Martin graduated in 1995 from local university, Robert Gordon’s, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He then joined Baker Oil Tools and performed various engineering, operations and project management roles, mainly in wellbore intervention, later specialising in coiled tubing drilling when he joined Shell in 2005 to work as a Well Engineer on the Gannet CTD project. Since then, Martin has worked in various onshore and offshore positions in the UK and joined the Shearwater Noble Hans Deul team as Senior Well Engineer (Operations) in 2012 before progressing to his current role as Well Operations Team Lead (HPHT) with Shell UK 2015.
Martin and his lovely wife, Andrea, are both in this photo taken at Lac Montriond near Morzine in the French Alps. They live in Torphins, Aberdeenshire with their three sons, Rory (17), Callum (15) and Ben (12).
Martin confesses to have little time for hobbies with three busy children, but he does love football. He enjoys watching Aberdeen and he’s still playing the sport at the age of 43! He has recently bought a new mountain bike and is exploring the paths and trails of Deeside. He also loves music is learning to play acoustic guitar.
The prize money is apparently going towards a new washing machine as his old one broke on the day of his IWCF exam! (Sorry to hear it, Martin, and we hope the new one makes it through the next IWCF exam)
Congratulations from all of us Aberdeen Drilling School!!