Key Personnel

The ability to deliver in accordance with our company values is primarily achieved through our people. A selection of our key senior resources are outlined below:

Paul Soutar

Managing Director

Paul is a chartered controls engineer with over 20 years’ industry experience mostly focused on the mature basin of the North Sea. Paul has a wide industry context through Tier 1 contractors, major operator experience and consultancy roles across offshore assets (both topsides and subsea) and onshore plants.

Paul has a strong operational and project understanding from detailed engineering support, of late this has been deployed in project and operational management with multiple operators.

Jerry Baker


Jerry is a chartered pipeline engineer with over 30 years’ industry experience (following an earlier career in the Merchant Navy).  He has worked for operators (as Pipeline TA), contractors and consultants, focussing mainly on the UKCS but also on the GoM, SE Asia and Australia.  Most of his experience has been in subsea integrity management.

Jerry has facilitated the Good Operational Practice Forum of the Pipeline Users Group for the past ten years and has a good understanding of the operator perspective regarding RBIM.  He has led numerous IM projects and is the author of several published guidelines and a number of technical papers.

Vere MacKenzie

Engineering / Studies / Design

Vere is a chartered civil engineer with over 40 years’ industry experience, of which 36 have been in the offshore oil and gas industry.  Vere’s experience has covered Operations support and Projects execution split across subsea facilities and floating production facilities in roughly equal proportion via employment within consultancies, major contractors and operators.

Vere has a strong attraction to engineering design and its processes and an affinity for analytical expertise that can break through to an effective resolution to a problem or project.

Martyn Clark

Project Delivery

Martyn has over 22 years’ industrial experience, 12 of which have been spent working within the Subsea Oil & Gas Sector.  He has gathered a wide range of knowledge and experience in a variety of aspects of subsea engineering and construction works.  He has supported and managed diving & diverless subsea installation and construction projects for both major contractors & operators.

His experience covers riser & caisson installations, structure & manifold installations, flowline & umbilical installations, subsea tie-backs and IRM scopes, intelligent pigging, dewatering & commissioning.

Most recently Martyn has been working in operator client roles leading the execution of major subsea projects in the North Sea.

Jim Moodie

Intervention / Ops

Jim is a senior project engineer with over 18 years’ experience, across various upstream operations and subsea intervention roles. Having worked directly with major operators, Jim has extensive knowledge of host installation requirements (from the perspective of Duty Holder) and the contrasting marine/project driven environment on board subsea construction & IRM vessels. Jim has a proven ability to manage this interface and build a professional trust and rapport between stakeholders during the project delivery phase.

Jim has recently managed full procurement and offshore mobilisation of a production critical spool for a North Sea Client. The scope encompassed fabrication, inspection/QA and procedure development to meet a very narrow DSV window. This enabled timely installation and restoration of production from the field.

Fraser McLay


Fraser is a subsea controls systems engineer with 23 years’ experience in the industry focused mainly in the UK sector of the North Sea. Fraser has a broad spectrum of experience in operational support and project management from service company, operator and consultancy roles.

Sharon Annand

Business Services

Sharon provides senior services support to Samphire business and Client projects. With over 15 years’ experience in the Oil and Gas industry, Sharon has experience across asset management, logistics and project controls to Tier 1 contractors, small-medium operators and consultancies in both international and UK North Sea markets.