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25Nov 2014

 
Guardian’s partnership with GEODynamics accelerates adoption of Select Fire Switch (SFS)™ in US perforating markets

Guardian Global Technologies and GEODynamics Inc. announced jointly today that they have entered into an agreement whereby GEODynamics will be the sole distributor of the Guardian Select Fire Switch (SFS)™ in the United States. 

The SFS is considered to be the most advanced and safest select fire switch on the market today. It can be deployed seamlessly with Guardian’s range of Ballistics Delivery System (BDS)™ products. BDS enables clients to safely deliver and retrieve perforating guns (and other ballistics devices) deployed singularly or in combinations of up to 100 units, on-depth, orientated, and fired in a configuration optimised for the clients’ operational requirements.

Patrick Keenan, Guardian’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are delighted to have entered into this agreement with GEODynamics. Their skilled sales force and strategically located distribution centres will enable us to deploy the SFS technology quickly to clients in all major US shale basins. We look forward to a long relationship with GEODynamics.”

David Wesson, GEODynamics’ Chief Executive Officer, added, “GEODynamics is excited about representing and distributing the Guardian Select Fire Switch. The growing demand for multi-zone perforating and ‘Plug and Perf’ operations provides exceptional timing for this product introduction into US markets.”

About Guardian
Guardian, headquartered in the United Kingdom with sales and service offices in Houston, Texas, was established in 2003. The company has grown to become the world’s leading manufacturer of Ballistics Delivery Systems (BDS™) for the oil and gas industry.  Guardian provides an integrated ballistics delivery platform encompassing everything from the cable head to the detonator interface.

More information about the products developed by Guardian is available on its website, www.ggtg.net.

About GEODynamics

GEODynamics  is the industry’s leading independent designer and manufacturer of engineered solutions used in oil and gas well perforating, including its patented REACTIVE® and CONNEX® perforating technologies, and RAZOR® shaped charges. The company recently introduced a specialized line of well completion and intervention tools, including its SmartStart™ time-delayed test and frac toe valve. GEODynamics has headquarters, engineering and manufacturing facilities in Millsap, Texas; sales and marketing offices in The Woodlands, Texas; 13 US warehouses; and numerous international sales and distribution sites.

More information about GEODynamics is available through its website, www.perf.com.

For further information about Guardian contact:
Emyr-Wyn Francis
Guardian Global Technologies
Tel +44 1656 742100
E-mail: emyr-wyn.francis@ggtg.net

For further information about GEODynamics contact:
Bradi Cruz
GEODynamics Inc.
Tel +1 855.737.3397

E-mail: bradi.cruz@perf.com

 

Ballistics Delivery Systems (BDS)™ and Select Fire Switch (SFS)™ are marks of Guardian Holdings Ltd.

REACTIVE®, CONNEX® and RAZOR® are registered trademarks and SmartStart™ is a mark of GEODynamics Inc.

 

27Sep 2014

 
Guardian announces successful demonstration of BDS™ to multiple clients

Guardian Global Technologies (Guardian) announced today the successful demonstration of its Ballistics Delivery System (BDS™) for eleven client companies at Arkex’s test facilities in Brenham, Texas. The system being demonstrated was comprised of an Addressable Release Tool (ART), Addressable Cablehead Tension (ACT), Addressable Gamma CCL (AGC) and 9 Select Fire Switches.

Patrick Keenan, Guardian’s Chief Executive Officer, said,

“This was the first multi-client demonstration that Guardian has ever held. We are delighted with how the BDS performed and to have had the opportunity to show such a large number of current and future clients its capabilities. We are very grateful to Arkex for making their test well and equipment available to us.”

