The Team

With a history that is deeply embedded in the upstream oil and gas subsea sector, the Interventek team possess a proven track-record of delivering reliable innovation and technical solutions which meet the highly demanding commercial and operational challenges of today’s global market.

The management team comprises:


Stuart Ferguson – Chairman

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Stuart is Chief Executive of Frontrow Energy Technology Group, an investor in Interventek. Stuart has also been a director of a number of oilfield technology companies around the world, ranging from large public corporations to small start-ups. Previously, Stuart held the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Weatherford International for almost ten years, building on a successful career in the oil industry that started as a Petroleum Engineer at BP in 1987.


Gavin Cowie – Managing Director

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Gavin is the founding member of Interventek and previously co-founded another successful subsea engineering company, Enovate Systems, which was acquired by Aker Solutions in 2013. His 25 year career has been focused on subsea engineering and operations. With an intuitive drive to innovate and improve, Gavin has conceived, developed, tested and delivered a wide range of successful subsea intervention solutions. He has held key management and engineering positions at both Expro Group and FMC in Aberdeen and Norway and he graduated with a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering.


John Sangster – Technical Director

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John joined Gavin in 2014 to set up Interventek and bring its revolutionary new valve product to market. He previously worked with Gavin at Enovate as Lead Design Engineer from 2003 until its sale to Aker Solutions in 2013. With a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and a focus on innovation, compliance testing and problem solving, John’s 20 year career in the oil and gas industry has included senior design, engineering and management positions at companies such as BJ Services, SSR International, Coflexip Stena Offshore (Technip), Xtreme Well Technology and Expro North Sea.


The chairman and company founders are supported by a team of specialist engineers with a strong background in the subsea sector. The team offers a broad, multi-faceted capability with experience ranging from project and quality management, technical standards and structural assessment to draughting and 3D design using the latest state of the art software.

Join Us: To complement our existing team, we are always interested to hear from talented, motivated individuals who thrive in a challenging, results-driven environment. Please contact us if you are interested in joining us to deliver this exciting, next generation in well control safety valves.