Derek Beddows

Director of Diving
Safety Services

Derek joined the Archer Knight team in 2020 and is a highly respected diving industry safety professional. He was BP’s first Diving Technical Authority, where he was responsible for all upstream diving. He also provided diving technical support and guidance to other areas of the business, such as downstream and shipping. Derek created BP’s global requirements for improved hyperbaric reception facilities at all saturation diving worksites, which later became the global industry norm. Derek entered the diving industry in 1977 and has worked for several service companies within the oil & gas sector. His most recent role before BP was Diving and Operations Support Group Manager for Technip UK.