Abersea Engineering was set up to bring solid reliable cost effective solutions to many industries. We can make projects and upgrades run more efficiently, cost effective & save time while also developing new technologies to aid in our objective.

In many industries the norm is rarely challenged. We want to see technologies improved on to help make systems more efficient and safer for all.


Engineering Director Barry Canfield has spent much of his career in the Nuclear and O&G industry. Barry has used his extensive knowledge & background to run Engineering and Software divisions for leading global organisations. Barry's experience stretches from working with many major Industry OEM's such as Cameron Controls, GE Oil & Gas and British Nuclear Fuels plc, Ricardo Hitec and Ortec MCS.

Barry's primary areas of expertise are in Software, Engineering & Design, Subsea controls systems and topside instrumentation.


Sales Director Scott Harper  Originally starting his career as an engineer in the photo-lab industry. He then spent 10 years with a multi disciplined equipment manufacturer. Scott held various positions such as Technician, Project Engineer, Field Service Engineer. He made the move from engineering to sales to increase his awareness of the industry and the various technologies within it quickly moving from business development to Sales Manager in a short period of time.

He saw first hand the challenges that the industry faces day to day when interacting with clients and believes there is a always a solution to a problem. Scott's primary expertise is in project management, Instrumentation, Subsea Control systems and Well control systems.

The Abersea team members have decades of experience having worked in some of the most challenging  global industries. 

Below is an example track record of just some of the types of systems the team have developed in the past.

  • Mux System (Design & Manufacture)
  • BOP Control Systems & Hydraulic closing units (Design & Manufacture)
  • Choke Controls Units (Design & Manufacture)
  • Well Control monitoring & Control (Design & Manufacture)
  • Pressure test units (Design & Manufacture)
  • Managed pressure drilling system (Design & Manufacture)
  • CCTV Systems (Design & Manufacture)
  • Ballast Systems (Design & Manufacture)
  • Tank Gauging Systems (Design & Manufacture)
  • Mud Gas Separator Monitoring (Design & Manufacture)
  • Drillers Console (Design & Manufacture)
  • Hazardous area specialist
  • Project Management
  • Standards & Certification
  • Temperature and Pressure Monitoring (HPHT equipment)
  • Hydraulic Power Units
  • Rack Phase Differential Systems
  • Minor & Major Upgrades to systems including Software

Abersea recognises the importance of compliance to standards within many industries. We have a wealth of experience in the application of Standards during the design, manufacture and verification/validation of control systems.

Compliance to standards is at the heart of all our Engineering Design and Consultancy work. We can provide full compliance to the following;

  • ISO Quality Standards 
  • API & NORSOK Standards 
  • CE Marking (ATEX, Machinery, PED, EMC, LV)
  • British Standards
  • Approval to DNV GL, BV, ABS, Lloyds
  • EU Standards
  • SIL 

We can work closely with notified bodies, and 3rd party certification companies, to ensure all our systems are shipped with the necessary approvals. We also have experience at providing an independent review of client equipment, or representing a client to accept equipment.

Abersea Engineering are committed to an ongoing quality program. We work to BS EN ISO 9001: 2008. Abersea uses a quality management system that underpins all the processes required to meet our customers' requirements. Abersea places the highest priority on safety and has an internal QHSE system which enforces all activities carried out by Abersea employees and contractors.


IADC Associate members

IADC works with members involved in the worldwide upstream petroleum industry that share a commitment to improving safety, advancing drilling technology, striving for reasonable regulation and legislation, and enhancing the training and education of technical and management personnel.

First Point Accreditation

FPAL works to identify, qualify, evaluate and monitor suppliers, reducing risk in the supply chain.