Vice President of Engineering
Brent Lirette has more than 42 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Starting his career with cementing products at Gemoco, later acquired by Weatherford, Brent held several positions within the engineering department, including Product Line Engineering Manager. His focus was mostly on research and development of cementing products – float equipment, stage tools, cementing plugs, and centralizers. Brent has been a member of API Committee 10 on Oil Well Cements since 1985, and received certificates of appreciation from ISO Technical Committee 67 for his participation as Project Leader for the development of International Standard ISO 10427-1:2001 in the petroleum and natural gas industries – Part 1: bow-spring casing centralizers. He was also awarded a certificate of appreciation for being a Project Leader in the development of the International Standard ISO 10427-2:2003 in the petroleum and natural gas industries – Part 2: centralizer placement and stop-collar testing.
Brent graduated from Nicholls State University in 1972 with a B.S. in Engineering Science and completed his Master of Business Administration degree in 1984. He is the inventor or co-inventor on 14 patents involving float valves, stage tools, centralizer subs, and other well construction products or processes.