September 14, 2022


Tendeka extends decade-long relationship to provide sand and inflow control technology across Equinor’s NCS assets

Global completions specialist Tendeka has signed a new multi-year contract extension to exclusively deliver standardised sand-face completion equipment across all Equinor’s assets on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).

The agreement, which also includes options for further extension periods, will see Tendeka manage the complete supply chain of sand and inflow control equipment through standardisation.

Brad Baker, CEO at Tendeka, said: “This is real recognition for the work our team has delivered to Equinor for more than a decade. It’s also recognition of our drive for innovation on this project, as well as both teams’ joint approach to implementing sustainability measures that can make a difference.

“It’s significant that our technology will now be available for deployment across all Equinor’s NCS assets and further cements our position as the global industry leader in sand and inflow control technology.”

Karianne Amundsen, Tendeka’s Scandinavia Area Manager added: “We are extremely proud to be implementing an efficient supply model for sand and inflow deliveries across the continental shelf. This award is a result of a wider standardisation initiative which will enable improved logistics, reduced waste and shorter lead times.

“We look forward to continuing our collaboration and delivering great results for Equinor’s assets to support the company in their strategy of creating long term value in a low carbon future.”

In addition to sand and inflow technologies that will be supplied under this contract, Tendeka provides advanced completions and production optimization, offering innovative technologies such as FloSure, FloFuse and PulseEight EAV.



September 8, 2022

We are delighted to announce we are finalists in the OWI Awards 2022, under the Best Project Outcome category.We wish all finalists well, and look forward to finding out the winners on 25th of November 2022.Find out more about the successful Filtrex project here

The Offshore Award Logo stating Tendeka is a finalist in the Best Project Outcome


August 26, 2022


Tendeka to become Official Partner of Aberdeen FC and AFC Women

Global completions specialists Tendeka has signed an enhanced one-year agreement to become an official partner of Aberdeen FC, significantly increasing its investment in the Club.

Aberdeen-headquartered Tendeka, a TAQA company, agreed a deal in 2021 to become an official supporter of AFC Women, with their branding featuring on the back of the AFC Women’s home and away shirts during the 2021/2022 season.

As part of this new deal, and following a commercial re-brand, the Tendeka logo will now feature prominently on the sleeve of the men’s playing shirts for this season. In addition, AFC Women will continue to proudly display the Tendeka logo on the back of the home and away shirts.

Tendeka will benefit from increased presence across Aberdeen FC digital channels with the technology specialists also reviving the popular Moment of the Month initiative, which captures some of the best moments on the pitch, featuring great goals and some of the smartest saves from Aberdeen’s first team, U18s, Youth Academy sides and AFC Women’s team.

Tendeka will also become the main sponsor of AFC Community Trust Girls’ League and will play a pivotal role in delivering an inclusive, football led “Fair Play For All” event at Cormack Park this season.

Tendeka CEO, Brad Baker said: “We truly value our relationship with AFC and are proud to expand our support to both the men’s and women’s teams this year. As a global company with our hometown roots firmly in Aberdeen, we are invested in driving awareness into the game by sponsoring the Aberdeen FC Community Trust Girls’ League, and many other exciting initiatives.

“We are committed to equality, inclusion and diversity and there is nothing like sport to bring communities together. AFC’s drive and innovation in bringing the club to greater heights resonate with our own DNA at Tendeka. As a local company, it is a privilege to play a small part in helping the club achieve ambitious goals as well as giving back to our great community.”

Robbie Hedderman, Business Development Manager at Aberdeen FC, said: “When we embarked on our relationship with Tendeka in 2021 there was a clear desire to work with the Club to drive awareness of women’s and girls’ football in the north-east.

“As a proud partner of AFC Women last season, Tendeka enjoyed the benefits of increased brand visibility, with the partnership offering real opportunities for the company to have a genuine impact on equality and diversity whilst also expanding their visibility within the local community.

