Batchelor Joins SWELLFIX as President, Chief Commercial Officer

Swellfix B.V., a global leader in swellable elastomers for zonal isolation, announced that Steve Batchelor has joined the Company as its president and chief commercial officer for its new Houston-based Americas headquarters.

Swellfix provides a range of zonal isolation products and services, including cement assurance and other cost-effective swellable elastomer applications for the oil and gas industry.

"Swellfix is aggressively expanding into the Americas -- we needed a proven leader who is well-known and regarded in the energy services industry -- and Steve is the ideal person at the helm," said John Dewar, CEO of Swellfix B.V.

"We are very pleased to have Steve join the Swellfix family," said Dewar. "Steve has been in the zonal isolation market for more than 25 years, with nearly 40 years of overall energy services industry experience."

Under the role of president and chief commercial officer, Batchelor will be responsible for building and expanding the North, South and Central American markets, as well as overseeing global marketing, public relations and corporate communications efforts.

"Swellfix is a clear market leader in terms of its high-level of technical expertise, superior product quality and reliability," said Steve Batchelor, president of Swellfix, Inc. "With this momentum, we are extending our footprint into the Western Hemisphere, while expanding and strengthening our global reach."

Recently, Batchelor was vice president of corporate development for Superior Energy Services, where he was responsible for global marketing and sales strategy, mergers & acquisitions and entering new country markets. Previously, he was chief executive officer of Casetech International, a leader in offshore drilling operations.

For more than 20 years, Batchelor held increasingly senior positions at Halliburton Energy Services, culminating in being named vice president of zonal isolation, a billion-plus dollar business with more than 6,000 employees in over 100 counties.

Batchelor received his undergraduate degree from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, International Association of Drilling Contractors and the National Oilfield Equipment Industry.