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Air Energi ramps up shale activity with opening of Colorado office

Led by seasoned recruitment professional Doug Thorner, the office is Air Energi’s seventh location in North America and will support the Rocky Mountain Region and the West including Colorado, North Dakota, Wyoming and California.

Having recruited within the Denver market for 15 years, Doug brings to Air Energi a wealth of experience and in-depth local knowledge. Along with being an active member of The Western Energy Alliance (WEA) and the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA), Doug has sat on the Board of Directors of the Denver Petroleum Club for the past four years.

“Denver has grown to become the oil and gas industry’s shale hub for the Western U.S.,” states Doug Thorner, Lead Consultant at Air Energi. “Our new office will be instrumental in fully engaging with the oil-rich shale plays of the region. From this site, we will be offering our full suite of services covering talent acquisition, global mobility and integrated project solutions to Colorado’s thriving energy sector. I’m thrilled to be commanding such a dynamic unit backed by a global infrastructure recognized for its expertise.”

Air Energi has gained considerable experience in supporting local shale activity via its Midland office, but will look to expand its expertise with the addition of this new location.  Two of the largest and most promising shale plays, the Bakken and Niobrara, are being managed directly out of Denver.

“With the Western region being the biggest area for America in terms of energy supply at present, opening up our footprint across the U.S. is vital in our commitment to deliver locally for our clients,” says Darren Rowan, Regional Development Manager, Air Energi. “With Doug’s extensive understanding of the local market, alongside Air Energi’s international expertise, we’re aiming to solidify our position as the trusted people services partner of choice to the U.S. shale industry.”


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