Drillform Technical Services Ltd. (“Drillform”) is pleased to announce that Tom Whalen was appointed to Drillform’s Board of Directors effective Sept 1, 2017.
Tom was President & Managing Director of Baker Hughes Canada from December 2013 to May 2016. Previously, he was Vice President of Baker’s Canadian Pressure Pumping product line.
Tom started his career in the petroleum industry in oil well servicing, managing a rig fleet that provided a wide range of downhole services related to well completion, stimulation and work overs. He joined Baker Hughes in 1990 as an account manager for the oilfield chemicals division. During his tenure with Baker Hughes, he held positions including, field manager, district manager, business unit manager, country manager, Vice President of Marketing for Canada and Enterprise Vice President of Water Management.
“I’m very excited to join a team that is so focused on leading change and innovation around the rig floor. I especially share their vision of a safer work environment by removing people from the “line of fire” through the use of their enhanced automation technology.” shared Tom.
Tom is currently a board member for Little Rock Resources, a privately held oil and gas company based in Calgary, Alberta. He is active in several petroleum industry professional organizations, most recently as a Director of Petroleum Services Association of Canada.
“Tom’s extensive business and industry experience will be incredibly valuable as Drillform begins to scale operations and expand into the US, in response to the market for automated drilling and pipe handling solutions” stated Todd McCorriston,President & CEO.
Drillform is a Calgary, Alberta based, private company specializing in the design, manufacture and service of automated oil and gas drilling and service rig equipment. Drillform has developed an automated floor wrench, hydraulic top drive, and five models of pipehandlers suited for workover rigs. Drillform’s products are designed to meet the demands of operators and service providers for precise drill string make-up specifications, data acquisition and to improve safety and efficiency while managing the increased volume and complexity of pipe handling, as the drilling industry trends to longer laterals and high spec bottom hole assemblies.