Amer KhayyatSilixa Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Amer Khayyat as Vice President of Conventional Oil & Gas. This development is a response to increased international market demand for fibre optic data acquisition services following the introduction of Silixa’s leading Carina® Sensing System which delivers the highest quality data by wireline intervention and accessing existing permanent fibre installations.

“As the global energy market faces significant change, we recognise the need for being able to quickly respond to our customer’s needs.  Our newly enlarged team will further develop and improve the quality of our data acquisition services and products, providing value-driven solutions through existing completions or intervention,” said Glynn Williams, Silixa’s CEO.

Amer brings over 19 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry having held various senior level positions around the globe with major international service companies. His expertise extends to downhole technology, wireline, drilling measurements and artificial lift in conventional and unconventional applications. Immediately prior to joining Silixa, Amer served as Vice President of BHGE’s Downhole Technology portfolio and Executive Director for the Cased Hole & Open Hole Wireline business units.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Brown University in Providence, USA and a master’s degree in civil and Environmental Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge USA.

“I am impressed how Silixa has transformed the fibre optic sensing market during the past few years and I am very pleased to join a team that delivers ground-breaking solutions to the oil and gas market. I look forward to further expanding the repertoire of our services, strengthening both commercial and operational benefits we bring to our clients,” added Amer.

Amer is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.