Chief Operating Officer
Matt joined Well-Safe from ConocoPhillips where he led UK P&A Engineering and Strategy and was pivotal in the Southern North Sea Decommissioning project, having completed over 50 wells since 2014. Prior to that, Matt held many Well, Engineering and Operations roles at ConocoPhillips including Drilling Superintendent for Central North Sea HPHT and Subsea campaigns and as Lead Senior Drilling Engineer for the Jasmine HPHT development. With almost 15 years’ experience in a wide variety of North Sea well types through drilling, completion, intervention and abandonment, Matt has seen the complete well life cycle and has depth of experience in addressing the technical challenges of P&A design and operations execution.
Matt has a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Heriot-Watt University and is a Chartered Engineer with the IMechE. Additionally, Matt is current co-chair of the Oil and Gas UK Well Abandonment workgroup and led the 2017 update to the Well Abandonment Guidelines and is at the forefront of Well P&A in the UK North Sea.
As Chief Operating Officer at Well-Safe, Matt leads the technical team to design safe and efficient well P&A for clients, ensuring the best possible solutions are implemented that mitigate individual well and field wide risks.