Interview with Mr Ravisankar Mamidanna, Vice President Caspian Operations
Vice President Caspian Operations
- 1. What products is your company showcasing here?
As a subsidiary of a worldwide construction company, McDermott is here to showcase our capabilities which include engineering, procurement, construction and installation services for upstream offshore field developments. Projects we are currently undertaking in Azerbaijan are performed in alliance with SOCAR.
The material you see on the stand covers our worldwide and Caspian experience, our achievements in the HSE field and our commitment to developing and supporting the local community.
- What do you expect to get out of the Exhibition?
COGE is the only exhibition in the region catering to the oil and gas sector and is an excellent platform for companies to showcase their capabilities. We would like to thank ITECA for providing this opportunity to learn about new products and develop more contacts for local & international vendors and resources.
- Tell us about your company.
McDermott has been working in the offshore oil and gas sector for more than 60 years. This year we celebrate 20 years working in the Caspian region. Since 1992, we have been actively involved in assisting SOCAR, BP and AIOC in developing Azerbaijan’s vast offshore energy resources. To date, we have fabricated 75,000 metric tonnes of structures and laid nearly 1,400km of pipeline in the region. Currently, we are working on the Chirag Oil Project, providing pipelay and diving services for further development of the ACG field operated by AIOC and we look forward to continue working in the region on future project developments.
- What foreign and local companies are you working with?
Being an international offshore construction company, McDermott is working with many vendors around the globe, securing the best priced and highest quality materials for projects worldwide. In Azerbaijan we are committed to working alongside SOCAR entities to help them further develop products, services and expertise to meet the project requirements. By doing this, we also increase the number of local suppliers and vendors, therefore contributing to develop the local supply chain.