Esteemed Industry Expert Appointed by Sentinel Subsea

Esteemed Industry Expert Appointed by Sentinel Subsea

Sentinel Subsea announces the appointment of Ray Riddoch OBE as Chairman.

Sentinel Subsea, specialists in passive well integrity monitoring, has announced the appointment of Ray Riddoch OBE as Chairman.

Ray is an esteemed industry expert having worked in key leadership roles at organisations including CNOOC, Nexen, Total and Elf. His 40 years of energy sector industry experienced was recognised when he was on the New Year’s Honours list and received an OBE for Services to the Oil & Gas Industry.

Founded in 2018, Sentinel Subsea has developed a unique method of monitoring and managing the integrity of subsea wells, wellheads and xmas trees. Without the need for active power or data communication subsea, Sentinel Subsea offers a proven method of long-term remote well integrity monitoring. With successful field trials already carried out, Ray’s appointment signifies the next stage of growth for the company.

Commenting on his appointment, Ray said: “I’m delighted to be joining Sentinel Subsea at such a pivotal stage of the company’s development. The team has succeeded in building an incredibly innovative solution that provides environmental assurance and cost reduction; two cornerstones of late life well activity. The technology and expertise behind it has the potential to have a profound impact on the industry – I’m excited to utilise my experience to help the team address this essential challenge in the energy sector.”

Ray’s impact on the business community has also been widely recognised – in 2018 he became a Burgess of the City of Aberdeen and in 2017 was appointed as a Fellow of the Energy Institute. Ray sits on the board of the Grampian Chamber of Commerce and also as Deputy Chairman on the Robert Gordon University Board of Governors.

Neil Gordon, CEO, added, “We are pleased to welcome Ray as Chairman to Sentinel Subsea. His extensive experience and vision moving forward is a fantastic addition to our own expertise and industry knowledge. We know our technology has vast benefits for the industry including large cost savings and a reduced emission footprint. We are excited to support the industry in eliminating risks associated with maturing infrastructure and in turn, extending the life of the subsea facilities.”