A graduate of the University of London with an MPhil. Geology, Andy worked for Schlumberger for 10 years before moving to Halliburton in 1994, where he has been involved in projects of ever-increasing complexity with the introduction and coordination of new technology and pioneering innovations, such as multilateral completion technology, rotary steerable expertise and game-changing air-mobile subsea capping stack equipment.
After time spent in Norway, involved with the installation of the world’s first Level 5 Multilateral (MLT) system as team leader, he moved into Project Management in Norway on a production-sharing project, followed by a move to Malaysia in 2006 to take up the role as Regional Manager for Directional Drilling and Multilateral Technology for Southeast Asia.
In 2009 Andy resumed his role in Halliburton Project Management and after spending nearly two years on a large turnkey project in Iraq, he joined Boots & Coots as a Sr. Project Manager in Well Control and Risk Management. After a year’s sabbatical as Regional Business Development Manager for Project Management in Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa, based in Poland, saw Andy’s return to Boots & Coots as the Global Engineering & Technology Manager in 2016.
Andy holds ten patents and over eighteen still pending; he has authored or co-authored 35 technical papers for the SPE, IADC, ASME, OTC and the PMI on Directional Drilling, Multilateral Technology, contingency well control measures and various aspects of project management, presenting to the O&G community all over the world.