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Scientific Drilling International welcomes new CEO Phil Longorio

Scientific Drilling showcases its drilling technology at its Applied Technology Center, Paso Robles, California (source: SDI)
Alexander Richter 8 Sep 2014

Scientific Drilling International announces new CEO. Coming from Tetra Technologies and following a long career in the oil & gas service industry, Mr. Phil Longorio joins the company to lead SDI and its affiliates worldwide.

In a release this morning, Scientific Drilling International (SDI), the largest independent directional drilling and wellbore placement provider, announces the succession of former CEO Bill Wade.  The organization has seen significant growth under Wade’s direction, creating a strong foundation for structure, process, and an unwavering customer-focused culture.  They formally thank Mr. Wade for his leadership and service for the past several years, and wish him well in his retirement.

Additionally, SDI is proud to announce, Mr. Phil Longorio as Chief Executive Officer of the Company and its affiliates around the globe.   Over the last four months Phil has served as the interim President of SDI, developing a strong appreciation of the Company’s business strategy, culture, and people.  Based at Corporate Headquarters in Houston, TX, Longorio will oversee all of Scientific Drilling’s disciplines focused on technology and service in the directional drilling, wellbore placement, and production logging markets worldwide.

“Scientific is fortunate to have gained the services of Phil Longorio, as his significant industry experience and demonstrated leadership ability will further enhance the extraordinary team. It has been my pleasure to work with SDI over the last several years.  The commitment of ownership shown by and the Companies’ Board, combined with its exceptional leadership team, will continue to enable Scientific to be our customers’ ultimate partner in wellbore placement and productivity around the world.  I send best wishes to Phil and all at Scientific forcontinued success”, says Mr. Wade.

Longorio joins Scientific Drilling after a six year tenure as the Senior Vice President for TETRA Technologies, Inc. where he was responsible for their Energy Services and Chemicals divisions.   Prior to joining TETRA, Mr. Longorio served as President and Chief Executive Officer of WellDynamics B.V., a joint venture between Halliburton Energy Services and Shell Technology Ventures providing intelligent well technology.   From December 1999 through February 2004, Phil served as Vice President of Halliburton Energy Services responsible for Sperry Sun Drilling Services, following a variety of executive management roles within the Halliburton enterprise.   Mr. Longorio started his career as a Wireline Logging Engineer for Gearhart Industries, which was acquired by Halliburton in 1988.

Longorio states, “I want to express my appreciation to the shareholders, the Board, and to Bill for the support and confidence they have placed in me.  I am delighted to be a part of the SDI family and the exceptional team I now have the pleasure to work alongside.  I am confident we will continue the successful path of our global endeavors, while creating a new chapter in this tremendous enterprise.  Scientific Drilling is truly a unique company in our industry and I am excited to be a contributor to its prosperous future”.

Source: Company release