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Sales of zonal isolation packers surge with resurgence of well drilling operations

According to a recent study from Fact.MR, sales of zonal isolation packers exceeded 25,438 units in 2018 and are estimated to surpass 26,000 units in 2019. The study found an increasing need from operators to address the issue of gas migration, which continues to be one of the longstanding challenges requiring immediate attention. This, in turn, is paving favorable grounds for adoption of effective zonal isolation technologies, including zonal isolation packers. According to the study, one of the chief aspects fueling demand is rising need for effective zonal isolation technologies to prevent damage of casing and other formations in a wellbore. Moreover, zonal isolation packers are also widely used as an ideal anchor point for effective production tubing, creating untapped potential ...

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Expro announces two appointments for executive management

Expro has announced the appointments of two key executive management roles. Current Executive Vice President, Alistair Geddes, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO) with immediate effect. Mr Geddes has been with Expro for six years, having previously fulfilled leadership roles with Weatherford, BG Group and ExxonMobil. Keith Palmer has been promoted to Executive Vice President – Product Lines and will be responsible for Expro’s product lines, technology and group engineering. Mr Palmer has worked at Expro for over 13 years, previously leading the company’s North America and ECIS regions, before assuming responsibility as the President of Asia Pacific region. “I look forward to working with both Alistair and Keith in their new roles within Expro, as we continue ...

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