Edward Shelton, V.P. of Business Development for Fortis Energy Services Featured in Gas Oil & Mining Contractor Magazine

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Edward Shelton, V.P. of Business Development for Fortis was recently interviewed by a national trade publication regarding the rigorous training and continual ingenuity required of Fortis employees in the ever-changing, constantly expanding American energy landscape.

Edward Shelton, V.P. Business Development, Fortis Energy Services

“It’s really the service we provide on location,” Shelton is quoted as saying. “Our crews work safely and efficiently. We have initiatives that set us apart from the competition, but it’s not high-tech stuff. It’s just focused on people and how we work

Fortis specializes in well completions, workovers, maintenance and plugging for the U.S. oil and gas industry and relies on its top-notch employees to set the company apart and far ahead of its competitors.

“It’s really the service we provide on location,” Shelton is quoted as saying. “Our crews work safely and efficiently. We have initiatives that set us apart from the competition, but it’s not high-tech stuff. It’s just focused on people and how we work.”

The magazine went on to report that one such initiative is its intensive safety program called Fortis Safe Certified. It’s behavior based and covers employees and equipment. “That’s key since we’re working with machines so it’s important they’re both certified,” Shelton told their interviewer. “The certification needs to be obtained and maintained. It’s right on the employees’ hard hats if they’re certified.”

In addition to its strong focus on safety, Fortis also works closely with their customers to root out inefficiencies, Shelton says. The company took the Six Sigma lean philosophy developed by Toyota, tweaked it for the industry and gave it the name Design Solutions.
“We go to well sites and identify inefficiencies and work together with them on making changes,” he says. “So not only do we focus on safety at the work sites, we’re also looking at what we do and how to not let inefficiencies get in the way of what we need to do. This creates a mindset of constant improvement and better efficiency at every site. That allows us to provide better service to our customers.”

During the next few years, the company has an aggressive growth plan in place targeting all the major shale areas in the United States, including the Bakken, Eagle Ford and Permian basins.
“It’s a very competitive industry, but we feel our high-quality workers set us apart and make us an ideal company to work with,” Shelton says.

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