Petrofac Training Services Announces New Vice President for Europe and the
HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 07/24/14 -- Petrofac Training
Services (PTS), part of Petrofac Group (LSE: PFC), the international
service provider to the oil and gas industry, announced the hiring of
Pedro Vergel as vice president of Western Hemisphere for Petrofac
Vergel, who has a background in drilling and subsurface, joins PTS
with more than 30 years of client-side expertise and knowledge,
gained predominantly during a 29-year career at Schlumberger. There
he undertook a number of global multidisciplinary roles, based in
Houston, Brazil, Moscow and other international locations.
"I'm delighted to be joining Petrofac in a role where I can bring my
global experience and understanding of the client perspective in
order to continue strengthening PTS' position as the go-to provider
for training and capability enhancement and further growing the PTS
global offer," Vergel said. "I look forward to working with Paul and
the team to realize the latent potential of PTS."
Vergel is a qualified mechanical and petroleum engineer and MBA
graduate from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. He
joins PTS from Argentina-based integrated oil and gas company YPF SA,
where he managed the company's drilling activities. Additionally, as
a senior consultant at EnerMTB Consulting, he advised major venture
capital organizations and oil and gas majors on global portfolio
In this newly created role, Vergel will be responsible for PTS
operations in Europe and the Americas as the company re-aligns its
global structure to a regional model. This model will focus on
further growing market share and integrated growth of product and
service lines, and will also have special focus on developing new and
existing talent and capabilities. These strategies will support the
further growth of PTS in Europe and the Americas. All current PTS
operations in Europe and the Americas, including the Competency
Solutions, ERCM, SFHS and Technical Training, will report to Vergel.
"I am delighted that we have appointed Pedro, whose international
expertise and deep knowledge from the client side, coupled with his
visionary approach to market expansion, will be a valuable insigh
we seek to further grow and tailor our training offer across key
target geographies," said Paul Groves, managing director of PTS.
In his new role, Vergel will be based in PTS' Houston offices.
Petrofac is a leading international service provider to the oil and
gas production and processing industry, with a diverse customer
portfolio including many of the world's leading integrated,
independent and national oil and gas companies. Petrofac is quoted on
the London Stock Exchange (symbol: PFC).
Petrofac designs and builds oil and gas facilities; operates,
maintains and manages facilities and trains personnel; enhances
production; and, where it can leverage its service capability,
develops and co-invests in upstream and infrastructure projects.
Petrofac's range of services meets its customers' needs across the
full life cycle of oil and gas assets.
With more than 18,000 employees, Petrofac operates out of seven
strategically located operational centers, in Aberdeen, Sharjah, Abu
Dhabi, Woking, Chennai, Mumbai and Kuala Lumpur and has a further 24
For additional information, please refer to the Petrofac website at
About Petrofac Training Services
Petrofac Training Services (PTS) is a division of the Petrofac Group.
Founded in 1983, PTS is a leading provider of onshore and offshore
safety, survival and emergency response training. To deliver these
services, PTS draws upon experienced professionals and its global
network of state-of-the-art training facilities. It is headquartered
in Aberdeen, Scotland.
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