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Manager – Marketing and Product Development

Cabot Specialty Fluids

2011-2012

Marketing potassium formate and cesium formate brine in the oil industry, and developing new cesium brine products.  

 

 

Technical Sales Director

Cabot Specialty Fluids

2004-2010

Selling potassium formate and cesium formate brine in the oil industry

 

 

Global Business Manager – Oilfield Chemicals

Hydro Formates  

2002-2003

Managing Hydro’s potassium formate business in the oil sector

 

 

Global Business Manager – Well Construction Chemicals

Hydro Chemicals

1998-2001

Managing Hydro’s potassium formate business in the oil sector

 

 

Managing Director

Forbrico Ltd

1995-1997

Managing the world’s first dedicated potassium formate brine company serving the oil industry

 

 

Senior Research Scientist

Shell Research

1990-1994

Researching and developing formate brines as drilling, completion, workover and suspension fluids for the oil industry  

 

 

New Business Development

Shell Chemicals

1982-1989

Developing and selling new oilfield chemicals, including formate brines

 

 

John has published 30 papers on the properties, uses and benefits of formate brines for oil and gas field developments

Formate Brine Ltd

The formate brine specialists  

 

John Downs established Formate Brine Ltd as a consultancy company in 2012 after 25 years of working with formate brines in research, sales and business management roles.

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