ADS Team

We pride ourselves on having highly experienced instructors with the technical expertise to support your training requirements. Our instructors have considerable field experience and exceptional presentation skills, ensuring that we offer engaging courses. The knowledge and experience of our team, along with our cutting edge simulators, allows us to deliver exceptional quality scenario-based training.

View all Team members

Go

Don Macintyre

Well Control Instructor, UK

Mark Gillard

Technical Manager, UK

Doug Hector

Well Intervention Instructor, UK

Blue Rapley

Drilling Simulator Instructor & Assessor, UK

Diane Duguid

Well Control Instructor, UK

Erik Lowe

Well Control Instructor, UK

Neil Morrison

Drilling Training Manager, Saudi Arabia

Omar Seifelnasr

Well Control Instructor, Oman

Mustafa Ahmadov

Well Control Instructor, Oman

Agus Riyadi

Well Control Instructor, Indonesia

Mike Thompson

Well Control Instructor, Malaysia

Tony Ward

Lead Instructor, Malaysia

Ahmed Ibrahim

Senior Drilling & HSE Instructor, Saudi Arabia

Mahmoud Nader

Senior Drilling & Well Control Instructor, Saudi Arabia

Mohamed Osman

Drilling Instructor, Saudi Arabia

Ahmed Fahmy

Drilling & Well Control Instructor, Saudi Arabia

Thabet Ali

Drilling Instructor, Saudi Arabia

Ehab Dahroug

Drilling Instructor, Saudi Arabia

Amr Zaki

Drilling & Well Control Instructor, Saudi Arabia

Tarek Elmitwally

Drilling & Well Control Instructor, Saudi Arabia

Searching…

Don Macintyre, Well Control Instructor

Don MacIntyre is an industry professional and qualified engineer with over 30 years’ experience including senior operational roles both rig-based and shore-based. With 20+ years as a Drilling Superintendent, Don has accumulated a wealth of operational knowledge and has become a well-respected instructor and mentor. Currently holds IWCF & IADC WellSharp Well Control Instructor and Assessor accreditation and delivers weekly courses in Aberdeen.

ADS Team
UK

Mark Gillard, Technical Manager

A highly capable oil and gas industry services professional with over 30 years of career experience primarily in well construction, engineering and operational management including the leadership of several major projects from planning to execution stage; international energy industry experience gained in a wide range of locations throughout the world such as the U.S., Africa, Australia, Bangladesh, Far East, Middle East and Falkland Islands, including assignments to remote sites.

ADS Team
UK

Doug Hector, Well Intervention Instructor

Doug Hector is a Completions & Well Services professional with over 25 years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry. A well-respected and passionate individual with extensive knowledge of product lines within open hole completions and experience of lower and upper completions. As a fully accredited instructor for all levels and disciplines of IWCF Well Intervention training programmes, Doug delivers high quality classroom and simulator-based training on weekly basis to a broad spectrum of clients. 

ADS Team
UK

Blue Rapley, Drilling Simulator Instructor & Assessor

Terrence (“Blue”) Rapley is a drilling professional with over 35 years’ field experience in drilling and 10 years in drilling training.  His extensive operational track record as a driller and senior toolpusher/rig superintendent – covering a wide variety of onshore and offshore operations, international locations and rig types – has enabled him to develop a wealth of operational knowledge and capabilities, and a philosophy of encouraging optimal and safe drilling practices to clients in his work as a well control instructor and assessor at Aberdeen Drilling School.

ADS Team
UK

Diane Duguid, Well Control Instructor

Diane joined Aberdeen Drilling School in 2014 and brought her maths skills and background to the Level 2 Introductory Drilling Well Control course. She is a dedicated professional committed to delivering a first class educational experience. Diane is also passionate about developing and innovating new training modules and teaching techniques appropriate to the training needs of the drill crew.

ADS Team
UK

Erik Lowe, Well Control Instructor

Erik is an organised, confident and dedicated drilling engineer with extensive hands-on offshore experience in the North Sea, including the supervision of major projects. Erik is the lead instructor on Drilling Technology training courses and a skilled Rig-Site Coach. He is also responsible for the continuous development of Well Control, Drilling Technology, and HPHT training curriculums. 

ADS Team
UK

Neil Morrison, Drilling Training Manager

With more than 20 years’ operational drilling experience followed by 6 years’ work in mainstream educational management, Neil joined Aberdeen Drilling School in 2009 and currently works as Drilling Training Manager at Saudi Petroleum Services Polytechnic (SPSP) on behalf of Aberdeen Drilling School. Ongoing projects include Saudi Aramco’s 2-year nationalisation programmes and other long and short duration training/competency programmes aimed at various roles within the drilling field. As an IADC Wellsharp instructor/assessor Neil also manages the delivery of IADC Rig Pass and IADC WellSharp training

ADS Team
Saudi Arabia

Omar Seifelnasr, Well Control Instructor

Omar is an experienced drilling professional with over ten years’ operational and drilling training experience who joined Aberdeen Drilling School in 2009.  An accredited well control trainer and practical assessor, he delivers IWCF drilling well control and well intervention courses at the Aberdeen UK training centre and the Kuala Lumpur Malaysia training centre, as well as client-specific training at a variety of international locations.

