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Reactive Downhole Tools announce restructure of senior management team

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Under the leadership of CEO Mike Allen, Niall Urquhart has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer. Joining Reactive in 2015, Niall has overseen operations across the Middle East.

Niall draws on 16 years of industry experience and holds engineering degrees from both Strathclyde and Robert Gordon Universities, as well as currently working towards an MBA.

Chris Barnes is appointed as Chief Technical Officer, responsible for Reactive’s swellable downhole tools and the development of complimentary solutions. Already sitting on industry advisory bodies such as API, Chris has worked with Reactive since its inception in 2012 and brings 33 years of global technical, testing, and operational experience into the role.

Reactive is investing in the development of a new research and development (R&D) test centre within Abu Dhabi – Reactive’s first such facility in the region. The aims to replicate the success achieved from the company’s Houston, Texas facility. Cementing its commitment to the Middle East, CEO Mike Allen relocated to Abu Dhabi in Q323.

Discussing the reasons behind the restructuring and growth plans, CEO Mike Allen commented: “These internal developments have been strategically coordinated to facilitate our growth on a global scale, complementing our core regions within the Middle East and Americas. With a global focus on clients across these key and developing regions, we’re confident in our growth trajectory. We have great talent and resources at our disposal; this restructuring allows us to further optimise operations for the benefit of our growing client needs.”

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