I started my career in drilling when I came to work with Glover Site Investigations in February 2005, where I spent a few months helping out as second man on a window sampling rig. After my initiation, I was poached by the rotary division through my acquaintance with some of the crews working there and the fact that I had experience with machinery from my farming background.
I began my rotary career as second man where I worked up until late 2008 before I went out on my own as a lead driller. When I started as a Lead Driller, it was on the Comacchio 205 primarily, although I did spend several stints on overwater contracts working on larger rigs like the Comacchio 450 and Casagrande C6. I’ve now amassed over ten years’ experience as a Lead Rotary driller, have qualified with my NVQ (L2) in Land Drilling and have spent the last few years on a Hanjin D&B 8D. After behaving myself throughout 2018, Santa has just brought me a brand new Comacchio 601 that I have taken delivery of in 2019!