 

23Sep 2014

 
Guardian announces first commercial run of its proprietary Addressable Cablehead Tension Tool (ACT™)

Guardian Global Technologies (Guardian) announced today the successful commercial deployment of its Addressable Cablehead Tension Tool (ACT™) in the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania. As an integral component in Guardian’s Ballistics Delivery System (BDS™), the ACT monitors downhole compression and tension loads during “pump-down” perforating operations in oil and gas wells.  The tool provides a better understanding of how conditions downhole are affecting the tool string, and enables operators to maximise pump-down rates whilst avoiding the expense of having to fish for a perforating string blown off the cable.

Patrick Keenan, Guardian’s Chief Executive Officer, said,

“The successful deployment of the ACT in a Marcellus horizontal well by one of our major clients is a significant step forward in Guardian’s goal of defining the field-of-play for Ballistics Delivery Systems in North America. Guardian has introduced a tool that enables our clients to safely and successfully deploy their perforating guns in pump-down operations by better understanding downhole conditions in real-time. We are continuing to develop technologies that will further enhance our Ballistics Delivery System in the future.”

About Guardian
Guardian, headquartered in the United Kingdom, was established in 2003. With the financial backing of the private equity firm, EPI-V, and the Welsh Government, the company has grown to become the world’s leading manufacturer of Ballistics Delivery Systems (BDS™) for the oil and gas industry.  Guardian provides an integrated ballistics delivery platform encompassing everything from the cablehead to the detonator interface.  BDS allows clients to deliver (and safely retrieve) perforating guns, and other ballistics devices, deployed singly or in combinations of up to 100 units, on-depth, orientated, and safely fired in a configuration optimised for the clients’ operational requirements.

 

05Sep 2014

 
Guardian to present at the Pareto Securities 21st Annual Oil & Offshore Conference

Guardian Global Technologies (Guardian) announced today that it has been invited to present at the Pareto Securities 21st Annual Oil & Offshore Conference to be held in Oslo, Norway on September 9 to 11. Patrick Keenan, Guardian’s CEO, is scheduled to present on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 12:15 PM CEST during the Private Equity Symposium segment of the conference.

 

10Jul 2014

 
Guardian announces senior management promotions

Guardian, the leading supplier of specialist Ballistics Delivery Systems™ equipment to the worldwide oil and gas industry, announced today (July 10th, 2014) promotions for two of its senior managers.

Effective July 1st, 2014, Dr Jonathan (Jon) Gore has been promoted to Director of Engineering, and Mr James (Jim) Flood has been promoted to Director of Operations and Quality. In their new roles, as members of the executive team, both will report directly to Patrick Keenan, Guardian’s CEO.

Dr. Gore began his career in the role of Development Manager at Guardian in 2010. Since that time he has been instrumental in overseeing the development of much of Guardian’s new technology. Prior to joining Guardian, he spent 14 years at QinetiQ as Technology Manager. Jon has a BS (Hons) degree in Chemistry and D. Phil. in Solid State Physics, both from Oxford University.

Mr. Flood joined Guardian as Sustaining Engineering Manager in July 2011. In addition to his responsibilities for managing a team of technicians and engineers in supporting production of the company’s existing products, he has taken a lead role in developing and testing the Guardian Select Fire Switch (SFS)™. He has an HND Electronic Engineering, from Swansea Institute of Higher Education.

Guardian, headquartered in Wales in the United Kingdom, was established in 2003. With the financial backing of the private equity firm, EPI-V, and the Welsh Government, the company has grown to become the world’s leading manufacturer of Ballistics Delivery Systems (BDS)™, supplying all of the major wireline service companies in the oil and gas industry. The company supplies everything required for perforating - from the cablehead to the detonator - on a single integrated simple-to-operate platform.  This allows clients to deliver (and safely retrieve) their perforating guns, whether deployed singly or in combinations of up to 40 guns in a string, on-depth, orientated, and safely fired in configurations customised to suit any particular completion.

Patrick Keenan, Guardian Chief Executive Officer, said, “Both Jon and Jim have been tremendously important in Guardian’s drive to introduce the Ballistics Delivery System (BDS) while, at the same time, successfully completing a number of Specialty Engineering projects for some of our select clients. The promotions are well-deserved and, on behalf of the executive team, we look forward to working with them as Guardian continues to grow.”

