Mark Lowen started with Accord in January 2012 as a Measurement Engineer and has now progressed to the position of Technical Consultant.
After completing an Ordinary National Diploma, a Higher National Certificate and finally a Higher National Diploma in Engineering, Mark began his career in the microelectronics industry before moving into test and calibration. This gave him the experience required to set up a laboratory at Antech engineering in Great Yarmouth and a first insight into the oil and gas industry. From here, time spent as an Underwater Geophysical Engineer provided detailed knowledge of the first stage in oil and gas exploration. He then moved into an instrumentation technician role based both onshore and offshore. This developed into a senior metering technician role that involved overseeing work for a group of technicians and standing in for the supervisor.
During his career Mark has gained extensive experience in the oil and gas industry, particularly in metering, production reporting, analysis and hydrocarbon accounting.
Mark has been successfully managing several onshore and offshore assets for a client within the Central and Southern North Sea. This includes project FEED, execution and commissioning, as well as a continuing support role once these systems were handed over to operations.
Willing to undertake all aspects of work that hydrocarbon measurement entails, Mark still goes offshore to carry out routine maintenance on systems that he has been involved with from the design stage, so providing a complete support service.
Mark has represented his fellow employees on the Employee Ownership Trust for a number of years.
"After leaving my previous position and receiving numerous offers of employment, I found the Accord employee owned business model particularly attractive as I’ve worked for companies in the past that were bought out by big multi-nationals and lost their sense of identity as a result. With a very varied career working for many different companies, I can fully appreciate the opportunities Accord provides and realise this is an organisation that would be very hard to beat."