OPEX Group strengthens team to support emissions reduction solutions

Source: press release, 28 April 2021

Three senior appointments at OPEX Group – from left, Euan Bathgate, Chief Product Officer; Alison Taylor, Emissions Reduction Lead; and Colin Deddis, Process Engineering Lead
Three senior appointments at OPEX Group – from left, Euan Bathgate, Chief Product Officer; Alison Taylor, Emissions Reduction Lead; and Colin Deddis, Process Engineering Lead (photo: OPEX Group)

AI solutions provider, OPEX Group, has made three senior appointments to bolster the firm’s continued investment in emissions reduction solutions.

With Net Zero enshrined in UK law, the imperative to reduce operational emissions has never been more urgent. Following OPEX’s release of emissions.AI, a cloud-based AI-driven software application for the oil, gas and energy industry, the firm has hired Alison Taylor as Emissions Reduction Lead.

Alison Taylor joins, following a career spanning 25 years in environmental roles. She will work closely with Colin Deddis; as Process Engineering Lead, Colin brings 30 years of oil and gas experience and together they will help to support the company’s developments and customer implementations.

Taylor says, “I am delighted to be joining OPEX as they continue to grow. Emissions reduction is at the forefront of our industry, and emissions.AI enables monitoring, control and reduction of operational emissions. The day-to-day marginal gains that can be made through operational improvements can be significant, reducing emissions and maximising recovery.”

At this time, Euan Bathgate also steps up to Chief Product Officer (CPO) the new role combines his technical background, appreciation of customer requirements, together with a number of years working with AI and digital solutions.

Bathgate says, “Stepping up to the role of Chief Product Officer is a fantastic opportunity for me to support our team in further developing our emissions solutions – our Energy Efficiency, Flaring & Venting modules and Oil in Water tool are all in day-to-day use and are designed to help our customers operate their assets with the lowest achievable emissions.”

Jamie Bennett, CEO of OPEX Group, says, “Most operating companies are targeting to reduce their operational emissions with immediate effect. They are looking for ways to simplify this area and be able to reduce, manage and control emissions as part of daily operations workflows and that’s really where the power of AI and digital comes into its own. We are delighted to announce these organisational changes as part of our growth plans.”