FORT WORTH, Texas - Weir Oil & Gas announced the hiring of David Paterson as president of pressure pumping. Based in Fort Worth, Paterson will lead Weir’s Oil & Gas pressure pumping business as the company continues to be the leader in the well service pump market.

Paterson is an industry veteran, with over two decades of experience in the oil and gas sector. In this new role, Paterson will be responsible for leading and managing Weir’s Pressure Pumping business, overseeing the strategic direction of all global operations, manufacturing and service footprint.  

“Weir is delighted to welcome David to our executive leadership team as President of Pressure Pumping,” said Paul Coppinger, division president of Weir Oil & Gas. “David has an impressive array of industry experience and an exceptional understanding of our markets. We are confident that he will guide our pressure pumping business to further success.”

Prior to joining Weir, Paterson was president at Artificial Lift at Schlumberger. In this position, Paterson was responsible for the global financial performance, strategic direction and service delivery of the artificial lift segment, leading over 3,000 employees across the globe. Paterson joined Schlumberger as a field Engineer with Dowell in 1995 and worked in field, operational and management roles of progressing responsibility in Schlumberger and its M-I SWACO JV with Smith. Roles include country manager Indonesia, Asia Pacific vice president (VP), Eastern Hemisphere senior VP, global product lines VP and drilling group VP for Asia, before being promoted to president, geoservices in 2014. He transitioned to the role of president, artificial lift in 2016.

“Weir’s Pressure Pumping business continues to assert itself as a leader in the industry,” said Paterson. “I look forward to building off the current momentum the team has created and leading the business to consistent, continued growth.”

Paterson holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Offshore Engineering from The Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland.