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Robert (Bob) Fagg
B.Sc. in Geology from Portsmouth University
Bob Fagg graduated in 1972 and started with Exlog as a mudlogger that year, progressing to pore pressure engineer. Proceeded into management initially recruiting and training graduate geoscientists from UK and Irish Universities and Polytechnics. Progressed through management to become Regional Manager for Exlog then special projects manager. Moved to PI Erico for two years as Director overseeing well data management before setting up Stag Geological Services Ltd as co-director in 1995.
B.Sc. (Hons) in Geology from The University of Nottingham
After graduation he then joined the oil industry as a mudlogger, subsequently becoming a pore pressure engineer and wellsite geologist before moving into management as training manager. Over the next ten years David gained experience as an operations manager, regional manager (Singapore) and finally general manager of Gearhart Geodata mudlogging group.
David founded HRH Geology in 1989 to concentrate upon providing operational geology services in the oil industry. With this in mind HRH Geology created the Gravitas and Winlog suite of operational geology software, as well as the innovative Spectra advanced gas detection system and when coupled with the GeoPlacer wellsite geology placing system can provide a unique wellsite offering to the oil industry.
In 2013 HRH Geology won The Queen's Award for Enterprise in International Trade for continuous growth over six years and in April 2016 gained their second Queen's Award for Enterprise in International Trade for outstanding growth, achievements of which David is immensely proud.
B.Sc. (Hons) in Geology from The University of Birmingham. Chartered Geologist.
After graduation he studied for an MSc in Engineering Geology at the University of Leeds before joining the oil industry as a staff geologist with BP. He began, as was the norm in that era, learning his craft as a wellsite geologist. He gained brief insites into the role of mudlogger, as part of an all BP staff team operating a tight hole on Alaska's North Slope, before commencing a career in interpretive and team leader roles over the next 14 years. Almost all of this experience was gained working on overseas basins from the North Slope to New Zealand, and many places between. In the last years of his time at BP he moved in to a managerial role, responsible for geological operations, among other things, for BP's Frontiers and International division.
Leaving BP in 1994, Pat, through a chance opportunity, reinvented himself as a Consultant Operations geologist, being invited to come up with a way of geo-steering a horizontal well in the barren red-beds of the Clair reservoir. Over the next 20 years, Pat worked as a consultant Operations Geologist on projects in the UK, Brazil, Liberia, Mauritania, Angola and Cameroon.
In his last consulting role for BP Angola, he was their advisor on geological drilling hazards, spanning the range of activity from planning through execution and post well review. In the role he developed training in formation integrity test interpretation and also mentored on the BP Accelerated Development Programme for Operations Geologists. Moving on to consult for Dana Petroleum, he also fulfilled a training and mentoring role for young geologists in the ins and out of operational geology.
Latterly Pat was a member of the convening committee for the Operations Geology conference in 2014, remaining on the committee for 2016. He is currently leading the team developing a Special Publication on Operations Geology for the Geological Society SP Series.
B.Sc. (Hons) in Geology from Reading University
Starting her industry experience as a mudlogger she progressed to wellsite geologist before setting up her own company as a consultant wellsite geologist and operations geologist. For over 30 years she has worked worldwide for a variety of operators specialising in complex, challenging projects including ultra-extended reach drilling, HPHT and deep water exploration. Throughout her career she has been a mentor and coach preparing company personnel for the practical operational world.
More recently Christine has transitioned into lecturing and teaching both in academia and industry. In 2009 she created an operations geology course for Aberdeen University IPG (Integrated Petroleum Geoscience) MSc and this is repeated yearly. Additionally Christine has taught in-house and external training courses for operators and service companies including the BP Accelerated Development Programme for company staff moving into operations geology roles.
Christine is also a field trip leader specialising in Dorset and Devon Jurassic and Triassic coastal geology.
B.Sc. (Hons) in Geology from Kingston
Martin joined Exlog as a mudlogger after graduation in 1977 and progressed through data engineering into wellsite geology in 1983. He worked predominately in the UKCS and onshore UK as a Wellsite Geologist before moving into operations geology with Britoil in Glasgow during the transition to BP from 1988 to 1991. Martin then joined the Baker Hughes Exlog management team based in the Windsor office before transferring to Paris with Baker Hughes INTEQ in 1993 and held a number of management positions based in Tunis, Baku and then Muscat with Baker Hughes Centrilift. Martin ‘retired’ to live in France in 2003 before joining Stag Geological Services as a Business Development Consultant in 2004 helping to place up to 200 Wellsite and Operations Geologists with clients worldwide.
B.Sc. (Hons) in Geology/Geography from Liverpool University
Richard gained a Bsc. (Hons) Geology/Geography degree from Liverpool in 1980 and started working in the oil industry as a mudlogger in Saudi Arabia before moving to a geological consultancy as a lithostratigrapher attached to UK, Europe and Middle East projects. A spell working in geotechnics on the channel tunnel and road construction projects was followed by a number of years as a wellsite geologist in the UKCS. Richard then became an Operations Geologist and has worked for various operators in the UK, Europe, Africa and the Middle East on many challenging projects for over 20 years, gaining experience in a variety of disciplines including HPHT, Deep Water, Geosteering, Well Planning, Hazard Avoidance, Site Surveys and Technology.
From managing small close-knit efficient teams to being part of larger organisations, Richards approach to Operations Geology has been consistent in his attempt to bring together multi-disciplined teams through communication. Richard has also set up new training and mentoring programs within the Operations Geoscience discipline for a number of operators.
Recent work with the Geological Society has included being on the convening committee of the Operations Geology conferences and co-editor of the Special Publication on Operations Geology.
He is a keen mountaineer and sailor.
B.Sc. (Hons) in Geology from Portsmouth University. Chartered Geologist.
Starting in the industry as a mudlogger in 1978 he subsequently worked as a pore pressure engineer, wellsite geologist and then operations/ project geologist. He is considered a subject matter expert in these roles as well as formation pressure evaluation and HTHP wells having worked as a contractor for extended periods with ExxonMobil and BP as well many other companies for shorter periods. He designed and developed software for wellsite and office use which are now commercially used in the industry. He was co-founder and technical director of Cambrian Consultants with responsibilities for training, computing and software products.
He is the author and presenter of well-received industry training courses worldwide. He currently provides training courses for HOT, lectures part time on two M.Sc. courses at the universities of Manchester and Derby and performs independent pressure studies for various oil companies. Over the last 6 years he has co-written and is lead facilitator/trainer on BP’s Accelerated Development Programme for Operations Geology.