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Deborah Close takes the helm of Concord Well Servicing

Sets precedent as first woman to lead a Canadian well servicing company in Alberta

Deborah Close will be setting a precedent becoming the first woman to lead a Canadian well servicing company in Alberta. She is excited about the growth opportunities for Concord Well Servicing, a division of CCS Corporation.

"For 30 years, Concord Well Servicing has been setting the industry standard," said Close. "I plan on continuing that example while looking for new and innovative ways to conduct our business. We have some of the best people and equipment available and I look forward to working with our team to grow our business."   

According to John Gibson, President and CEO of CCS Corporation, he brought Deborah on board at the end of August this year, after an extensive search. Ms. Close began her career in the energy industry more than 30 years ago working as a Petroleum Engineering Technologist at the ERCB and Amoco Canada Petroleum. She spent 14 years working in reservoir, operations engineering, and supply and marketing. Since then, Ms. Close has worked for several energy industry software companies including Landmark Graphics, a division of Halliburton.  At Landmark, Ms. Close held several executive positions in sales, marketing and general management, including Vice President, Operations for North America, Europe and the former Soviet Union. Most recently, she was Executive Vice President for DO2 Technologies, a leading software company focused on electronic invoicing and supply chain finance.   

"I had the pleasure of working with Deb during my time at Halliburton and she is a first-rate executive," said Gibson. "Deb brings a strategic approach to business with a focus on safety, sales, and marketing - a key to our continued growth as an organization. She is the consummate professional and an amazing leader. I look forward to working with her."   

Gordon Vivian, who co-founded Concord Well Servicing in 1979, retired in September. Concord Well Servicing was founded in 1979 with the goal of safely supplying superior well servicing through continuous improvement. Concord operates 139 service rigs from strategically located offices, convenient to producing areas in Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and the Northwest Territories. The company's services include: well completions, re-completions, workovers, production repairs, stimulations, swabbing, well abandonments, drilling, re-entries and slant rig services. Also within the Concord division is Concord Rentals, specializing in oilfield equipment rentals, and Lionhead Engineering, providing innovative regulatory compliance solutions for managing the final stages of the oilfield life cycle.   

CCS Corporation is headquartered in Calgary, AB, and Houston, Texas, has 3,000 employees, and provides a diverse number of services across three divisions. In addition to Concord Well Servicing, CCS Midstream Services provides oilfield waste treatment, recovery and disposal  through a network of facilities, and HAZCO Environmental Services offers integrated remediation, waste management, NORM management and decommissioning solutions. Additional integrated services offered by CCS include regulatory compliance expertise, inactive well management, well and pipeline abandonments, oilfield equipment rentals, metals recycling and geotechnical and environmental drilling.   

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