New CEO Takes Helm at Magseis Fairfield

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Magseis Fairfield has appointed Carel Hooijkaas as chief executive officer, effective October 01, 2019, succeeding Per Christian Grytnes who will retire from the company.

Hooijkaas has over 25 years of experience in the oilfield services and equipment industry.

Most recently, he was responsible for the Integrated Services Management operations at Schlumberger.

Previous leadership positions at Schlumberger have included president WesternGeco, vice president Integrated Project Management and Production Management for Europe & Africa, North Sea GeoMarket manager, vice president for WesternGeco’s Global Marine business, WesternGeco West Africa region manager, WesternGeco Marine North and South America manager and a variety of roles of increasing leadership responsibility in WesternGeco’s Oslo Technology Center.

Hooijkaas started his career at Schlumberger as navigation shift leader onboard seismic acquisition vessels. He holds a MSc in Measurement & Control from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.

Charles Davison, chairman of the board of Magseis Fairfield, said: “We are pleased to welcome Carel Hooijkaas as the new chief executive officer of Magseis Fairfield. Carel’s extensive industry experience and track record of value creation in our specific industry segment make him the perfect fit for Magseis Fairfield as we enter the next phase of growth.”

Carel Hooijkaas, new chief executive officer of Magseis Fairfield said: “Leading Magseis Fairfield into the next phase of growth is a very attractive opportunity. The company has exciting times ahead. Powered by a strong and efficient technology solution and an excellent team, the company is positioned to generate substantial value for customers, partners and shareholders.”

Charles Davison added: “Per Christian leadership has been instrumental in combining our two companies Magseis and Fairfield Geotechnologies, creating an ocean bottom seismic leader. We thank him for his leadership and personal commitment over the last two years since he joined the company.”

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