Congratulations to Alistair Sprott, who joins the ranks of the ADS “100 CLUB” having achieved 100% on his IWCF Well Control “Principles & Procedures” paper and earned himself a £250 reward.
Aberdeen-based Alistair came to drilling from a general engineering background around 11 years ago, initially joining Shell in Aberdeen, and following their Round 1 and 2 training programme for the 2 1/2 years. During this time he worked on the Sedco 704 and Brent Alpha as trainee DSV. On completion of his training he had a spell in the office as the well design engineer for the Brent Alpha, before going back offshore to the Brent Alpha as DSV for a couple of years.
When the platform was mothballed mid-2002, Alistair transferred to PDO in Oman, where he worked as DSV in Exploration and HPHT development for the next four years. In July 2006 he returned to work in the UKCS, taking a position with BP, working on the new Magnus extension project, drilling new ERD wells from splitter conductors.
When on his time off, Alistair enjoys travelling, and (closer to home) mountain biking in the forests around Aberdeen. He is also currently learning to play the guitar, and intends to use his £250 cheque from ADS to stock up on some new guitar equipment!