(Middle East and Caspian Region)
The Management team is locally situated within their particular region with regular communication to the other regions, thereby, ensuring the continuity and quality of our services internationally. The Management firmly believes in the importance of all its employees to achieve maximum client satisfaction, a safe working environment, and continued success.
Regional Manager, M.E.C.R.:
Mr. Derek Grimley joined FourQuest Energy in April 2010 as Regional Manager for the Middle East and Caspian Region. He previously held senior management roles in operations, area business unit management, and business development fields with an international company based in the UAE. Mr. Grimley has been employed within this region over the last 15 years, building a strong track record in developing business units in the most challenging environments the area offers. He has also held senior operations positions in coiled tubing, well stimulation, and process services.
Vikas Joshi, B.Eng.
Engineering Manager, M.E.C.R.:
Mr. Vikas Joshi started at FourQuest Energy in June 2010, joining the management team in January 2012 after holding project management and engineering positions at FourQuest and other large international companies. He holds a Diploma in Chemical Engineering and a B.Eng. (Petroleum & Petrochemical Engineering) with first class distinction. He has extensive knowledge in process and pipeline services and has worked throughout the Middle East and Caspian Region since 2002. Mr. Joshi has also held senior management positions, providing consultation to operators and owners within the Indian oil and gas industry.
Kraig Shepherd, P.Eng.
Operations Manager, M.E.C.R.:
Mr. Kraig Shepherd graduated from Dalhousie University in 2004 with degrees in chemical engineering and science, and joined FourQuest Energy shortly after its inception in 2008. Prior to that, he worked at a multinational fluid pumping company. During this time, he had a wide range of experience in pre-commissioning and shutdown services within Canada and internationally. Most of his early work was focused around engineering, both at the fietore transferring to the Middle Eastern region as Operations Manager, MECR in January of 2013.
Kevin Tomaszyk, P. Eng.
Proposals and Marketing Manager, M.E.C.R.:
Mr. Kevin Tomaszyk has over 14 years of experience in the construction and process and pipeline service industries. He graduated from the University of Alberta with a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, and has modeled and executed hundreds of accelerated cool-down programs around the world. Mr. Tomaszyk has also managed several medium and large projects over the years, including the commissioning of several offshore pipelines as well as the first subsea hot tap installation in Canada, tying in the South Venture platform to the existing subsea pipeline connecting the Venture platform to the Thebaud facility.
Sales Manager, U.A.E, Oman and Qatar:
Mr. Nigel Green graduated from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland with a degree in project management in 2009 and joined FourQuest Energy in June 2011 as Operations Manager in Kazakhstan. In the past, he held project management positions within the oil and gas services sector at a multinational company based in the UAE and Australia. He has worked extensively in the Middle East, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Australia, and Russia. Over a period of nine years, Mr. Green completed various projects, including pre-commissioning, commissioning, and shutdown work scopes in some of the most challenging environments. In January of 2013, Mr Green transferred to the Middle East, assuming the role of Sales Manager for the UAE, Oman & Qatar.
Sales Manager, KSA, Bahrain and Kuwait:
Mr. Abulkhair Al-Arnous graduated from the University of Texas in 1986 with a degree in Civil Engineering, and joined FourQuest Energy in March of 2013, based in Dammam-Saudi Arabia. Prior to that, he worked at two other multinational service companies. Mr. Al-Arnous has proudly developed his career from a field position into a country/area management position. He has over 23 years of experience in upstream and downstream services within the Middle East region, 13 of which he spent in Saudi Arabia. During that time, he gained a wide array of experience in well services, pre-commissioning, and shutdown services.
Sales Manager, Caspian Region:
Mr. David Fox joined FourQuest in March 2013 as the Sales Manager of the Caspian Region (based in Atyrau, Kazakhstan). Over the past 10 years, he has had significant experience working in the Caspian Region, and has been involved in the start-up of a branch facility for a major bolting and on-site machining company. He has previously held management roles in operations and sales, along with a regional account responsibility for a number of key service companies. All of Mr. Fox’s experience has taken place within the service sector, supporting all of the major operators in Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan.