Ty Crandall is an HPHT expert with over 39 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He is currently the Managing Director of Salos Sunesis Ltd (SSL), an independent consulting company which has provided strategic business services to several major oil and gas companies worldwide. He has founded SLL in 1996 and it is currently at the front end of international well control training, coaching, technical assisting, and advising. The company has been actively involved with companies from all over the world for well control incident prevention and resolution.
His exposure to HPHT operations spans for more than 17 years. He has conducted several HPHT Audits and Well Control Audits for most North Sea Operators. His most current HPHT projects are the following:
- Technical Advisor, Glencore’s HPHT West Africa Project (2010 - Present)
- Technical Advisor, Bowleven’s HPHT West Africa Project (2010-Present)
- Technical Advisor, British Gas North Sea HPHT Well (2010-Present)
- Technical Advisor & Well Control Readiness Auditor, Total’s West of Shetland Deepwater Project (2010-Present)
- Technical Advisor, Suncor’s HPHT Well North Sea Project (2010-Present)
Ty has also served as world-wide Training Manager at Aberdeen Drilling Schools (ADS) for five years. During his time in ADS, he has developed technical drilling manuals, which is still in use today. Moreover, as Project Leader and Technical Writer, he has also developed HPHT Well Control Manuals for Lasmo North Sea Well Control and BP North Sea HPHT Well Control Manual, which have both served as foundation for HPHT operations in these companies. His contributions as HPHT Advisor for his clients has been commendable for his practical contributions, expert advise, and specialized experience in the HPHT area.
The first part of Ty’s career began with an intensive field experience as Field Supervisor, Rig Superintendent, and Drilling Superintendent. He soon rose ranks as Project Manager, Operation Manager in Sedco-Forex Schlumberger, where he spent 15 years of his career. Soon after, he has ventured into consulting and training, and has worked with different companies worldwide, including the following: Total, Shell, BG Group, GDF Suez, Caltex Oil Pakistan Limited, Centrica (United Kingdom), Suncor Energy (Canada), Bowleven PLC Oil & Gas Company (UK/ West Africa), Dong (Denmark), Valiant Petroleum (United Kingdom), Glencore International PLC (West Africa), Senergy Wel Ltd (United Kingdom & West Africa), etc.