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NXG appoints non-executive chairman

Rod Coffey, left, with Ian McCartney


 

NXG Drilling Services has announced the appointment of a former Weatherford UK managing director to its senior management team.

With nearly 40 years’ oil and gas industry expertise, Ian McCartney has been announced as non-executive chairman. He will play a key strategic role in supporting NXG’s plans for international growth in the manufacture and supply of products and services to the drilling sector.

NXG has invested more than £2m in new offices at Altens, Aberdeen, and a manufacturing facility near Peterhead. The company also has an operation in the Middle East.

Rod Coffey, managing director at NXG Drilling Services, said: “Ian is a highly respected oil and gas industry executive and I am delighted he has chosen to join NXG as non-executive chairman. His knowledge will be invaluable as we seek to move forward with our plans for developing the business internationally.”

Mr McCartney said: “NXG is an ambitious business with big plans for growth.”

Mr McCartney is a former vice-chairman of the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC), North Sea Chapter and was Weatherford managing director for UK, Netherlands and Denmark for eight years before becoming UK chairman for 18 months.

He held a variety of roles during a 38-year career at Weatherford including offshore service technician, operations manager, regional product line manager and general manager. As UK managing director he led a workforce of more than 1,000.



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