SVP & COO
Mr. Maidla is the newest member of the ATI family and currently holds the position of SVP & COO. He has over 15 years’ experience in the Oil & Gas arena and has built solid relationships with many key personnel in National Oil Companies, Independent Oil Companies, Drilling Contractors & Service Companies throughout the Americas (with a heavy focus on Mexico, Brazil, USA, Colombia, Argentina & Bolivia). Mr. Maidla has lived in three continents throughout his life and speaks three fluent languages (English, Portuguese & Spanish). He was born in the USA and raised in Brazil and Australia.
Maidla has spent the last 12 years of his career working for a drilling services company (proNova, TDE Petroleum Data Solutions, Inc.) based out of Houston, TX, USA, where he held various leadership positions involved with sales & marketing, new market startups, public and single source tendering, drilling optimization software deployment, drilling performance coaching, contract renewals & negotiations, strategic alliances, and management & executive leadership. Prior to this, Mr. Maidla worked for Noble Drilling Corporation as a field hand, having worked various positions: Roustabout, Pontoon Hand, Shacker Hand, Roughneck (floorhand), and Derrickman. His first job in the oil industry was with Slider (A Schlumberger company) as a Field Directional Drilling Engineer.
Mr. Maidla has strong foundations and relationships in Mexico with PEMEX personnel, and has strategic alliances within the territory, one of the key reasons for teaming up with Mr. Robert Andrews . Moreover, he has very close ties to PETROBRAS personnel in Brazil having worked since 2010 in the Brazilian market and since then travelled over 50 times to Rio de Janeiro and Macae. He also has great professional relationships worldwide with REPSOL, SHELL, STATOIL (now EQUINOR), CHEVRON, BHP Billiton, HESS CORP, and many other majors.
Maidla brings new blood to the ATI family, with his strengths deriving from very strong communication skills coupled with a sound practical operational offshore and land drilling & completions background.
Mr. Maidla has a BS in Economics with a minor in Mathematics from the University of Houston, along with several leadership certifications from institutions throughout the USA. He also holds a patent related to the automated measurement process of pipe laying supply vessel (PLSV's) deployment and retrievals. He is married to the love of his life and together have three beautiful daughters. He currently resides in the Houston, TX area.
|Office: ||ATI Houston, USA|
|Phone: ||+1 (281) 755-7595|
|Fax: ||+1 (713) 623-2246|
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