To build a world-class fleet of VPU’s that will service the needs of oil and gas industry worldwide.


To turn uneconomic oil and gas resources into positive reserves by providing innovative and cost-effective solutions.

Operator Challenges

  • North Sea Operators seeking low cost entry and early cash flow.
  • Global economics affecting the viability of projects.
  • Reserves replacement becoming more difficult.
  • Mature basins, small accumulations, more difficult to produce economically.
  • Difficult reserves, heavy oil, stranded oil.
  • Marginal field development in deepwater.
  • Project de-risking, enabling the commercial continuity to limit exposure whilst increasing certainty in investments.

We set out to resolve these challenges by adopting a holistic approach in developing the Amplus Versatile Production Unit (VPU).

Our Solution

The Versatile Production Unit - VPU

Deepwater Innovation

FSFR (Free Standing Flexible Riser) is a re-usable subsea solution favoured for its easy to install design. This configuration is highly compatible with marginal field development in deepwater – boasting light weight distribution across the DTS and Flexible Risers.

TechnipFMC Alliance

Amplus’ alliance with TechnipFMC covers the provision of flexible/rigid flow lines, flexible risers, and all other subsea services associated with a VPU field development. 

Technical and Financial Benefits

  • Optimized subsea architecture
  • Mitigated project risks
  • Reduced time to first oil
  • Optimized offshore installation campaigns
  • Improved performance over the life of field

Meet the Team


Ian Herd

Managing Director

I’m currently Managing Director of Amplus, prior to this I was Managing Director of Integrated Subsea Services Limited (ISS), which I co-founded in 2008 and 2002 respectively.

Having spent 30 years in the international oil and gas industry, I can help give AMPLUS and our clients a unique strategic advantage due to my expertise and experience in the subsea services market


Stewart Risk

Technical Director

I’ve been a director of AMPLUS since it was founded in 2008, and in my current role as Technical & Safety Director, it’s my responsibility to ensure that the assets being developed are fit for purpose.

With nearly 40 years experience in the industry, I’ve gained the knowledge, experience and expertise to ensure we provide safe, reliable and compliant operations.


Norman Wood

Financial Director

A founding shareholder of AMPLUS, I was also responsible for Finance, Tax and IT for major upstream subsidiaries of TOTAL in the UK, Colombia and Norway for almost 30 years.

Life Before Amplus

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