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Offshore Construction Risks (CAR)

We write a worldwide book of construction projects associated with the exploration and production industry.


  • Overview

    All types of project will be considered from the large projects involving the construction of complexes or multiple installations to smaller offshore projects with short construction periods.  We also offer capacity for new build/conversion of drilling units (i.e. semi-subs, jackups and drillships) or floating production, storage and offloading units or enhancements to existing facilities such as work to platform infrastructure and sub-sea tie-backs (flowlines and pipelines).

    We cover physical damage to the project works as well as associated Third Party legal and contractual Liability (which may also include damage to existing property).

  • Territories

    We write business on a worldwide basis.

  • Risk appetite

    Our maximum line size is USD 45 million.

  • Distribution

    We write business through Lloyd’s brokers.

  • Our expertise

    Our Offshore Construction account is headed by Class Underwriter Bruce Rodger, who has 28 years of experience of the insurance market. He began his career at Prudential before working in the energy industry itself as a risk manager for a large oil company, duties including responsibility for projects in the North Sea and chair to a joint venture risk management committee for a high profile project in the Caspian Sea. Returning to the insurance sector, he has held senior broking and underwriting roles at a variety of Lloyd’s players, most recently at Omega Insurance.

    Our experienced and well-respected construction team, backed by a specialist claims team, has excellent and longstanding market relationships. Our technical knowledge, gained through practical industry experience, gives us unique understanding of offshore construction risks and our swift decision-making is welcomed by brokers throughout the market.


Steve O'Gorman
Head of Marine and Energy

Team Biography:

Steve O'Gorman

Steve brings more than three decades of marine insurance experience to ArgoGlobal. He joins from CNA Insurance where he served, most recently, as European Underwriting Director – Transport & Logistics. In this role, he was responsible for building and launching an underwriting department, which quickly grew to a team of nine underwriters writing over $20m in premium. Prior to this, he served as European Underwriting Director for the renewable energy department. Steve began his insurance career in 1984 as a Marine Hull, Cargo and Liability Broker at Sedgwick, progressing to Associate Director of the Cargo division before joining CNA as a Senior Underwriter for marine cargo in 1997.

DD: +44 (0)20 7712 7694
M: +44 (0)7931 865 013


Bruce Rodger
Technical Head of Marine & Energy

Team Biography:

Bruce Rodger

Bruce has over three decades of insurance market experience. He began his insurance career at Prudential, as Marine Hull Underwriter. He then spent five years at Sedgwick before joining BP’s Finance Department where he undertook the roles of Captive Underwriter and Risk Manager. In 2004, he joined broker Cooper Gay where he was Divisional Director and Head of the Upstream Energy book. Reverting back to his underwriting career he joined Omega Managing Agency Ltd in 2009, before joining ArgoGlobal in 2011 as Energy Class Underwriter before becoming Technical Head of Marine and Energy at the end of 2015.

DD: +44 (0)20 7712 7547
M: +44 (0)7827 329327
Thomas Tidbury
Class Underwriter

Team Biography:

Thomas Tidbury

Thomas joined ArgoGlobal in 2012 from Cooper Gay, where he spent six years broking upstream and downstream energy at Lloyd’s. He graduated from Exeter University with a degree in Business and Economics and is currently studying for his ACII.

DD: +44 (0)20 7712 7564
M: +44 (0)7719 824557
Ed Gillespie
Assistant Underwriter

Team Biography:

Ed Gillespie

Ed graduated from Exeter University with a degree in History in Politics and joined the Argo graduate scheme shortly afterwards in 2012. After completing his ACII qualifications and a full rotation around the different business lines, he joined the Upstream Energy team as an assistant underwriter.

DD: +44 (0)20 712 7554
M: +44 (0)7939 931 288
Robert Dobson
Marine & Specialty Claims Manager

Team Biography:

Robert Dobson

Robert  joined ArgoGlobal In January 2013 in the role of Marine & Speciality Claims Manager from Aon, where he held the position of UK Marine Claims Director. He has over 30 years experience in the Marine Insurance Industry, handling Cargo, Marine Liability, Hull, Yacht & Energy claims. Robert began his career with Sun Alliance & London as a Marine Claims trainee & thereafter worked for London Market Insurance Companies and Adjusters, including Chubb Insurance, where he held the position of European Marine Claims Manager. Robert is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a Chartered Insurer.

DD: +44 (0)20 7712 7623