BJ Services Names Ian Storey to Process Production Line Mgr

BJ Process and Pipeline Services reports that Ian Storey has been promoted to the newly created position of Process Product Line Manager. The new position was created as part of BJ PPS's recent restructuring of its Process Group in a move to ensure that clients receive consistent, high quality service regardless of geographic location.

In his new role, Storey will provide a global product line focus, maximizing the utilization of resources and availability of services. He will initiate and promote new technologies, effective training and best practices in order to maintain the market leadership of BJ Services.

Having worked in the oilfield services industry for 29 years, Storey brings a wealth of experience. He launched his career in the industry with drilling contractor Foraky Limited in 1975. He then joined BOC Nowsco as an engineer in 1977, and worked for 19 years in a number of engineering, sales and operations management posts. Then, in conjunction with the BJ Services acquisition of Nowsco, he joined BJ PPS in 1996 as BJ PPS area manager for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. As the business expanded within these geographic regions, BJ PPS reformulated its business structure in 1999 and appointed Storey to the position of Europe-Africa regional business unit manager.

Storey holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mining Engineering from Nottingham University in England. Based in Leeds, England, he reports to Andrew Barden, BJ PPS division technical manager in Houston.

"As we continue to expand geographically and to grow our share of the global process market, it became clear that the Process Group needed to take steps to maintain and improve its standards of service for our clients," said John Adams, general manager of BJ Process and Pipeline Services. "One of the ways we aim to achieve this is to make certain that our business approach is consistent across every function, whether it is ensuring that all of our product lines are available in every region, employee training, tendering for business or carrying out operations. With Ian's depth of experience in management, engineering, sales, training and operations, I am confident that he will help to guide the Process Group to greater success in the years to come," he added.