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Zenith Energy Strengthens Management Team with Key Appointment

Zenith Energy, the leading well engineering consultancy and project management company with offices in Aberdeen, Perth Australia, Dakar Senegal and Abu Dhabi, announces today (Tuesday 23rd January 2024) that it has appointed Jay Kelly to its management team as Wells Manager.

With over 22 years’ experience in the drilling and wells space, Jay has an extensive managerial and engineering history working in the energy sector. He began his career with ADTI as a graduate engineer and worked his way up to Engineering Team Leader, working on numerous projects within the UKCS, for a diverse client base with a variety of different operations. Jay subsequently developed further experience, working in roles of increasing seniority for a subset of operators in the UKCS. During this period, he constructed, developed and led a large, in-house, multi-disciplined, wells and operations team.

Jay has spent the last five years as Wells Manager with Ithaca Energy, where he was also a member of Ithaca’s Senior Management Team.

Martin Booth, Managing Director of Zenith Energy, says, “Jay brings decades of experience in the industry and working with operators in the UKCS. He will be an asset to the team with his extensive managerial and engineering background. 2023 was a year of expansion for Zenith Energy, we enjoyed a record year and welcomed several new team members. 2024 looks set to be another busy year with new global clients and projects. We welcome Jay to the team.”

Louise Wood, Recruitment Director for Prodrill Energy Resource Solutions, a part of Zenith Energy, says, “After completing a comprehensive search and selection process for the group we are delighted to welcome Jay to the Zenith organisation. Not only does Jay bring a wealth of engineering and managerial expertise to the organisation, but he also brings extensive knowledge of the skills and talent needed to support the ever-changing landscape we operate in.”

Jay Kelly, Wells Manager at Zenith Energy, says, “Zenith has first-class engineering capabilities and a diverse client base, with projects encompassing hydrocarbon and net-zero developments. The opportunity to join the Zenith team was attractive and I look forward to working with the management team, the engineers and clients to deliver the optimum well management service.”

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