Well Flow Vice Presidents Publish Article on HDC Technology in Oilfield Technology

Vice Presidents Paul W. Bradley and Tom Sherwin published an article titled “Restoring Well Productivity” in the June 2016 issue of Oilfield Technology, a globally distributed trade publication and a premier source of technical and analytical information for the upstream oil and gas sector.

Read the Well Flow-authored article "Restoring Well Productivity" on page 43 of Oilfield Technology

In the article, Bradley and Sherwin explain how high density converters (HDC) restore productivity in the wellbore by mitigating damage caused by barite and scale. Well Flow’s groundbreaking HDC technology is non-corrosive and does not damage the formation. HDC is a straight chemical spotted “neat” without water or additives, requires no special handling and is safe to use as synthetic oil based mud. Unlike other barite dissolvers, HDC is able to withstand downhole temperatures of over 400°F/205°C.

HDC treatments are performed in two stages: cleaning barite and scale from completion components followed by penetrating the perforation tunnels. Treatments help to clean up perforated liners, wire wrap screens in open hole, and expandable screens clogged with barite. HDC is also effective in removing field-grade barite and increasing production and/or injection rates.

Well Flow International is one of the world’s largest independent providers of technology-enabled wellbore cleanup chemicals, associated downhole tools, well intervention chemicals and stimulation chemicals. Headquartered in Bahrain with operations in the Arabian Gulf, Asia, the North Sea, North America and West Africa, Well Flow delivers specialized, technology-driven chemical and tool solutions to oil and gas industry leaders worldwide.

Marketing Manager Runs Half Marathon for Charity

Mohammed Al-Asfoor, Marketing Manager at Well Flow International, participated in the Seef Half Marathon on January 8, 2016, in Manama, Bahrain. The marathon supports patients fighting Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). Funds from the marathon will help buy new devices for the Bahrain Society for SCD Patient Care, which in turn help relieve patient pain. 

The Bahrain SCD Society comes together with the Ministry of Health to help reduce Sickle Cell Disease. The society represents over 65,000 people in Bahrain with the disease. 

Al-Asfoor runs to represent those suffering with Sickle Cell Disease. “Running is not just a sport, it’s much more than that," Al-Asfoor says. "Running is a message that carries human calls for those who are suffering in silence.” 

He will also run the 22 January 2016 Dubai Marathon in support of the same cause.

Well Flow International's Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer Wins San Antonio Business Journal's C-Suite Award

Heith Higginbotham

Heith Higginbotham

Heith Higginbotham was awarded The San Antonio Business Journal's inaugural C-Suite Award for Small/Midsize Companies.

The C-Suite Awards recognize C-level executives of all fields who are making a difference in their companies, industries and communities. Higginbotham, who was promoted to Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer at Well Flow International in December 2014, received the award in the category of small or midsize companies that employ up to 499 individuals.  

"Heith's leadership has served Well Flow International exceedingly well," said Paul A. Bell, President and CEO of Group 42. "He has transformed the company's finance and accounting structures in a tightly condensed period of time, which resulted in significant gains and improved processes for the organization. Please join me in congratulating Heith on this well-deserved recognition by a highly regarded publication."

The Texas native splits his time between San Antonio, Texas — where Well Flow's parent company, Group 42, is headquartered — and Manama, Bahrain, which is home to Well Flow's main offices.

In the past year, he and his team upgraded Well Flow's financial software platform to a cloud-based system in order to make it globally accessible to the growing company. He also implemented an enterprise resource planning (ERP) program and inventory management system to keep up with constantly changing supply and demand.

"Having readily available real-time data is critical to operations today," said Heith Higginbotham. "It's very important to have the ability to look at where supply is, where demand is, where operations are growing or declining, in real time with historical data available to back up projections and allocate your resources accordingly. These updates have been a huge help in keeping us in a much better place than most of the people in the oil and gas service business."

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Well Flow Continues JV with Marine Platforms Limited

With five active contracts, the Well Flow International and Marine Platforms Limited (MPL) joint venture is the leading wellbore cleanup services provider in Nigeria.

Marine Platforms offers diverse oil and gas services in strategic alliance with reliable and proven technical partners like Well Flow. Services include vessel chartering, completions services, subsea services and more. Together, Well Flow and MPL serve Shell, ExxonMobil, Afren, ADDAX Petroleum, Esso, BG Group, Total and more.