THREE60 Energy Group | October 20th, 2022
We caught up with Matt Plummer, Offshore Installation Manager, to discuss his journey to THREE60 Energy, the challenges facing the energy industry and what the future holds for the company as it furthers its expansion into renewable energy…
Q: Tell us a bit about your background and what first motivated you to join THREE60 Energy?
A. I started out in the energy industry at 16 as an apprentice, and since then I’ve been lucky enough to work across the world – from the UK North Sea and the Netherlands to Algeria – engaging with customers and operations across various scopes.
It was THREE60 Energy’s global approach and variety of projects which first attracted me. I couldn’t pass up a great opportunity to be part of the team and help drive growth in the company, which I saw had masses of potential.
Q: How has your experience in various project management and engineering roles across a range of global companies equipped you for your position at THREE60 Energy?
A. I think my varied experience has equipped me well for my role at THREE60 Energy. Having held detailed engineering roles as well as those in operations and support functions, I’ve experienced the full life cycle of an offshore asset – allowing me to make informed and proactive decisions. This is especially beneficial while working on decommissioning projects.
Funnily enough, the team and I recently uncovered a tieback on the rig I was working on, and we found my name scribbled on it from the early days of my career – I had literally come full circle!
Q: What challenges and opportunities have you experienced in your role as an Offshore Installation Manager, and within the industry overall?
A. We need to see a step change in perception of the oil and gas industry. This is a good time to be working in the energy industry, with transferable skillsets being in high demand – especially with upcoming licensing and production opportunities.
As part of the energy transition, I believe gas will play a key role in continual energy production. Working as part of the diverse portfolio of future energy, we need to recognise that the transition is a process, and we need skilled individuals to guide the way.
Unfortunately, the pandemic saw a lot of experienced professionals exit the industry, which could have resulted in a vacuum of lost knowledge and guidance for the up-and-coming generations. It’s vital that we continue to train and build varied skillsets across the energy workforce, in both traditional and renewable forms of energy. There is a future working within the energy industry!
Q: In your opinion, how does THREE60 Energy differ from its competitors?
A. THREE60 Energy is unique. In my opinion, the ambition and potential across the energy mix that the company demonstrates places it above its competitors. In day-to-day operations, the dynamic and fast-paced nature of the size of the business helps swift and effective decision making. This in turn means we can deliver results for our customers at a pace they really appreciate.
As THREE60 Energy continues to grow, it’s paramount that this same dynamic approach continues.
Q: What do you see as the next steps for THREE60 Energy as it expands into renewable energy growth markets, as well as providing integrated solutions across the energy mix?
A. For me personally, I’m looking forward to growing my skillsets with the company, namely across onshore project management.
I think THREE60 Energy will continue to grow at an impressive rate. As the world transitions to more renewable energy sources, being able to adapt to different energy markets is extremely important – and THREE60 Energy is already embracing this change.
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