Neil has close to 30 years of experience gained working within the oil and gas industry. As a degree qualified Naval Architect, he started his career with DNV, a leading classification society. This provided him with technical and operational exposure to a wide range of drilling and marine operations. With a solid grounding in regulatory compliance and asset integrity, he then spent 18 years with Transocean. During this time, Neil held the positions of Technical Manager, Assistant Rig Manager, Asset Manager, Rig Manager and Operations Manager, latterly leading the Europe and Africa Capital Projects planning and execution team. Neil was involved in all aspects of rig operations, with a strong focus on safety, compliance, efficiency, environmental protection and project delivery.
Prior to joining Well-Safe, Neil spent a period working in an engineering consultancy that had a diverse client base. This cross-industry sector experience has equipped him with a wide perspective on best practices to draw from.
As Operations Director at Well-Safe, Neil is accountable for the safe and efficient operation of the mobile assets, leading the team in commanding the unique space that the P&A units will occupy in the industry.