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AGR Consultancy was to provide an experienced deep water drilling team to a remote, harsh, environment in both onshore and offshore positions.

Assembling an exceptional deepwater drilling team to open up field

This was a critical and challenging contract in the South Atlantic Basin that would test the skills and endurance of the best, most experienced deepwater experts in the world.

The Challenge

Source specialists and assemble an expert team fit for the harshest challenge

AGR Consultancy was engaged to deliver mission critical recruitment services.

Our brief was to provide the highest calibre, most experienced deepwater drilling team for a field exploration project – a proven team capable of outstanding work in a remote, harsh environment, both onshore and offshore.

We were also asked to ensure full tax compliance awareness was achieved with all team members.

The AGR solution

Handpicked proven professionals

Our recruitment strategy was to pinpoint the best qualified candidates based on three strands of research and selection.


We contacted carefully identified individuals known by us to have proven experience in working with small to medium sized operators and who also had knowledge of drilling to similar depths.

Access to a vast talent pool

AGR Consultancy maintains a database of more than 7,000 energy professionals, who offer a wide range of specialist skills. We are also able to access a number of industry recruitment databases. These were both searched rigorously to create a shortlist of relevant and readily available candidates.

Existing consultants

Our recruitment strategy included approaching existing AGR contractors. We asked them to recommend experts able to add value to this complex drilling programme.

The outcome

A team that proved well commercial viability

The team recruited proved to be an outstanding success and achieved all business and operational objectives.

Key facts:

  • Full drilling and support team appointed by AGR Consultancy within six weeks
  • The well was drilled successfully, with resulting in oil and gas deemed commercially viable
  • Contract extended from 12 months to 24 months due to success and likelihood of another find
  • Minimal turnover of contractors due to the calibre of consultants sourced for the project
  • Tax compliance was ensured
thomas-saue Thomas V. Saue
General Manager AGR Consultancy Europe
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