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Michael Gibson

Principal Drilling and Well Engineering Trainer & Consultant


Gibson’s performance is oriented Drilling and Well Engineering Professional with 34 years worldwide multi- national experience. He planned and managed semi-submersible, drill-ship, jack-up, platform and land projects and proven track record of consistently delivering maximum performance, maximum safety, maximum efficiency, maximum oil, gas, condensate production and maximum profitability on a wide variety of challenging projects both operated and non-operated. He is a specialist HPHT and Deepwater experience; and is certified with IADC WellCap Plus Certified. Gibson has combined experience in field, consulting, and training with the following background in:

Practical & Consulting :

  • HPHT Technical Advisor to Shell Brunei

  • HPHT Trainer to Shell Brunei, Seadrill & Service companies

  • Fahud (Oman) Field Production Optimisation

  • Shearwater (HPHT) North Sea Drilling Liaison Manager (Shell/Texaco / ELF Group)

  • Independent Well Examiner Shell ( North Sea)

  • Toolpusher (Test Rig) Stavanger, Norway (Shell Holland)

  • PHD in HPHT Drilling in part with Shell UK

Training Delivery :

  • One week session of HPHT JU Drilling Operations for Vantage Drilling in May 2011 –Topaz Rig Manager, Mr Ian Linden, was in attendance with most of his senior crew.

  • One week session of HPHT Well Engineering Kuala Lumpur public courses held in March and April 2011 – attended by representatives of various Operators, Drilling Contractors and Service Companies.

  • One week of HPHT Well Engineering for Talisman Kuala Lumpur in October 2010 –attended by management and senior staff of the HPHT team.