Coretrax Adds Wellbore Specialist

Oilfield services company Coretrax Technology has expanded its operations team at a time of aggressive expansion in the oil and gas industry.

Joining from Halliburton Energy Services, Chris Calder has been appointed as operations manager to oversee the operations of facilities in Aberdeen and service delivery to customers worldwide. Calder, who has a MEng in Mechanical Engineering from Strathclyde University, brings several years of experience from both an engineering and sales background.

Coretrax specializes in the design and production of innovative and reliable wellbore tools for drilling, completion and workover operations. Operating from its manufacturing and office facilities in Aberdeen, Claire Howard joins in an administration role to assist with the day-to-day running of the office.

Calder said: "It is very exciting to be joining a young, dynamic technology firm and we have a great team in Aberdeen headed by founder Kenny Murray. We are focused on developing new products to meet the needs of the industry and we have some exciting R&D plans for 2011. With our contacts throughout the global oilfield industry Coretrax has built a reputation for being able assist with oilfield equipment requirements for our clients.

Coretrax began operating in April 2009 and is on target to turnover GBP1million in its first full year in business. As part of its ongoing growth strategy, the firm has recently announced its expansion into the Middle East and further appointments are planned before the end of 2010 with continued internationalisation in 2011.

Kenny Murray, managing director, added: "Obviously the financial results we have achieved are important but we also place high importance on other key areas of our business such as accident prevention, the health of our employees and protection of the environment. This commitment was recognized when were awarded the ISO 9001:2008 accreditation earlier this year.

In addition to the wellbore clean up equipment, the firm also supplies drill pipe/ bottom hole assembly equipment and offers a bespoke design and engineering service to businesses operating in the oil and gas industry.