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Trendsetter Andy Smart, the CEO of EPI Group Eyes the Bigger Picture with Focus on New Ventures

thesiliconreview-andy-smart-ceo-epi-group-2018Our vision is to become the leading global energy consultancy.

EPI is a world-class leader in consultancy services to the energy industry, covering a broad range of technical disciplines. The company is experienced, passionate and committed to delivering trusted solutions globally. Working in partnership with its clients, EPI reduces risk, adds value and enables greater operational success.

The EPI Group is an international oil & gas consultancy with a highly experienced, multi-disciplinary team of dedicated professionals, demonstrating a proven track record in field operations and sub-surface technical excellence. Established in 1987, EPI has rapidly grown to become a global leader in exploration services to the oil & gas industry.

With over 2000+ projects completed, EPI has a proven track record of supporting its clients’ operations with specialists who understand the requirement to deliver safe, efficient and high-quality results in any environment.

EPI Group: Excellence in Energy Exploration

The firm specializes in the latest technology and techniques, offering solutions for challenging projects, covering the full spectrum of an asset lifecycle.

The Operations Division provides a broad range of services and technical specialists with the capabilities, experience,and expertise to add value, reduce risk and ensure greater operational success to its client’s work programs.

The Geoscience Division provides bespoke solutions to clients & partners worldwide. EPI focuses on understanding the nature of the problem and developing targeted workflows to efficiently address its clients’ exploration and production challenges. The company’smulti-discipline team have deep technical expertise in the analysis of both conventional and continuous resource (unconventional) plays.

The Outsourced Exploration Department™ is an innovative strategic partnership. Through the OExD® model, it has a proven capability to act as a ready-made exploration department integrated within its clients’ organization, with a track record of value creation through new ventures, exploration,and production. The model provides a cost-effective and high-quality exploration team, allowing the client to efficiently access world-class expertise, with the certainty of capacity, delivered in a scalable and flexible way. The OExD® enables management teams to focus on core functions, company strategy,and growth.

Applied Geophysical Solutions™ offer expert geophysical advice to help clients de-risk exploration and development projects worldwide. Core services include Survey Designs, Data Processing, Tendering& Contract Management.

Choose Experience – Expect Results

Listed are the reasons why you should choose EPI:

Deliver solutions for your challenging projects;

Listen carefully to you, our clients, and build an understanding of your needs and challenges;

Provide you with highly skilled people, who are supportive, safe and consistently deliver what you need, when you need it;

Match the best people and technology, so they can understand your technical and cultural requirements;

Offer a rapid response to your requirements;

Anticipate and adapt to our clients’ needs.

The Roadmap Ahead

In 2016, Dr. Mark Enfield and the P.D.F. business joined the EPI Group to strengthen its technical ability; enabling the firm to offer a broader range of advisory services to its ever-increasing client base. With a proven track record of adding significant value across the full asset lifecycle, EPI Group iscontinuing to deliver quality and innovative solutions to its clients. The Group’s global team has an enviable reputation for excellence and EPI can deliver this to your project – every time.

Importantly, EPI possesses the capability to cover the full E&P cycle, with an exceptional track record for quality, innovation, and success. With carefully designed, bespoke workflows its skilled people are able to add value to challenging datasets, by understanding complex geologies in some of the world’s toughest provinces. Combine this with the firm’s excellence in field operations, in some of the world’s harshest and technically challenging environments, your work programs will be overseen with the utmost attention, thereby guaranteeing your success.

CEO Corner

Andy Smart, CEO: Andy has been in the seismic industry for over 30 years, initially as a surveyor with GSI spearheading the use of GPS in the seismic industry. Andy then held various management positions with WesternGeco including Operations Manager, Country Manager,and Global Operations Support Manager and was closely involved with the development and marketing of WesternGeco’s proprietary single sensor recording systems. After 24 years of dedicated service, Andy left WesternGeco in 2008 to become a Director of Geophysical Exploration Management Ltd, a successful land seismic project management company. During Andy’s career, he has worked around the world successfully delivering seismic projects in the most challenging environments. He now looks after the wider operations business with a focus on new ventures.

“We believe in maintaining strong and lasting relationships with some of the industry’s most knowledgeable and versatile people, allowing us to find you the right technical, commercial and cultural fit – for any project.”