Stirling Group Shares Specialist Expertise With Olive Group Capital Limited to Provide HSSE Services for oil and gas Clients in High-Risk Environments

Sep 03, 2013, 03:58 ET from DPQ Communications JLT

DUBAI, September 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Olive Group Capital Limited's partnership with Stirling Group broadens reach and enlists three decades of specialist Health, Safety, Security and Environmental management to serve oil and gas clients across Middle East and Africa

Stirling Group, one of the Middle East and Africa's leading Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) organisations in the oil and gas industry has joined forces with global security and safety provider, Olive Group Capital Limited. The move consolidates both organisations' extensive experience in high-risk and fast developing environments to ensure client safety and operational efficiency, focusing on markets such as Algeria, Iraq, Kurdistan, Kuwait, Libya and Saudi Arabia but operating across the Middle East and Africa.

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This strategic partnership will facilitate the expansion of Stirling Group's HSSE services, benefitting major international oil companies (IOCs) and national oil companies (NOCs) operating across the region.  

The Stirling Group core management team brings over 25 years of experience in working with the region's most influential energy companies, providing them with expert training, specialist workforces and essential equipment to deliver best practice HSSE. The group prides itself on seamlessly integrating policies, training and services into the fabric of organisations, causing minimal disruption and ensuring maximum uptake, enabling clients to operate safely and securely, allowing them to focus on their core operations. Since the 1980s, Stirling Group has sourced, screened and deployed thousands of highly trained and adept field experts to provide specialist support in some of the most challenging locations in the world. The group's portfolio of services also includes safe journey management and fire and rescue services, as well as the exclusive distribution rights to Dräger safety products in Iraq.

For Chris St. George, Co Chairman of Olive Group Capital Limited, the skills and expertise acquired by Stirling over decades will add another dimension to our fast growing business: "Olive Group Capital Limited is tremendously excited about its strategic partnership with the Stirling Group, a premium safety and liaison provider to the hydrocarbon sector in Africa for 20 years. Our partnership will leverage its experience, knowledge and past performance alongside Restrata's broad range of integrated technology solutions.  We are confident that this will provide an unprecedented level of experience and technical capability to the hydrocarbons sector at a time when quality safety, security and technology solutions are very much in demand."

Seeing this as a natural progression for the two companies and strengthening their service offerings across the board, Mike Lord, founder of Stirling Group, commented, "We are extremely proud to partner with Olive Group Capital Limited, adding value and reach to our clients through their proven products and services. Having worked together on various projects since 2008, in our respective countries of operation, we feel that it is time to join forces officially. Our combined companies' skill sets and expertise within the hydrocarbon sector really gives our clients the very best practice in technical, onshore as well as offshore capability. Stirling Group will remain its own brand affiliated with Olive Group Capital Limited, which will give both continuity and assurance to Stirling's clients."

Also expressing his delight, Angus Neil, Managing Director, Stirling Group commented "We are happy to be partnered with Olive Group Capital Limited. It's a great opportunity to broaden our reach across geographical boundaries. I am looking forward to working with Mike and team."

With headquarters in the UAE, the UK and the USA, Olive Group Capital Limited has 19 offices across five continents and is globally recognised as a leading provider of innovative safety, security and technology solutions that protect people, essential services, critical assets and infrastructure for corporations, international organisations and governments worldwide.

About Stirling Group

Stirling Group is a leading provider of Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) services across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) to the oil and gas industry in some of the world's most hazardous and hostile environments. For more than 20 years, Stirling Group has deployed thousands of specialist field experts to help clients accomplish their core objectives with minimal disruption.

With an extensive network of the world's leading energy providers, Stirling Group, an Olive Group company, has continuous operations across the region including Algeria, Iraq (including Iraqi Kurdistan), Kuwait, Libya and Saudi Arabia.

For more information on Stirling Group, visit

About Restrata

Restrata designs, implements, operates and maintains cutting-edge security, safety and technology solutions. The company enables major organisational transformation through training, human resource development and knowledge transfer. Restrata also upgrades, operates and maintains legacy systems in complex environments worldwide.

Restrata equips clients with the turnkey, integrated, intelligent systems they need to detect, deter and deny all forms of asymmetric and conventional threats while also providing the associated strategic and operational consultancy, training and development so paramount to successful implementation. Restrata is a global company headquartered in the Middle East. With twenty regional offices, the company has a permanent delivery capability spanning five continents.

For more information on Restrata, visit

About Olive Group

Olive Group is a global provider of integrated security and risk mitigation solutions, serving the energy, national security and critical infrastructure sectors.  Olive Group specialises in offering security services and technology-enabled solutions with a focus on supporting clients who operated in the most challenging parts of the Middle East, Africa and Asia to shape sustainable security practices worldwide.

From providing strategic consultancy to protecting individuals and assets; developing complex security and crisis management plans to driver training, Olive Group has established a value chain of products and offerings that to a diverse range of private and public sector clients.

Olive Group is a global organisation, operating in over thirty countries with offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, India, London and Washington, D.C. 

For more information about Olive Group, visit

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