Enteq Upstream (Enteq), the oilfield services technology and equipment supplier, has appointed Neil Bird as RSS product director on Feb. 10, ahead of the company’s launch of an innovative alternative to traditional RSS tools.
Based in Houston, Bird will be responsible for the tool’s development and commercialization, with immediate priorities being static testing and field trials over the coming months. Bird himself brings more than 25 years’ operational experience in RSS and directional drilling, including tenures at Baker Hughes and Weatherford, and an international perspective from time spent in the U.S., U.K. and Middle East.
“When I first began talking to Enteq about this role, I was skeptical,” Bird said. “Here was a company not currently active in the RSS market, and with a concept that takes a fundamentally different approach to traditional RSS and directional drilling tools. However, on closer examination, it became clear this is an incredibly exciting project to be part of.”
Bird will oversee an engineering team with combined experience of more than 150 years in RSS and directional drilling technology, which has re-engineered and optimized an alternative directional drilling design originally licensed by Enteq from Shell in 2019.
“We are delighted to welcome Neil on board at this stage of our evolution as a company,” Martin Perry, founder and CEO of Enteq, said. “We know we have something special here, and Neil and his team are the right people to build that out into something that represents a real step-change in the market, at a time where unconventional plays make directional drilling more complex and competitive than ever.”
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