“The move to strengthen their presence with the Club and expand their support, not only to the men’s team, but also to Aberdeen FC Community Trust, is an important strategic move from a forward-thinking organisation who identified the clear advantages of being part of the AFC family. We are pleased to have worked with Tendeka to take a creative approach to a new and diverse partnership opportunity and I look forward to watching this partnership flourish.”



We are delighted to announce we are finalists in the World Oil Awards’ Best Well Integrity Technology category for our PulseEight ISV.

Well done to all finalists!

To see all the categories and finalists, go to:


May 2, 2022

By Suzanne Stewart, VP for Technology at Tendeka

(Published in Energy Voice, May 2022)

I’m writing this sitting on a flight to Saudi Arabia after more than two years of no business travel thanks to Covid-19.

Drafting this article made me reflect on the last one I wrote for Energy Voice in March of 2020 where I was postulating on what impact Covid could have on oil and gas. Never could I have imagined the magnitude of the pandemic and how much we would all be impacted.

According to World Economic Forum, 114 million people lost their jobs in 2020 due to the lockdown and to date, more than 505 million Covid cases have been reported with over 6 million related deaths. For many, Covid has become a day-to-day inconvenience at worst but for others, it is still having a profound effect on their personal lives and the way they conduct their business.

So, what happened to oil and gas? Well, despite questioning in my previous article whether we could thrive at $30, we didn’t have to for long. Over the past two years, we’ve seen WTI crude go subzero and then bounce back to around $60, stay there for a while then in March 2022, taunt us with a high of $123.70.

Did everyone stop drilling and completing? Not quite but the global rig count according to Baker Hughes was 1,016 in October 2020, down from 2,123 in the same month of the previous year. The US took a huge hit with the rotary rig count plummeting to 244 in August of 2020, down from 935 the same month the previous year. However, the good news for oil and gas is that as of 20th April 2022, the global rig count is up to 1,661.

Fortunately, the world is opening up to allow some travel without having to perform countless PCR tests along the way and allowing in-person meetings and conferences, like OTC in Houston, to take place.

My first major in-person conference was the Hydraulic Fracturing Conference in February which attracted higher attendance than pre-Covid. It was exciting to be interacting with so many people on a professional and personal level – and I survived! I really do think it was a turning point for Houston at least, as the traffic seemed to return quickly to “normal” levels after the conference.

Does this mean that we can all go back to how it was before Covid? I think for many reasons, the new “normal” will be something quite different and will be driven mainly by the necessity for sustainability. Oil and gas will be around for a long time to come so we all need to work towards minimising the associated carbon footprint and delivering cleaner energy.


Suzanne Stewart


April 19, 2022

Press release

Global completions specialist Tendeka has appointed a new business development manager for Latin America to expand the use of technologies across the region.

Maurilio Solano will be working with local operators to implement Tendeka’s key technologies such as FloSure, Filtrex and PulseEight EAV (Electronic Ambient Valve) across Latin America. With almost 30 years in the industry, he is vastly experienced and has led several business and technology teams for Halliburton and Baker Hughes throughout his career.

Mr Solano has built up technical expertise in intelligent well systems corrosion logs, multilaterals, expandable liners and liner drilling as well as considerable experience of the sales, marketing, and deployment of technologies around the world.

Mr Solano said: “I’m honoured to be joining Tendeka and leading the team’s efforts across Latin America. I have built up extensive customer relations throughout my career so I’m looking forward to meeting them and sharing what Tendeka can offer in terms of efficiencies across the energy industry.”

Jim McGowin, Vice President for North and South America at Tendeka, added: “We’re pleased to have Maurilio on board to lead our efforts across Latin America. His relationships, experience and diligence make him the ideal candidate to navigate the ever-changing landscape across the opportunity-laden but ever-challenging Latin American market. We are well placed to increase the reach of our innovative technologies across the region and highlight the benefits to local operators.”

Mr Solano studied mechanical engineering at Escuela Politécnica Nacional in Ecuador and a master’s in business administration and marketing from the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico.


