Key COO Appointment

By Mark Sørheim - January 25, 2023


We are pleased to announce Alan Quirke has joined the HydraWell team and appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) bringing to the role almost 30 years of experience gained in the UK and international markets such as Europe, Libya, Tunisia, Brunei, Burma, Kazakhstan, Canada, Venezuela.

The newly created role will focus on the delivery of operations across the business’s portfolio, with Alan set to bring a unique perspective thanks to expertise amassed within the operator and service communities. His most recent role was Head of Wells for a UK Operator where he was accountable for the repeatable and reliable delivery of well activities including well abandonment.

Alan’s appointment closely follows the creation of our newly combined management team to maximise growth by capitalising on synergy alongside READ Cased Hole and ANSA. As part of this, former READ Managing Director Bruce Melvin became our Chief Commercial Officer to look at successfully combining commercial solutions for maximum growth while Tom Leeson took on the new role of Chief Technical Officer and is responsible for developing and bringing new products and services to market on behalf of our merged organisations.

Commenting on his new role, Alan said: “The organisation’s ambitious plans to change the approach to well assurance within the industry sit well with my own professional ambitions. Joining a global, technology-focused and innovative organisation helps to maintain a personal aspiration of delivering a safer today and cleaner tomorrow. I’m looking forward to sharing a lived experience and understanding of what’s required, delivering efficient and effective solutions that our customers can have confidence in.”

Our CEO Mark Sørheim also commented: “We are excited to have a leading industry executive join our growing business. Alan brings a wealth of experience and expertise from his time in senior leadership positions, which will further strengthen our global teams in delivering reliable and effective outcomes for our customers”.

Welcome to the team Alan, we look forward to your support in leading our combined late life oilfield activities.


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