Churchill Drilling Tools, the specialist engineering company delivering market-leading and innovative drilling solutions to the global oil and gas industry, has announced the opening of its new Dubai office following international success and growing demand for its technologies.

Churchill will officially open its new Dubai office at the beginning of January 2016 to enhance its support structure in the Middle East, North Africa and Asia Pacific regions. This new hub will be key to the perpetual success and growth of the company as it continues to expand internationally.

“The focus for Churchill Drilling Tools going into 2016 is to be the leading provider of activated technology within the string in all our operating regions as we continue to expand and break into new markets,” said director Mike Churchill.

“This growth will bring with it the benefits that Churchill’s tools can provide, alongside the experience and expertise of a company focused on innovation to deliver excellence, to the international market.”

The company is enjoying a record business year at its Houston base, which significantly encouraged the investment into the new facility in the Middle East. Developing and strengthening of Churchill’s Houston operations saw a significant increase in revenues, as the benefits of investment in its own offices and workshop facility in the US enabled it to greatly improve all aspects of its export business. Churchill aims to replicate this success at its new base in Dubai.

Heading the Dubai office is general manager Nicholas Kjaer, who has more than 12 years’ experience in energy management roles, of which 10 years have been based in the Middle East. He has been involved in drilling operations, on projects spanning from the Middle East to China, Russia, Norway and Denmark.

Nicholas said: "It is exciting to be part of a company that keeps moving from success to success by bringing innovative technology to the market. The launch of our Middle East office will ensure we can cater even more efficiently to our clients here in the region.”

Mike Churchill added: “Following our achievements this year, we are pleased that we are able to enhance our global footprint. It is also an extremely exciting time for our employees, as we go from strength to strength and continue to deliver superior value to our clients across all regions.

“The success and growth of our activities globally has also led to a significant recruitment drive. Several new roles have been created in the company within last six months to cater for the expansion in exports alone, and we would hope see that number increase in 2016, as we look to outperform last year’s figures.”

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