PRESS RELEASE: Viper Strengthens Global Presence with New International Appointments
March 9, 2022
Viper Innovations is a UK based high-tech innovative & disruptive SaaS model business serving the subsea oil & gas, rail and other industrial sectors. At a time when many businesses have been negatively affected by the global pandemic, Viper have continued to pursue their business strategy and are thankful to have remained in a strong position for rapid growth and international expansion. Part of their growth strategy was to improve connections and opportunities in some of Viper’s core Subsea Oil & Gas markets, the company recently announced the appointments of three new international consultants based in Norway, China and Australia. These are in addition to their Brazilian consultant – Diego Baraldi, who was appointed in 2020.
Viper has already enjoyed much global success with more than a third of revenues coming from international sales in 2021. The company aims to build on this success with the support of their new international consultants who will play a key role in their respective local markets to aid the delivery of Viper’s ambitious international growth strategy.
The new Business Development Consultants have been selected for their wealth of skills and experience in the Subsea Oil & Gas Industry in addition to their expert local market knowledge and industry connections. Paul Upjohn was the first of the new consultants to be announced as Viper’s Business Development Consultant in Australia, followed by Karen Li in China both joining in November 2021. This further enhances the company’s presence in APAC where they also have an established relationship with Oceaneering, covering the Malaysian, Indonesian and Thai markets. Viper also appointed Mats Ekstrom for Norway who joined in December 2021.
“In line with our strategic plans to grow Viper’s international presence, I’m delighted to welcome our new International Business Development Consultants to the team. Their significant industry experience and local market knowledge will certainly enhance our presence in Viper’s key markets across the globe.
The international support will provide local assistance for Viper’s existing customers as well as helping more operators in applications where V-LIM and V-LIFE can help recover the electrical integrity of subsea circuits suffering from low insulation resistance. These faults often lead to loss of power or communications to subsea equipment and have the potential to halt production from subsea wells. Viper’s award-winning products can avoid subsea intervention, helping to reduce cost and maximise production efficiencies.” James Carnegie, Subsea Sales Manager at Viper Innovations
Viper’s technology and products maximise the operational life of mission critical controls and electrical distribution equipment used in harsh environments. They do this through integrity monitoring and in the case of subsea applications, remote remediation. The products provide the ability to proactively monitor the subsea electrical systems and provides the ability to recover failing electrical systems by the application of V-LIFE, potentially preventing the need for costly intervention and fault finding operations.
Viper has enjoyed significant, consistent growth and diversification of its technology into new sectors and applications. It has ambitious plans for further growth all built on the foundations of its people, culture, innovation and appetite to disrupt. This growth has also been reflected in the expansion of Viper’s core engineering team who are dedicated in delivering the significant R&D activity required to support future products and markets.