45+ years of heritage
Global CCU Fleet
Our history and key milestones that define us
OEG’s heritage dates back more than 45 years; its predecessor companies Ferguson Seacabs, Gauthier Rentals and Containental Offshore were among the pioneers in the supply of equipment to the North Sea offshore energy industry.
These companies have a long history and made a mark with their technical know-how and skills in supporting projects both locally and internationally.
From 2010, after the re-branding to OEG Offshore, OEG has increasingly become an international player with a global footprint and a successful worldwide customer base. OEG has continued to develop on this global path to creating one of the leading offshore cargo carrying equipment suppliers in the world.
Over the years, we have always remained focused on our customers, operational excellence and supporting the market’s ever-changing needs. Here we look back on some of the milestones in our history; the key moments that have created the OEG Offshore you see today.
In the beginning
OEG’s heritage dates back more than 45 years with the formation of predecessor company Ferguson Seacabs in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire on the back of the first oilfield in the UK North Sea, the Argyll coming onstream.
Across the Atlantic Ocean, Gauthier Rentals established in the US Gulf of Mexico as a leading supplier of DNV 2.7-1 certified containers and baskets.
Containental Offshore is formed to support North sea customers
Containental Offshore, one of the predecessor companies, was originally founded in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1991 and quickly established an offshore container rental business supporting a wide range of North Sea customers.
Containental Offshore offered a wide selection of DNV 2.7-1 certified containers and baskets for most oil and gas operations for their operations in the harsh environments of the North Sea. The introduction of a high quality and safer certified product was in high demand given the challenges of the Oil & Gas Industry at that time.
Far East cooperation builds fleet
Containental expanded its fleet through an exclusive far east cooperation. This allowed for further expansion in product volume, types and also geographically with the ability to now ship batches of units in support of offshore international drilling and production operations.
This exclusive cooperation allowed Containental to significantly control the manufacturing process and offer greater benefits to customers on price and delivery. The standard designs for units also increased to provide us with one of the largest portfolios of unit types available.
OEG establishes US Gulf of Mexico agency
Containental Offshore appointed an agency in USA for the Gulf of Mexico region. This launched the introduction of the first Containental Offshore DNV271/EN12079 equipment into region.
Based in Louisiana, in the heart of the oilfield operating service companies, the push was on for the development of local customers in the USA and Mexico. Having local CCU's on the ground provided a good advantage and allowed for a quick turnaround of DNV certified equipment for short term and ad-hoc customers.
RTH Lubbers appointed as service partner
Containental Offshore appointed RTH Lubbers as their operational agent in the Netherlands. This expansion provided opportunities for larger contracts managed locally by Lubbers offering a personalised service to our customers.
This relationship is still going strong to this day and has been expanded to include Italy, Romania & Germany.
During this year a private investor group acquires a majority share of Containental Offshore allowing for further rental fleet & geographical expansion.
Containental acquisition of Vertec Engineering and Labtech rental fleet
Containental Offshore acquires Vertec Engineering and Labtech A60 cabin rental division in 2009 to offer a full-service package of New build A60 modules, A60 rental cabins & a welcomed expansion of industry knowledge and experience.
OEG opened a new regional office in Singapore to support our increasing customer base in the Asia Pacific region.
In parallel, the senior management team expanded to support growth plans in the fleet and geographically across our expanding global customer base.
Australian network growth
Establishment of a new sales and rental office opened in Perth, Western Australia to provide full product range offering.
OEG Offshore Houston office was also established in 2010 to further meet the increased demands for our DNV271 / EN12079 equipment by customers in Gulf of Mexico looking for higher quality and safer products.
New strategic agents appointed in Denmark as part of our European expansion, together with the appointment of a new agent in Darwin to cover increasing customer demands in North Western Australia and Northern Territories.
Senior management team moved forward with a merger of Vertec and Containental and a full corporate re-branding was undertaken to create OEG Offshore (OEG).
OEG in APAC expansion
OEG opened new regional office in Singapore to support our increasing customer base in the Asia Pacific region.
Provision of Containers, baskets and A60 modules across the APAC region and moved quickly into Malaysia and sales in the local Singapore market.
Global growth continues
Established strategic co-operation with Librod Energy Services for full product range offering to customers in Nigeria. With offices in Lagos and Port Harcourt, this cooperation is still going strong to this day.
New Chief Financial Officer joins team to support and maintain our global growth strategy.
