With over 65 years of expertise, Penspen helps its clients to develop new energy infrastructure through tailored engineering and project management services, and assists with the rehabilitation of existing energy infrastructure to maximise productivity and efficiency.
Penspen was established in the UK and has grown to become a truly international organisation, with major offices in London, Houston, Abu Dhabi, and Bangkok. Originally specialising in cathodic protection and construction, Penspen was founded under the name ‘Spencer & Partners’ in 1954. In 1957, it branched out to form ‘Pipeline Engineering Consultants (PENCOL)’ to provide engineering design and project management. In 1992, both branches merged together under the single name Penspen. Since then, Penspen has gone on to acquire and develop Manchester Jetline, Unipen, Andrew Palmer & Associates, Greystar Corporation, Progas and DPS Engineering. This enabled us to bring engineering, project management, asset management, asset integrity, training, specialist subsea and process facilities engineering services together under a single banner.
Penspen has undertaken over 10,000 projects, addressing a wide range of challenges, from the economic evaluation of pipelines to complex integrated facilities design. Our heritage is onshore pipeline engineering and we have been involved in major pipeline projects around the world. However, we have expanded the range of our services to meet our clients’ needs, and we now provide the full scope of engineering services for the life cycle of an asset, both onshore and offshore. Working with a wide range of clients, including many well-known international and national oil companies, utilities and infrastructure owners, we have tackled almost every conceivable challenge in the industry. We differentiate ourselves on the technical and operational quality of service that we deliver – there is no challenge too great for our experienced team.
Peter O’Sullivan - Vandals Member and Coach
Peter joined Penspen as Chief Executive Officer in September 2013, bringing a strong track record in oil and gas engineering, project management and consultancy. Previously, he spent seven years as Chief Operating Officer at Caithness Petroleum, where he was responsible for the development of its exploration and production assets in the UK, Morocco and the USA. Prior to Caithness Petroleum, Peter spent over nine years as a consultant for clients in the energy industry working for global firms Booz & Co. and Accenture. He began his career as an oil and gas field engineer for Caterpillar (Solar Turbines).