Message From Our President
2021 was an incredible year. The success of 2021 is owed in a very large part to the talent of our workforce in the field.
- We onboarded 323 people
- We lowered our Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) to .043 in 2021 from 0.90 in 2020
This amazing accomplishment is owed to the dedication and experience of our field personnel and every other team member who supported these efforts. They helped us answer the challenges that come with significant growth.
2021 saw DWS expanding our geographic footprint both domestically and internationally. We have always had a large presence in the Permian and Appalachian basins and have now expanded into thirteen different states. We have continued to expand our operations internationally in Argentina and are actively pursuing opportunities in the Middle East.
As we have expanded geographically, we are working hard to ensure we do not let expenses get out of line as we grow. In addition, we are working hard to ensure the added growth does not foster unnecessary complexity. Early in 2021 we began focusing heavily on business continuity and cost control as part of our broader Operational Excellence program.
Key to our Operational Excellence program is:
• Organizational discipline
• Culture of innovation and creativity
• Cost management/savings ideas
• Revenue and margin generation
• Technology integration
• Improved business processes
We are proud of the role DWS plays in promoting sustainable and efficient energy production. We believe that natural gas will be one of the most important fuel sources in our economy as we transition to more environmentally friendly applications. Natural gas reduces CO2 emissions by up to 60 percent compared to coal when used to generate electricity. Developments in natural gas production through hydraulic fracturing has brought about substantial greenhouse gas reductions in the United States. We see this trend continuing based on its domestic abundance, established distribution networks, relatively low cost, emissions benefits, and applications for many industries.
Brian le Vann