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Ron Gray

Director, Task Technology (Scotland) Ltd


Ron has over 35 years experience in the Oil & Gas industry. Over the past 14 years Ron has specialized in competence management assurance, training, production, operations, emergency response and HS&E related projects in Europe, USA, West Africa and the Middle East.

He is currently the Director of Task Technology (Scotland) Ltd, involved in various training/competence and emergency response consultancy work. His clients include BP, Marathon Oil, CNR, Kinsale Energy Ltd (Ireland), Petrofac Training, Apache North Sea, ODL, OPITO and Scottish Qualification Authority.

Ron had total responsibility within Marathon’s European operations for coordinating all aspects of onshore and offshore exercises, training & coaching and OIM assessment and reassessment programme during his 10 years of work with the company. He implemented and coordinated the various competence assurance schemes which included Level 3 SVQs, assessor/internal verifier training & assessment, in-house competence assurance aligned to Pertrofac CPP Process.

In his role as an External Verifier for the Scottish Qualifications Authority, Ron approves and verifies competence assurance schemes for companies approved to deliver oil and gas industry related SVQs and customized awards. These duties require that Ron has extensive knowledge of all oil and gas industry associated competence standards as he provides external verification for various organizations involved in process operations, maintenance, drilling and well services.

For a seven year period with ODL, Ron managed various process operations, HS&E and competence assurance training projects world wide for several international oil & gas production organizations including BP, Shell, Amerada Hess, Marathon Oil, Chevron, Conoco Philips, ZADCO, ADNOC and China Power and Light (Hong Kong).

Ron started his career in the oil and gas industry as an offshore Fire & Safety Officer before moving into the oil & gas operations teams, where he worked in production operations with two international oil companies for a period of over 13 years.

Some of his clients include: Marathon Oil, BP, OPITO, CNR, Kinsale Energy Ltd (Ireland), Apache North Sea, ODL, Scottish Qualifications Authority, Petrofac Training, Shell, ADNOC, Chevron, Amerada Hess, Conoco Phillips, Zadco, China Power and Light (CPL), etc.