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Lowestoft: Recruitment firm Cooper Lomaz targets growth in energy sector

06:00 04 January 2013

The expanded Cooper Lomaz team in Loweostoft, from left, Ben Olive, Freya Robertson, Steve Cook and Dan Benson

The expanded Cooper Lomaz team in Loweostoft, from left, Ben Olive, Freya Robertson, Steve Cook and Dan Benson

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EAST Anglian recruitment consultancy Cooper Lomaz has expanded its presence in Lowestoft in order to target the growing needs of the energy sector, both locally and internationally.

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The Bury St Edmunds-based company has increased its number of consultants in Lowestoft from one to four and established a base for the team within the Orbis Energy Centre.

“Cooper Lomaz is really excited to be here,” said operations manager Mark Fletcher. “All the big operators have offices in the Orbis centre. It is the place to be for anything related to the energy industry.”

He added: “In the past we have focused on servicing firms in Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft and projects in the North Sea. Now we are able to place staff globally.”

Two of the new team have specialist experience in recruiting senior staff for firms engaged in Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO). a type of oil and gas production common in deep-water locations off the coasts of South America, Africa and South East Asia. Oil is pumped directly from the source to floating storage platforms.

Recruiting for FPSO adds to the track record Cooper Lomaz has earned in matching candidates to senior positions for the fast-growing windfarm sector. It is also supplying management personnel to specialist firms harnessing new technology to extract further oil and gas from already worked fields. “There is said to be as much oil and natural gas to be taken out of the North Sea in the next 20 years as has been taken out in last 20 years. Drilling and well technology has improved so much it means deposits which were not viable a few years ago are now viable,” said Mr Fletcher.

“There is a lot of decommissioning work to be done too. There are a whole lot of platforms now coming to the end of their lives which will have to be disposed of in an environmentally friendly way. There are a significant number of wells that have to be plugged and abandoned.

“The whole process needs specialist engineers. There is an estimated £30-50billion worth of decommissioning work in the North Sea over the next 20 years.”

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