About IRE

Who is IRE?

IRE specialises in the purchase and supply of products for the international oil and gas industry. We are focused on providing innovative solutions and superior quality at competitive prices while offering premium customer service. With over 30 years’ experience, we have high-level partnerships with our manufacturers that goes beyond the distribution element; we act as an extension of their business and carefully select who we represent.

Our goal is to help our clients enhance productivity and performance by being hands-on and working alongside yard and project teams when required. This adds not only operational but also financial advantages to the business. While we offer our own after-sales service consisting of extremely skilled and knowledgeable personnel who are product experts, we are also strongly backed by our manufacturers through inventory, engineering and training support.

With offices, yard and warehouse space in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), IRE is strategically located to easily service the GCC region in an industry which is undergoing continued expansion.

Our Clients

Our Ethos

Our philosophy is simple: to partner with leading manufacturers focused on innovation, provide quality equipment at competitive prices and deliver exceptional customer service through close collaboration with our clients. We act not only as a stockist and distributor, we provide industry expertise and dynamic operational solutions through our skilled and knowledgeable personnel to a diverse customer base throughout the GCC.

Mission

Our mission is to provide innovative products and services to the energy sector that offer unparalleled value in three key areas: HSE, Cost Control and Productivity.

Vision

To become a leader for innovation and sustainability in the energy sector.

Our Values

Integrity

We conduct ourselves professionally, safely and believe in fairness in all aspects of our business.

Reliability

We know there is no room for error in the industry in which we operate, and we strive to ensure the job is done right, every time.

Innovation

We know there is no room for error in the industry in which we operate, and we strive to ensure the job is done right, every time.

Sustainability

We believe today’s solutions must positively influence tomorrows goals.

Client Driven

We are listeners and passionately seek solutions that will positively affect our client’s business.

Employees First

In the words of our founder: “We are only as good as our people.”

Our Jebel Ali facility

In 2018, IRE underwent a significant expansion and moved into a 5000 square meter facility in the Jebel Ali Freezone, an industrial hub located in Dubai. We have a brand-new spacious office and are in the process of building a 1000 square meter warehouse and workshop which will be complete by Q3 2020. This development provides us with a necessary platform to expand our operations significantly. With our new JAFZA industrial license, we can now carry out manufacturing and assembly. Plus, with the additional yard and warehouse space, we can now carry a lot more stock of drilling tools and equipment.

Our history

IRE was established in the mid 90’s as privately-owned business. Back then, our main business was stocking, trading and refurbishing surplus oilfield drilling equipment. While our first office was based in Aberdeen, Scotland, focus quickly moved onto the international market where our operations expanded to the US, Middle East and Asia.

In 2006, we moved our offices to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) which meant we could service our international clients more effectively while continuing to retain strong ties with our various suppliers in the US and Asia. It also presented us an opportunity to develop exclusive agency agreements with several North American manufacturers for the Middle East and North African markets.

As this side of our business continued to grow, we started to focus heavily on driving innovation through new technology within the oil and gas industry. This included working more closely with our client’s operational teams to address the challenges they faced in the field and then collaborating with our vendors to develop products that would solve these issues. In order to segregate both parts of our business, we launched a new Dubai company in 2012 called IR&E Trading LLC and set up a new facility in Dubai Investment Park.

Despite working through the worst industry downturn in living memory, IR&E Trading LLC continued to expand our product range and our client base has grown to include international companies such as Weatherford, Schlumberger, Baker Hughes, Halliburton, Noble, Nabors, Rowan, Ensco, Seadrill, Trinidad, Precision, KCA plus many more.

Today, through our new facility in Dubai’s Jebel Ali Freezone, which was established in 2018, we not only stock and distribute equipment, we offer high level extended after-sales service via a team of equipment experts. We also plan to commence manufacturing services in this facility in 2019.