FourPhase, the solids and production performance specialist for the oil and gas sector, has announced the appointment of Jim Berndt as EVP Middle East and APAC.
The appointment demonstrates a focus to drive the growth of the company’s solids management and production optimisation solutions globally.
Based in Asia, Berndt will identify opportunities in key markets such as Saudi Arabia, Indonesia and Australia to expand FourPhase’s client base. With an extensive background in global account management at Baker Hughes and Expro, including several APAC projects, Berndt’s expertise lies in relationship building and identifying solutions to solve clients’ challenges.
The appointment follows successful deployments of FourPhase’s automated DualFlow desander technology in Saudi Arabia and a large-scale bulk desander project Malaysia. In both applications, the technology has enabled the operators to safely and cost efficiently optimise production.
Øyvind Heradstveit, CEO at FourPhase, comments: “There is an increasing need across the Middle East and APAC for operators to get more from their production operations in a safe, environmental and cost-efficient way. We see a significant opportunity here to do that through optimising production and solids handling. With Jim’s in-depth understanding of the region including the challenges from different reservoirs and production facilities as well as his collaborative approach to working with client and partners, his expertise will prove invaluable as we make this important step on our journey.”
Berndt adds: “I believe that FourPhase’s combination of solids expertise, innovative products and holistic approach to the economics of the applications mean that we can offer complete solutions to operators across the region to improve the efficiency and profitability of their projects.”