Deep Casing tools appoints two new key staff

Deep Casing Tools appoints new finance director and marketing manager

John Prescott joins Deep Casing Tools as Marketing Manager following a 28-year career with Baker Hughes.
John Prescott joins Deep Casing Tools as Marketing Manager following a 28-year career with Baker Hughes.

Aberdeen-based casing and completion technology provider Deep Casing Tools has announced the appointment of a finance director and a marketing manager.

Chartered Accountant and Scottish solicitor Ken McHattie has taken on the role of Finance Director while John Prescott joins the company as Marketing Manager following a 28-year career with Baker Hughes. Both appointments are part of Deep Casing Tools’ ambitious growth strategy, which includes plans for a greater presence in the United States and Norway in addition to increasing an already-strong reputation in the Middle East.

Mr McHattie has more than 14 years experience in the oil and gas industry. He was previously Finance Director for Energy Development Partners, which was established to develop marginal assets in the UKCS. Prior to this, Mr McHattie was Finance Director of Tuscan Energy, the company responsible for developing the Ardmore field in the North Sea.

John Prescott joins Deep Casing Tools after a successful career with Baker Hughes, in which he most recently held the position of global account director. Prior to that Mr Prescott was the Managing Director of Baker Hughes Saudi Arabia for four years. He has held a variety of management and sales positions in the UK and overseas, also working in operations for drilling contractors, oil companies and as a drilling fluids engineer before joining Baker Hughes.

Commenting on his appointment Mr McHattie said: “Deep Casing Tools has an ambitious growth strategy complemented by a rising demand for its innovative suite of technologies. I am looking forward to working with the team here to help take the business through to its next stage of development and build a robust global presence.”

Mr Prescott added: “This is an important year for Deep Casing Tools as we look to expand the business and significantly increase turnover throughout the remainder of this year and into 2012. Our reputation amongst our client base is one of being able to deliver a quality service and revolutionary products and I want to use my experience in the oil and gas industry to build on this and turn our growth plans into reality.”

CEO of Deep Casing Tools, Lance Davis said: “I am delighted to be announcing such high calibre appointments. Both Ken and John’s extensive experience in the oil and gas sector will prove very useful to Deep Casing Tools as it continues to explore the exciting opportunities that lie ahead. I am confident that they will prove invaluable when it comes to further increasing Deep Casing Tools’ already significant reputation and customer value.”



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