Christmas named CEO at Trilantic-backed Fluid Delivery

Fluid Delivery Solutions, a portfolio company of Trilantic North America, named David Christmas as its CEO. Christmas most recently served as Schlumberger’s U.S. managing director and regional vice president.


Fluid Delivery Solutions Appoints David G. Christmas as Chief Executive Officer

FORT WORTH, Texas– Fluid Delivery Solutions, LLC (FDS), a leading oilfield water management company with operations across the Permian, Eagle Ford, Mid Continent, Marcellus and Utica basins, today announced the appointment of David G. Christmas as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Christmas, who joins FDS from Schlumberger Limited (NYSE: SLB), will work alongside the FDS Board of Directors to set the strategic direction of the business, while ensuring that the company continues to meet the growing needs of its customers. Mr. Christmas will also collaborate closely with Co-Presidents Jess Foshee and Philip Kuntz and Executive Vice President, Finance, Cody Compton, to further enhance FDS’s core service operations and capitalize on the evolving dynamics within the oilfield water management space.

“We are excited to have Dave join the leadership team at FDS at this critical juncture in the company’s growth, and believe his decades-long career at Schlumberger, including his most recent experience leading its Permian basin operations, uniquely position him to help drive value for all stakeholders,” said Dick Alario, Executive Chairman of FDS’s Board of Directors. “Dave has proven himself as a leader across various segments of the oilfield value chain and we look forward to his many contributions to the team.”

Mr. Christmas brings more than 37 years of experience in oilfield water management, including more than three decades with Schlumberger Limited, where he held roles of increasing responsibility across divisions in the U.S. and abroad. Most recently, Mr. Christmas served as Schlumberger’s U.S. Managing Director and Regional Vice President, where he was responsible for leading the company’s business and operations in the Permian Basin.

“With its multi-basin footprint and history of providing high quality customer service, FDS has distinguished itself a true leader within the oilfield water management sector, which has become an increasingly important service segment for operators across U.S. unconventional basins,” said Mr. Christmas. “I am thrilled to work with the entire FDS team and its customers to continue building a differentiated water management business across all of our key operating regions.”

About FDS

Fluid Delivery Solutions is an oil and gas service company headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. The company is focused on delivering best-in-class water management to the oil and gas industry. Since January 2011, when operations began in Oakdale, Pennsylvania, FDS has grown to over 800 employees and currently operates in the Permian, Eagle Ford, Mid Continent, Marcellus and Utica basins. The company’s tremendous growth can be attributed to management’s ability to attract and retain the most experienced and qualified personnel. With its qualified staff, FDS has developed a reputation for excellence in managing complex oilfield water solutions. For more information about FDS, visit