BJ Services Names Gary Broiles Senior Ops Manager for Europe & Africa

BJ Services

BJ Services has appointed Gary Broiles to the post of senior region operations manager – Europe & Africa Region with the Well Services Division. With 23 years experience in the oil industry, Broiles oversees all operations for the division in the region. He is primarily involved in managing operations in West Africa, North Africa and Continental Europe where the division is currently extremely active.

Previously, he served for four years as CIS area manager for the Well Services Division in Almaty, Kazakhstan where he managed operations in Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan, as well as cultivating new business relationships in Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Georgia and all states throughout the CIS.

Broiles, 47, joined BJ Services in 1995 when BJ bought The Western Company, where he had worked since 1981. During that time, he was based in Texas and Nigeria, and served in a number of technical, operational, engineering and production management roles. Since he began working for BJ Services he has been attached to the Well Services Division, serving as Nigeria country manager in Port Harcourt. Prior to his appointment to the position of CIS area manager, Broiles served for over five years as UK country manager in Aberdeen, Scotland.

A native of Texas, Broiles earned a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University in Lubbock in 1981. He has been a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers since 1982. He is based at the BJ Services base in Aberdeen, and reports to Umberto Micheli, region manager – Europe & Africa Region for the Well Services Division of BJ Services.

"In view of BJ's ongoing global expansion program, we are very keen to build upon the division's presence in Africa, Europe and recent entry into Libya," said Micheli. "With Gary's in-depth experience of managing oil services projects in a wide variety of cultures and environments, I am confident that he will ensure that our customers throughout the Europe – Africa region will continue to receive outstanding service, and effectively nurture new relationships with operators throughout the region," he added.