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Weatherford Algeria

40 Years of Slick Service Quality  Weatherford Algeria continues to invest and modify its oil service offering as it prepares for industry fluctuations and stronger market competition  Writer Matthew Staff Project Manager Arron Rampling   Weatherford Algeria has established itself as major oilfield services provider over the course of its 40-year history in the country, and continues to introduce new initiatives and programmes to prepare for the next 40 years of operations. Growing alongside the sector’s growth in Algeria, Weatherford has been able to adapt and improve its services firmly in line with industry requirements, while adding its own innovative and entrepreneurial approach to go beyond market expectations.“A company objective is to support any type of operations throughout the country,” says General Manager, Olivier Konig. “Weatherford activity in Algeria was initially based on core business and technology, especially Tubular Running Services, and set the bar for competency and service quality in this domain.“As the company grew over the years, we introduced multiple services including pumping, drilling services, wireline and secure drilling services, underbalanced drilling, managed pressure drilling, air drilling and drilling.”This vast array of services bridges its main headquarters and satellite bases in Hassi Ramel, the largest gas producer in the country; TFT, the second oilfield producer opened in Algeria behind its main facility, Hassi Massaoud; and Ardar South West Region which has been the setting of numerous new development projects since its introduction.  Business Continuity Weatherford’s primary operation facility, Hassi Messaoud is where the company has really made a name for itself however, providing a second-to-none platform

Weatherford Services & Rentals Ltd

East is the New West With West Africa already seeing a huge oil and gas boom, companies have begun to look towards the East Coast as the next big resource arena Writers Matt Bone Project Manager Arron Rampling In East Africa, Weatherford is a provider of upstream products and services that span the life of the oil and natural gas wells through a formation evaluation, well construction, completion, stimulation and production portfolio. Since East Africa is the epicenter of geothermal development on the continent, Weatherford has utilised its expertise to provide faster drilling operations. Weatherford has branches established in its various countries of operations throughout East Africa under the global brand Weatherford and is seen as 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. The East African division has approximately 300 highlyskilled professional employees in its charge across various disciplines. Sean Wilcock, Area Manager for Weatherford East Africa, explains that although the company is well known and respected in the resources market, they still consider themselves a young company: "We see ourselves as the teenager of the oil and gas companies. We have been established for more than 20 years, but it is within the last 10 years that we have really put our name on the map. Some of our competitors have been around for many years, but we feel our youthful exuberance is matched by our established professional approach." Not Just Drilling


Q&A: Weatherford Oilfield services company Weatherford operates in more than 100 countries and employs more than 50,000 people worldwide. With a product and service portfolio that spans the life cycle of a well, it is positioned to meet the ever-evolving needs of the oil and gas industry. Writer Ian Armitage Project manager Debbie Clark Weatherford is an oilfield services giant that needs little introduction and its international businesses are likely to be key growth drivers in the future, with expansion in Sub-Sahara Africa in particular. Africa Outlook recently talked with Weatherford's Business Development Manager: Wireline Minerals, Blake Smith. It is his job to regularly review the African market place and we asked him a series of questions centred on business performance, market trends and growth potential… Thanks for taking the time to talk with us. Could you start by giving me a brief introduction to the company in your own words? At its root, slimline logging entails the acquisition and interpretation of data from small-diameter boreholes to evaluate asset potential and inform critical operational decisions—whether the target resource is coal, minerals, or unconventional hydrocarbons. The company's slimline logging capabilities range from standard log acquisition and interpretation to specialised services such as borehole cross-correlation, geotechnical mine planning, ore mapping and stratigraphic well logging. Weatherford, a Swiss-based, multinational oilfield service company, is a premier provider of slimline logging services to the mining sector around the globe with a major focus throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. The regional entity of this global service company is Weatherford UK Ltd (SA Branch), with