Throughout his career, Colin has been involved in a number of industry-first technology development and deployment initiatives, PM on numerous multi-million dollar Drilling unit upgrades for MNSL, 1st team to run Subsea XT’s remotely using an AHV, Director and innovator for 1st company in the world to pump OBM drill cuttings to a vessel and unload at process facility, involved in SEPLA anchor design and deployment for EMDC, Deepwater advisor for Angola and SME for Nigeria on SS systems, numerous Operational pre-installed mooring systems for conventional 4th gen semisubmersibles in Deepwater, part of Mobil R & D review team, development of BOP guidelines for Oil & Gas UK, extensive Mgmt system development capability including Geothermal industry. Development of software solution ‘Well Secured’ for LR optimising BOP configurations for well projects. Currently over 42 years of industry experience, primarily in Offshore Deepwater Well Operations support also as Drilling Supervisor, Technical manager for Intermoor UK, extensive Operations supervisory and management experience globally since 1980, numerous years with Oil majors, Scottish company of the year finalist as Director, recognised general problem solver and SME in BOP systems, Wellhead & Well control planning.

Colin has experience in all aspects of Drilling systems technology, rig bid specifications and assessments for international deployment, extensive logistical knowledge and remote operations development, extensive Subsea experience with numerous Operators on international projects . Colins most recent position is a BOP / Wellhead / abandonment SME for Vysus Group (previously Lloyds Register) including development of and provision of Well – Secured support service for clients.

Colin has previously provided a working relationship as industry expert with both Aberdeen University and RGIT (Aberdeen) and holds an HND in Farm Management, Livestock & machinery.