Offshore Construction Services (OCS)

Nitish Gupta, CEO - Offshore Construction
Mr Nitish Gupta joined Swiber in 2006 as Executive Vice President of Offshore Construction and was appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer in 2008. Prior to joining Swiber, Mr Gupta has extensive working experience in India, SoutheastAsia and the Middle East, having worked for a number of established offshore oil and gas construction companies since 1992, where he began as a field engineer in Offshore Pipelines International, Inc. Following that, Mr. Gupta joined J Ray McDermott as Project Manager, where he was involved in project planning, development of installation, load out and transportation procedures, and logistics for various offshore projects. Later on, he joined Global Industries, as Project Manager, Manager of Projects, and Project Director. Mr Gupta also held the post of Project Manager for Horizon Offshore Contractors. Mr Gupta graduated from Delhi College of Engineering, Delhi University in India with a Bachelor in Civil Engineering (Honours)

Francis Wong, Group CFO
Mr Francis Wong joined Swiber in 2005 and was appointed to the Board of Directors in the same year. Previously, he was: Executive Director at Genesis Equity (SA) Pty Ltd from 2000 to 2005; Group Financial Controller and Chief Financial Officer of Pan Pacific Asia Bhd from 1995 to 1999; Manager at Ernst & Young (Malaysia) from 1993 to 1995 and; Audit Supervisor at Coopers & Lybrand (New Zealand) from 1988 to 1993. Mr Wong is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators; a certified practicing accountant of CPA Australia; and a chartered accountant certified by the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.


Deepak Kingsley, General Counsel
Mr Deepak Kingsley joined Swiber Group in 2008 as General Counsel. In his role as General Counsel, Mr Kingsley oversees the Group’s legal affairs and advises the Chairman and management on such matters. Prior to joining Swiber, Mr Kingsley was heading the Legal Department of Nippon Steel Engineering Co Ltd covering South East Asia. Mr Kingsley has 18 years of legal experience and has headed legal departments and been counsel in other large construction and engineering companies. Mr Kingsley is a qualified Advocate in India and a Solicitor in Hong Kong. Mr Kingsley holds a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Madras.


Ronald L Schakosky, Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President
Mr Ronald L Schakosky joined Swiber in 2007 to spearhead the development of its Floating Production Systems business in Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Mr Schakosky has more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, spanning diverse geographical markets such as Africa, Middle East and the Far East. Prior to joining Swiber, he held various posts in Newfield Exploration, Pearl Oil, Unocal Oil Corp, MODEC Inc, Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd, and Dubai Petroleum Company. Mr Schakosky holds a BSC Mechanical Engineering from Midwestern University.


Peter J Worrall, Vice President and General Manager – Operations
Mr Peter J Worrall joined Swiber in 2007 to lead the Offshore installation-related work for Swiber’s Offshore EPCIC operations. He has more than 36 years of hands-on experience in the offshore oilfield construction industry having managed offshore oil and gas projects in Asia for major corporations such as Horizon Offshore and Global Industries. Amongst many others, Mr Worrall’s extensive expertise includes pipe-lay through conventional lay barges and the Rentis line installation system, jacket and deck installation.

Richard J Pursell, Advisor to Directors - HSE
Mr Richard J Pursell joined Swiber in 2007 to provide top-down counsel on corporate responsibility and to guide the company on a process of continuous improvement. He is an experienced Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental practitioner with more than 20 years of practical application in multicultural and multidisciplinary environments. He is a Certified Safety Executive for the World Safety Organization; an Accredited Safety Auditor for International Loss Control Institute; and is certified by Det Norske Veritas for Qualitative Risk Assessment and Environmental Management; by ICI Engineering for Hazard Management and by Philip Crosby and Associates for Quality Management Systems.


Curt Walters, Vice President - Group HSE
Mr Walters joined Swiber on September 2008 as the VP for Health, Safety and Environment (HSE). He has served across a broad spectrum of assignments within his 30 years of experience in the offshore industry. Prior to joining Swiber, he held the position of Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Manager under British Petroleum in Cairo. He also held various HSE positions in well-established companies such as Chevron Texaco and CUEL, to name a few. He holds a bachelor degree in Nursing from Arizona State University. With his primary medical background, Mr. Walters is keen on highlighting the “health aspect” of HSE to achieve the current successes of HSE in its awareness campaigns and training programs on safety. This will give a healthy balance to the basic proponents of HSE. Mr Walters has a Diploma in International Safety Management from British Safety Council and is an IRCA Certified Lead Auditor – ISO & ISM.


Joseph Chen, Vice President – Brunei
Mr Joseph Chen joined Swiber in 2007 to spearhead operations in Brunei Darussalam and drive the Group’s expansion, strategic alliances and activities in Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Previously, Mr Chen was a Business Development Manager in a Brunei-based civil and mechanical Oil and Gas Petrochemical related construction company. With over 30 years of management experience, he held various senior administration and business management positions in several regional companies in Brunei. He holds a Master of Business Administration Degree, University of Southern Cross, Australia (Best Graduate) and a Business Diploma in Industrial Administration, School of Accountancy and Business Studies, UK


Angat Anum Lingoh, Vice President - Malaysia
Mr Angat Anum Lingoh, who has 26 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, is responsible for operations and development of Swiber Malaysia. Anum graduated in 1982 from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England with BSc in Mechanical Engineering. He has been working in various capacities for Shell Operating Companies in Sarawak, Malaysia, Brunei, Nigeria, South Korea and Australia (Woodside Petroleum), mainly in Pipeline Engineering and Project Management. Prior to joining the Swiber Group in 2008, his last posting was working for Chevron Oil in Kazakhstan.


K G Remesh, Vice President – India
Mr K G Remesh joined Swiber in 2008 as Vice President for India and Middle East operations. Mr Remesh brings with him 30 years of rich experience in engineering, project management, business development and contracting in the offshore and onshore oil and gas fields. He has held several important positions in different organisations in upstream oil and gas fields like engineering manager, proposal manager, project manager, and project director. His area of expertise include EPCC projects involving jackets / decks and subsea flexible and rigid pipe lines.


Captain Hendrik Eddy Purnomo, Vice President – Indonesia
Captain Hendrik Eddy Purnomo joined Swiber in 1996 as President Director of our Indonesian subsidiary, PT Swiber Berjaya. He was subsequently appointed to head Swiber’s Indonesian Operations as Vice President. He brings with him extensive experience in the management and operations of marine vessels in Indonesia. Captain Purnomo graduated from the Indonesia Merchant Marine Academy in 1979 as a qualified mate of ocean-going and mate of anchor handling tug supply boats.


Pooranathen Elliappan, Vice President – Corporate and Commercial Services
Mr Elliappan joined Swiber in 2007 as Vice President of Corporate and Commercial Services. Part of his responsibilities is to ratchet up the performance and project deliveries of the Group. Prior to joining Swiber, Mr Elliappan gained a solid process engineering background and after 26 years in the supply chain management in various oil and gas companies, namely, Brunei Shell Petroleum Company, Petronas, KTA Consulting Engineers, Sabah Energy Corporation/ Sabah Gas Industries, Mr Elliappan makes a seismic addition to the senior leadership team of Swiber. Mr Elliappan graduated from B. Tech (Chemical Engineering) in Madras University and M. Sc. (Process Analysis and Development) in University of Aston, Birmingham.