BJ Services Makes Key Personnel Appointments
BJ Services Company announces that Iain Anderson has been appointed operations manager-Thailand for BJ Tubular & Completion Assembly Services. In his new role, Anderson is responsible for managing the division's facilities in Thailand, as well as driving expansion efforts throughout the country. He will be overseeing all personnel, finance, quality assurance and health, safety and environmental programs. During his 14 years in the oil industry, he has developed expertise in both the tubular services and completion assembly services arenas. He served most recently as operations manager of BJ Completion Assembly Services (BJ CAS) in Aberdeen, Scotland.
Anderson, 35, joined BJ CAS in 1993 as a service technician, and was soon promoted to the position of senior technician in 1994. From 1995 through 1997, he worked in Qatar for BJ Tubular Services to carry out completions operations in the Middle East, with particular emphasis on torquing and testing completion assemblies on behalf of major operators in the region. He then returned to BJ CAS in Aberdeen when he was promoted to the position of operations supervisor in April 1997. Shortly thereafter, he became business development manager, with the primary responsibility of carrying out international sales and marketing initiatives. In 2002 he was appointed operations manager of BJ CAS.
Anderson launched his career in the completion assembly services sector at Lyndsay Arrow Completion Services in 1991 where he worked for two years as a tool trainee technician working onshore servicing related completion services equipment, and carrying out completion procedures. A native of the Isle of Islay on the west coast of Scotland, Anderson is now based in Bangkok, and reports to Doug Bell, area manager – Asia Pacific for BJ Tubular Services
With Anderson heading up operations in Thailand, Ken Stewart has been promoted to the position of operations manager – BJ CAS in Aberdeen, Scotland at the division's world headquarters. With 25 years in the oil industry, Stewart will be working to ensure that BJ Completion Assembly Services remains the industry's leading provider of completion assembly services in the global oil and gas industry. He is responsible for managing all operations on behalf of the division, including personnel, HSE, quality assurance, environmental and financial issues. "My primary aims are to continuously improve customer service, and to develop new business by diversifying service lines, both locally and internationally,' said Stewart.
Originally from Trinidad, Stewart, 42, has lived in Aberdeen since ¬¬1970, he launched his oil career in 1980 by joining Offshore Drilling Supplies as a trainee tool dresser. In 1983 he moved on to Completion Assemblies, formerly Salvesen Tubular and Completion Services, as a technician where he worked until 1991, before accepting a position with Thistle Well Services as workshop foreman. By 1994 he had progressed to the position of test lab supervisor for Petroleum Engineering Services. Then, in 1997 he joined BJ Completion Assembly Services as operations supervisor, before being promoted in 2002 to his most recent position as sales and operations co-ordinator.
Stewart reports to Kenny Watt, division manager of BJ Tubular & Completion Assembly Services, who is based in Aberdeen.
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