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Extensive global experience leveraged to
benefit your organisation

Emergensys is an independent consutancy offering domain and technical expertise across the value chain of energy companies. Our services including the end‐to‐end delivery of integrated collaboration and technical solutions.


Our team has been successfully delivering strategic and technical projects globally for 25+ years and will apply industry best practice for our clients. Emergensys are experts in designing and delivering digital transformation projects that involve integrated operations, collaboration environments and emergency response facilities.


Our experienced consultants understand energy business operations, processes and value drivers. Emergensys follows a structured methodology that minimises duplication of effort and streamlines the delivery of consulting and design activities. 


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Michael O'Brien & Richard Stace representing Emergensys in Astana, Kazakhstan at the invitation of the UN DESA.


National Workshop 2022, Astana


Ministry of Energy


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Michael O'Brien - Principal

The founder of Emergensys, Michael is a seasoned consultant, technologist and specialist in human factors engineering, with an expertise in collaboration solutions and emergency response. He has overseen projects in BP – including a group crisis centre and initiatives for BP Shipping, BP Air, BP Angola, BP Azerbaijan, BP Iraq (SOC/BOC). Michael has also delivered high-profile engagements in Shell  and set the global standard for Shell’s high‐end collaboration systems including Emergency Operations Centres. Notable projects include FLNG Prelude and Shell Australia, Shell STASCO and Woodside Petroleum. Michael has deployed a new Emergency Response Centres across Angola, for TOTAL and Sonangol. He has also been involved in projects for Sonatrach (Algeria), Gupco (Ras Shukheir), and AIOC (Azerbaijan) for both onshore and offshore facilities and the BTC pipeline.

Outside of the Oil and Gas industry, Michael has consulted and delivered projects for the UK Royal Navy – UK and Kuwait (Submarine Command), UK GOV Civil Contingencies Secretariat, UK GOV Cabinet Office (COBR), India Gujarat GOV – Dholera city‐wide surveillance and incident command centre, UAE – Abu Dhabi Environment Agency (EAD); and Environment Crisis Support Centre for British Airways / One World Alliance – OCIC (EOC) London Heathrow

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Richard Stace - Principal

Richard has 25 years of global business experience, including 11 years as a Consulting Partner and Global Practice Head, and previously regional Lead for the Middle East. Richard has been responsible for  leading and deploying complex strategic advisory and digital transformation engagements for clients worldwide, chiefly in the energy sector. His areas of specialty include integrated operations, remote monitoring, collaboration solutions, organisational performance improvement, change management, asset optimisation and field mobility. Richard's clients have included BG Group, Kuwait Oil Company, Shell (multiple assets), Petroleum Development Oman, Petronas, North Oil Company (Qatar), Saudi Aramco, EY, ZADCO and Suncor Energy. 

Richard has a business degree from Massey University (in New Zealand) and an MBA from Cranfield School of Management. He frequently produces thought leadership papers and has presented at energy industry events. His latest paper was published in UPES SPE magazine, Energy Era 2022, "Deploy New Collaboration Models for Distributed Energy Assets".

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