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AIS Training
AIS is committed to delivering world-class training for the energy sector. Based in the UK, our expert instructors are highly proficient in improving the health, safety and efficiency of organisations throughout the global energy industry.

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Drilling Systems
We provide state-of-the-art simulator technology for the energy sector with a focus on drilling, lifting and crane operations. Our innovations have been 20 years in the making and include large simulators tailored to your working space, portable simulators to deliver flexibility - and a range of OTRs which can be used in-situ by your workforce. These enhanced facilities result in improved productivity and performance within a global arena. We also provide a bespoke turnkey service to maximise the use and long-term performance of the simulators.

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Meet the Executive team
Mark Corrigan
Chairman

A graduate in Aeronautical Engineering from Imperial College London, Mark Corrigan held numerous senior positions over a 35 year career with Schlumberger based in 11 locations across 4 continents. These positions included VP Operations (global), President Europe / Africa / CIS,  President Well Services, VP Quality and most recently Senior Vice President of Excellence in Execution. Since retiring in 2016, Mark has been advising industry players through Corrigan Oil & Gas Advisory Services and is also engaged in a hands-on role with a charity that restores water supplies in remote African villages.

Paul Stonebanks OBE
President

One of the UK’s foremost entrepreneurs, Paul’s achievements include North East Entrepreneur of the Year and an OBE, which he was awarded in 2016 for contributions to the energy sector. With 11 years’ CEO experience, Paul has grown his company AIS from scratch to become a global leader in industrial training, transforming the training industry with technological solutions and manufacturing world-class technical insulation products for the global oil & gas industry.
Paul’s pioneering approach has put AIS at the forefront of ground-breaking innovations such as virtual reality and digital solutions which are revolutionising the management of training.

As a result, AIS has won a strong of prestigious awards including the business world’s highest honour - the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Paul is now President of 3T Energy Group helping set the vision, tempo and strategic direction of the business.

Kevin Franklin
Chief Executive Officer

Highly experienced with proven experience of business reorganisation, cost reduction and cash generation. Kevin has assisted shareholders and colleagues divest of businesses and raise finance as well as merger and acquisition activity. An FCA of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Kevin has worked on projects with Oxford Aviation Academy, Lifeways, Bowater Group, Right 4 Staff and AHL Aviation Security amongst numerous others.
Kevin holds a BA in Geography from the University of Hull, in addition to his professional career, Kevin is a passionate sports fan & raised money for the MNDA charity amongst others.

Martin Somerville
Director

With 20 years of financial experience, including 14 years within oil and gas upstream and midstream equipment and service sectors Martin has held roles with HitecVision Private Equity, KPMG Corporate Finance and RBC Capital Markets.
Martin holds a degree in Accountancy and Finance from Heriot Watt University and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He is currently a board member of Unique Group, 3T Energy Group, Kentech, GPS Group and Optilan Group. 

Graeme Sword
Partner

Graeme co-founded Blue Water Energy in 2011 and has responsibilities ranging from deal origination and structuring to execution, monitoring and exit strategy evaluation. Graeme is involved in investment activities across the entire energy industry.
Graeme has over 20 years of private equity experience with particular expertise in global oil & gas reserves and oilfield services sectors. Graeme’s past roles have included Brand Manager at Unilever and Partner and Head of Oil & Gas at 3i, a UK-based private equity firm. He holds an M.A. (Hons) degree in Geography and Political Science from the University of Dundee.

Ekaterina Neustroeva
Associate

Ekaterina joined Blue Water Energy in 2014 and her responsibilities include financial modelling, due diligence, execution and monitoring. Ekaterina was previously an Associate in the Debt Fund Management team, Merchant Banking division at NM Rothschild & Sons and prior to that an Analyst in the Utilities, Transport Infrastructure team, Global Financial Advisory division of NM Rothschild & Sons.
Ekaterina holds a BSc in Financial Management and a BSc in Linguistics from Kazan State University. She also holds an MBus in Global Business Analysis from Manchester Business School.

A new age in global training has arrived. Get in touch to find out more and see how we can help to transform your business.