April 19, 2022

Press release

Global completions specialist Tendeka has appointed a new business development manager for Latin America to expand the use of technologies across the region.

Maurilio Solano will be working with local operators to implement Tendeka’s key technologies such as FloSure, Filtrex and PulseEight EAV (Electronic Ambient Valve) across Latin America. With almost 30 years in the industry, he is vastly experienced and has led several business and technology teams for Halliburton and Baker Hughes throughout his career.

Mr Solano has built up technical expertise in intelligent well systems corrosion logs, multilaterals, expandable liners and liner drilling as well as considerable experience of the sales, marketing, and deployment of technologies around the world.

Mr Solano said: “I’m honoured to be joining Tendeka and leading the team’s efforts across Latin America. I have built up extensive customer relations throughout my career so I’m looking forward to meeting them and sharing what Tendeka can offer in terms of efficiencies across the energy industry.”

Jim McGowin, Vice President for North and South America at Tendeka, added: “We’re pleased to have Maurilio on board to lead our efforts across Latin America. His relationships, experience and diligence make him the ideal candidate to navigate the ever-changing landscape across the opportunity-laden but ever-challenging Latin American market. We are well placed to increase the reach of our innovative technologies across the region and highlight the benefits to local operators.”

Mr Solano studied mechanical engineering at Escuela Politécnica Nacional in Ecuador and a master’s in business administration and marketing from the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico.


Tendeka Houston office


May 25, 2021

Press release

Tendeka and Tucker Energy Services announce distributor agreement for Trinidad, Suriname and Guyana

A new collaborative agreement will see Tucker Energy Services actively promote the sales, installation and services of Tendeka’s innovative completion technologies across Trinidad, Suriname and Guyana.

Tendeka’s technology and business development experts in Houston and Aberdeen will work closely with the Tucker team in Trinidad to recognize and implement applications that will add value to operators. Tendeka’s sand and flow control, reservoir monitoring and management, and production enhancement technologies are amongst those to be utilized in the countries.

Anthony Gwartney, Tendeka’s Business Development Manager for North America and Trinidad said: “Tucker is recognized as an innovator in the service industry and the experience and support of its team will ensure we can meet the technology requirements of the operators in these countries. Our products have the ability to enhance production and maximize recovery throughout the production lifecycle.”

The Tucker team is widely regarded as one of the most experienced and knowledgeable in the region, offering a full spread of primary and ancillary products and services to support drilling, completions, production and intervention operations.

John Friedli, Tucker’s Technology and Business Development Manager added: “This partnership with Tendeka continues our ongoing commitment to ensuring the successful implementation of leading technology in the Caribbean region.

“Combining Tendeka’s broad catalog of proprietary products with our expertise and capacity in intervention, completion and production services, will mean the end user greatly benefits from the timely and efficient transfer of applied technologies.”



February 11, 2021

Press release

A new collaborative agreement has been signed that will see Northern Solutions Alaska LLC represent global completions specialist Tendeka in actively promoting sales, installation, and services of its completion products and technologies in the region.

The two companies have previously worked together on several projects in Alaska which contributed to the introduction and ongoing success of Tendeka’s FloSure  Autonomous Inflow Control Devices (AICD) and most recently its new PulseEight  Electronic Ambient Valve (EAV) technology in Prudhoe Bay.

Paul Guilfoyle, Tendeka’s business development manager for Canada and Alaska, said: “This mutually beneficial arrangement, although in the works for some time, has even more significance today as we adjust to find new ways of working. Tendeka’s regional team and the combination of local experience and support from within Alaska, will ensure that together we can continue to meet the technology requirements of Alaskan operators.

“The Northern Solutions team is widely regarded as one of the most experienced and knowledgeable in the region, holding several patents for coil tubing drilling, work over and intervention. Working in partnership with Northern Solutions is a key part of Tendeka’s continuing goal to provide best in class products and service quality for our clients in Alaska.”

Candice English, Northern Solutions’ owner commented: “We believe that the innovation driven technologies at the core of Tendeka’s portfolio are well aligned with our own approach to bringing custom solutions to solve clients drilling, completion and production challenges. From design and development, to manufacturing and installation and we are excited to bring our own local experience and values to this collaboration.”

Northern Solutions have machining, fabrication and workshop facilities in Anchorage and Prudhoe Bay that are already qualified to manufacture, assemble and test a range of Tendeka technologies. With wellsite and classroom-based training already underway we have already made an impact with Alaskan operators recognizing the benefits that this agreement brings.

 To find out more, contact Paul Guilfoyle on


Alaska scene


December 10, 2020

Press release

Tendeka appoints new Production Enhancement Manager

Independent global completions service company Tendeka has appointed a new product line manager to drive its production enhancement offering around the world.

Dr Li Jiang will be responsible for bringing new products to market to bolster Tendeka’s Production Enhancement portfolio, generating revenue through fluid technologies that complement Tendeka’s existing tools portfolio. He will also provide technical support on current products and support the chemical additives supply chain for the company’s global customers.

Dr Jiang joins Tendeka from Hexion where he was performance additives manager and previously worked as a principal scientist and engineering manager at Schlumberger. Across his career in oil and gas, he has led the commercialisation of several high-profile products in reservoir completion, drilling and downhole monitoring.

