Collabro wins Qatar deal

Widely used by oil and gas operators, the firm’s Vantage POB efficiently monitors and controls the movements of personnel to and from offshore facilities

March 2014

Global information systems specialists, Collabro has said it has clinched its first major regional contract worth £460,000 ($755,918) from Maersk Oil in Qatar.

UK-based Collabro is a part of a group of companies with operations in Aberdeen, Kuala Lumpur and Perth, Australia.

The agreement will see Vantage Personnel-On-Board (POB) – the industry standard POB and personnel logistics tracking system for the oil and gas industry in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) and in Europe – and support services delivered across all assets in the expansive Al Shaheen oilfield, said a senior official.

Collabro has also established Vantage POB as the recognised platform for country-wide offshore safety passports with coverage for all oil and gas workers in the UK, the Netherlands, and Nigeria.  

Initially developed for the North Sea oil and gas industry to efficiently monitor and control the movements of personnel to and from offshore facilities, Vantage POB is now used by 65 oil and gas operators from as far afield as Alaska and Australia.



Kevin Walker, Vantage POB product manager at Collabro, said: “We are very pleased that Maersk Oil Qatar has selected us to provide comprehensive personnel logistics management across all assets in the field. This is a significant milestone for our team, as it marks our first major contract in Middle East and this development is already attracting great interest from other clients within the Gulf.

“Positively, we are seeing an increased number of global oil and gas operators underlining their commitment to efficient health, safety and personnel logistics management,” stated Walker.

“The fact that Vantage POB has been tried and tested in the UKCS, for the past 10 years, gives the product a lot of global credibility. We are looking forward to accelerating our international expansion into a number of foreign markets over the next year, as this trend continues,” he added.

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