NES Global Talent has acquired RC Consultants, a leading provider of engineering consultancy services and manpower solutions to the oil and gas industry in Norway.

Founded in 1987, RC Consultants is headquartered in Sandnes, Norway. It is NES Global Talent’s first acquisition, and adds to NES Global Talent’s existing presence in Norway.

Steve Buckley, Group CFO at NES Global Talent, said: “RC Consultants is well respected as the leading technical consultancy and staffing solutions provider in Norway. We are looking forward to welcoming RC Consultants’ employees on board and are focused on growing the business in Norway. The company’s business values are completely aligned with our own and this is one of the reasons why we decided to make this acquisition, which is the first NES Global Talent has made. We are focused on sustainable growth and are committed to helping RC Consultants continue to provide an excellent level of service to its clients and contractors and to expand its service offering.

“Norway is Europe's largest oil producer, the world's third-largest natural gas exporter and an important supplier of both oil and gas to countries across Europe. There are a lot of projects starting up across the continent, with a number of new discoveries being made in more testing environments where more advanced technology and skills are required, such as subsurface. There is also a huge demand for people with advanced scientific skills to work on older assets and help improve productivity and extend field life.

“Our new relationship with RC Consultants will ensure we are best placed to make the most of any opportunities and continue to offer the very best service to our clients, contractors and candidates.”