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Oil & Gas drilling engineering experts Merlin ERD are opening an office in Houston, Texas, USA.


Wizards in cost reduction for horizontal and Extended Reach (ERD) wells, Merlin ERD are finally establishing a base in the capital of oil industry.  “In recent years, we’ve done a great deal of work supporting American companies breaking drilling records around the world.  As wells have to be ever cheaper and more efficient in this low oil price environment, we realised that we have to get these technologies back to where they can really help folks out in the US” states Iain Hutchison, President of Merlin ERD.


Martyn Greensmith, appointed SVP Western Hemisphere Operations will head up the Houston office.  Martyn was most recently at Gyrodata, where with over thirty years’ service he saw the business grow from two locations to fifty.  “These are exciting times, clients have asked us to establish a US presence and now we have the personnel available to do so.  Places have already been snapped up for our November engineering school on horizontal & ERD wells” enthuses Martyn.  I am really looking forward to the challenge and sharing technologies that have reduced drilling costs with American companies overseas.


Merlin have established themselves as industry leaders in Extended Reach Drilling (ERD) technologies, driving down drilling costs by combining the latest US and international innovations and opening up new opportunities.   As contributing authors for the latest IADC (International Association of Drilling Contractors) manual, there is no one better.


It’s time for US based companies to benefit from the latest innovative technologies being used by American companies overseas. Few people are aware that there are 37,000 foot oilwells offshore California or that an American company drilled over 42,000 in 80 days. Get in touch at or come along to Merlin’s 3-day ERD Operations training school in Houston 08 to 10 November 2016.




Client Contact:


Martyn Greensmith

SVP Western Hemisphere Operations

Merlin ERD Ltd


T:  US Mobile +1 713 412 7935


Pam Conway

UK Training Co-Ordintor

Merlin ERD Ltd

T: +44 1738 627922