Meet the team

Oil Guru Managing Director: Lee Woodrow

Location: International

Lee is the designer of Oil Guru and deals with all matters regarding well services and day to day management of the website. Lee also works as a Project Manager for a Specialist Drilling Engineering company and has worked in the Oil and Gas industry for over 12 years. He has worked internationally with all the major service providers and now represents large operators dealing with ”Hard to Drill Wells”. His specialism is in managed pressure drilling and under balanced drilling but he has also worked on downstream projects, including construction, pipeline, FPSO and production platforms. Before working offshore he was an instructor in the British Army for 8 years and served on operational tours in Bosnia and Kosovo. Lee has worked in the North Sea, Norway, Singapore, Indonesia, Dubai, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Germany, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Nigeria, America, Iraq, India and served his country in the Balkans. He has plenty of experience to share and he fully understands the roles and responsibilities of most trades within the industry. Lee studied electrical engineering, website design and management. His aim is to give employers and candidates a FREE but fully functional recruitment system as well as providing a personal incite into the business. Please visit our News page for the latest industry posts from Lee.

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Training Manager: Alan Jones

Location: Lowestoft

Alan Jones - Oil Guru Training Manager

Alan is responsible for designing Oil Guru’s new online training courses and developing our core training business. A qualified engineer, specialising in marine and heavy industries for the first 15 years. He transferred into the oil and gas industry, predominately offshore and covered such positions as production supervisor, well services supervisor and ultimately Offshore Installation Manager on Cormorant and Dunlin concrete structures. Serving 36 years with Shell in senior positions gives Alan the necessary experience required to design Oil Guru’s online training courses. He is fully trained and qualified in behavioural science and change management, the high point was presenting to the Institute of Personnel Development at the Wembley Conference Arena.

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Senior Recruitment Agent: Georgia Donaldson

Location: London

Georgia Profile ImageGeorgia is responsible for assisting the managing director and her duties include managing the website’s social networking pages, Attending meetings with the clients and other agencies, Initiating and managing incentive schemes for new clients, Business development (phone-based and internet driven leads), Creating marketing material and using it within the website and social networking pages, Writing and editing news articles, advertisements and job listings, Negotiating terms of business with clients. Writing professional CV’s and Resumes for a wide range of clientele.

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Recruitment Agent: Shuvashree Mohapatra

Location: India

Shuvashree MohapatraShuvi is a recruitment agent for Oil Guru and deals with writing professional CV’s and Cover Letters. She also works as a Wireline Field Engineer for a leading Oil Field Services company and has worked in the Oil and Gas industry for over 3 years. Her specialization is in Basic and Advanced Open hole logging, Basic Cased hole logging, Borehole seismic services, Perforation operations, Pipe recovery operations and Well Head Pressure Control while logging. Having worked on both Offshore and on shore rigs , she completely understands the Oil field life , what each job in oil field demands and  what Oil Field Companies look for. She is an Electronics Engineer who got into Oil Industry by chance and has developed into a full-fledged Oil Field Engineer.

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Recruitment Agent: Monali Lobo

Monali LoboMonali is a recruitment agent for Oil Guru and deals with writing professional CV’s and Cover Letters. Monali is also employed in the industry as a Drilling Engineer for a major operator so knows the Oil and Gas Drilling industry extremely well. Having qualified from Maharashtra Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering and having high profile experience she is your ideal  Oil and Gas CV writer.

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Technical Advisor: Chris Woodrow

Location: Canada / Thailand

Chris is the Technical Advisor regarding all construction related matters. He began his career in the Royal Engineers and after a journey of more years than he cares to remember (more than 40 it would appear) he finds himself as a Commissioning Manager working for Worley Parsons based in Canada. His journey saw him start as hands on construction, both in the army (he’ll admit to destruction there as well), and in the shipyards where he held a boilermakers ticket. Then onwards and upwards. Working on many of the projects in the North Sea, in most of the sectors. The later ones being LASMO J6A compression module hook up as Construction Superintendent, ETAP as Mechanical Completions Superintendent onshore and Project Systems Engineer offshore, Ranger Kyle, Texaco Captain Expansion as Mechanical Completions Manager, then BP Magnus as Construction Manager. Eventually moving further afield to become a Project Manager for Thai Nippon Steel, in Bangkok, on the Yetagun Field Capacity Upgrade followed by Commissioning Engineer on the Kashagan Project in Kazakhstan.  This vast experience “allowed” him to visit many exotic places, not least of these being the Burmese Jungle. I think it is safe to say that he has more depth and breadth of experience within Oil and Gas Construction, both offshore and onshore, than most of the people currently working in it.