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2012 will be another exciting year for ABS Consulting as we continue to grow our global presence and add to the range of solutions and capabilities available to all of our customers. Throughout the year, we will keep you aware of happenings through this ABS Connect Newsletter and other updates available to those who sign up to receive them. Each month, we will highlight specific news, technical topics, key projects, web events and training to keep you abreast of industry happenings and resources at ABS Consulting. Please be sure to let us know if there is a topic or issue of special interest, as we want to keep each issue focused on what's important to you.

Just across town...all around the world!

Just before the end of last year, ABS Consulting announced our acquisition of Safetec Nordic AS headquartered in Trondheim, Norway. We have since completed the acquisition expanding our global presence to Trondheim, Begen, Oslo and Stavanger in Norway; Aberdeen and London in the UK; Kuala Lampur in Malaysia and Perth in Australia. Safetec's safety and risk consultants in these locations complement our other new offices established in 2011 in Perth, Australia and Lagos, Nigeria. Being close to our customers is what we mean when we say that we're just across town, all around the world!

New Capabilities

This year will also bring additions to our growing range of solutions and services. In particular, we have added a new service center providing software and automation systems integration and verification services to both the manufacturing and offshore oil and gas industries. These services are in high demand particularly for drilling companies looking to verify systems when commissioning new drill ships or address downtime issues with their existing drilling control systems.

In addition, ABSC will also now be offering project management training based on the globally recognized Project Management Institute (PMI®) methodology. More and more, Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification is becoming a requirement for both new and experienced project managers.

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ABS Group remains committed to our vision for HSE excellence: "Zero and Beyond". Our worldwide group of companies will participate in contributing to achieving continual improvement with HSE issues.

Company plans for 2012-2014 are developed to address particular issues and risks that are most relevant, even at a local level. Experience indicates there are common themes which all companies should consider when preparing their HSE plans. These themes have been highlighted in the ABS Group plan.

More to follow in next month's Safety Spotlight

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ABS Group Concludes Acquisition of Safetec Nordic AS

January 12, 2011

Houston, TX - ABS Group of Companies, Inc. concluded its acquisition of Safetec Nordic AS, with a signing ceremony attended by senior ABS, ABS Group and Safetec management in Trondheim, Norway, on January 5, 2012.

ABS and ABS Group Chairman, Robert D. Somerville, ABS Vice President David Weinstein, ABS Group CEO and President Tony Nassif and ABS Consulting President David Walker joined Safetec CEO Jan Morten Ertsaas, Safetec Board Chairman Jon Daniel Nesje and Professor Jan Erik Vinnem to sign the agreement bringing Safetec into the ABS Consulting organization.

The acquisition of Safetec will broaden the range of solutions and services provided to ABS Consulting's offshore customers as well as strengthen its presence along the Norwegian Continental Shelf, the North Sea, wider European markets and with Norwegian clients operating in the oil and gas industry around the world.

ABS Chairman Robert D. Somerville said the acquisition represented an important step in equipping ABS Consulting to meet the increasingly complex challenges in the offshore sectors. "We are pleased to be closing the Safetec acquisition. This is an agreement which will enable ABS Consulting to enhance the delivery of services and programs that meet our client's challenges today and tomorrow."

Safetec CEO Jan Morten Ertsaas said, "The resources of Safetec complement those of ABS Consulting, resulting in an enhanced service offering to clients."

Safetec has provided integrated safety, risk and asset lifecycle management services to customers in the offshore, marine and land-based industries for almost 30 years. Combining this experience with ABS Consulting's existing safety, risk and integrity management services will enhance ABS Consulting's capabilities and allow the organization to serve client needs locally in more key locations around the world.



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