Engineering Consultants & Inspection Experts

Here at The Impulse Group, we are specialists in global asset integrity management, including design, corrosion management, risk-based inspection, and flexible pipe riser and flowline integrity management. We offer a range of products, services, training and support to clients worldwide in the oil and gas, energy, and renewable power generation sectors. With over 50 years of combined engineering experience, our experts are your experts. From consulting to inspection, we are here to support your individual needs and to help you execute your engineering projects.

Consult the project management and integrity experts

The cost of training and maintaining experts internally can be significant for your business and take up valuable time that your team could be spending on other areas. Consulting our project management and integrity experts will allow you to meet necessary regulatory requirements, and help you execute your projects on schedule, at a reduced cost to your organisation.

We provide a wide range of services, from rapid technical advice via telephone or video call to training, and multi-disciplinary on-site support.

Integrity management

At The Impulse Group, we are leaders in the field of integrity management. Our extensive expertise means that our dedicated team of engineers understand HIRA (Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment), HAZOP (Hazard and Operability Study), and FMEA (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis). We can conduct field risk assessments for your organisation and identify preventative measures to manage risk and reduce operational costs.

System integrity and risk management aren’t a step at the end of a project – it is vital throughout the entire process. Integrity starts when the first materials are ordered, which is why we will be on hand to guide and advise. By planning for every scenario, you know what to expect and how to address risks.

Delivery and project management

Project delays can cost time, money, resources, and the reputation of your business. As experts in delivery and project management, we will support you and your team in the manufacture and delivery of flexible pipe projects all the way through to installation. With technicians based around the globe, we will be there when you need us.

The Impulse Group’s dedicated project managers and engineers will identify and highlight potential problems in expected delivery estimates and help you come up with solutions to keep your project on budget and on schedule.

3rd party inspection

Engineering can be incredibly complex, especially with the sheer number of regulatory requirements your team must adhere to. An on-site representative from a third-party organisation can be incredibly valuable to your engineering projects. Providing a new perspective and an objective look at your systems may spot potential problems you have not noticed and can help ensure that your project is delivered to the right specifications and regulatory requirements. 

Capable of covering a full range of subsea fabrication activities, our third-party inspectors have an in-depth understanding of different certifications, including:

  • API (American Petroleum Institute)
  • ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation)
  • ANSI (American National Standards Institute)
  • DNVGL (Det Norske Veritas)

Additional project needs

Our project managers, engineers and consultants have extensive knowledge and technical expertise across a wide range of disciplines. This knowledge, combined with our solution based approach, enables us to understand every aspect of our customers’ engineering requirements and help them achieve their specific goals.

Our team are experienced in a range of areas including:

  • Oil and gas
  • Manufacturing
  • Asset integrity
  • Integrity management
  • Flexible design
  • Project management
  • Life extension
  • Failure investigation
  • Marketing
  • Logistics
  • Project development
  • Project engineering
  • Training

We will work with you to find the perfect solution, whether that is a bespoke design, flexible pipe training, riser annulus testing, or engineering support.

Our recent projects

As experts in engineering, flexible pipe risers and flowline integrity management, we here at The Impulse Group pride ourselves on the extensive range of projects we have worked on. We have worked with numerous organisations and are trusted by industry leaders including Baker Hughes,  General Electric, Health & Safety Executive, 2H Offshore, SBM, Petrovietnam and many others.

Meet Our Team

If you are looking for a team with over 100 combined years of experience in oil and gas, manufacturing, integrity, project management, logistics, and engineering, you’ve come to the right place. The Impulse Group are specialist in flexible pipe risers, flowline integrity, and other engineering projects.

Senior Management Team

Chris Spraggon

Managing Director

Chris has over 18 years of experience in oil and gas specifically within the field of flexible pipes.  His experience covers everything from design through manufacture, quality, installation, operation, and integrity management.  Considered an expert in his field he has advised clients on some of the most challenging flexible pipe projects globally and has written numerous publications on flexible pipe integrity management.  Chris is a founding director of The Impulse Group and is integral to its growth and vision.  

Oil and Gas

Adam Armstrong

Operations Director

Adam is a talented oil and gas engineer with over 15 years experience in flexible pipe design, materials and assembly.  He has a passion for engineering design and is central to the development of The Impulse Group.  Adam has indepth knowledge of flexible pipe design and integrity management and heads up the operations team here at The Impulse Group.  Working alongside our development team he has initiated, designed and implemented many of our offshore integrity testing products.  

Oil and Gas
Flexible Design

Martin Harbottle

Technical Director

Martin Harbottle heads up our Engineering team here at The Impulse Group as Technical Director.  With an extensive CV in many areas of engineering including flexible pipes he is an expert in all things mechanical.  Martin has a passion for first principle engineering and is key to the development of our team, services and product development.  