Tendeka Houston office


March 9, 2022

By Anna Petitt, UK Sales Manager at Tendeka

Published online, on 9th March 2022

(click HERE to access the Energy Voice web page)

I remember at school, saying to my friends that once I finished university, I wasn’t planning on studying again – how wrong I was! Fast forward almost a decade later and I’ve completed two degrees, night classes in Chinese and Russian and taken several industry courses.  

I originally graduated with a first-class honours degree in French and German from the University of Aberdeen and was keen to enter the oil and gas industry having worked for Total in Pau during my year abroad. I was told by operators that it was great that I could speak French, but I needed to be an engineer too.  

Tendeka recognised this potential and hired me as the first graduate to help with its Francophone clients in Africa in technical support. Keen to learn more about the industry, I received a distinction in the OPITO Drilling and Completions courses which the company now rolls out to all new graduates. To progress further, my manager at the time encouraged me to undertake a degree in Engineering. 

For three and a half years, I combined full time work with part-time online – studying for a MSc in Oil and Gas Engineering at Robert Gordon University. This was a challenge that required discipline, but I enjoyed the experience to deepen my knowledge in subsurface engineering.  I find it interesting to learn more about different subjects. It allows me to expand my skill set and knowledge and can also be important in career progression.   

When it came to the MSc project, I wanted to pursue the energy transition as it is an area I am passionate about, having recently become SPE Net Zero chair, but also to make sure it could have a tangible impact on the industry. We need actual solutions.   

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is vital to achieving Paris Agreement goals and contributing towards a just energy transition. There are however challenges associated with CCS.   Depleted oil and gas fields provide important storage locations but the injection of carbon dioxide into extremely pressure depleted gas fields can be problematic due to the phase change behaviour of carbon dioxide which triggers physical phenomena, such as the Joule-Thomson cooling effect. This can cause major issues such as material embrittlement and loss of equipment functionality.  

 Tendeka’s head of subsurface, Mike Konopczynski, has developed a CCS simulator, which simulates the choking effect of downhole flow control devices placed at intervals in the completion to maintain carbon dioxide in the liquid phase during the lifecycle of the well. I modelled three real life industry cases successfully meaning that this would save intervention later in life or the drilling of multiple wells as the reservoir conditions change.   

I was selected among 400 students studying MSc courses at both Aberdeen universities for the Energy Institute Best MSc paper. Robert Gordon University selected my project, along with two others, for the competition. I was delighted to graduate with distinction but especially honoured to win the competition as I was competing against some great talent.   

As my project was based on three real-life well scenarios, I would like to take this further and qualify the technology so that operators can use it. I hope to present my results at other industry events and write SPE papers on the topic.  

My ambition is to utilise my acquired knowledge internationally. I still get frustrated when people say what a change from studying languages to engineering. I was always told that you could do anything with languages and indeed, I’ve found the ability to communicate ideas effectively whether that be orally or written is essential in any job.  

My advice to anyone thinking of combining full time work with further education is that if you get the opportunity, do it.  

A company’s financial assistance to undertaking a degree while working is beneficial to both parties. Having a supportive manager is paramount to help self-belief as well as learning from specialists in the company, such as Mike who helped me with the simulator. It requires discipline, but education is an incredibly valuable asset. 



March 7, 2022

by Anne Skene, HR manager at Tendeka 

(as published in Energy Voice,  March 2022)

Diversity and inclusion (D&I) has been on the agenda for many years now with legal obligations to protect individuals with certain characteristics since the 1960s.  What has now become more widely recognised are the benefits to be gained by embracing diversity and the range of ideas and experiences that can be learned from it. 

As defined by the CIPD, diversity is about recognising difference, and inclusion is where people’s differences are valued and used to enable everyone to thrive at work – “An inclusive working environment is one in which everyone feels that they belong without having to conform”. 

