Deep Down adds two new executive roles

Houston-based oilfield services company Deep Down has appointed a new vice president of sales and business development and new VP of finance.

Illustration. Source: Deep Down

Deep Down said on Thursday that it had appointed veteran oil and gas industry executives Richard Blackett as the new vice president of sales and business development, and Trevor Ashurst as the vice president of finance, both new roles at the company.

Blackett, most recently a global VP for offshore production at National Oilwell Varco (NOV). Before NOV, Blackett spent nine years with various oilfield service companies where he held progressive roles as project engineer designing and building equipment and project manager supervising projects for both onshore and offshore applications.

Ashurst most recently served as both the manager of global financial planning and analysis and manager of investor relations at Dril-Quip. Prior to holding these dual roles, he was a part of Dril-Quip’s M&A activities as part of their corporate development group, ultimately serving as the finance manager for a newly acquired subsidiary.

Before Dril-Quip, he spent three years working in institutional sales and equity research with a primary focus on upstream energy companies at Miller Tabak & Co, and four years working in KPMG’s external audit practice.

Charles Njuguna, Deep Down CEO, said: “We are delighted to welcome these two gentlemen as they both bring a wide range of relevant experience and skills to our organization.

“Richard and Trevor are not only great complements to our existing personnel, but they also fill strategic needs to help tap our creativity and drive the next stage of our growth as a premier offshore solutions provider.

“We are confident this puts Deep Down in an even stronger position to play a key role in a newly evolved ecosystem of operators, OEM’s and strategic partners.”

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