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Mark Brinsden

Vektor Energy Inc.


Mark is an independent consultant providing specialist knowledge to the oil & gas industry, focusing on supporting technology start-ups.  For much of his career he was a Principal Technical Expert for Shell’s global business, with a focus on delivering well performance.  With a BSc from Edinburgh University he has around 4 decades of oil & gas industry experience, more recently in delivering optimal inflow performance, especially from the more complex reservoirs.

A Fellow of the Energy Institute, he chairs API RP 19B, and is President/Founder of the International Perforating Forum (www.perforators.org).  Mark is chairman of the SPE Energy Information Committee, a member of both the SPE Distinguished Lecturer Committee and the SPE Completions Advisory Committee.  He is also an SPE Associate Editor – Drilling & Completions.  Mark is an inventor and patent holder and is working with multiple partners to develop energetic technologies.

PRP relevant expertise in:

  • Well completions, interventions, stimulations, abandonment and construction.
  • Composite materials in downhole applications.
  • Novel material applications.
  • Wireless communications in well.
  • Reservoir sensor and imaging technology.
  • Application of energetics in perforating, well stimulation and P&A applications.
  • Hydraulic Fracturing Technology.

“My passion is innovation and I am keen to support innovators!”