What a week OES Oilfield Services had at OTC 2016!

Sunday 1st May 2016

OES’s Enis Suleyman, Chief of Operations, Leon Dashwood, Regional Managing Director MENA and India, Mark Ashwell, Regional Managing Director Americas and Adam Gibson, Strategic Business Director (Europe and Africa) attended the OTC Board of Directors Reception at NRG Park for Award winners and Sponsors.


Euan Lockhart, CEO and Gareth Burrows, Business Development Director attended the Simmons Reception at Houston Museum of Natural Science and also Welcome Reception at UK Consul General House.


Monday 2nd May 2016

Euan Lockhart, Gareth Burrows and Mark Ashwell, Regional Managing Director Americas attended a Breakfast meeting at the Hilton Post Oak regarding North American Deepwater Challenges and Opportunities.

OTC was not as busy as we hoped it would be today which may have been due to the rain in Houston.

Richard caught up with James King to congratulate him on the safe arrival of the latest OES baby, Millie.


Richard Upshall, Executive Chairman and Euan Lockhart, CEO accepted our Spotlight in New Technology Award at the OTC Ceremony at NRG Park.

Houston, TX - OTC 2016 - Attendees and awardees during the Spotlight on New Technology Presentation at the Offshore Technology Conference here today, Monday May 2, 2016. The OTC hosts the meeting at the NRG Park which has over 90,000 attendees from around the world to see the latest technology in the energy industry. Photo by © OTC/Todd Buchanan 2016 Contact Info: todd@corporateeventimages.com Keywords: Attendees and awardees

Mark Ashwell, Leon Dashwood and Gareth Burrows attended the Freide and Goldman evening event.


Tuesday 3rd May 2016

A much busier day at OTC and some great relationships formed and we were in the daily OTC News for the Spotlight Award!

Extensive networking completed by all the OES Team and a great opportunity to get a picture of Richard, Euan and Enis together!

The Management

Richard Upshall and was interviewed by Matthew Veazey of Rigzone regarding the Dropped Objects Prevention Programme.

Richard and Enis being interviewed By Rigzone

Leon Dashwood and Ryan Spillane, Business Development US, met up with our Strategic Partners from Reflex Marine, Andrew Morrison and James Strong, with Richard in a contemplative photobomb behind!

Leon and Ryan with Reflex Marine

Jorge Lebrija, Director of Global Sourcing and Brad Green, Category Advisor from Ensco, had a demonstration of the DOPP and discussion about E learning on the stand.

Enis and Rob demonstrating DOPP to Brad Green from Ensco

Leon demonstrating DOPP to Jorge Lebrija Ensco

Adam Gibson attended the Petroleum Association of Nigeria Oil Industry Lunch and Dinner with Akinwale Eso from Gennesaret, which showed some great potential and growth in the Nigerian Market.

Adam and Akinwale

Euan Lockhart and Gareth Burrows attended the Global Scot Event at RDG Restaurant where fantastic networking and food and drink flowed and Leon Dashwood and Mark Ashwell went to the well attended US and Saudi Business Council Reception at The Westin, Galleria.

Wednesday 4th May 2016

Article in Energy Voice this morning about our award, OES’s 20th Anniversary and discussion about the oil industry in general https://www.energyvoice.com/events/otc/108629/otc-2016-days-spending-profits-handbags-fast-cars/

Our Egyptian Agents Ahmed Hussein and Hanaa Gaber from Emesco Freezone, visited the OES Stand to meet with Leon Dashwood and Hanaa gave us a lesson in how to meet Oil Ministers and have your photo taken with them!

Leon with Ahmed and Hanaa from Emesco

Adam Gibson attended a Local Nigerian Content workshop ran by PETAN.


Gareth Burrows and Leon Dashwood attended the EIC Reception at the UK Pavilion at OTC.


Thursday 5th May 2016

Last day of OTC, tends to be a day for education.

Leon Dashwood completed demonstration of the DOPP with a university professor completing a paper in offshore safety who was impressed with the tablet and e learning facility.

OES Party was held at The Tasting Room in Houston which celebrated our Spotlight award and 20th Anniversary. A very well attended event and a great night was had by all – view all the photos here!

Review of the week

OES have had a great amount of press coverage for winning the Spotlight on New Technology Award for the Dropped Objects Prevention Programme and celebrating our 20th anniversary.

We look forward to a year of progression with the technology and services that we offer to the Oil & Gas Industry

It has been a very tough year in the Oil & Gas Industry and that was evident in the reduced numbers of 68,000 visitors attending the OTC event this year. Every company has had challenges and our Executive Chairman has eloquently stated the following in a previous article:

I have loved all the time I have spent in the USA, and I am a little sad this year to see so many friends and contacts struggle so. We shall overcome though, and as I saw at the IADC golf dinner just over a year ago:

‘Don’t panic, the world needs oil!’

Apparently not quite as much, or as soon as we had hoped though…”