Dr. Jiang, who will be based in Houston, said: “Tendeka has achieved outstanding success through its completions tool portfolio. We now have the exciting opportunity to strengthen an already thriving product line and to enhance our customers’ productivity and profitability. I hope my experience in new product development and commercialisation can add significant value to the company going forward.

“The oil industry is under unprecedented pressure from weakening demand amid the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the emergence of renewable energy sources. However, I am a believer in Tendeka’s vision to safely and sustainably optimise every drop of energy produced from the reservoir as oil and gas continues to play a key role in the future energy mix.”

Tendeka’s global production enhancement product line provides E&P, saltwater disposal and upstream service companies around the world with innovative and specialty fracturing, acidising, enhanced oil recovery (EOR), and flow assurance chemicals that are designed to address challenges in all reservoir types.

Headquartered in Aberdeen, UK, the company’s subsurface engineering, advanced completions and production enhancement teams, solve complex challenges with unique, cost-effective solutions that are a fusion of innovative tools and advanced chemistries.

Brad Baker, CEO of Tendeka added: “There continues to be significant opportunities in the current low commodity price market with operators more likely to opt for financially favourable production enhancement solutions over the logistical, technical and environmental issues associated with drilling new wells.

“In this area, advanced material-based fluids chemistry and engineering can make critical impacts. Li has a wealth of experience in bringing technology to the market and he will be a major asset in supporting our clients around the world.”

Li Jiang headshot


February 25, 2020

Press release

Independent global completions service company Tendeka has appointed a new business development manager for South America as the company increases its support for oil and gas operators in the region.

Renato Barbedo will work with operators across the continent to deploy Tendeka’s broad range of products and technologies.

Mr Barbedo brings over two decades of global experience in upstream projects to the position. He previously worked with Schlumberger and Emerson and has vast experience in the areas of sand control, well construction and completions, upstream measurements, production optimization and reservoir stimulation.

Mr Barbedo said: “With a vast range of technologies including PulseEight, Filtrex and our Flosure AICDs, there are many opportunities for Tendeka to grow its presence in South America and help operators solve various challenges.

“I’m proud to be given the opportunity to raise the profile of our products across the region.”

Mr Barbedo’s appointment follows the recent addition of Jim McGowin as Tendeka’s new VP for North & South America.

Mr McGowin added: “South America has a lot of potential for us and our technologies. Renato’s experience and knowledge of the region will be instrumental in becoming a trusted partner within the continent’s major players.”

Mr Barbedo has a BS in mechanical engineering from Universidade Estadual de Campinas, specialized in integrated reservoir management in the Institut Francais du Petrole and Imperial College and is a candidate for an executive master’s in business administration in the Rice University.

Picture of Renato Barbedo


October 7, 2019

By Chris Blackmon, Manufacturing Director

Our Ft Worth manufacturing team has seen many milestones, and the recent being no less important – after all, manufacturing 10,000 packers and over 50,000 swellable products is no mean feat.

Over the last few years, we have invested and expanded our operations, continually developed our capability, and have delivered orders across the globe for over 50 clients, with our 10,000th packer being manufactured in August – this was a SwellFix packer for a Middle East client.

But this success cannot be achieved alone!  I work with extraordinary staff who show great commitment to Tendeka’s drive for excellence, and ensure all orders are delivered on time and to the highest of standards.  I couldn’t be proud, and very much look forward to many more great years ahead!

Ft Worth team


April 11, 2018

Press release

Global oil and gas solutions provider Tendeka has appointed Paul Guilfoyle as its Sales Engineer for Canada as the independent completions and production optimisation specialist grows its presence in the country. 

Paul started his career in the North Sea in 1996 with Schlumberger and progressed through a variety of downhole monitoring, sand control and completions positions, which included several years in Canada. Prior to joining Tendeka, he spent four years with BG Group as a Completions Engineer before the company was bought by Shell. 

Part of Paul’s role will be to meet existing and potential clients in Calgary to raise awareness of what differentiates Tendeka and its technology from other completions and service companies. 

Paul said: “I’ve followed Tendeka since its inception and have always appreciated the technology and how it has evolved over the years. Knowing the Tendeka portfolio and what it can bring to the Canadian market, it was an opportunity too good to pass up. 

“Ultimately, I want to help make Canada one of Tendeka’s key multi-product line operating areas and ensure Canadian operators are aware of our reputation as a leader in advanced completions and production optimisation.” 

Suzanne Stewart, Tendeka’s Vice President of North & South America, added: “We’re pleased to welcome Paul to the company with his knowledge and experience of the region. The Canadian market, specifically the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin, has always been an early adopter for new technology. 

“With our combination of current and emergent technologies and competitive cost structure, I believe Tendeka has the expertise and capability to become a trusted contributor and valued partner to the Canadian market.” 

 In the last 12 months the company has launched PulseEight, a revolutionary wireless intelligent completion technology for the digital oilfield, and Cascade3 a new sand control technology that improves recovery and the lifetime of water injection wells. 

With more than a third of the workforce focused on research and development and specialist facilities including a polymer development lab and manufacturing plants, Tendeka also creates bespoke solutions to the complex well challenges operators face to create value and boost production. 

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Paul Guilfoyle from Tendeka


November 20, 2017

As part of November’s Health & Wellbeing initiative at Tendeka, we set up food bank boxes in some of our regional offices.  Colleagues were asked to contribute non-perishable foods to donate to a local food banks.  A huge thank you to everyone who generously contributed.


Tendeka staff at the Houston Foodbank