 

30Jun 2014

 
Guardian significantly increases sales capability in North America

Guardian, the leading supplier of specialist Ballistics Delivery Systems™ equipment to the worldwide oil and gas industry, announced today (Monday, 30th June, 2014) additions to its sales capability in North America.

Bill Coleman and Jeremy Young have joined the US team as Sales Managers. They will report to John McGrath, VP Sales, and will operate out of Guardian’s office in Houston Texas.

Bill’s territory will cover south Texas, California, the eastern US and Alaska. Jeremy will be responsible for sales in the western US, north and west Texas, and Canada. Bill joined the industry in 1990. Since that time he has been employed exclusively in wireline services by both majors and independents. Most recently he was District Manager for Priority Energy Services in Kenai Alaska. Jeremy has worked in wireline services since 2002, most recently as Field Operations Manager for WSI in Snyder, Texas. Both Bill and Jeremy bring to Guardian extensive experience in the North American market and will be tasked with increasing sales of Guardian’s Ballistics Delivery products, including its Select Fire Switch™, throughout North America, but, particularly in horizontal completions in shale reservoirs.

Guardian, headquartered in the United Kingdom, was established in 2003. With the financial backing of the private equity firm, EPI-V, and the Welsh Government, the company has grown to become the world’s leading manufacturer of Ballistics Delivery Systems (BDS), supplying all of the major wireline service companies in the oil and gas industry. The company supplies everything required for perforating - from the cablehead to the detonator - on a single integrated simple-to-operate platform.  This allows clients to deliver (and safely retrieve) their perforating guns, whether deployed singly or in combinations of up to 40 guns in a string, on-depth, orientated, and safely fired in configurations customised to suit any particular completion.

Patrick Keenan, Guardian Chief Executive Officer, said,

“We are delighted to have Bill and Jeremy join the Guardian team. With their extensive experience in wireline operations and sales in the US and Canada, they will be able to provide support for our existing and future clients in North America as we continue to introduce the technologies that will define the field of play for Ballistics Delivery Systems into the future.”

 

06May 2014

 
Joshua Philips - Apprentice of the Year

Joshua Philips, an electronic apprentice at Guardian has been awarded “Apprentice of the Year” following completion of his Level 3 apprenticeship at Bridgend College.

Joshua excelled in all his units and finished his NVQ one year ahead of schedule. He has now progressed onto a Foundation Degree in Electronic Engineering at Neath Port Talbot College.

Sina Seyfollahi, Joshua’s direct manager said “I am extremely pleased for Josh for being awarded the prestigious title of ‘Apprentice of the Year’. Josh has progressed brilliantly through his apprenticeship at Guardian and we wish him all the best in completing the Foundation Degree”

Joshua was presented his award by the Assistant Principle of Bridgend College, Robert Evans.

 

20Mar 2014

 
GGT recognised by Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)

Guardian Global Technologies, headquartered in Wales, UK, were honoured by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) at the 28th Annual Offshore Achievement Awards ceremony in Aberdeen, Scotland. The company was the recipient of the Emerging Technology Award which recognises innovative technology developed in the UK with particular application to the offshore energy industry.

Guardian, a fast-growing specialty manufacturing company, is the market leader in the design, development and manufacture of Ballistics Delivery Systems (BDS)™ for deploying, and safely retrieving, perforating gun systems in oil and gas drilling and completion operations worldwide. The BDS which enables wireline operators to deploy their guns on-depth, optimally orientated, and anchored is particularly important in perforating extended reach and horizontal shale wells.

Patrick Keenan, Guardian Chief Executive Officer, said,

“We are delighted to have won this prestigious award, and to be recognised by the SPE for our innovative technology.  The vision, skills and dedication of all our employees, along with the financial support of our investors, EPI-V and the Welsh Government have led us to achieving this honour. Our integrated system is revolutionising Ballistics Delivery worldwide, and, with the increasing focus on horizontal drilling in shales here in the UK and overseas, we anticipate significant growth in the coming years.”

