GasFrac Energy Services Inc.
TSX : GFS

GasFrac Energy Services Inc.

November 14, 2011 18:19 ET

GASFRAC Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 14, 2011) - The board of directors of GASFRAC Energy Services Inc. ("GASFRAC")(TSX:GFS) has appointed Steve Batchelor as the company's executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO), effective immediately. All operating divisions will report to Mr. Batchelor.

Mr. Batchelor spent over 25 years in a variety of senior roles at Halliburton, including serving as Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand. Among other accomplishments at Halliburton, Mr. Batchelor provided leadership to an enterprise-wide safety initiative that delivered safety performance improvement among 70,000 employees. Since 1999, Mr. Batchelor has worked as an independent consultant for venture capital companies and oilfield services start-up companies, including serving in senior executive and chief executive positions for companies including HKI, SwellFix Inc., Superior Energy Services and CaseTech International. His focus in these start-up, technology-driven companies has been in marketing and business development. His diverse experience will assist GASFRAC in expanding its groundbreaking LPG fracturing technology across the North American oil and gas industry.

"I have worked with Steve for many years, dating back to our time together at Halliburton," said Zeke Zeringue, President and Chief Executive Officer of GASFRAC. "Steve's appointment rounds out a solid team here at GASFRAC. He has the operational leadership skills to drive our growth to the next phase. I will be looking to Steve to create seamless, efficient operations across our North American opportunity areas, and to coordinate our expansion effectively."

GASFRAC is an oil and gas service company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, whose primary business is to provide LPG fracturing services to oil and gas companies in Canada and the USA.

Contact Information

  • Requests for shareholder information should be directed to:
    James M Hill
    Chief Financial Officer
    403-515-3387
    jhill@gasfrac.com

    Media requests should be directed to:
    Laurie Stretch
    403-531-0331
    lstretch@national.ca