A Journey Through The Years
Heading 6
Me Relaxing

Great to spend time at home

Royal Marines

I am proud to say i served 22 years

1982 - 2004

Look Closely

Rowan Gorilla 2. Theres a lizard there sunbathing

Many Courses

To work offshore i attended numerous courses

Opito Standard

Many courses undertaken to Opito standard

Me Today

Must have been a very long day indeed, even lost my hair

Well changed my image, to reflect the times. Lost my hair but not my sense of humor. Stay safe everyone, especially in these difficult times we are currently experiencing with the Covid 19 virus

Good Day

Briefly about me:

I'm Mark Penny welcome to my website. I'm a maintenance and construction specialist with over 16 years experience, working offshore as well as onshore.  Vast experience on jack Ups and Semis as well as Drill ships , barges and land rigs. Also level 1 rope access to get to those difficult to reach locations which in many cases is often required. I was an RA3 but getting a little old for that now, although learnt a lot over the years. Many years of land rig inspection and maintenance as well as fault finding, and solution to issues which are often unexpected. Heavy lift and rigging background coupled with attention  to detail and meticulous planning ensures my projects run smoothly. I live in Brazil with my wife and i have permanent residency (EXPAT) Feel free to have a look at my site to see what i have been up to. Our inspection and derrick building crews doing a terrific job in numerous countries at this time. Stay safe everyone. 2021 shaping up nicely, projects planned for, Norway, Mexico, Indonesia, UK to name but a few.

Current Location:

UAE (DUBAI)

 

Website:

www.mark-penny.com

 

Mobile:

+971 50 379 7254

 

Email: 

markpenny6@aol.com

 

 

I have decided not to add any social links here, because they are simply not required
My Key Attributes

    Over 16 years experience working on almost every kind of oil related offshore and onshore assets, in a maintenance or construction role. All GWO courses are current as i did them last year 2019 for a scope off Great Yarmouth UK. Always calm under pressure with being able to relate to who i am taking too at their level. With extensive military background training experience i can instruct and teach when i am required to do so. API inspections, land rig rebuilds & trouble shooting highly experienced, decommissioning, strong planning ability, incident investigations, derrick equipment removal and installation, drill ship 5 yearly scopes to name but a few of the jobs i have carried out over the years. You can never stop learning, and no one knows everything which is why working as team is so important. Trusting each others abilities to get the scopes done safely is always paramount.

    Update September 2020: Our crews are working in numerous locations throughout the world, taking additional precautions as needed in order to work safely as well as to adhere to local government guidelines. 2021 already looking very busy in many countries

    EA1 - Jacket scopes offshore 2019
    EA1 - Jacket E17
    Local wildlife in Saudi Arabia
    Swamp barge move Nigeria
    Swamp barge tug Nigeria
    Overlooking Santos Dumont From Sugarloaf
    Boat ride out of Louisiana Port
    Working at GDI Qatar
    Mark Penny
    Another 5 Yearly Under The Belt
    DATS Cylinder Removal
    Heres A Blast From The Past
    Always Good To See These
    Going Back Quite A Few Years
    Good Guys To Work With
    EA1 - Turbine Installation

                           TESTIMONIAL

     

    A very good reputation gained over the years with many offshore clients, attention to detail and always proactive in my approach to scopes. I will always offer advice as to the best way forward  for the client and this is always much appreciated. With many clients asking when we can return to their rigs and platforms, which puts a smile on your face at the end of the day. 

                       FAVOURITE QUOTE

     

    The one that has put me in good stead for countless years:

    "When you have reached the end of the rope, tie a knot in it and hang on"

    Makes me smile for sure.

    If you cant do that then give it your all,, no one can ask anymore from you

                    RECENT PROJECT

     

    Based in Saudi Arabia assisting Lee C Moore. (LCM)

    In country representative for land rig support. Some of the scopes i have been doing. API RP 4G Cat III & IV on mast and substructures. Problem solving on land rigs with reported issues. Material replacement mast and substructure.

    Rebuilds of TB  / DLA / CSB / BOP Hoists / Clusters & fast line sheaves

    Some Places I Have Worked
    Rio De Janeiro

    A view over the Guanabara bay

    UAE

    Abu Dhabi land rig rebuilds to API

    Namibia

    The harbour from the rig

    Cape Town

    Looking towards table top from the harbour

    Nigeria

    The Niger Delta on a swamp barge

    Venezuela

    I was surveying a coiled tubing mast

    Galveston Key

    Taken while in the shipyard UAE

    © 2020 by Mark Penny

      Working at GDI Qatar

      Carrying out API inspections on land rigs