Well Engineering and Drilling Management


ING. ALBERT SCHIRM - Operations Manager

Over 20 years   experience in the oil & gas Industry both onshore and offshore. After 16 years in Drilling Engineering and Directional Drilling for Baker Hughes and   Schlumberger he moved to Drilling Supervision. As Drilling Supervisor he has   worked for several operators, including Dana Petroleum, Taqa, Tulip Oil, Petrogas and Wintershall.

ING. TON NOORDERVLIET -  Drilling & Engineering Manager


Over 20 years   experience in well construction and operations in Europe, Africa and Australia. After spending the first 12 years of his career with Schlumberger,  he has since worked for a multitude of operators, including Cirrus, TAQA,   Chevron, Dana Petroleum in the Netherlands, and Santos and Inpex in Australia. He has experience in offshore and onshore drilling operations and has held   operation supervisory roles, well engineering, as well as management roles.

Some of the projects we have been involved in:

Santos AustraliaEngineering and operations management for the Fletcher Finucane Project. A three-well subsea tie-back to the Modec Venture II FPSO. Three 3500-4000m subsea wells with vertical pilot holes and subsequent development sidetracks were drilled and completed as dual ESP oil producers. All wells were geosteered in the 700m horizontal sections through the reservoir. Initiated the introduction of geosteering with deep resistivity tools and the introduction of Seismic While Drilling. Oil production commenced in May 2013, ahead of schedule and on budget.


DANA Petroleum Netherlands: Engineering and operations management and drilling supervision for  the drilling of the vertical appraisal well Lille John-2, with a subsequent sidetrack, offshore Demark. The well was succesfully drilled in 2015.


Inpex Australia: Drilling Supervision on the Transocean semi submersible "Jack Bates" to ensure safe and efficient execution of all drilling operations. Located about 220 kilometres offshore Western Australia,The campaign targeted the Brewster reservoir with 20 production wells up to 6.5km deep and downhole temperatures up to 150 deg Celcius.The wells were grouped around five drill centres, each designed to accommodate 4-6 wells Ichthys represents the largest discovery of hydrocarbon liquids in Australia in 40 years.