The International Energy Consultants Organisation (IECO) acts as a forum for companies and individuals who are providing consultancy as their main business in the many fields of geoscience survey and HSE within the Energy industry. The Organisation is aimed at those companies that engage consultants primarily for field-related activities.
The consulting industry faces many significant issues, both internally and in our wider relations with clients and contractors. The IECO will allow us to debate these issues and to put forward solutions and present a common front that will give added leverage from being a member of the IECO. The Organisation has already identified a number of topics for discussion including how to attract younger people to address the ageing demographics in our industry and improvements in standardising contractual terms and conditions.
An on going initiative from IAGC to improve the image of geophysics within the oil and gas industry at www.geophysicsrocks.com.
We have sad news that Malcolm Wood passed away late Friday, 22nd February in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Unfortunately his back problem was later diagnosed as an aggressive form of cancer that was affecting his spine. He was admitted to hospital for treatment, though it became apparent that his vital signs were too poor for surgery and he deteriorated very quickly. He spent a short time in intensive care being well looked after and with his family around.
Malcolm is survived by his wife Josy, daughter Caroline and step-daughter Marie-Luisa and our thoughts are with them.
It is a shock to us all and we will miss working with Malcolm, a thoroughly decent man.
Richard Thompson, EPI Limited
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We are actively recruiting new members and invite all those who are providing geoscience, survey and HSE consultancy services to the Energy industry as their main line of business to add their voice to the debates and the development of the organisation.