Energy Fishing and Rental Services, Inc. was established and incorporated on January 2005. The company officers alone have a combined total of over 186 years of experience in the oilfield, with 180 years of direct experience in Fishing and Downhole Intervention.
Active Company Officers and Experience:
Arthur Potter – Co-Founder / Chairman of the Board
As Chairman and Co-Founder of Energy Fishing and Rental Services Inc. Arthur Potter has demonstrated his hard work ethics, attention to detail and high standards throughout his 46 years in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Potter’s experience includes 42 years of fishing on virtually any type of rig, from drilling, work-over, snubbing, coiled tubing and floaters in both domestic and international. He has extensive experience in downhole intervention as well.
Joe DeGeare – President
Joe DeGeare has an extensive background in Fishing and Rental, Well Intervention and Completions market segments. Mr. DeGeare has domestic and international experience working land and shelf. During his 39-year career, Joe has held significant roles at the field level as well in senior management positions with Tri-State Oil Tools, Baker Hughes, Archer and NCS Multistage as President of the US. Joe has several co-patents, industry papers and co-authored the book, “The Guide to Oilwell Fishing” and in 2014, he published the 2nd addition of this book.
Gene Rockett – Co-Founder / Vice President
As Vice President/Secretary and Co-Founder of Energy Fishing & Rental Services Inc., Gene Rockett has demonstrated his impressive skills throughout 48 years in the oil and gas industry, of which 42 years includes fishing and downhole intervention. Mr. Rockett’s experience consists of work offshore and land drilling as well as innumerable fishing and tool jobs.
Martin Parr – Chief Financial Officer
Martin Parr is a chartered accountant and MBA with 30 years of experience in the oil services industry, and five years with PwC UK and Trinidad. Mr. Parr previously held CFO or VP Finance and Controller roles with Tucker Energy Services, Mustang Engineering, Wood Group Asia Pacific, TETRA Technologies, and Amromco Energy. This experience has developed his knowledge of the financial management of oilfield services and upstream operations in North and South America, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.
Gary Wood - Co-Founder / Advisor
As one of the original co-founders of Energy Fishing & Rental Services, Gary Wood has extensive knowledge and experience in fishing tools and services on land and offshore environments and spans more than 56 years. While gaining increasingly important roles including tool pusher, drilling foreman, fishing tool supervisor, area manager, Vice President of operations, and company President, Mr. Wood has worked for many renowned companies - Tri-State Oil Tools, Petco, Weatherford and Key Energy. Gary’s experience and responsibilities throughout the years have all benefited his knowledge and have led to his current advisory role with EFRS.