io oil & gas consulting, a GE and McDermott venture which is set to transform the offshore oil and gas industry, move in on level 9 of The Shard.
io oil & gas consulting brings together the world's most powerful thinking to provide better solutions for offshore oil and gas developments. A GE and McDermott venture, io’s unique model of consultancy and philosophy delivers greater certainty in offshore oil and gas development planning and redefines the traditional relationship between clients and contractors.
“The launch of io marks a significant milestone in the offshore oil and gas industry, and taking offices in this prestigious and iconic building is a sign of our commitment to stand out from our competition as well as recruit the best talent.”
The company has created a pioneering approach that is particularly applicable to complex projects where conventional development techniques are rendered unsuitable by a project’s intricacies and uncertainties. io’s approach to system thinking allows operators to make conscious decisions around contracting strategy.
Their office environment reflects this thinking in a number of ways. Mostly open-plan the idea behind the casual space is progressive and informal. With a hot-desk approach, the days of sticking to one desk have gone it seems. Lockers, comfortable seating and break-out areas reduce the feel of formality and encourage openness in tackling every day problems.