BJ Services Elects New Latin America Area Manager for Tubular Services

BJ Services Company has announced that Marco Acosta has been appointed to the position of Latin America area manager for Tubular Services. In his new role, Acosta oversees all aspects of operations, business development and management of projects in Latin America that require running casing and tubing or driving conductors, particularly for deepwater tubular installations.

Looking ahead, Acosta aims to continue to expand BJ Services' provision of tubular services in the region. "The company's tubular services line has an excellent history of performance around the world. Our strategy is to strengthen our presence in Latin America, particularly in conjunction with our deepwater and intelligent completions running equipment, and rig mechanization and hammer services," said Acosta. "BJ Services already supplies multiple well services in the region. We are looking forward to offering tubular services in many of the areas in Latin America where BJ Services has been operating successfully for a number of years," he added.

Acosta has worked in the oil industry since 1983. Throughout his career, he has developed expertise in many facets of well services, with special emphasis on drilling and completion-related services. Prior to his appointment, Acosta served for two years as region business development manager - Latin America for BJ Services' Tubular Services line.

Originally from Quito, Ecuador, Acosta holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Universidad Central in Ecuador. He is an active member of the Association of API Standardization Committee and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He served as president of the SPE's Ecuador Section in 2004.

Based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Acosta reports to Kenny Watt, vice-president of Tubular Services for BJ Services.