AGR Enters Sole Supplier Agreement with COSL Drilling Europe

Advance Global Recruitment (AGR) has recently been awarded a contract as a sole supplier with drilling contractor COSL Drilling Europe AS (COSL). The Edinburgh-based recruitment company will be supplying personnel for COSL’s 6th Generation harsh environment semi-submersible drilling unit in the North Sea, COSLInnovator, for a drilling contract commencing in April 2022.

Contracted by CNOOC Petroleum Europe Limited, the upcoming campaign at the UKCS will require specialist drilling personnel, who will be recruited through AGR as part of the project partnership.

Stuart Hunter, CEO of AGR, had this to say about the recent contract win:

“I am very pleased for AGR to have been awarded the duty of sole personnel supplier for the COSLInnovator. The North Sea and UKCS has historically had a wealth of opportunities for candidates and the COSL contract is no exception.

We are proud to have a wide network of candidates in the UK and are keen to hit the ground running with recruitment for the project. Through the dedication and expertise of our regional team in Aberdeen, I’m certain the personnel requirements will be met for a quick start in April.”

A key player at AGR’s Aberdeen office is Operations Manager, Allana Black, who will be working closely on the recruitment for the COSLInnovator. For her, the sole supplier agreement with COSL represents the next significant step in AGR’s history of recruitment for the North Sea market.

“I am delighted AGR has been selected as a preferred supplier of personnel for another North Sea project. The past two years have been challenging for the energy market. However, this project highlights the recent indications of recovery within the industry.

To supply personnel during this crucial time is positive for the UK economy and the supply chain. COSL’s modern fleet not only support low carbon production, but support a progressive energy transition within our industry. AGR is grateful to be a part of this.”

AGR has a global team based across offices in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dubai. They specialise in the supply of skilled personnel to the global energy market, working through dedicated personnel coordinators to match the right people to each job. They aim to find the best talent globally to meet the requirements of clients, while assisting candidates in pursuing opportunities within the energy sector and advancing their careers.

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