John Pittendrigh

PERSONAL RESUME

January 2009 _________________________________________________________________________

NAME:                   John Pittendrigh

DISCIPLINE:         Drilling Superintendent / Drilling Supervisor

NATIONALITY:     UK

RESIDENCE:        Aberdeen, Scotland

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FORMAL EDUCATION

BSc (1st Class Honours) in Psychology – 1976 University of Aberdeen

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EXPERIENCE SUMMARY

33 YRS TOTAL OILFIELD EXPERIENCE – THE LONGEST PERIOD (ALMOST 25 YRS) WORKING AS A DIRECTIONAL DRILLING SUPERVISOR IN THE BRITISH AND NORWEGIAN SECTORS OF THE NORTH SEA.  INITIALLY WORKED AS A DIRECTIONAL DRILLER ASSIGNED TO SHELL’S NORTHERN BUSINESS UNIT ON THE CORMORANT AND BRENT FIELDS.  DURING THIS PERIOD, GAINED EXPERIENCE IN PLANNING AND DRILLING WELLS FROMMULTI-WELL PLATFORMS AND IN WORKING ON ERD WELLS.  AFTER A SHORT SPELL WORKING AS A CONSULTANT (MOSTLY IN THE FRIGG FIELD IN NORWAY), JOINED TELECO IN 1987 – WORKING INITIALLY IN NORWAY BEFORE BEING ASSIGNED TO CHEVRON – FIRSTLY ON NINIAN FIELD AND THEN ON THE ALBA PROJECT FOR ALMOST 12 YRS, WORKING ON ERD AND HORIZONTAL WELLS.  EXPOSED TO ALL ASPECTS OF DOWNHOLE ISSUES, SUPPORTING REGULARLY CHANGING COMPANY REPS IN DRILLING OF THESE VERY CHALLENGING WELLS, AND ALSO WAS VERY INVOLVED IN THE ONSHORE PLANNING ASPECTS.  REGULARLY COVERED AS RELIEF ONSHORE DIRECTIONAL DRILLING COORDINATOR AND WORKING IN CLIENTS’ OFFICES AS PART OF THE DRILLING OPTIMISATION TEAM.

IN NOVEMBER 2004 FARMED OUT TO APACHE FROM BAKER HUGHES AND WORKED AS NIGHT SHIFT DRILLING SUPERVISOR ON THE JACKUP GALAXY 3 ON THE FORTIES ECHO PROJECT MANAGED BY PERFORMANCE DRILLING.  JOINED PERFORMANCE DRILLING LTD IN MAY 2005, WORKING AS NIGHT SHIFT DRILLING SUPERVISOR ON FORTIES ALPHA, ADVANCING RAPIDLY TO DAY REP WORKING ON VARIOUS APACHE DRILLING, COMPLETION AND WORKOVER OPERATIONS ON VARIOUS FORTIES PLATFORMS.  PROMOTED TO ONSHORE DRILLING SUPERINTENDENT IN AUGUST 2007, RESPONSIBLE FOR 2 TO 3 RIGS WORKING CONTINUOUSLY IN THE FORTIES FIELD.

EXCELLENT PRACTICAL DRILLING BACKGROUND IN DIRECTIONAL DRILLING AND MORE GENERALLY DOWNHOLE DRILLING OPERATIONS.  ADVANCED RAPIDLY FROM NIGHT REP, TO DAY REP, TO ONSHORE SUPERINTENDENT FROM 2005 THROUGH 2007.  GAINED BROAD EXPERIENCE IN DRILLING, COMPLETIONS, WORKOVERS, RE-ENTRIES, AND PLATFORM EQUIPMENT IN SUPERINTENDENT CAPACITY RESPONSIBLE FOR MULTIPLE RIGS SINCE 2007.

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