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March 06, 2013 at 21:12 PM EST
James Walker Joins WellDog Executive Team

WellDog announced today that James Walker has joined its executive team as EVP, Commercial Development. Walker is a well-known industry executive who prior led QuantX, an Expro-Baker Hughes joint venture company that subsequently became ProductionQuest at Baker Hughes, to over $200 million in sales. At WellDog, Walker is leading growth of the company’s reservoir testing business unit, which provides gas and permeability testing services to coal seam gas, coal mine and conventional oil and gas operators around the world.

“James is a highly energetic leader with extensive experience across a variety of product and service lines and geomarkets,” said John M. Pope, Ph.D., President and CEO of WellDog. “His strategic thinking combined with his practical skills make him a great fit for our company.”

Walker will be based in the company’s Brisbane office and will be active throughout the company’s worldwide operations.

“WellDog’s innovative technical products and services are important to improving the resource industry’s economics and environmental sustainability,” said Walker. “I look forward to growing the WellDog business by helping our customers more accurately and cost-efficiently characterize their subsurface assets.”

Walker is a native of Bristol, U.K. He received a B.S. in Geology from the University of Nottingham and a MBA from The Robert Gordon University. He served as VP Sales at Expro International Group, then as President of QuantX Wellbore Instrumentation, following that company into Baker Hughes where he served as VP, Operations and Marketing at ProductionQuest, and then VP Intelligent Production Systems at Baker Hughes. He subsequently served as Chief Operating Officer at Qantapoint, a venture-backed oil and gas technology company.

About WellDog

WellDog (trade name of Gas Sensing Technology Corp and WellDog Pty Ltd) is a privately held company that applies a diverse set of innovative technologies to address the numerous critical needs of unconventional oil and gas and alternative energy industries in a high volume, low cost manner. Its flagship gas testing technical service has identified more than half a billion dollars worth of natural gas in hundreds of coals around the world over the past ten years, while enabling resource producers to leave more than a billion gallons of water in a pristine condition. WellDog now provides several technical services to the coal seam gas and coal mining industries including gas testing, permeability testing, downhole reservoir monitoring gauges, and environmental monitoring services. The company has offices in Laramie, Wyoming and in Brisbane and Roma, Queensland. More information is available at


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