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Forum Energy Technologies (FET)

  • Equipment, Machinery & Materials-Tools- Oilfield, Drilling

Forum Energy Technologies (FET) is a leading global manufacturer of mission critical, complex, stocked and custom oilfield products and related after-market technical services, for use onshore and offshore. We have assembled some of the most well-known brands in our industry and bring innovative solutions to our worldwide customers. Our experienced employees are dedicated to helping our customers improve safety and performance while lowering their operating costs.

Dedicated to finding the right solution for your challenges

Whether upstream, midstream or downstream, we make it a point to thoroughly understand your unique operating challenges. You can be confident of getting the right product; that performs exactly as you expect and does so safely. We pride ourselves on working with our clients to develop new products.

Vision ever expanding portfolio of oilfield products

We are continuously expanding our product portfolio to meet the demands of rapidly evolving technologies



920 Memorial City Way, Suite 1000
Houston TX 77024
United States


C. Christopher Gaut , Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Gaut has served as our Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board of directors since August 2010 and as one of our directors since December 2006. Mr. Gaut served at Halliburton Company, a leading diversified oilfield service company, as President of the Drilling and Evaluation Division and prior to that as Chief Financial Officer, from March 2003 through April 2009. From April 2009 through November 2009, Mr. Gaut was a private investor. Prior to joining Halliburton Company in 2003, Mr. Gaut was the Co-Chief Operating Officer of Ensco International, a provider of offshore contract drilling services. He also served as Ensco’s Chief Financial Officer from 1988 until 2003. Mr. Gaut is currently a member of the board of directors of Ensco Plc. Mr. Gaut holds an A.B. in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Prady Iyyanki , Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice Preside
Prady Iyyanki is Forum’s Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, Prady has over 16 years of experience with General Electric (GE) in various senior management roles. His most recent positions with GE were as President and CEO of GE Gas Engines from 2006 – 2011 and President and CEO of Turbomachinery Equipment from 2011 – 2013. He has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from JNTU, India and a Masters Science in Engineering from South Dakota State University.
Wendell R. Brooks , President of Production and Infrastructure Segment
Mr. Brooks has served as an Executive Vice President and the President of our Production and Infrastructure Segment since August 2010. He served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Allied Production Services, Inc. from October 2007 until August 2010. Prior to that, from 1996 to October 2007, he was the Group Director for the well support business of John Wood Group Plc, a public Scottish company traded on the London Stock Exchange. Mr. Brooks also served on the board of directors of Wood Group during that time. Mr. Brooks has also been President of Del Norte Inc. and was employed by Geosource, Inc. from 1975 to 1984 where he was involved in business development and served as President of two divisions. Mr. Brooks has a B.B.A. from the University of Texas at Arlington and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.
James W Harris , Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Harris has served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since the Combination in August 2010. From December 2005 until the Combination, Mr. Harris served as FOT’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Harris was Vice President, Controller of VeriCenter, Inc., a provider of information technology services, and General Manager of its AppSite Hosting service line from January 2004 through November 2005. Prior to joining VeriCenter, from August 1999 through December 2001, Mr. Harris worked for Enron Energy Services, Inc., as a Vice President and thereafter served as a consultant through December 2003. Mr. Harris began his career at PriceWaterhouse from January 1985 until February 1994, with his final position being a Senior Tax Manager, and at Baker Hughes Incorporated from February 1994 until May 1999 in various positions, including Vice President, Tax and Controller. Mr. Harris received his B.S. and his Masters of Accounting from Brigham Young University and his M.B.A. from Rice University. Mr. Harris is a certified public accountant.
James L. McCulloch , Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Mr. McCulloch has served as our Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since October 2010. Mr. McCulloch was a private investor from January 2008 until joining the Company, and since February 2008 has also served on the Board of Directors of Sunland Inc., a privately held pipeline construction and services company. In 1983 Mr. McCulloch joined Global Marine Inc., a leading international offshore drilling contractor, as Assistant General Counsel and served in a variety of capacities within the legal department until being named Senior Vice President and General Counsel in 1995. In 2001 Global Marine merged with Santa Fe International Corporation, an international land and offshore drilling contractor, to form GlobalSantaFe Corporation, the second largest offshore drilling company in the world, where Mr. McCulloch continued to serve as Senior Vice President and General Counsel until the company’s merger with Transocean Inc. in December 2007. Prior to joining Global Marine, Mr. McCulloch worked for a privately held shipping company based in Tampa, Florida and as an associate with the Phelps Dunbar law firm in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mr. McCulloch received his B.A. from Tulane University and his J.D. from Tulane University School of Law.


Sub-Atlantic Tether Management System

[Category: Navigation & Communication Systems-Sonar / Acoustics]

A large proportion of recorded ROV downtime is attributed to TMS failures. So when you talk to the users of our TMS systems, the one thing they will confirm is that they are extremely reliable. Renowned in Industry for High Reliability Telescopic Frame Accommodates ROV Tool Skids Fully Electric with Single Drive Motor Corrosion Resistant Stainless Steel and Polypropylene Construction 250 metre Nominal Tether Capacity (more for smaller tethers) Unique, Simple, Reliable Drive System Accurate Spooling ROV Latching System Available in 3 Sizes + Specials These TMS systems are fully electric and utilise a unique system that drives the main drum and traction wheel using a single motor whilst maintaining cable tension and accurate spooling. The stainless steel main frame is telescopic, allowing of various depths of under-slung tool skids to be fitted to the ROV. For deep-water operation, the TMS can be supplied with a high voltage transformer fitted for conversion of the ROV power.

Type 5 Tether Management System

[Category: Vessels-Remotely Operated Vehicles]

The Type 5 Tether Management System (TMS) has been developed to provide a compact and weight-efficient solution with high tether capacity. Although it is smaller and lighter than any other current production TMS there is no compromise in the strength of the frame, which remains capable of handling a 9000kg ROV package with 3g rating. It is suitable for all work-class ROVs. The TMS stores and deploys the ROV tether cable so that the ROV motion is decoupled from motions of the main umbilical to the surface vessel. It allows the ROV to operate at a greater operating radius from the deployment point. The docking box used on the underside of the TMS has a powerful two stage latching action that structurally locks the ROV to the TMS for deployment and recovery through the sea surface. The top lifting cone can be a Perry standard design or customer specified bullet, to suit an existing A-Frame. The Type 5 TMS has a gentle tether route which will maximize the operating life of any


[Category: Vessels-Submarines & Submersibles]

Sub-Atlantic’s fully electric MOHAWK remotely operated vehicle is a small compact, high performance professional ROV system which can be used for a variety of underwater tasks including observation, survey, NDT inspections and tooling. High Reliability, Easy Maintenance Sub-Atlantic AC Propulsion Thrusters Multiple Camera and Sensor Interfaces 1000 msw / 3280 fsw Depth Rated Auto-Heading and Depth (Optional Auto-Altitude) Plastic Open Frame Design Live Boat or TMS Operation 35 kg / 77 lb Payload Manipulator Options Tooling Skid Options This small, professional inspection ROV delivers exceptionally high thrust in all directions from Sub-Atlantic’s reliable AC power thruster system. Mohawk provides high quality video for inspection work but also has the capabilities for running underslung tool packages such as tree valve torque tools, high pressure water jetting pumps and small hydraulic or electric manipulators. Mohawk is rated at 1000 msw / 3280 fsw standard but can be
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