Francis_Neill_ZiebelZiebel has appointed a new chief executive officer. Francis Neill took up the post, effective from 21 September, and is now responsible for the strategic direction and operating performance of the company.

Based in Aberdeen, he will be responsible for Ziebel’s strategic direction and operating performance. He will help to develop the company, bring strong revenue growth, and optimise the use of its distributed fibre optic sensing technologies.

Neill has 32 years in the oil and gas industry and, before joining Ziebel, acted for five years as CEO of EV. During that time he helped to turn it from a UK-only company to an award-winning, multi-million pound global organisation.

He has also served in a variety of executive management and engineering roles all over the world, which have taken him to Belgium, England, Egypt, Jordan, France, Texas, Louisiana and Scotland.

Francis said: “It is incredibly tough times in the oil and gas industry, but Ziebel has some great technology to enable operators to increase reservoir recovery factors. The start-up of our operations in the US has been well received, and the value of Z-Rod applications for unconventional wells is being demonstrated. The combination of composite deployment technology and distributed fibre optics is delivering data that gives real value to operators.”

About Ziebel

Ziebel is a market leader in composite rod well intervention for the oil and gas industry. The company’s game changing carbon rod with fiber optic intervention technology that we call the Z-System® is currently the main service offering. The Ziebel group is around 40 employees worldwide, with offices and operations in Stavanger, Aberdeen and Houston.

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