Planning for the new venture began in early 2020 with personnel and equipment arriving in country this past September.
“The planning, build-up and implementation process has been long and tedious with a great deal of effort put forth by many individuals across the company,” said General Manager – North America Harris Hurst. “We are very appreciative of the support we have received from NTS Group and are excited to finally have boots on the ground in Guyana.”
NTS Amega West has partnered with a local Guyanese company who will provide value added experience in navigating the local commercial landscape, as well as employing and producing local content. Full operations are expected to commence by 1st January, 2022.
Sean O’Neill joins as the NTS Amega West Global Sales Director based in Houston. Sean has held a variety of sales / commercial roles within the industry representing a variety of downhole tools on both the drilling and completion sides of the business. He served as Rubicon’s (Innovex) Director of Global Accounts and Contract management responsible for building strategies aimed at rapidly growing business with Rubicon’s strategic customers. Prior to Rubicon Sean held a variety of commercial roles within the directional drilling industry at both MS Energy (Patterson UTI) and Baker Hughes. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in business.
After conducting an extensive review of the business and customer feedback, Evolution Engineering and NTS Amega West determined that our client base will benefit from a new approach allowing further growth and access to our technology.
To utilize both companies’ strengths and special customer focus, Evolution Engineering agreed to transfer the fleet of MWD collars and Gap Sub technology to NTS Amega West. NTS Amega West will immediately start supplying the collar needs as well as providing maintenance services for all collar components in close cooperation with Evolution Engineering.
NTS Saudi completed their API/ISO audit in June 2021, Dubai completed mid-August 2021 and NTS AW Canada October 2021.
NTSME reached out to local Universities to kick off a STEM internship. 5 Successful candidates (in their last year of their bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering) were chosen and completed 4- and 8-weeks placements with NTSME covering all areas – Programming, Planning, Operations, QC, etc. in ‘real world’ scenarios.
NTSME has seamlessly transitioned to new pilot ERP system SAPB1/BEAS. Legacy system will be phased out by end of 2021, with lessons learnt and best practices being documented for implementation in other NTS Facilities as part of the Global Strategy.