Walter Allan is a recent addition to the ADS “100 CLUB” and wins £250 for the achievement of obtaining a perfect 100% score on his IWCF Well Control P&P paper.
Walter started work in the oil industry in January 1980 as a roustabout in the North Sea with Jebsens and progressed through Lauritzen, Diamond, Ensco and Atwood Oceanics to Operations Superintendent in Australia, the Far East, the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. He left Atwood in 2007 and presently works as Drilling Supervisor on a consultancy basis – over the past three years on a land rig, semi-subs, jack-up, drillship and production platform in Egypt, Africa, India and Trinidad.
Home for Walter is in France where he and his wife and enjoy cycling during the summer, skiing in winter and, needless to say, they manage to find time for “wine tasting” all year round!
On the same day as his IWCF exam, Walter and his wife received news from their daughter of their imminent grandparenthood. He reckons this will mean more time being spent back home in Scotland - and he has already kissed goodbye to the £250 prize!