Arnbjorn Joensen and David Paul co-founded Subsea Deployment Systems Ltd. in 2008 to develop a novel method of transporting and installing large subsea structures using a vessel of opportunity rather than a Heavy Lift Vessel (HLV).  The system is accepted as proven technology with potentially significant cost, schedule and safety benefits and SDS is now looking for a partner to assist in taking the system from concept to market.


David Paul

Engineering Manager


A graduate in Civil Engineering from Glasgow University, David has more 35 years post-graduate experience in the offshore oil and gas industry working with oil companies and engineering contractors in the North Sea, Middle East, Far East and Australia.  He initially specialised in the design of jackets and topsides structures but also has fabrication, installation and hook-up experience.  For the past 12 years, David has been involved with the design of subsea structures.

Arnbjorn Joensen

Operations/Construction Manager


A graduate in Naval Architecture from Denmark Technical University, and Master Mariner from Faroe Islands Maritime College, Arnbjorn has nearly 15 years experience in the offshore oil and gas industry.  He has particular experience in the marine operations associated with subsea construction, primarily as a pipeline bundle Tow Master, Field Engineer and Shift Supervisor.  Arnbjorn has also been involved in most aspects of subsea engineering and construction management, from the tender process through to project installation and final close out.


Pamela Forgie
Business Development Manager


Pam has wide ranging experience covering finance, training, recruitment and business development in the UK and Middle East.  In 2009 she started Explore Business Development Ltd with the aim of providing business development support for engineering related companies in the energy sector.  Pam has been working with SDS and its Directors since November, 2010.