Mike has 25 years of drilling, logging and intervention experience associated with technology conception, engineering, manufacture and market introduction.
Initially a wireline engineer followed by responsibilities for the specification, design and function of surface drilling equipment and integrated systems (rigs). Worked for Welltec on intervention robotics and @balance facilitating the introduction of Automated Managed Pressure Drilling Systems which are now a widely used service through Schlumberger.
Currently a Senior Research Engineer in the Drilling Technology Team for Aramco’s Advanced Research Center in Aberdeen.
A Mechanical Engineer and IMechE and SPE Member, Mike has originated multiple technical publications / presentations and international patents pending related to well control, drilling and completions.
PRP relevant expertise in:
- Drilling – surface and downhole technologies, including mechanisation / automation for increased safety and efficiency, well control, human factors, managed pressure and underbalanced drilling techniques.
- Intervention technologies, including robotic type systems and coiled tubing drilling.
Favourite quote related to work: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky