we are premier

We believe the data-driven oil and gas industry is here, and that generating and sharing relevant data from rock and fluid samples is the key to more effective and efficient hydrocarbon development.

We’ve assembled world-class experts, facilities, and platforms to produce that data, make it readily accessible, and help our clients share it effectively.

We generate, aggregate, interpret, and deliver consistent, high-quality data that are of immediate value to oil and gas companies.

our history

Premier Oilfield Group was formed in May 2016 under the private equity sponsorship of CSL Capital Management. Over the next six quarters, the team acquired and integrated six businesses, focused on the generation and interpretation of rock and fluid data:

2Q16

FTSI Labs
Acquisition

Laboratory assets of FTSI – significant expertise and lab capabilities related to water chemistry, stimulation fluid systems, proppant evaluation, production enhancement, and flow assurance.

3Q16

Mud Geochemical Acquisition

MUD Geochemical – early-stage business applying rapid elemental analysis on core and drill cuttings to optimize horizontal well placement and completion design.

4Q16

Corex
Acquisition

COREX Limited – international provider of routine and special core analysis, PVT analysis, and EOR analysis, with centers of excellence in Aberdeen, UK and Cairo, Egypt.

1Q17

Conocophillips Labs Acquisition

Subsurface R&D assets of ConocoPhillips – deep expertise, lab capabilities, and unique workflows related to unconventional (very low permeability) rock characterization, rock mechanics, imaging of rock fabric, measurement of dynamic rock properties (rock mechanics), and enhanced oil recovery (EOR).

2Q17

Midland & OKC Labs Formed

Midland & OKC Labs Formed – Established laboratories in Midland, Texas and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to collect, process, and characterize rock and fluid samples in convenient proximity to highly active areas such as the Permian Basin and SCOOP/STACK.

4Q17

Midland Sample Library Acquisition

Midland International Sample Library – a unique collection of drill cuttings and core samples from over 200,000 wells, covering all major US basins, which Premier saved from imminent destruction and is now restoring and digitizing as the Premier Sample Library.

The
Future

Premier
Grows

During 2018, the company coalesced under a new brand and gained significant market traction.  Recognizing that the data-driven oil and gas industry is here, we have emphasized our commitment to generating and sharing rock and fluid data by reorganizing our capabilities into three areas: Data Generation, Data Aggregation, and Data Analysis & Interpretation.

We have established new business models that facilitate cost-effective data generation through cost-sharing approaches, and that help groups of clients to solve common challenges through shared data workspaces. These new ways of doing business set Premier Oilfield Group apart from other testing-focused laboratories.

Our team

Chief Executive Officer

Matt Bell

Matt Bell

Chief Executive Officer

Matt leads our global organization, setting vision and strategy, and as our chief communicator.

Prior to joining Premier, he held leadership positions at geoscience software provider, Ikon Science, completions tool manufacturer, GEODynamics, corporate venture capital firm, Shell Technology Ventures, and various completions-related technical roles at Shell International E&P.

Matt holds a Master's degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, London.

Chief Operating Officer

Terry Jbeili

Terry Jbeili

Chief Operating Officer

Terry leads our global operations as well as heading up our Americas organization.

Prior to joining Premier, he held leadership positions at Microseismic Inc., Schlumberger, Core Laboratories and Western Atlas (now Baker Hughes). This included leading the commercialization, growth, and monetization of start-up business, Tomoseis.

Terry holds a BSc in Electronic Engineering from Imperial College, London.

Chief Financial Officer

Randal Wichuk

Randal Wichuk

Chief Financial Officer

Randal heads up the finance and accounting team, and is responsible for compliance and process assurance.

Prior to Premier, Randal held senior finance and operations positions at PTW Energy Services and Trican Well Services in the U.S. and Canada.

Randal holds degrees in Commerce/Education and Accounting from the University of Alberta.

Senior Vice President Technology

Bilu Cherian

Bilu Cherian

Senior Vice President Technology

Bilu leads our reservoir solutions group and is responsible for innovation and technology development.

Prior to joining Premier, Bilu led reservoir engineering efforts at Sanjel and held various engineering and technical management roles with Schlumberger.

Bilu holds a Master's degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston and a Bachelor's degree from RMIT.

Region Vice President - Europe, Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa

Steve Anthony

Steve Anthony

Region Vice President - Europe, Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa

Steve heads up our EASSA region, based at our primary facility in Aberdeen, Scotland.

