Topic: Intervention

Read aims to increase international reach with new managing director

Region: All
Content Types: Report
Date: Aug, 2021

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READ Cased Hole, a leading provider of cased hole logging services and technologies to the global oil and gas industry, has appointed Kevin Giles as its new Managing Director.

Giles has worked within the well intervention market for more than 30 years and, prior to joining READ, he spent six years at Welltec in senior management positions. Before that, he worked with Schlumberger’s electric wireline business for 20 years, progressing from offshore-based operations to key client account management and then to leadership of its UK cased hole wireline business.

The new Managing Director has now been at READ for some time, having spent the last three years as global commercial director for the company. In his new role, he will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the READ business worldwide. This includes all activities at its hub facilities in Aberdeen, Doha, Houston and Anchorage where the company supports its valued customers including oil and gas operators, major service companies, and specialist business partners.

Emerging from uncertainty

Giles said, “This is a significant time for our industry, and I am delighted to be stepping up to lead the READ business as we start to emerge from a long period of uncertainty and disruption. It’s never been more important for us to support new and existing customers and business partners looking for robust cased hole logging expertise. As an organisation, we will be wholly focused on delivering READ’s exemplary standards of safety, service quality, technical excellence and customer care.”

Tor Erling Gunnerød, Norvestor Equity Partner and Chairman of READ, added, “Kevin’s knowledge of the global cased hole logging market, the technologies involved, and the needs of oil and gas operators is second to none. I have every confidence that Kevin will continue successfully growing READ’s international reach, customer base and service portfolio, and look forward to seeing the company emerge even stronger under his leadership.”