Agent network expansion into Argentina and Brunei to support expanding customer demands for higher quality and safer equipment. This included sale and rental equipment being imported to support local projects.
New Product line and Darwin acquisitions
OEG Offshore acquires Tank and Pump Services in Darwin, Northern Territories, Australia after our our initial move into the market and to offer an expanded product/service range to local customers.
Appointment of a new Agent for Indonesia to support our customers demand on regional projects.
OEG Offshore acquire new Trash Compactor product range and the ability to offer compactor bags and repair services located at the OEG Aberdeen facility.
OEG expand the Global fleet with acquisition of DNV 2.7-1 CCUs in Trinidad and continue to develop a stronger foothold in the Caribbean Offshore Oil & Gas market.
OEG Offshore acquires OPC in Melbourne to further expand regional services.
This acquisition provides OEG with base locations in Perth in Western Australia to support the WA offshore market. Melbourne & Barry Beach in southern Australia is supporting activity in the Bass Strait. OPC are also providing oilfield operational support in PNG.
Acquisition, JV & further investment
OEG Offshore acquires OSCA Environmental Services to boost reach into the Caspian and Russia. This provided OEG with a country footprint in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan,
JV announced with Unique Maritime Group to offer rental and sale of equipment in the Middle East. We are operating from Sharjah, Qatar, Abu Dhabi & Saudi Arabia. We also utilise resources from their operations in South Africa in support of our customers.
Leading US investment firm, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. acquires a majority share of OEG Offshore providing additional investment for fleet growth and geographical expansion.
Expansion into North West Australia
OEG Offshore acquires Oilfield & Resource Rentals (ORR) and Offshore Cryogenic Services (OCS) to enhance Perth presence and expansion into North West Australia.
Both acquisitions now offer our existing customers a new range of products and expertise and an established depot in Perth
OEG Offshore announces consolidation and integration for Australian subsidiaries under the united message of the OEG brand.
Second largest offshore CCU provider
OEG Offshore Acquires Asia Offshore Rentals (AOR) and expands into Norway, Congo and Myanmar for the first time. This strategic move makes OEG Offshore the second-largest provider of CCU’s worldwide.
OEG Offshore announce further integration and change of name for Fuel Installation Services (Tank & Pump Services) in Darwin, Australia. This move now completes the re-branding under the OEG brand.
OSCA Azerbaijan announce change of name to OEG Caspian Ltd, Baku as part of our re-branding and integration.
USA merger & strategic collaboration
Merger of OEG Offshore's US business with Louisiana based cargo and logistics specialist, Paragon Industries in a strategic expansion of the OEG USA CCU fleet. This merger has increased OEG's product range and services offering to the GoM market.
Strategic collaboration announced with Harran Limited, a leading offshore aviation specialist service provider with operational facilities in Aberdeen, Scotland and Great Yarmouth, England.
OSCA Kazakhstan announce change of name to OEG Kazakhstan LLP, Aktau as part of our re-branding and integration.
Mexican agent partnership & UK acquisition announced
OEG Offshore Inc announces that it has signed an agent agreement with All In Services S.E de C.V (AIS) for the supply of standard cargo carrying units (CCUs) and related services to support energy markets in Mexico.
The acquisition of Harran Limited, a leading offshore aviation specialist service provider with operational facilities in Aberdeen, Scotland and Great Yarmouth, England strengthens OEG's position as a leading provider of offshore aviation products and services to international markets.
OEG's ambitious growth strategy continues with the acquisition of a trio of renewable focused offshore companies
Global offshore equipment specialist, OEG Offshore (OEG) has made another strategic step in its ambitious growth plans by acquiring a number of renewable focused offshore companies.
Pegasus Welfare Solutions (PWS)
Fern Communications (Fern Com)
Hughes Subsea Services
The acquisitions strengthens Aberdeen‐based OEG’s offering for the renewables sector with topside and subsea solutions.
OEG strengthens offshore offering with a distribution deal and renewables acquisition
An exclusive distribution agreement was signed with leading provider of well completion installation solutions, Blue Manta International Ltd.
The deal covers Blue Manta’s full range of packaged completion equipment across the Americas, Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific regions and will allow for immediate mobilisation to the offshore oil and gas sector.
OEG Offshore also announced the acquisition of temporary power, engineering and vessel specialist Manor Renewable Energy based in the UK and Taiwan. The acquisition allows OEG to deliver a full offshore package of topsides and subsea services for offshore renewables across Europe, Asia and North America, where Manor has experience.