Established in 2006 by its founder and current Manging Director, Jonathan Foster, Zetland Group (formerly Petroleum Safety Services Limited) provides a range of services focused on Regulatory compliance.
Having previously been employed by an oil exploration and production company onshore UK, Jonathan was involved in many aspects of the exploration and production process, including land and access negotiations, town and country planning, environmental permitting, site construction, health and safety and project management.
In 2006, Jonathan established Petroleum Safety Services with the intention of providing services in five core areas:
In 2007, the company teamed up with Moorhouse Petroleum, resulting in the ability to provide full well management services to the onshore drilling industry, under the trading name of Moorhouse Drilling & Completions. During the four years working under Moorhouse, Jonathan provided the full suite of services to a number of Operators.
In 2011, the company made a conscious decision to step out from the under the Moorhouse umbrella and provide services direct to Operators. Mindful of its core values, credibility, professionalism, pragmatism and ownership, the company sought to build a team of competent individuals to support its clients in ensuring they remain Regulatory compliant.
2016 brings with it a rebranding of the company with the launch of Zetland Group.
The name Zetland is synonymous with the local area and is the name of oldest surviving lifeboat in the world. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is an organisation very close to Jonathan, having been a serving member of the lifeboat crew and in 1989 was recognised as being the youngest lifeboat crewman in the country when appointed full crew member on his 17th birthday, the minimum age that a lifeboat man could become crew. Teamwork, commitment, communication, leadership and respect were fundamental skills gained over many years of service.
The launch of Zetland Group cements the five core areas of our business and allows the company to develop these capabilities individually to better meet our client’s requirements.