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Boots & Coots strengthens Middle East well control operations
Source: BI-ME , Author: BI-ME staff
Posted: Thu October 26, 2006 12:00 am

INTERNATIONAL. US-based Boots & Coots International Well Control, the premier pressure control company for the oil and gas industry, announced today that James Tuppen and Wayne Stennes have joined the company in its Dubai location as Regional Manager Well Control Services and Regional Manager Safeguard, respectively. Bill Bulcher has joined Boots & Coots as Corporate Controller.

"The knowledge and leadership that the Company is gaining from each one of these gentlemen will benefit all of our stakeholders," said Jerry Winchester, CEO of Boots & Coots. "They are all experts in their fields, and we are proud to have the best people on our team. It's our people who make us the premiere pressure control company in the industry."

Tuppen will lead the company's well control operations in the Middle East. He has over 25 years of well firefighting and blowout control experience and ten years of experience with snubbing, hot tapping, valve drilling, freeze services primarily involving well control situations. Earlier in his career, Tuppen spent 16 years training under the direction of Boots Hansen and Coots Matthews as a senior specialist and principal of Boots & Coots.

Stennes will be responsible for managing the Safeguard contracts in the Middle East. He has over 25 years experience in the industrial fire and safety field, with an extensive background in emergency response. Throughout his career, Stennes has risen through the ranks, starting out as a well control specialist and rising to his most recent position of Regional Manager, Senior Well Control Specialist for the Middle East division of ALERT Disaster Control.

The new executievs will join Phillip Volet in the Dubai location. Volet is the Middle Eastern Operations Manager for Hydraulic Well Control, the snubbing/hydraulic workover division of Boots & Coots Services.

"We are pleased to expand our operations in Dubai, which currently provides snubbing services," Winchester continued. "James and Wayne will allow us to better serve our customers and the region with additional pressure control services, including risk management, prevention and well control."

As Corporate Controller, Bulcher's primary role will be directing SEC reporting, internal financial reporting, business planning, and internal control compliance. He has over 20 years experience, mainly with National Oilwell Varco, where he most recently held the position of Director-Financial Reporting.

See also: www.boots-coots.com

 

 

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