We set up in Great Yarmouth in 1973 and helped the Hamilton Brothers produce first UK oil from the Argyll Field on June 11, 1975. Since then our well flow management services have grown around the world.
The company strengthened its position as the market leading well flow management services provider in the 2010s, and achieved a number of accomplishments including:
In 2010, Expro hired an experienced oil services management team to lead the company through its next phase of growth. This included the appointment of Mike Jardon in 2016, as Chief Executive Officer, working alongside the existing executive management team of Jean Vernet (CFO), John McAlister (Legal Counsel) and Alistair Geddes (EVP).
Several significant acquisitions were made during this decade, including certain assets and contracts from Production Testers International (PTI), and wireless technology in the form of Cableless Telemetry System (CATS). After a decade of growth Expro was taken private after an acquisition by a private equity consortium in 2008.
By the early 1990s, Expro was growing quickly and put into place a plan to manage growth through targeted geographic expansion, service portfolio expansion, potential acquisitions and business efficiency improvements.
With targets of safety, efficiency, technical solutions Expro was able to accelerate its growth trajectory in a number of markets, ultimately leading to a public listing on the London Stock Exchange in 1995. The late 90s saw further acquisition and expansion globally, including in Norway, Kazakhstan, Russia, Brazil and the US.
John Trewhella, Jim Ross and Humphrey Green formed Exploration and Production Services (North Sea) Ltd in Great Yarmouth in 1973, with the far-reaching vision of competing on a global basis with the major international service companies.
By 1974, Expro had established a well testing business and a PVT laboratory. It was Expro production operators who then produced the first UK oil on June 11, 1975, from the Argyll Field. With this success still fresh, Expro opened its first base in Aberdeen. Key contracts were awarded by Hamilton Brothers (production on Argyll) and BP (wireline on the Forties field), and Expro was fully launched.