DRILLING GC
John Thorogood

Management Systems, Technical Standards and Processes

Deep Water and Exploration Drilling

 

Management Systems, Technical Standards and Processes

For the majority of his career, John has been involved with developing and implementing procedures to ensure safe and consistent operations.  Initially in relation to directional drilling and surveying leading in to the organisational process required to ensure technical integrity of safety-critical directional drilling and surveying operations.  Functional excellence in an operating company is achieved through written technical standards, policies, procedures and guidelines.  John has developed well engineering management systems for a number of clients, together with the associated technical standards, procedures and guidelines together with structured well delivery processes.  For one client he remains responsible for the ongoing maintenance and further development of an operator’s technical standards.

In frontier exploration projects with newly formed organisations operating in a new location John has ensure that administrative process were set up from scratch.  Assembling the parent company technical, HSE, financial and procurement processes, into a local management system enables the new organisation to function effectively.  John has been responsible for getting these up and running, getting to grips with the local regulations and implementing a local well engineering project management plan.