Ex-Schlumberger Leader Takes MF CEO Role

Ex-Schlumberger Leader Takes MF CEO Role
Magseis Fairfield appoints Carel Hooijkaas as its new chief executive officer.

Magseis Fairfield ASA (MF) revealed Friday that the company has appointed Carel Hooijkaas as its new chief executive officer, effective October 1. Hooijkaas will succeed Per Christian Grytnes, who will retire from the company.

The incoming CEO has over 25 years of experience in the oilfield services and equipment industry. Most recently, he was responsible for integrated services management operations at Schlumberger. Previous leadership positions for Hooijkaas at Schlumberger include; WesternGeco president, vice president of integrated project management and production management for Europe and Africa.

Hooijkaas started his career at Schlumberger as navigation shift leader onboard seismic acquisition vessels. He holds a MSc in Measurement & Control from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.

“We are pleased to welcome Carel Hooijkaas as the new chief executive officer of Magseis Fairfield ASA. Carel’s extensive industry experience and track record of value creation in our specific industry segment make him the perfect fit for Magseis Fairfield as we enter the next phase of growth,” Charles Davison, chairman of the board of Magseis Fairfield ASA, said in a company statement.

“Leading Magseis Fairfield into the next phase of growth is a very attractive opportunity,” Hooijkaas stated.

“The company has exciting times ahead. Powered by a strong and efficient technology solution and an excellent team, the company is positioned to generate substantial value for customers, partners and shareholders,” he added.

MF, which describes itself as the new leader in ocean bottom seismic, is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, and has offices in the UK, USA, Brazil and Singapore. Back in July, MF appointed Mark Ivin as its new CFO. Ivin succeeded interim CFO Kevin Crosby.

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