LAFAYETTE, La., Jan. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Environmental Drilling Solutions ("EDS"), a leading provider of advanced closed loop drilling solids control services to the North American oil and gas industry, announced that Richard A. Pattarozzi has recently been appointed to its Board of Directors.
Mr. Pattarozzi currently also serves on the Boards of FMC Technologies, Tidewater Inc. and Stone Energy Corporation. Mr. Pattarozzi is a former director of Superior Energy Services, Global Industries, Ltd., Transocean Sedco Forex, WellLogix and OSCA.
After more than 33 years of service, he retired in 2000 as Vice President of Shell Oil Co., where his responsibilities included Shell Deepwater Development Inc., Shell Deepwater Production Inc. and Shell's Shallow Water Gulf of Mexico E&P business. He previously served as the Chief Executive Officer and President for both Shell Deepwater Development Inc. and Shell Deepwater Production Inc., and as Vice President of Shell Offshore Inc. He holds a BS in civil engineering from the University of Illinois.
Kirby Arceneaux, Chairman and CEO of EDS, stated, "We are pleased to welcome Rich to the Board and believe his experience and counsel will be very helpful as we continue to grow our business and develop new strategic initiatives."
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Pattarozzi said, "The economic, operational, and environmental benefits of EDS's zero-discharge solids control services are compelling. I am optimistic about the long-term market trend toward advanced solids control solutions and am excited to be joining with EDS to help the company continue its growth and expand its scope of services."
About Environmental Drilling Solutions
Environmental Drilling Solutions (EDS) provides solids control services using its proprietary, patent-pending mobile and skid-mounted equipment in onshore unconventional oil and gas plays across the United States. EDS is also increasing its presence in the Gulf of Mexico with innovative and safer techniques for collecting drill cuttings offshore. EDS employs over 250 trained staff members including experienced field service engineers to ensure professional, trouble-free installations and service for its customers. EDS also provides rig vacuum systems, storage tanks, pressure washers, and other related equipment and services. For more information, please visit www.environmentalds.com.
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