Expert in Oilwell drilling; well design,drilling operations, workovers, P&A
Expert ID: 732895 France
Expert started as an Aeronautical Engineer before entering the oil industry in 1979, meaning Expert has a solid engineering background.
Expert Witness/ Consulting Examples:
- Expert performed an investigation of drilling problems for a major oil company, W Africa. Three nights spent offshore analyzing data and interviewing, followed by a report on several different problem areas; three operational and one safety (injury, potential fatality).
-Due diligence of newly developed technology and verification of proper IP protection.
-Special assignment to design casing (four alternatives) for a challenging well, beyond the capability of the company engineers. Also provided casing design training to the local Drilling Engineers.
-Well design, drilling program creation/ approval and operational supervision of wells worldwide, any kind of rig in any environment.
Legal work as Drilling Expert
Expert Reports for various events, related to incident investigations and for law firms related to arbitration. Tribunal appointed Expert Witness for a UNCITRAL arbitration.
|Year: 1978||Degree: Higher National Certificate||Subject: Mechanical Engineering||Institution: Hull College of Higher Education, UK|
|Years: 1989 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Various||Department: Drilling||Responsibilities: I consulted for many different companies in over 40 countries as Drilling Engineer, Drilling Supervisor, Drilling Superintendent, Drilling Manager, Operations Manager, Trainer.|
|Years: 1985 to 1989||Employer: British Gas||Title: Senior Drilling Engineer||Department: Drilling||Responsibilities: Responsible for well engineering and drilling operations in the Southern North Sea, Rough field. Jackup on a production platform then a purpose built platform rig.|
|Years: 1979 to 1985||Employer: Shell International||Title: Trainee up to Driller||Department: Drilling||Responsibilities: Initial training in Holland followed by posting to Brunei as Assistant Driller then Driller.|
|Years: 1974 to 1979||Employer: British Aerospace||Title: Aeronautical Engineer||Department: Engineering||Responsibilities: 4 year apprentice as an Aeronautical Engineer, then worked for a year on full scale airframe fatigue testing. Flight simulations on Phantom and Buccaneer airframes to induce fatigue then investigate fatigue damage and work on modifications to the fleet of operational aircraft.|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 1979 to 2015||Country / Region: Worldwide||Summary: Holland, Brunei, UK, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Egypt, Israel, USA, France, Turkey, Malaysia, Niger, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Gabon, Vietnam, Tanzania, Libya, Cameroon, Denmark, Greenland, Ireland, French Guyana, Ghana, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Congo, Indonesia.|
|Associations / Societies|
|Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. Member of the London Arbitration Club (Oil & Gas branch), Secretary. Member of LCIA. Member of CIArb.|
|Licenses / Certifications|
|Well control certification, always kept current since they first were mandatory around 1989.|
|Articles written for Petroleum Africa magazine including "While Drilling Technologies", "Old Hands New Technology" and "Drilling Software".|