Global oil and gas solutions provider Tendeka has appointed Brad Baker as its new CEO as the independent completions and production optimisation specialist gears up for further growth.
Baker joins Tendeka after a 27-year career with Baker Hughes, most recently as vice president of stimulation and production enhancement. He has held a number of global executive roles, where his responsibilities have included large legacy divisions and leading international operations, global product line management and engineering.
He has worked across key oil and gas regions including the US, Latin America, Caribbean, the UK and Far East, and has extensive technical experience in the completions sector, including sand control, completion fluids, intelligent wells, pressure pumping, stimulation, fishing and wellbore intervention.
Headquartered in Aberdeen, UK, Tendeka has operations in Europe, Former Soviet Union and Sub-Saharan Africa; Middle East and North Africa; North and South America; and Asia Pacific and China.
Baker, who is to be based at the company’s headquarters in Westhill, Aberdeen, said: “Tendeka’s vision, values and track record is impressive having achieved a number of technical and operational milestones in recent years. I am particularly inspired by the team’s unwavering dedication to innovation and developing new and disruptive technologies around the reservoir where we are bringing forward a robust growth strategy.”
“The industry has undergone incredible changes, and I look forward to leading the team in this new era and continuing to build our reputation further for solving the production challenges our global clients face,” added Baker.
Tendeka recently announced the award of three multi-million-dollar contracts in the Middle East. The company supplied a range of specialised inflow control technologies to Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO), and Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) to boost production and improve reservoir performance in the region.
The company has this year launched PulseEight, a revolutionary wireless intelligent completion technology for the digital oilfield, and Cascade 3, a new sand control technology that improves recovery and the lifetime of water injection wells.
With more than a third of the workforce focused on research and development and specialist facilities including a polymer development lab and manufacturing plants, Tendeka also creates bespoke solutions to the complex well challenges operators face to create value and boost production.