Oil and Gas
Flexible Pipe Design
Project Management

Gilles Gardner

Engineering Director

Gilles is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with over 20 years specialist experience in the design, analysis and integrity management of flexible pipe systems including cross-section design, in-situ analysis, manufacturing, delivery management, fatigue assessments, life extension, monitoring and inspection.  Gilles also heads up our Technical team in our Aberdeen facility.

Oil and Gas
Integrity Managment
Subsea Analysis

Operations Team

Stevie Hunton

Operations Manager / (TEMP Quality Manager)

Stevie is an experienced engineer and project manager with extensive history in the oil and gas industry in particular with flexible pipe integrity.  At The Impulse Group, Stevie gets involved with all things to do with operations from annulus testing to bespoke inspection services as well as project management.

Oil and Gas
Project Engineering
Project Management

Mark Watson

Operations Engineer

Mark has Lifelong passion and interest in engineering, and joins us with 15 years experience working for flexible pipe manufacturer in production equipment maintenance, repairs and upgrades , facilities maintenance and facilities management rolls, as well as being experienced in electrical and mechanical maintenance. 

Oil and Gas
Maintenance Engineering
Project Management

Engineering and Technical Team

Graham Lloyd

Lead Engineer / (TEMP HSE Manager)

Graham has extensive experience in engineering from his early career in the Royal Air Force through to over 15 years experience in flexible pipe manufacturing, project management and design.  Graham is key to leading our teams of flexible pipe engineers both experienced and new to the industry with his significant wealth of knowledge in this subject.

Oil and Gas
Project Engineering
Flexible Pipe Design

Michael Old

Lead Engineer

Michael has a fantastic background in oil and gas having been in the industry for over 10 years.  He has experience in all areas of subsea infrastructure from flexible pipes, umbilicals and subsea cables.  Michael support us with many projects from pipeline initiation through to life extension and is currently steering our product development in offshore flexible pipe integrity.

Oil and Gas
Product Design and Development
Subsea Engineering

Ed Hulme

Lead Contract Engineer

Ed Hulme is a Lead Flexible Pipe Engineer for The Impulse Group with an impressive background in product development, project engineering and project management.  He brings with him significant knowledge of flexible pipes following a long career with a flexible manufacturer.  One of the first engineers to join us on this journey of flexible pipe engineering, Ed continues to develop, manage and engineer new pipe projects.  

Oil and Gas
Project Engineering
Flexible Pipe Design

Steven Lyall

Senior Engineer

Steven is our Senior Engineer for The Impulse Group with 10+ Years of experience in subsea engineering, with a background in umbilical design, flowline monitoring and testing during the pre-commissioning stages of new fields/projects. Steven’s day to day activities include flexible engineering support for our clients as well as pushing our product development work in subsea umbilicals.

Oil and Gas
Project Engineering
Umbilical Design

Phil Gibbin

Senior Engineer

Phil has a wealth of experience in flexible pipe manufacture and project engineering.  Previously Phil has worked directly for a flexible pipe manufacturer and is key to running some of our new projects through to installation.  His knowledge of ancillary components and product design is second to none and he supports our teams in all aspects relating to early project phases.                     

Oil and Gas
Project Engineering
Ancillary Design

Andy Cooper

Lead Contract Engineer

Andy is a consultant engineer for us at The Impulse Group specialising in flexible pipe projects, interface management and subsea integrity management.  He is available to support client work scopes as and when required and is integral to supporting our manufacturing and quality control work for some of our key clients.

Oil and Gas
Project Engineering
Subsea Systems

Ollie Wade

Lead Contract Engineer

Ollie is a consultant engineer for us at The Impulse Group specialising in flexible pipe projects and project management.  He is available to support client work scopes as and when required and is integral to supporting our manufacturing and quality control work for some of our key clients.

Oil and Gas
Project Engineering
Flexible Pipe Engineering

Andy Joiner

Contract Planner

Andy Joiner is one of our senior planners with significant experience in primavera P6 planning for a range of blue chip operators globally.


Oil and Gas
Blue Chip

Business Development Team

Jade Crawford

Office Manager

Jade comes to Impulse with a wealth of experience in logistics, office and administration management and procurement.  Jade has a passion for engineering and marketing and is central to the development of our advertising and media strategies as well as making sure everyone is where they need to be when they need to be.  Jade works alongside all of our teams to support the administration and organisation of project execution as well as executing financial plans and forecasts and liaison with external bodies.


Gemma Archbold

Digital Creator/ Marketing Apprentice

Gemma Archbold is our marketing/digital creator, following her studies in English language, business and Media Studies at NSFC, Gemma has gone on to study Marketing via the Baltic apprenticeship program with us. She is responsible for running our social accounts and is a key part to growing our corporate following.




Discuss your project today

The Impulse Group is here to help, bringing you diversity, ingenuity, and experience when you need it the most. From design to integrity, we can ensure your project is completed to your specifications. Simply contact The Impulse Group today to discuss your needs or complete the form below.