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Swire Oilfield Services


With over 38 years experience delivering offshore container solutions across the Global Energy Industry, Swire Oilfield Services has evolved into a fully integrated service provider.

As part of the Swire Group, Swire Oilfield Services has been operating since 1979 and is the world's largest supplier of specialist offshore containers to the global energy industry. Their industry leading teams deliver a complete service offering including engineering and design, fabrication, testing and inspection, certification management and chemical & helifuel services.

Swire Oilfield Services operate in 28 countries, with a team of over 500 staff across 58 bases around the globe. The company has a presence in all major oil and gas regions in Europe, Africa, Middle East, North & South America and Asia-Pacific.


The parent company - John Swire and Sons Limited - was founded in 1816 by the son of a Halifax cloth merchant. The company continues to be based in the United Kingdom and employs more than 130,000 people worldwide. The group's main sphere of operations is in the Asia Pacific Region, in particular China, both on the mainland and in the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong and in Australia and North America.

The group's involvement with Swire Oilfield Services began in 1979 when it acquired Aberdeen based Container Hire Company, EPD Containers and Supply Ltd. In 1982, the company name was changed to incorporate the Swire name into the title and became Swire EPD. The name was changed again in 1998 to Swire Oilfield Services to more accurately reflect the range of services the company provides to the global offshore energy industry.