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Latest AGR Petroleum Services appointment drives business forward
Published 28.02.2011
AGR Petroleum Services, the world’s largest independent well management company, has appointed a new manager to oversee and grow its global consultancy division.

Kirsty Crook, who has been a part of AGR Consultancy Services for nearly a decade, has now been promoted to have global responsibility for the business unit. Her role sees her head up the consultancy team and be accountable for overall reporting and budget.

agr kirsty crook 011bAGR Consultancy Services is a specialist provider of recruitment services to the upstream oil and gas industry worldwide and works closely with the company’s other divisions such as well management and reservoir. Last year it placed nearly 400 people in positions ranging from drilling supervisors to geologists in more than 20 countries. Based at AGR’s offices in Union Plaza, Union Wynd, Aberdeen Kirsty will manage teams in Aberdeen and Stavanger.

Ian Burdis, senior vice president of well management at AGR, said: “Kirsty is a valued member of the consultancy team and has been consistent in her achievements since joining the company almost nine years ago. Her promotion is well deserved and we look forward to continuing to work with her as she seeks to develop new business opportunities and contacts.”

University of Aberdeen graduate Kirsty, who has a degree in Geography, began her oil and gas career in Doha, Qatar as an accounts assistant. She later returned to Aberdeen and worked for a major operator, coordinating activity between onshore and commissioning teams. Later, she went on to undertake a Personnel Management postgraduate course at Robert Gordon University before joining a recruitment consultancy in the city. She joined AGR Petroleum Services in 2002 as an administrator and progressed through the ranks to her new role as AGR Consultancy Manager.

Kirsty added: “I am thoroughly enjoying being a part of such an ambitious company and this promotion is a natural progression for me, allowing me to put my managerial skills to good use and lead a successful, cross office team. We have a great team at AGR and I’m really looking forward to working with them in a leadership position to grow our offering on a global scale.”

Having also lived in Houston and Norway and followed her family around the world as a child, taking her to Dubai, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, Kirsty is at ease managing a team split across two countries.

AGR Petroleum Services recently celebrated a landmark industry achievement when it drilled its 400th well in a decade on the Bredford Dolphin. The accomplishment underlined the company’s position as the most experienced independent well management company in the world.

Author: Torund D. Bryhn

AGR Petroleum Services (also known as the legal entity AGR Peak Well Management Ltd) is part of the Oslo Stock Exchange-listed AGR Group. It is the world’s largest independent provider of well management and subsurface services.  AGR Group has been in existence for more than 20 years and the AGR Petroleum Services division since its formation in 2005 has experienced dynamic growth with offices in four continents.

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