Thursday, 29 July 2021 09:43

New CEO as RotoJar evolves to become HydroVolve and launches pioneering technology range

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Global energy technology firm RotoJar has rebranded to become HydroVolve, appointing Jamie Airnes as CEO and launching a new pioneering range of technology solutions built on its patented hydraulic-powered downhole engine.

Incorporated in 2011 by successful engineer and technology entrepreneur, Peter Moyes, to focus on downhole wellbore technology solutions, the company has built a strong reputation for delivering industry-leading innovation.

Over the past 18 months HydroVolve has developed a much broader integrated range of technology product lines and services for deployment across the well lifecycle – all designed by Peter and engineered and manufactured inhouse by its experienced and dedicated team.

(L – R) Jamie Airnes, CEO & Peter Moyes, Founder and Chairman(L – R) Jamie Airnes, CEO & Peter Moyes, Founder and Chairman

Peter Moyes, HydroVolve Chairman, said:

“Jamie joins HydroVolve to lead the business during an exciting period of operational and commercial development. His experience with both major operators and global energy services firms will be invaluable in taking our pioneering products and services to market.

“Our industry leading expertise and deep understanding of the challenges our clients face has enabled us to develop our three core technologies, HydroVolve INFINITY, PolyVolve and MonoVolve, which can be combined to offer unrivalled operational efficiency across the well lifecycle.”

HydroVolve INFINITY is a highly innovative and very powerful downhole engine which uses a unique combination of pressurised flow and drill string rotation to drive a wide variety of wellbore tools that can be deployed to improve operational capability and efficiency across the well lifecycle.

The INFINITY engine is the driving force in the HydroVolve product portfolio, with other core technologies PolyVolve and MonoVolve complementing and building out unparalleled operational capability.

The world’s most advanced thrust bearing, PolyVolve is the strongest, most durable, and most reliable solution on the market. It allows faster running of completions and casing while being extremely durable in harsh environments and provides unmatched functionality and confidence in today’s market.

Professionally engineered and precision manufactured, MonoVolve is a robust side-force radial bearing, which is deployed to reduce friction when large side forces are being exerted between the wellbore wall and the drill pipe. It minimises casing wear and safeguards drill pipe tool joints, protecting and preserving them to contribute to a more resilient drill string.

Through integrated use of HydroVolve products and technologies powered by the INFINITY engine, operators can create a unique modular technical solution to address a range of operational wellbore challenges across well construction, intervention, and decommissioning.

Jamie Airnes, HydroVolve CEO said:

“We recognise the energy market is changing, and there is an increasing need for more innovative cutting-edge technologies and new commercial models. Our goal is to create a range of unique downhole technology solutions that contribute positively to an affordable net zero energy industry.

“We will do this by continuously innovating and improving efficiencies in both conventional and complex well operations, facilitating decommissioning through efficient P&A operations, and by spearheading the energy transition with a range of enabling and enhancing technologies for the geothermal well construction market.

“We believe the flexibility derived by the modular design of our novel technologies, combined with our unique organisational capability, will position HydroVolve as the partner of choice when seeking rigorously engineered technical solutions to the challenges of today’s net zero energy industry.”

Based in Dyce, HydroVolve boasts the most advanced test facilities in Europe. The multi-million-pound facility hosts a long and rigid horizontal test-bed structure, capable of delivering massive push or pull forces up to 1,200,000lbf, whilst rotating up to 120rpm with a high continuous output torque, complemented by a vast array of data monitoring and capture capability. By conducting rigorous in-house development and proof testing, HydroVolve ensures optimal product performance in any operating environment.

The facility and product development over the last 18 months have allowed HydroVolve to position itself for exponential global growth, already experiencing significant interest from the Middle East, North Africa and Europe for its cutting-edge technology and innovative commercial models.

  • HydroVolve designs, engineers, manufactures and deploys a suite of revolutionary wellbore technologies that combine to deliver unimaginable downhole power, controllable at surface at every phase of the well lifecycle.
  • Trusted by major operators including Shell, ConocoPhillips, Apache, Chrysaor (Harbour Energy), DNO and Repsol.
  • Peter Moyes has a wealth of experience and strong track record in the development of new technologies for the upstream oil and gas sector, his primary field of expertise in the design of downhole equipment for which he holds a multitude of patents. Peter is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He also holds an Engineering Doctorate from Robert Gordon University.

Peter is driven by a vision to revolutionise the stuck-object challenge for global customers.

  • Jamie Airnes is a C-Suite exploration and production professional with 20+ years’ global experience across technical, business and commercial functions in the energy industry. An experienced industry leader with a proven track record in operational excellence and project delivery across the asset lifecycle, Jamie is also a trusted board advisor to various energy companies.
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