Creating a diverse and inclusive workforce allows employers to better represent the markets in which they do business, opens a wider candidate pool to fill skills gaps and has the potential to drive innovation and performance improvements. 

With businesses now facing particularly disruptive people challenges post-pandemic, with terms such as ‘the great resignation’ and the ‘war on talent’, it is more important than ever to deliver meaningful D&I initiatives. They can be crucial as both retention and recruitment tools.   

D&I is relevant in all aspects of the employment lifecycle. It’s how companies attract new employees, how they are onboarded and what measures are in place to ensure everyone feels included and connect with the business.  It’s giving employees a voice, allowing them to share ideas and to know they’ve been heard. It’s also enabling employees to all have equal opportunity for their development and progression. 

At Tendeka, our employees and line managers are required to complete mandatory equality and diversity training upon joining and at regular intervals thereafter to ensure this message remains fresh throughout their employment.  Our managers have recently attended a series of online workshops focusing on how we look after our people, with more content being prepared to continue this theme over the coming year. 

Employee representatives from across the business are brought together to run our “Employee Charter”. The charter’s mission is to focus on employee engagement as well as empowerment.  It gives employees the forum to explore suggestions for improvements and present them to the management team for inclusion in the overall company strategy and/or day to day aspects of the company. 

Flexible working is another element of inclusion we know can bring many benefits to a company. We know one-size-does-not-fit-all when it comes to flexible working, therefore we have a suite of policies to cover a range of aspects, with initiatives such as flexible working hours, part time working, career break and family leave.  Working in a global organisation, we appreciate flexibility works both ways and we feel this approach allows employees flexibility with their individual needs whilst responding to the needs of the company.  

It’s important to all at Tendeka that we create a working environment where our employees feel connected throughout the company and therefore any company initiatives are tailored to our global, multi-national workforce. 

Tendeka has recently become the official partner of AFC Women as part of our commitment to D&I. Nearly 40% of our management team are female, for example, and we believe the quality of discussions and alternative thoughts are greatly enhanced with this gender balance, and as a result makes a significant contribution to the success of our strategies. 


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February 21, 2022

Joint press release

At the inaugural day of the International Petroleum Technology Conference in Riyadh, the Industrialization and Energy Services Company “TAQA” announced it has signed an agreement to acquire TENDEKA, a UK-based engineering and manufacturing company with offices in Houston, Stavanger, Aberdeen, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur.

Tendeka specializes in offering reservoir monitoring and control, advanced lower completions, and production optimization technologies, delivering innovative, stand-alone completion products which can be combined and tailored to specific customer requirements across the full spectrum of conventional and unconventional reservoirs.

Ahmed Mousa Al- Zahrani, TAQA Chairman of the Board, said: “We continue to realize TAQA 2021 strategy to expand well services offering and become a leading international services and equipment provider. The acquisition of Tendeka will complete our portfolio and fill the well completions gap we had. Tendeka has an excellent technology base with strong IP, skilled workforce and global international presence, complementing our current and future offering”

Brad Baker, Tendeka Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are delighted to join the TAQA Group. Tendeka has a rich history of providing innovative technologies for reservoir recovery and production optimization. TAQA will not only immediately strengthen our capabilities in the key Middle East Region, but also bring investment for our future growth. “


About TAQA

TAQA is a leader in Middle East Oil Field Services and Equipment (“OFSE”) and is adding new capabilities to cover a wide spectrum within the market. TAQA continues to innovate by developing and deploying technologies, products and service and by building long-term relationships with customers. 

About Tendeka

Tendeka is a global specialist in advanced completions and production solutions for the oil and gas industry. From simple to complex well designs, the company has an extensive track record in enhancing productivity for clients’ reservoirs offshore and onshore. Tendeka invests in research and development, bringing to market disruptive technologies and offering solutions targeted to operators’ specific production challenges.

Established in 2009 and headquartered in Aberdeen, UK, Tendeka operates in strategically positioned bases, located at global energy hubs including the North Sea, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and USA.