Things have changed a lot here at EPI in the last 10 years,
not only has our look and brand evolved but the company has transformed over
10 years ago, we were still called Exploration Partners International, and we had not long moved from our Farnham office to TGP House, we have since moved to our larger current location in Cobham. We had just 8 staff back then and one office; now we are close to 30 permanent team members, spread across the globe from the UK, US, Ghana, Colombia, Australia, Canada and Azerbaijan.
Back in 2009, EPI mainly concentrated on the marine
business, providing consultants for QC & QA of seismic acquisition as well
as fast track seismic processing. Today we are a leading provider of integrated
technical services to the upstream industry, incorporating oil & gas and
renewables. Our technical teams are passionate and performance-minded
professionals who work relentlessly to deliver excellence. We work with small
IOCs, Supermajors and NOCs in over 90 countries. EPI leverage our significant
capabilities across domains from initial geoscience analysis through seismic
exploration, production and production optimization domains.
The last decade has seen changes also to the management team;
started as a family business in 1987 by Brian and Jenny Goddard, the business underwent
a management buyout in 2014 and is now led by CEO Andy Smart, with Chairman Ian
Langley, COO Richard Bradley, CEO of Geoscience Mark Enfield and Seismic
Operations Director Richard Thompson. The team are very much focussed on the
future of energy exploration and ensuring that EPI are leading the way.
As the company has grown so have our partnerships, our very
first partner was the KTS Group in Oman in 2012, allowing us to facilitate the
delivery of our services within the region. We now have 17 partners around the
world, who enable us to offer our clients highly specialised services and
The industry has changed a lot in the last 10 years – and is
virtually unrecognisable from when EPI began 32 years ago. The ever economic
and political landscape has ensured that those still around are those who
innovate and move ahead of the times. Gone are the old seismic vessels some of us
can still remember, replaced with new purpose built multi component vessels,
capable of data quality unimaginable back then.
We are proud to see how far we have come in the last decade
and can’t wait to share with you where the next 10 years are taking us.