Oil Guru Manager: Lee Woodrow
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 an international service company and has worked in the Oil and Gas industry for over 10 years. He has worked internationally with all the major service providers both as a self employed contractor and as staff. 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, America, Iraq 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. Lee’s 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.
Technical Consultant: Chris Woodrow
Location: Kazakhstan / Thailand
Chris is the Technical Consultant regarding all construction related matters. He began is 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 Engineer on the Kashagan Project in Kazakhstan. 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. Which “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.