Alexandre Bouvet, a recent £250 winner for achieving the perfect 100% in his IWCF Principles & Procedures exam at ADS, is currently working as a drilling engineer for TOTAL E&P Russia, in Moscow. Although he is based in Moscow, operations are an oil field located 25 miles north of the arctic circle where, according to Alexandre, you can see the northern lights if you’re lucky, and freeze when the temperature reaches -58deg F if you’re not!
He started his career in 2005, working for TOTAL E&P UK, in Aberdeen. He subsequently moved to Yemen, working as a drilling supervisor, followed by Congo (also as drilling supervisor) and came back to the UK (Aberdeen) for two additional years as a drilling engineer. Alexandre has been in Moscow since 2010, but regards it as “always a pleasure to go back to Aberdeen” as he did when he attended the IWCF Well Control course at ADS.
Alexandre is French, 30 years old and “not married yet”. Away from the drilling scene, he enjoys sports (ran a marathon in Milan, and practices kite-surfing), going to concerts & operas (“which is quite easy in Moscow”), discovering new places, and dancing the tango. As for the £250 he received from ADS – this should fund some trips to Moscow’s famous Bolshoi theatre which recently reopened.