ADS Team
Oman

Mustafa Ahmadov, Well Control Instructor

An accredited Well Control instructor with over 15 years’ experience of developing and delivering IWCF and IADC accredited courses in both Rotary Drilling Well Control and Well Intervention Pressure Control (Workover-Well Services) to international clients (Operators, Contractors and Service Companies).  A 20-year career in the oilfield has followed an earlier successful career in technical teaching and educational management.

ADS Team
Oman

Agus Riyadi, Well Control Instructor

Agus Riyadi joined the Aberdeen Drilling International team as a Well Control Instructor in Asia Pacific, to lead the training from our Kuala Lumpur training centre and to run our public courses throughout Indonesia. 

Pak Agus has many years’ experience developing, instructing and assessing both IWCF and IADC accredited well control and well intervention courses globally. He is a fully accredited instructor and assessor and during his time with Aberdeen Drilling International Agus has delivered training to a range of major, independent and multinational clients.

ADS Team
Indonesia

Mike Thompson, Well Control Instructor

Mike Thompson  is an enthusiastic and passionate instructor and practical assessor, with extensive surface and subsea drilling experience. He expertly incorporates practical and theoretical knowledge in all the courses he delivers and he is a strong advocate of developing student-led teaching methods.

ADS Team
Malaysia

Tony Ward, Lead Instructor

Tony Ward is a hands-on and highly self-motivated individual with a practical background and a keen appreciation of knowledge transfer within the industry. His drilling operations experience in planning and management and communication skills are of an exemplary standard.

ADS Team
Malaysia

Ahmed Ibrahim, Senior Drilling & HSE Instructor

Having graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Cairo, Ahmed gained 8 years’ operational drilling experience before focusing his career on HSE as an onshore and offshore drilling rig Safety Engineer. Ahmed began his career with Aberdeen Drilling International in March 2014 and helps manage, develop and deliver HSE-specific training courses in Saudi Arabia, along with our workforce development and 2-year nationalisation programmes and client-specific courses.

ADS Team
Saudi Arabia

Mahmoud Nader , Senior Drilling & Well Control Instructor

Mahmoud has over 10 years of oil field operational experience in the Middle East and Africa where he reached the position of Toolpusher. He joined Aberdeen Drilling International in April 2015 as a Senior Drilling & Well Control Instructor and is an IADC-accredited Well Control instructor/assessor. Mahmoud helps manage, develop and deliver our workforce development programmes in Saudi Arabia along with our 2-year nationalisation programmes, client-specific courses, and IADC Wellsharp training.

ADS Team
Saudi Arabia

Mohamed Osman , Drilling Instructor

With 10 years’ experience as a drilling engineer and technical coach, Mohamed Osman joined Aberdeen Drilling International in October 2014 as a Drilling Instructor. He develops and delivers workforce development programmes in Saudi Arabia along with our 2-year nationalisation programme and client-specific courses.

ADS Team
Saudi Arabia

Ahmed Fahmy, Drilling & Well Control Instructor

Ahmed has over 9 years of operational experience on both land and offshore drilling rigs in various positions leading to the role of Drilling Supervisor. He joined Aberdeen Drilling International in 2015 as a Drilling & Well Control Instructor. As an IADC-accredited Well Control instructor/assessor, he develops and delivers workforce development programmes in Saudi Arabia along with our 2-year nationalisation programme, client-specific programmes, and IADC Wellsharp courses.

ADS Team
Saudi Arabia

Thabet Ali, Drilling Instructor

Thabet began his career with Aberdeen Drilling International in May 2014. He brings with him 12 years of operational experience on both land and offshore drilling rigs throughout the Middle East and North Africa. He develops and delivers workforce development programmes in Saudi Arabia along with our 2-year nationalisation programme and client-specific courses.

ADS Team
Saudi Arabia

Ehab Dahroug , Drilling Instructor

Ehab has 10 years of operational experience on both land and offshore drilling rigs leading to the role of Toolpusher. He joined Aberdeen Drilling International in 2015 as a Drilling Instructor where he develops and delivers workforce development programmes in Saudi Arabia along with our 2-year nationalisation programme and client-specific courses.

ADS Team
Saudi Arabia

Amr Zaki , Drilling & Well Control Instructor

Amr has 10 years of operational experience on both land and offshore drilling rigs leading to the position of Rig Superintendent. He joined Aberdeen Drilling International in spring 2014 as a Drilling & Well Control Instructor. As an IADC-accredited Well Control instructor/assessor he develops and delivers workforce development programmes in Saudi Arabia along with our 2-year nationalisation programme, client-specific programmes, and IADC Wellsharp courses.

ADS Team
Saudi Arabia

Tarek Elmitwally , Drilling & Well Control Instructor

Tarek has extensive operational experience throughout the Middle East and North Africa as both a Drilling Supervisor and Workover Supervisor. He joined Aberdeen Drilling International in 2014 as a Drilling a& Well Control Instructor. As an IADC-accredited Well Control instructor/assessor he develops and delivers workforce development programmes in Saudi Arabia along with our 2-year nationalisation programme, client-specific programmes and IADC Wellsharp courses.

ADS Team
Saudi Arabia