A look into Gordon Tait’s role as Sales Manager in the Iron Management sector
Can you tell us a little about yourself?
Over 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry both in field and onshore-based positions. Started my career as a Slickline Trainee gaining experience in Slickline and Completion Intervention Operations. Work has taken me to many countries including Europe, South Africa,
United Arab Emirates, Singapore, and Australia where I enjoy meeting with customers and building strong customer relationships. Many of my customers have become lifelong friends. At Intervention Rentals, I look after the Sales and Business development aspects of our Iron
Management / Flowline Equipment.
Can you tell us about the Iron Management?
We work with our customers to provide a complete Iron Management service. We manage client owned flowline equipment whereby we store, recertify, refurbish, and manage the logistics to reduce the clients’ capex, opex and total cost of ownership. Not only do we take the
inconvenience and expense out of material management, by creating a circular economy we actively help our clients with carbon reduction and their greenhouse gas emissions. Our aim is to dramatically reduce costs, such as logistics, fuel consumption, capex requirements
and personnel time, and consequently improving time management, Greenhouse gas emissions score, ESG reporting, real estate and facility planning.
By managing flowline equipment for our clients, we ensure that there are less haulage trips on the road because we recertify, service and maintain equipment at our Lunan Facility. Without continuously shipping equipment in and out, we guarantee a reduction in carbon emissions. Additionally, we can save personnel costs, time, and process by managing the whole process delivery to cut down on the customers time and spend. By storing, and even cross renting the inventory on our site, we reduce and even remove the requirement for real estate, meaning the owner/end user can manage their facilities better and more efficiently.
What type of equipment do you service and supply?
The Intervention range of flowline equipment covers, Flowline Tees, Plug Valves, Choke Valves, Swivels, Elbows, Pups, Y Pieces, Check Valves, Safety Valves and much more, providing flexibility in configuration for a variety of applications. Suited for both standard and sour (H2S)
service, end configurations are available from WECO 1502, 206 and 602 along with the lesser common Graylok hubs and Fig 2202. An extensive array of crossovers between wellhead flanged or WECO style wings, and thread connections are also available. Treating or Discharge iron is produced for standard, H2S (sour) and Low temperature service. All our equipment is manufactured by industry recognised manufacturers such as TFMC, Weir SPM and NOV (Anson).
Who is your ideal customer?
Companies/clients who either wish to save money, reduce carbon, and lower capex, or even a combination of these factors, is a company ideally suited to this solution. Drilling companies, operators and supply companies who have flow lines, iron or flow equipment who want to boost their operations and enhance their business plan are welcome to get in touch.Issue 76 – Well Management – OGV Energy: Highlight On: Iron Management