Doing Business As
INTERNATIONAL DRILLING SCHOOLS
NAME :- NORMAN ARCHIBALD
POSITION :- DRILLING AND WELL CONTROL
(Doing business as International Drilling Schools)
DATE OF BIRTH :- 30 SEPTEMBER, 1946
PLACE OF BIRTH :- ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND, UK.
EDUCATION :- GRAD. OF THE INST. OF
PHYSICS, LONDON, UK
APPLIED PHYSICS DIP, RG UNI, ABDN, SCOTLAND.
SUMMARY OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND WORK HISTORY :-
As a consultant to Mobil Oil Corporation since 1982 I have been involved in the development and teaching of advanced and basic well control courses to their drilling personnel world-wide. I have evaluated and analysed underground blowout data from problem wells and have developed simulator exercises for use on the advanced well control training course.
My background as an operational Petroleum Engineer with British Petroleum in both the North Sea and Alaska (1974-79), followed by my years with Reading and Bates Drilling Company as Training Manager from 1979-82, (we were the first contractor to receive US Government Well Control Certification,) and my high-school teaching experience (1971-74). I have a unique operator and contractor insight into teaching the fundamentals of this subject. From my time spent in drilling operations, I have a sound understanding of the engineering principles, a good knowledge of well control equipment and have mastered the skills of teaching.
I formed International Drilling Schools in 1982 (received IADC accreditation, MMS and IWCF certification) and have specialized in well control training world-wide. I have made several trips to Indonesia for Mobil Oil, Arco, Marathon, and Pertamina and I am very familiar with the difficult drilling and unique well control problems faced by drilling management in that country.
I have been consulted on several occasions on onshore and offshore well control problems in North America and internationally. I also acted as an advisor and trainer to the personnel drilling the relief well on an underground blowout experienced by Mobil offshore Eastern Canada in 1985.
Since 1995 I have been involved with the development of Deepwater well control strategies and training seminars for Arco in Indonesian, West African and Black Sea operations.
DETAILS OF WORK EXPERIENCE :-
1982 - Present -PRESIDENT OF IDS
Established IDS to specialize in the development and implementation of Drilling training programs to meet the needs of the Oil and Gas Industry world-wide. My focus has been to try and bridge the gap between engineering technology and field application.
I have provided consultancy services as well as in-house programs and field training for several major oil companies and drilling contractors around the world. This has necessitated involvement in contract negotiations and marketing discussions with senior oil company executives in several countries and in many languages.
Since 1982 I have worked closely with the Mobil Oil Corp. Drilling Technology group in Dallas, Texas on the development and implementation of several of their drilling and safety training programs.
1978-82 -MANAGER OF TRAINING FOR
READING & BATES DRG. CO.
Responsibilities included managing the training function and coordinating the world-wide training effort for a thirty rig operation. I had a staff of five instructors and two administrators in a 4000sq. ft. training facility in Lafayette, La., and managed an annual training budget of three million dollars.
My foremost accomplishments were :-
A) Establishing an Operations Development Program for new Graduate Engineers.
B) Setting up a Toolpusher Development Program
C) Starting a Coop Program for undergraduates
D) Building a four classroom Technical Training Center
1973-78 -PETROLEUM ENGINEER WITH BRITISH PETROLEUM, N. SEA.
Worked as a rig site PE on a variety of floating and fixed installations in the Nothern and Southern North Sea and on assignment on the North Slope of Alaska. Gained experience in Drilling, Engineering, Well Testing, Log Evaluation and Well Completion departments. Supervised platform PE and drilling operations on the first Forties Field wells in the Northern North Sea.
1971-73 -SCIENCE TEACHER
A. Taught Physics and Chemistry at St. Andrews School in Nassau, Bahamas
B Taught Physics and Engineering Drawing at the American School in Aberdeen
MR. JOE GOODWIN- TECHNICAL TRAINING MGR. - MOBIL OIL CORP., DALLAS, TX., USA.
MR. ROY WILSON - DRILLING MANAGER WITH MOBIL OIL NORTH SEA IN ABERDEEN.
MR. TOM CHRISTOPHER ñ VICE-PRESIDENT OF DRILLING WITH ARCO INDONESIA.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS :-
MEMBER OF THE SOCIETY OF PETROLEUM ENGINEERS (SPE)
MEMBER OF INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DRILLING CONTRACTORS
MEMBER ON INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS
MEMBER AMERICAN SOCIETY OF TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
MEMBER OF WELL CONTROL ROUNDTABLE
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