BJ Services Well Services Appoints James Curtis

BJ Services announced that James Curtis has been appointed technical manager with the Well Services Division - Europe & Africa Region.

Curtis, who brings 16 years experience in the oil industry, is responsible for providing technically sound and commercially viable solutions for the upstream sector throughout the Europe/Africa Region in the areas of production enhancement, reservoir conformance, coiled tubing, sand control, zonal isolation and completion services.

Prior to this appointment, Curtis worked for BJ Services for two years in Rio de Janeiro as Latin America region technical manager. Previously, he served for thirteen years in a number of technical, marketing and management positions throughout South America and Canada.

Curtis, 37, holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Petroleum Engineering from University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta. He is currently a Technical Editor of the SPE Production & Facilities Journal and serves on the Programme Committee of the SPE Aberdeen Section.

"For over ten years we have relied on James's engineering, technical and operational experience to ensure that BJ Services' technical solutions are of the highest calibre, and are properly designed to meet every customer's needs," said Alasdair Buchanan, region manager – Europe & Africa region for the Well Services Division of BJ Services. "His diverse experience, especially in the area of production enhancement, is critical to our customers' continued successes in both new and mature field developments in the highly diverse Europe and Africa region," he added.

Curtis is based at the BJ Services Europe & Africa Region headquarters in Aberdeen, Scotland and reports to Alasdair Buchanan.

BJ Services Company (BJS-NYSE, CBOE) is a leading provider of pressure pumping and related oilfield services to the petroleum industry. The company operates in every major oil and gas producing region.

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