We developed a line of coiled-tubing fracturing tools for the coalbed methane gas market.
2008. Mongoose Frac® System
We introduced the Mongoose Frac® System to compete with plug-and-perforate / ball-drop-sliding-sleeve technology.
2010. Sliding Sleeve
We designed the Sliding Sleeve to streamline well completions by eliminating the need for sand-jet perforating.
2014. MULTICYCLE® Frac Sleeves
We Designed MULTICYCLE® frac sleeves that can be opened and closed repeatedly, giving operators unprecedented flexibility.
2017. Repeat Precision Launched
We partnered with RJ Machine to launch the joint venture Repeat Precision, specializing in frac plugs and setting tools.
2017. IPO Launched
In April, 2017 we launched an IPO and became a publicly-traded company on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
2017. Spectrum Tracer Services
We acquired Spectrum Tracer Services in 2017 and expanded our product portfolio to include tracer diagnostics.
2018. Purple Seal Express
Repeat Precision launched the Purple Seal Express to help maximize safety and improve completion efficiency.
2018. North Sea Operations
NCS deployed and stimulated its first MULTICYCLE® sleeve system for multiple major operators in the North Sea.
We launched the Innovus™ product platform and set numerous records for successful well completions.
2020. Big Milestones
In 2020 we reached an impressive milestone of 10,000 successful Airlock® installations and over 8,000 wells traced.
Discover our team
Mr. Nipper is our Chief Executive Officer, a position he has held since November 2016. He has served as a member of our Board since 2012. He previously served as our Chief Executive Officer from December 2012 until April 2016 and as Executive Chairman from April 2016 until February 2017. Mr. Nipper co-founded NCS in 2006. He has more than 30 years of industry experience and has invented several patented technologies relating to downhole oil and natural gas and geothermal service equipment. Prior to founding NCS, Mr. Nipper spent 18 years with Tri-State Oil Tools Inc. and Baker Hughes, including various operations and sales management positions. Prior to leaving Baker Hughes, he held the position of North American Marketing Manager.
Mr. Willems is our Chief Operations Officer, a position he has held since May 2015. Mr. Willems previously served as our President of U.S./International Operations from January 2012 to May 2015 and Senior Vice President from April 2010 to January 2012. Mr. Willems has more than 30 years’ experience in the oil and natural gas industry, specializing in wellbore construction, completion and remediation. Sixteen of those years were spent in international markets. He has held diverse positions, including applications engineering, operations, sales and marketing, and he has held vice president positions for a major service company in U.S. and international operations and marketing. Mr. Willems received a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology.
Mr. Hummer is our Chief Financial Officer, a position he has held since November 2016 and our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since March 2020. Mr. Hummer previously served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Development since August 2015 and as Vice President, Corporate Development from July 2014 until August 2015. Prior to joining us, Mr. Hummer served as Director, Investment Banking at Lazard Freres & Co. from January 2011 to April 2014, during which time he advised clients on a broad range of transactions, including mergers & acquisitions, restructuring and debt and equity capital raises. Mr. Hummer holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. King is our Chief Technology Officer, a position he has held since April 2022. Mr. King previously served as Chief Strategy officer from February 2019 to April 2022 and Chief Integration Officer from August 2017 to February 2019. Prior to joining NCS, Mr. King was with Baker Hughes Company serving in various roles, with his latest positions as Director of Business Transformation from January 2017 to August 2017 and Director of Market Analysis and Commercialization from May 2016 to January 2017. Mr. King has more than 28 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry, specializing in wellbore construction, completion and remediation. Three of those years were spent in the international arena. He has served in diverse positions, including applications engineering, operations, and product line management, and he has held a vice president position for a major service company in the U.S. Mr. King received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University and an EMBA from Texas A&M University.