Abrado, the industry leader in the surgical removal of multiple casing sections downhole, appointed Jason Broussard as president and CEO on Aug. 11. He will be based at the company’s office in Broussard, Louisiana.

"Abrado is leading the way when it comes to harnessing data and state-of-the-art proprietary technology to drastically improve milling operations, which in turn drives down P&A costs and delivers value to operators around the world. It is very exciting to be a part of this," Broussard said. (Source: Abrado)

With a global remit, Broussard will play a critical role in driving company growth and continuing to create operations and technical excellence in plug and abandonment. Since its inception, Abrado has developed one-of-a-kind patented technologies for dual string section milling that reduce cost and increase efficiencies throughout well abandonment operations.  

As a senior leader with two decades of experience in upstream well operations, Broussard joins Abrado from U.S.-based Wellbore Fishing & Rental Tools (WFR), where he held the role of senior vice president of operations. 

Prior to that, he spent four years working for Schlumberger, where roles included director of operations for North America and global product line manager for wellbore intervention technologies. He also held a number of management positions with Baker Hughes over an 11-year period, latterly as regional operations manager for lower completions in the Gulf of Mexico. 

The addition of Broussard’s strong credentials and technical background is a clear signal of Abrado’s plans for continued growth as it brings established well engineering and optimisation methodologies in drilling engineering into milling using data, modelling, workflows and interpretations.

“We are pleased to welcome Jason to the Abrado team. He brings a wealth of industry experience and technical know-how to the role. This, in addition to his dedication, passion for innovation, proven leadership capabilities and the ability to address industry needs, ideally positions him to take the reigns as president and CEO. I am looking forward to working with Jason to grow the business and continue to bring revolutionary section milling tools to the global market,” Martyn Fear, Abrado Chairman, said.

Broussard will replace Matt Anstead who took over as interim CEO in March, whilst retaining his position as senior partner at EV Private Equity, which has backed Abrado since 2013 and remains its largest shareholder.