About Us

What We Do
Orbis is a UK based consultancy providing health, safety and environmental (HSE) services to clients working in the energy industry.  In particular, we specialise in supporting all stages of the oil and gas lifecycle from licence award through to decommissioning. Our collaborative approach with clients allows us to achieve high quality, fit for purpose solutions to help manage HSE risks.

Vision and Values
Orbis’ vision is to provide personal, professional and pragmatic HSE consultancy services to our clients.  We achieve this via a friendly, flexible and collaborative approach to deliver high quality products, at competitive value, whilst meeting client’s deadlines.

Internally, within the Orbis team, we promote an atmosphere which enables knowledge sharing and continuous improvement, offers flexibility and encourages openness and respect.

Leadership Team

Orbis was founded in 2011 by a team of experienced personnel with the aim of providing a personnel and tailored service.  We recognised a clear gap in the market for a Consultancy who could offer a more flexible approach, whilst still focusing on providing a quality service.

John Girling

John has worked in the offshore energy industry for over 17 years. He started his career as a chemical risk assessor working at CEFAS in the OCNS. He subsequently moved to RBA (later RPS Energy). His core skill set includes project management for environmental permitting and regulatory compliance, chemical risk assessments and oil spill contingency planning. John has worked on numerous oil and gas drilling and development projects and has more recently gained experience in several Southern North Sea decommissioning projects. He is a qualified UKSC Onshore Emergency Responder (OPEP 3). Internationally John has worked on projects in Ireland, Latvia, Turkmenistan, USA, Canada, Equatorial Guinea and Israel.

Fay Dobson

Fay has over 20 years HSE management consultancy experience, primarily in the oil and gas industry, having started her career at RSK Environment in 2000, subsequently moving to RBA in 2002 (later RPS Energy). She specialises in Environmental Impact Assessment, permitting and regulatory support, oil spill contingency planning and the development and implementation of HSE management systems (ISO 14001 and ISO 45001). Internationally, she has worked for clients in the Falkland Islands, Ireland, Australia, Ghana, Gabon and Algeria. Fay is a qualified UKSC Onshore Emergency Responder (OPEP 3), LRQA EMS Auditor/Lead Auditor and has previously completed Basic Offshore Safety Induction Emergency Training (BOSIET).

Dr Scott McKelvie

Scott has been involved in the upstream oil and gas industry for over 30 years, originally through academic research in Canada and later with consultancies based in the UK. He was previously the Managing Director of Rudall Blanchard Associates Ltd (RBA), a HSE Consultancy Company which he helped established and co-owned, and subsequently sold to RPS Group in 2008.

HSEQ Commitments

Orbis Energy operates a Quality Management System, certified to ISO 9001:2015.


Orbis Energy Limited is committed to:

  • Providing safe and healthy working conditions for the prevention of work related injury and ill health
  • Conducting our business in a sustainable manner, which protects the environment and prevents pollutions
  • Delivering quality products to our clients in an efficient, timely and cost-effective manner

Our HSEQ values are of prime importance to our Company and we are committed to achieving HSEQ excellence and continual improvement.

Our commitments are further defined within our HSEQ Policy.


Orbis is a member of Oil and Gas UK


Personal – Professional – Pragmatic

Orbis Energy Limited
4th Floor, Silverstream House,
45 Fitzroy Street,

+44 (0)20 7139 8618

Orbis Energy Limited Company Registration Number: 07586051