Year end is quickly approaching as we enter the winter drilling season in Western Canada. Directional Drilling Management continues to carefully monitor industry activity levels, which remain at 50-60% to ensure equipment and manpower are positioned to provide sustainable equipment utilization rates. Enseco took the opportunity during low levels of activity to reinvest in its personnel through training and education as well as review and improve its internal procedures and processes.
Directional Drilling personnel throughout the company continues to deliver superior service quality. Our well planning group remains on the front lines as they support the needs of our clients in both Canada and the US; down-hole Tool Manager, Sandy de Waal leads his skilled team of technicians and inspectors towards the internal goal of servicing all of our lines of motors; and MWD Manager, Nicolai Pacurari, guides his technicians, engineers and coordinators, as they continuously improve the reliability of Enseco’s existing technology.
Two additions to the Canadian Directional Drilling Sales team were implemented over the past six months – Brad Schaal was hired on as Account Manager on July 9, 2012 and Ken Knuff joined the team on September 17th, 2012. Both bring with them several years of oilfield experience in the areas of directional field operations, measurement while drilling and account management.
The Company’s strategy will remain focused on improving its current fleet of tools, including developing proprietary technology improvements for its MWD and motor fleet and expanding sales.