Company Organization

Management & Administration

Les Browne

Managing Director

Les is a commercially astute and safety-focused senior leader with more than 30 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry working for BP, Hess, Talisman, Enterprise Oil and ADTI. His experience covers well engineering, well operations, QHSE, logistics, contracts, supply chain, general business management and board-level executive leadership.

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Chris Dykes

Technical Director & Principal Well Examiner

Chris Dykes is a well engineering professional with more than 40 years of experience in onshore and offshore oil and gas well construction working for major and independent operators and the UK Health and Safety Executive. He has 22 years of UK regulatory and well examination experience.

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Naomi Plumb

Office Manager

Naomi Plumb began working for Chris Dykes International Limited in January 2009. As Office Manager she is responsible for the company’s day to day operations, such as, invoicing, accounting, compiling End of Well Reports, and dealing with all other general administrative tasks.

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Technical Staff

Brian Plumb

Well Examiner

During his 40 years in the oil industry Brian has been involved extensively in offshore and land drilling, providing support for well construction and design activities in the North Sea and Middle East. His experiences encompass all types of well operations and are underpinned by extensive technical expertise and a strong commitment to safety and efficiency.

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Gordon Botterill

Well Examiner

During 40 years in the oil industry he has been involved in all aspects of offshore and land drilling both frontier and mature areas. He has extensive project management experience with a proven track record in upgrading onshore and offshore drilling units, well management and construction processes and contracting drilling rig and drilling services.

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Derek Singer

Well Examiner

After more than 40 years in the oil and gas industry Derek has been involved in key management and supervisory roles spanning all types of drilling, completion and intervention activities, from straightforward exploration to complex HPHT and extended reach operations. Coupled with his experience as a UKCS Inspector, Derek is able to provide a unique and dual perspective on oil and gas operations, ensuring strong commitments to safety and productivity are maintained.

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Paul Reilly

Well Examiner

During more than 34 years in the oil industry Paul has been involved in all aspects of drilling, completion, workover, well testing and engineering operations offshore with experience of exploration, appraisal, development, ERD and horizontal drilling, ESP subsea completions, multi-well developments with subsea infrastructure, multi-lateral developments and ‘smart’ completions. He has extensive project management and well construction knowledge including tendering and contracting of drilling rigs and supporting services.

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Peter Howell

Well Examiner

Peter Howell is a Well Examiner with 34 years of varied experience in the oil and gas industry working mostly in the UK and Norway. He has held senior management roles for North Sea Operators, Well Management Companies and at Robert Gordon University. He originally graduated as a Mechanical Engineer and is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

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