Mr. Ian Phillips, Director of the SPE Aberdeen Section, stated in the awards programme, “[The Offshore Achievement] awards recognise excellence and outstanding performance in a wide range of categories. The winners include innovative technologies, impressive projects and outstanding individuals. All can be justifiably proud that their success has been recognised by a knowledgeable group of peers in the industry.”

 

07Mar 2014

 
Government Investment

Guardian, the Pyle-based world-leading supplier of specialist Ballistic Delivery Systems equipment to the oil and gas industry, has today (Friday, 7th March) confirmed the creation of 22 new jobs with the potential of a further 20 roles within the next 12 months, following a grant of almost £500,000 from the Welsh Government.

To mark the investment the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, will today officially open a major extension to the company’s plant in Pyle that houses a new manufacturing line. In addition to helping purchase new plant and machinery, the grant has also allowed for the refit of its 11,000 square foot Research and Development centre, test facility and stores.

Guardian is the world’s leading manufacturer of Ballistic Delivery Systems (BDS) for the oil and gas industry – supplying key components for oil and gas servicing companies.

Patrick Keenan, Guardian Chief Executive Officer, said,

“We are delighted to be opening this new facility that will allow Guardian to continue to invest in its Research and Development Facility that in turn will allow us to continue our path of accelerated growth over the next few years. Guardian continues to break new barriers in creating the playing field for Ballistic Delivery Systems. The Welsh Government support is greatly appreciated and has truly helped Guardian in its journey, helping create an additional 22 skilled jobs, supporting the local economy and helping us set the foundations for future growth.”

Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales, added,

“As the global market leader in Ballistic Delivery Systems, Guardian is an expert within a niche market. I believe it is testament to our skilled workforce in Wales that such an innovative company chose to establish itself here. I am pleased that we have been able to support Guardian in its expansion, with almost £500,000 in grant funding. This funding will bring further skilled jobs to the area as well as enabling the company to extend and modernise its facilities so it may continue to go from strength to strength.”

Guardian was established in 2003 and following private equity backing in 2008, the company has grown from 18 staff to over 90 in 2014. The company supplies all of the major oil and gas companies and also has engaged in certain Special Engineering Projects with them including the Metal Anomaly Tool.

 

 

03Mar 2014

 
New facility opens in Houston, Texas

Guardian announced today (Monday, 3rd March) the opening of its new facility in Houston, Texas.

The office marks the company’s fourth expansion outside its headquarters in South Wales, UK, and has been undertaken in response to the increasing demand for its Ballistics Delivery products, including its Select Fire Switch™, to aid in the continued expansion of horizontal drilling and completions in shale reservoirs throughout North America. Situated in North Houston, the facility will initially house U.S. sales, marketing, technical support and administration functions, and will position the company to better support its North American Clients.

Guardian, headquartered in South Wales, United Kingdom, was established in 2003 , and, with the backing of the private equity firm, EPI-V, has grown to become the world’s leading manufacturer of Ballistics Delivery Systems (BDS) for the oil and gas service industry, supplying all of the major companies in the sector. The company supplies everything required for perforating - from the cablehead down to the detonator - on a single integrated simple-to-operate platform.  This allows clients to deliver (and safely retrieve) their perforating guns, whether deployed singly or in combinations of up to 40 guns in a string, on-depth, orientated, and safely fired in whichever configuration suits.

Patrick Keenan, Guardian Chief Executive Officer, said,

“We are delighted to be opening this new facility in Houston. It will allow Guardian to better support our clients in North America. With the help of funding from EPI-V, and the financial support of the Welsh Government, from our engineering and manufacturing headquarters in South Wales, Guardian has been able to revolutionise the means by which oil and gas operators perforate their horizontal wells. We are continuing to develop technologies that will define the field of play for Ballistics Delivery Systems in the future.”

 
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