He was a co-founder of COREX in the 1970s and oversaw its growth into an industry-leading independent provider of specialized core analysis. This included the acquisition and integration of Fugro Robertson in 2004. COREX was acquired by Premier Oilfield Group in 2016.

Region Vice President - Middle East North Africa

Bassem Youssef

Bassem Youssef

Region Vice President - Middle East North Africa

Bassem heads up our MENA region, based at our primary facility in Cairo, Egypt.

He was a co-founder of COREX in the 1970s and helped lead its growth into an industry-leading independent provider of specialized core analysis. This included establishing MENA operations in Egypt, Libya, Iraq, UAE and surrounding countries. COREX was acquired by Premier Oilfield Group in 2016.

Bassem holds a BSc in Geology and Chemistry from Zagazig University in Ash Sharqiyah, Egypt.

Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Greg Burns

Greg Burns

Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Greg leads our HR team, and is responsible for all aspects of recruiting, benefits, payroll, and staff development.

Prior to joining Premier, he held senior human resource management positions at RigNet, Microseismic Inc., Cooper Lighting, and within various international divisions at Schlumberger.

Greg holds an MBA from Erasmus University, Rotterdam, and a Bachelor's degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alabama.

Senior Vice President of Fluid Services

Frank Zamora

Frank Zamora

Senior Vice President of Fluid Services

Frank leads our fluid services group and is a recognized authority on frac fluid systems and water analysis.

Prior to joining Premier, he held senior leadership and technical roles with FTSI and Trican Well Services. Frank is widely published and holds numerous patents in the area of fluid system optimization and testing.

Frank holds a MSc in Engineering Technology from Oklahoma State University and a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University.

Vice President - Data Solutions

Nathan Ganser

Nathan Ganser

Vice President - Data Solutions

Nathan leads our data aggregation business and is also responsible for reservoir geology and geochemistry.

He co-founded the University of Texas spin-out company, MUD Geochemical, focusing on increasing the efficiency and accuracy of geochemical measurements and instrumentation, for which he was recognized on Forbes' "30 under 30" list. After guiding the company through its early growth phase, he led the sale of MUD to Premier Oilfield Group in 2016.

Nathan holds Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Geology from the University of Texas at Austin.

Director - Core Services & Projects

David Sutton

David Sutton

Director - Core Services & Projects

David leads our U.S. core services business and is responsible for project maturation and delivery.

Prior to joining Premier, he held roles in operations management and product line management at Weatherford Laboratories and in the coring division at Baker Hughes.

David holds a Bachelor's degree in Geology and Earth Science from Texas Tech University.

Director of International Business Development

Graham Robertson

Graham Robertson

Director of International Business Development

Graham leads our international business development and sales efforts, based in the United Kingdom.

Prior to joining Premier, he held Chairman and CEO positions at COREX, an industry-leading independent provider of specialized core analysis, following its acquisition of Petrophysical Services Ltd, which he co-founded in 1987. COREX was acquired by Premier Oilfield Group in 2016.

Graham holds an MBA from the Henley Business School and a BSc in Geology from Aston University.

Director of Global Marketing

Bradi Cruz

Bradi Cruz

Director of Global Marketing

Bradi leads our global marketing efforts and is responsible for all aspects of brand development and sales enablement.

Prior to joining Premier, she co-founded and managed the Blue Oxford Marketing agency and held senior marketing positions at MS Energy Services, GEODynamics Inc., and ThruBit.

Bradi holds a degree in Corporate Communications and Geology from the University of Houston.

qhse

Our Commitment to Quality, Health, Safety, and the Environment (QHSE)

At Premier, we value people and teamwork, customer focus, quality, and accountability. We are committed to living those values every day, as we conduct our operations, make business decisions, and choose how to interact with others.

We’re committed to our employees, each of whom brings a unique perspective and value to our organization; to our customers, without whom we would not be in business; and to the communities in which we operate.

We’re also committed to creating a safety-first culture and an incident-free workplace, so that our employees and guests return home safely each day. We provide our employees with extensive health, safety, and environmental training to aid them in achieving this vision – and we count on our clients’ and vendors’ participation and commitment to the same goals.

It is our firm belief that work-related illness and injuries can be prevented through effective HSE management, and we are continuously monitoring our performance and working to improve our policies, processes, and procedures.

We also understand that delivering consistent, high-quality data and analyses is a critical requirement in building and maintaining the trust of our clients, which allows us to win their business today and in the future. We are continuously working to measure and improve the quality of our operations.