Appointment of Chief Naval Architect 04/12/2013

Axis Energy Projects is proud to announce the appointment of Mike O’Connell to the role of Chief Naval Architect to enhance its capability and capacity in the design of mooring and fluid transfer systems for the floating production industry, and in the design of topside structures.

Mike brings with him a wealth of experience having previously worked with Axis' Managing Director, John Baross, in both of his former companies Dalriada Faber and Sigma Offshore.

Hailing from Canada, Mike has also held roles at Subsea 7, Atkins and most recently, was Principle Engineer at Fugro Subsea Services.

Mike said: “I am delighted to have made the move to Axis Energy Projects and to be part of such an experienced team of engineers, naval architects, and project managers.”

“This is the third time I’ve joined one of John’s companies and am thrilled by the prospect of playing a leading role in a rapidly expanding business.”

Axis Energy Projects has recently undergone a re-branding and name change to better reflect its work in an evolving energy industry, as well as its increasing involvement in project delivery.

Mike’s appointment, as well as that of our General Manager, Nick Andrews, reflects our expansion and commitment to excellence in providing services to the offshore oil and gas industry.  

John Baross, said: “Adding Mike to the team is a great step forward for us. Having previously worked with him at Dalriada Faber and Sigma Offshore I am well aware of his capabilities and look forward to working with him again.”

Axis Energy Projects, through its joint venture company TruAxis Limited, has recently delivered the turnkey supply of an EWT offloading system for Noble Energy in Equatorial Guinea.  TruAxis is administered by Axis Energy Projects who was also responsible for engineering, project management and contract administration.

As a result of our increasing workload Mike is one of a number of new staff to join the company this year.