CETCO Energy Services, produced water and production services specialists for the oil and gas industry, recently appointed Dr. John Walsh as director of technical water treatment.
In his new role based in the company’s Houston office, Dr. Walsh will spearhead the ORCA (Objectivity through Root Cause Analysis) consulting services group, providing troubleshooting and technical services to its customers worldwide.
CETCO vice president John Occhipinti said: “CETCO is pleased to bring Dr. Walsh on board, a globally recognised specialist in produced water handling. We are confident that Walsh will strengthen our company and benefit our customers with our new ORCA services.”
ORCA aims to further enhance CETCO Energy Services reputation in the industry, and will add another component to the suite of services and equipment that help make the company an industry leader. As a technical expert, Dr. Walsh will also provide in-house support to the entire technical group within CETCO worldwide.
With a PhD in Chemical Engineering from John Hopkins University, Dr. Walsh has nearly 30 years of experience in water treatment. Dr. Walsh previously held the position of global subject matter expert for water treating at Shell. Here he provided troubleshooting, operational, design and water management support in produced water treatment for conventional production, unconventional hydraulic fracturing, polymer flood, steam flood, seawater desalination and evaporation technologies for steam flooding.
Dr. Walsh remains connected to the industry while serving on many boards within the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and is presently the associate editor of Oil and Gas Facilities magazine.
Through ORCA, CETCO Energy Services will expand its offerings by providing consulting services, holistic solutions, development planning and in-house technical expertise and support for oil and gas operations worldwide. By objectively identifying and correcting the root cause of events, ORCA and Dr. Walsh demonstrate together the commitment to provide value added services for CETCO’s customers.
With bases in Africa, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, North Africa, South America, and the company’s European headquarters found in Portlethen, Aberdeen, CETCO Oilfield Services offers a range of internationally used produced water treatment technologies, providing comprehensive solutions for a host of oilfield needs.
Press Release, October 17, 2013