Martin has been working with us as a Senior Maintenance Engineer since 2019. When he, with his long track record in the offshore Oil & Gas industry, expressed his interest in a position with us, we didn’t have to think long.
My career in offshore Oil & Gas started in 2005. It is completely coincidental that I ended up in this industry with my background in Energy Technology and Measurement & Control Technology. I found the first moments of going offshore after my studies very impressive. All those training and courses, but especially the new experiences, gave me enormous satisfaction.
I remember very well the first offshore job I had. It was in November, a period with a lot of storms and rain. My job was to roll out cable reels on deck for a large project. It didn’t take long before the Supervisor discovered in me another talent and that was much more in the administrative area. So behind the computer. From there I went to the office to make the planning. After working in an office for a number of years, where I learned a lot in many different positions, I started working offshore for a number of years as an E&I supervisor for projects.
From 2014 onwards I continued as a Construction Work Planner for Electrical & Instrumentation. These projects were very challenging, and all facets of the offshore work had to be prepared down to the last detail. There was great pressure on this, especially during a shutdown, given the high costs associated with such an activity. The period in which the platform does not produce gas produces nothing, so it costs a lot of money. Fortunately, I had gained the necessary offshore experience and knew exactly how things work on such a platform.