as well as contracts and procurement.
Shirley holds an LLB (Hons) and Dip LP from Aberdeen University, an LLM (Employment Law) from Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University and the LEC from the Hugh Wooding Law School, Trinidad. She initially qualified to practice in Scotland, but subsequently qualified to practice in England and Wales and the Commonwealth Caribbean and is called to the Bar in Trinidad and Tobago.
Ryan has over 14 years’ experience with a background both in Finance, and the Oil & Gas industry. Working with a leading big 4 auditing firm as one of the Financial Controllers for Deloitte UK (London), Ryan moved back to Trinidad where he was CFO for one of the major service providers for the Oil & Gas industry, Tiger Tanks. He was then instrumental in transforming the operational efficiencies of the largest independent Oil & Gas operator in the region (Trinity Exploration & Production).
Ryan gained significant insight into the complexity and inefficiency within the Oil & Gas industry. He took a leading role in bringing the local Oil & Gas operators together, forming a logistics committee where energy operators worked on developing strategies to improve industry efficiency. Recognising the local and international potential, and also the need to drive a focused effort in this area, Ryan founded Offshore Sharing Solutions Ltd.
John Gransaull is highly respected in the oil and gas industry and brings a tremendous amount of experience to Offshore Sharing
After attaining a science degree from Louisiana State University in 1977, he began his career at H.J. Gransaull & Co Limited, rising to the position of Managing Director. During his time at the oilfield service & supply company, he pursued additional qualifications, receiving a Post Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Engineering and an MBA.
In 1995 Gransaull moved to Camco Oilfield Services Limited in the position of General Manager/Director. Camco managed the Gas Lift engineering for bpTT’s oil wells as well as provided artificial lift and completions engineering to Trinmar Limited and others. The Camco group is now a part of Schlumberger.
In 1997 Gransaull became General Manager, later Director in Charge, of Trinpet Services Ltd, which provided drilling support services to the offshore drilling operations of bpTT, BG, EOG and others E&P companies. Trinpet later became a subsidiary of International Tubular Services.
Since 2001, Gransaull has been Regional Director/Director and letterly a Consultant to the Regional Director Caribbean and South America of ASCO Trinidad Limited. He was involved in the establishment of the business entity in Trinidad and active in its management. ASCO Trinidad manages bpTT’s offshore logistics, and also provides drilling and production support services to BHP Billiton and others locally. The company has also supported multiple exploration activities in Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana and the Falkland Islands.
From 2009-2012 Gransaull was also a member of the parent Board of ASCO Group Limited. He established and managed ASCO’s Global consultancy business – Insight, which performed several large projects for major Oil & Gas companies.
Presently John Gransaull is a Director and Consultant to ASCO Trinidad and on the Board of other companies.
Geoff’s career spans over 33yrs in the Energy industry, primarily in commercial, finance and business development roles - in several international locations. A notable aspect throughout Geoff’s career has been his passion for leveraging his experience to develop new business and capability.
Geoff arrived in Trinidad in 1998, to establish commercial and business development activities for BP. During this tenure, he has been fortunate to have several instrumental positions in the transformation of Trinidad and Tobago’s energy sector, developing and negotiating complex commercial arrangements with the Government, Atlantic LNG, the Petrochemical Industry and The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago. He has been accountable for maintaining a rigorous, compliant commercial and financial control environment for circa. 400,000 boe/day of production, management of complex gas/LNG commercial arrangements and Shareholder management and Director positions including Atlantic LNG. Prior to retirement from BP in Dec 2014, he led and co-ordinated finance and commercial matters on the Regions Leadership Team. Geoff has been a member of the TT Energy Chamber and held a position on the Chamber committee from 1999 to 2003.
Prior to Trinidad and Tobago, Geoff worked in several other international locations, including Norway, Denmark, Holland, USA and UK in a variety of technical and commercial roles. Geoff has a BSc in Offshore Engineering from Herriot-Watt University, Scotland.