Weatherford International Ltd. (NYSE:WFT) is one of the largest global providers of products and services that span the drilling, evaluation, completion, production and intervention cycles of oil and natural gas wells. Weatherford is a new breed of service company-one that can provide the industry with extended products and services, more efficient operations, more powerful research and development capabilities and greater geographic diversity.
Today's Weatherford is the result of internal growth and innovation, as well as the consolidation of 250+ strategic acquisitions over the past 13 years. From a strategic standpoint, Weatherford has two key objectives-efficiency and productivity. Weatherford strives for efficiency, both in terms of delivering results for its clients as well as leveraging its worldwide infrastructure. The ultimate goal in both cases is to help reduce costs and increase well productivity. As well, Weatherford has created a more streamlined organizational structure to continue a push towards greater individual productivity levels through more intensive recruiting, training and retention.
Grant W Affleck -
Global Business Development Manager, Drilling Services Technology
Grant graduated with an honours degree in Geology from the University of Edinburgh in 1988. He held a variety of posts from field engineer up to Country Manager with Sperry- Sun between 1990 and 2005.
He then joined the Weatherford UK’s Drilling Services group as UK Operations Manager before taking on the role of North Sea and Sub Sahara Regional Manager. In 2009 he was promoted to Glo
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Weatherford, Intel Collaborate on digital oilfield technologies
Weatherford International plc joined Intel Corporation at the IoT Solutions World Congress in Barcelona to showcase the collaboration between the oilfield services provider and the technology giant and to demonstrate the benefits of bringing Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to the oil field.
03 Nov 2017
Weatherford teams with IBM for next-generation production optimization solutions
Weatherford International announced that it has signed a Joint Initiative Agreement (JIA) with IBM to collaborate on the development of new products and services for oil and gas producers that leverage IBM advanced analytics and Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities and further strengthen Weatherford's industry-leading production optimization technologies.
02 Aug 2016
Weatherford and Maersk Training partner to enhance critical well preparation
Weatherford Secure Drilling Services and Maersk Training have entered a strategic partnership to enhance scenario-based training and competency for critical wells. The training will provide Weatherford, operator and rig-crew personnel with improved preparation and aptitude to help prevent well-control events and nonproductive time when operating in extreme drilling environments.
20 Nov 2015
Weatherford acquires the assets of Elite Energy Products
Weatherford International plc announces the acquisition of the assets of Elite Energy Products, a North American oil and gas manufacturing and service company that designs and manufactures rotating control devices (RCD) and other speciality drilling equipment.
20 Aug 2015
Weatherford implements Ikon Science RokDoc RT software for its global real-time
Weatherford International plc. has licensed the Ikon Science RokDoc RT software system to support its global rig-based real-time Pore Pressure Specialists team. The RokDoc RT system provides critical modelling tools that allow the Pore Pressure Specialists to recalibrate the well plan to the actual formation characteristics and boundaries that have been encountered during Pore Pressure while Drilling (PPwD).
25 Sep 2014
Avo Photonics and Weatherford develop downhole multi-channel photometer
Custom opto-electronic design and production specialist Avo Photonics in collaboration with the Wireline R&D optical sensor group at Weatherford International has designed and validated the performance of a downhole multi-channel photometer. The sensor has now completed several field trials and is being volume manufactured by Avo Photonics for Weatherford commercial deployment.
06 Feb 2014