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Stephen Thomson
Business Development Manager, Subsea at Ardent Global


Stephen is time-served, degree educated engineer who is a Business Development Manager for Ardent.

Stephen has over 20 years’ project engineering and management experience, with over 15 years in the Oil & Gas Industry. Stephen’s career has seen him work predominantly within the Subsea market of the Oil & Gas market. His career has allowed him to work around the world, including in the UK, Norway, Italy, Egypt, West of Africa and Brazil.

As a Field Engineer working for a contractor, Stephen was onboard during the final phases of the Frigg decommissioning project and recently worked with IKM as part of the Spirit Energy Morecambe Bay decommissioning team.

With offshore and onshore experience attained whilst working for Contactor’s (Subsea 7, Bibby & Saipem) and for Operators (Shell & CNRI), Stephen has a wide-range of industry knowledge.

Currently undertaking an MBA at Aberdeen University, Stephen has embarked on a career change into Business Development within a sector where he can apply his skillset.

Stephen is responsible for helping Ardent grow both the Decommissioning and Subsea service lines which complement Ardent’s Emergency Management and Wreck removal offerings.

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Agenda Sessions

  • Subsea Decommissioning Opportunities for the Supply Chain – A Contractor’s Perspective