Media Release: SMS appoints group business development manager to further expand global presence


ABERDEEN-based sand management specialist, SMS (Sand Monitoring Services Ltd), today (18th August, 2011) announces the appointment of Frazer Barclay as group business development manager at its Aberdeen headquarters.

This key appointment will be instrumental in continuing to grow the SMS brand by increasing its core business, global presence and services portfolio.

Frazer, an honours graduate in geology and applied geology from the University of Glasgow, brings with him more than 12 years industry experience related to sub-surface geoscience consultancy and business development.

Frazer started his career with Western Geophysical as a geophysicist followed by a move into quantative interpretation with the leading reservoir characterisation company, Odegaard.

Odegaard was acquired by Schlumberger in 2006 and, subsequent to this, Frazer built a new local consulting group offering production engineering, reservoir engineering, geoscience and geomechanical engineering services.

Frazer has worked in several key oil and gas locations including London, Aberdeen, Kuala Lumpur and Perth with his most recent role as global geomechanics sales and marketing ,anager being located in the United Kingdom.

Andrew Kinsler, field services manager for SMS, comments: “We are very pleased to welcome Frazer to SMS during a time of much expansion. His proven track record in sub-surface geoscience consultancy, business development and years of industry experience will prove vital to the SMS growth strategy for 2011/12.”

Andrew concludes: “SMS has grown to offer best in class sand monitoring and management services to the oil and gas industry, and our staff are instrumental to this.

“By employing some of the best talent in Scotland, we are confident that we can continue to strive for improvement and we look forward to implementing Frazer’s specialist skills to do just that.”

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Picture caption – Frazer Barclay, group business development manager for SMS.

About Sand Monitoring Services Ltd (SMS):

SMS was founded in 2004 as independent sand consultants, offering specialist sand monitoring and management services.

The company now provides specialist field services, integrated project engineering, commissioning and data analysis, as well as best in class sand monitoring instrumentation on a worldwide basis.

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