Wild Well Announces Expansion in Asia Pacific Region

HOUSTON (Aug. 19, 2014) – Wild Well Control, Inc., announces the hiring of Wayne Stennes and Christian Haustead to further increase the company’s service offerings and presence in the Asia Pacific region. Stennes and Haustead, formerly with Impact Response Group, have been named managing director and area manager, respectively. They will be based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at the Wild Well regional office.

In addition to enhancing emergency well control operations, Stennes and Haustead will be assisting development of the market for non-emergency well control engineering services. These services include emergency response planning, risk analysis, gap analysis, relief well planning and modeling, well kill modeling, well integrity assessments, emergency well control drills/exercises and other risk management and engineering services to support well control.

“The addition of Wayne Stennes and Christian Haustead will greatly enhance Wild Well’s response and engineering capabilities for our clients throughout the Asia Pacific region,” said Freddy Gebhardt, president of Wild Well Control. “Wayne and Christian both bring a wealth of knowledge regarding the emergency response processes required when dealing with emergency well control incidents. Their experience in this field will provide our clients with the most comprehensive and heightened level of response to a well control emergency, onshore and offshore.”

As the world’s leading provider of emergency well control response and well control engineering services, Wild Well is dedicated to strengthening its well control response and engineering capabilities globally.

Stennes said, “This strategic move by Wild Well to expand into the region will enable us to provide first response capabilities as well as emergency preparedness and emergency response support services for the industry here in Asia Pacific. Both Christian and I are very excited to be part of the Wild Well team.”

Stennes will serve as a first responder to all well control emergencies in the region while receiving support from Wild Well’s Houston office.