Technology development company for the global energy sector, Deep Casing Tools (DCT), has made a series of key senior appointments and created a new role as part of its strategic growth plans.
The appointments include Edward Kerr as Global Sales Manager, Kevin Robertson as Middle East Regional Manager, and David Charles as Well Engineer, who each bring a wealth of industry knowledge, commercial expertise and technical know-how to their roles.
These latest appointments follow the news earlier this year that DCT has secured investment of GBP 1.6 million from EV Private Equity and Scottish Enterprise, which will enable the company to develop and commercialise new innovations that will transform operations across well completion, well construction, well abandonment and slot recovery.
Armed with extensive well and Extended Reach Drilling (ERD) knowledge, derived from 34 years working in the energy sector, David Charles will be instrumental in helping DCT’s customers maximise return on investment. Prior to joining DCT, Charles was an ERD Drilling Engineer with ADNOC, delivering ERD wells on a world class projects before becoming a self-employed ERD well specialist consultant.
The creation of Charles’ Well Engineer role demonstrates DCT’s dedication to project performance, with his involvement enabling the expert design, construction and maintenance of wells. Collaborating with well teams onsite, Charles will lead technical delivery to ensure optimal emissions savings, time savings and cost efficiencies.
Edward Kerr joins DCT from Ardyne Technologies where he held the role of regional Vice President, leading Middle East and Asia Pacific operations and global business development activities. Prior to that, Kerr spent 11 years at Baker Hughes, where he applied his extensive knowledge of completion and wellbore intervention across operations in Malaysia, Bangkok and Kuwait.
At DCT, Kerr will focus on driving tool sales, including the firm’s well established TurboCaser and TurboRunner. He will lead business development activities across target international regions, which will increase awareness of the economic and environmental efficiency gains DCT’s suite of well life cycle tools can deliver to major operators.
Compared to conventional technologies, DCT’s TurboCaser and TurboRunner tools are 75% quicker by ensuring casings and completions reach target depth on the first attempt, saving around 3 days in even the most complex wells. In a typical offshore well, this time saving translates to a saving of around USD 600,000.
Kerr will also introduce new innovations to global markets, such as the highly anticipated Casing Cement Breaker and recently patented MechLOK Drill Pipe Swivel, enabling industry to revolutionise well operations.
Having acquired over 20 years’ industry experience, specifically within tubulars, drilling and completions, Kevin Robertson will focus on DCT’s strong presence in the Middle East, which has been a key market for the firm for over a decade. He will further develop current relationships in the region with partners and the world’s largest operators and identify new opportunities for revenue growth.
Commenting on the appointments, David Stephenson, DCT CEO, says, “We’re pleased to welcome Edward, Kevin and David to the Deep Casing Tools team, their expertise and experience adding a new dimension to our global offering. I am certain they will prove invaluable to client operations and projects, and will play a crucial role in our ambitious growth strategy for 2021 and beyond.”
“Strengthening the expertise and experience within our team, coupled with the recent investment from EV Private Equity and Scottish Enterprise, will ensure we meet growing industry demand for our technologies, helping our customers optimise performance, increase efficiency and ultimately, reduce carbon footprint,” Stephenson adds.