Maxoil Solutions appoints new director

A leading Aberdeen oil and gas consultancy has appointed a new global business development director to its team.

Karen Christie has taken up the post with Maxoil Solutions as the company aims to further expand its operations across the globe.

The 47-year-old, who previously worked in Regional Business Development for Wood Group Integrity Management, will be focussing on the company's growth in the North Sea, Western Europe, North America, Far East and Australia.

She will also be involved in maximising expansion in areas which are new to the business, such as shale gas, CSM, tight oil and heavy oil.

Maxoil's Managing director, Mel Dow, said Karen's scientific and offshore knowledge, coupled with her strong commercial skills, made her the ideal candidate for the global post.

"The last 12 months have been a really exciting time for Maxoil Solutions as we have opened an office in London and increased our staff by more than 50%," Mel said.

"We are now focussing on a number of new areas, such as shale gas, and Karen will play an integral role in further expanding our business across the globe. We are delighted she is joining the Maxoil team."

Karen said: "Maxoil is a vibrant and energetic company, which is building excellent relationships in the oil and gas sector, and I am excited to be playing a role in expanding the company's, already great, reputation into the worldwide market.

"Establishing positive long-term customer relations will play a key role in the success in new business development and I will bring both my track record in management, as well my experience of selling products and services to a wide range of oil operators and service companies, both locally and internationally."

Maxoil Solutions offers a range of process engineering and production chemistry consultancy services to the global oil and gas industry to enable clients to achieve process performance optimisation.

The company achieves this by applying effective knowledge to new projects and operating assets gained from actual operations experience. The company has specialist areas of expertise in operations assurance, flow assurance, fluids separation, produced water management, sand and solids mitigation, gas treatment and transport, plant troubleshooting, advanced diagnostics and de-bottlenecking.

For further information on Maxoil Solutions please call 01224 726 810 or visit