Vitaly Shkred joins InflowControl as Sr. Regional Manager – Business Development, responsible for Russia and CIS.  Vitaly is sand control completions expert with more than 14 years of experience across various roles with Baker Hughes including Regional Senior Technical and Sales Management and recently a Global Support role working at the BHI Technology Innovation Center in Houston.  Vitaly has specializations in complex sand control completions combined with MLT, IWS (intelligent well systems), Inflow Control (ICDs and AICDs), hydraulic fracturing and gravel pack technologies.  From 2016 he successfully lead the local Russian manufacturing initiative for sand screens and completion equipment to ensure high quality standards were met with local manufacturing partners.

CCO, Brent Brough states:  “We are excited to have Vitaly join our team as this will ensure we can support the Russian and CIS clients much better.  Vitaly has very strong lower completions experience and a good understanding of the Russian market and we believe in supporting our customers with industry professionals to support them in “Making Better Wells” by stopping unwanted gas and water and enabling reservoirs to produce the oil rich zones with our AICV® technology”.

Vitaly explains:  “Working for several years in sand control I can already tell that InflowControl’s AICV® technology is a fast and growing trend.  Over the past several years we have seen many projects achieve great results through the correct implementation of inflow control device completions.  A key enabler for this is the technical understanding of the operators in knowing how the technology works in the various reservoir conditions.  The AICV® is a newest generation of autonomous flow control technology and has great abilities to control unwanted gas and water with unmatched performance”. 

“I’m excited to join the InflowControl team and represent the company in my home region as we definitely can help our clients to make better wells for lower costs which matters in today’s hard times with low oil price levels”.  “Russia and CIS have a lot of challenging reservoirs to develop and having the support of reliable and high quality equipment along with local Russian screen manufacturing capabilities with our partners, this will bring Russian operators into a new era of lower cost oil production by stopping the unwanted gas and water (downhole) and promoting faster oil recovery with the AICV®”.