Company Organisation

Management and Administration

Steve Guzik

Steve Guzik

Managing Director

Steve is proven leader who has an extensive track record of Oil and Gas operations in the North Sea.

Joining the industry as a graduate, Steve progressed through he Santa-Fe Trainee Drilling Engineer program, ultimately becoming a Chartered Petroleum Engineer. He worked offshore for the early part of his career and became a Night Company Rep on Shell's high-profile Underbalanced Drilling campaign in the Southern North Sea.

Naomi Plumb

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.

Les Browne, Chris Dykes International

Les Browne

Well Examination Advisor

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.

Technical Staff

Peter Howell, Well Examiner for Chris Dykes International

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.

Gordon Botterill, Well Examiner for Chris Dykes International

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.

Derek Singer, Well Examiner for Chris Dykes International

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.

Neil Dewhirst, Well Examiner for Chris Dykes International

Neil Dewhirst

Well Examiner

Neil Dewhirst is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry. His career has given him the opportunity to work extensively both in the UK and overseas, in Colombia, the UAE, Norway and the Gulf of Mexico, with both major and smaller independent companies.

Jonathan Lilley, Well Examiner for Chris Dykes International

Jonathan Lilley

Well Examiner

Jonathan has over 34 years of well engineering and operations experience from around the globe. His experience spans all types of well operations from heli-rigs to deep-water, and from air drilling to HPHT operations, having lived in and worked on projects in Norway, the Netherlands, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and Vietnam, as well as the UK.

Graeme Rae

Graeme Rae

Well Examiner

Graeme has over 30 years’ experience in well engineering and operations with 15 of those being related to well assurance and examination activities. He has worked for small and large operators and has performed well assurance/examination activities in UK offshore, Netherlands, Norway, Canada, USA shale gas, Vietnam, Angola, Nigeria, & Kurdistan. His experience spans ERD&C wells, shale gas, HPHT, MPD, platform and subsea wells. This includes considerable exposure to well integrity, preparation of standards and decommissioning issues. He is a chartered engineer, Fellow of Energy Institute, Fellow of Institute of Mechanical Engineers, and member of SPE.

Phil Stratford

Phil Stratford

Well Examiner

Phil has 34 years of oilfield experience, mainly with Major and Independent Operating Companies, but also including five years running a Well Management Company.  He has worked in the UK, Dutch and Norwegian sectors of the North Sea, UK land, desert operations in Algeria and Libya, and offshore Australasia, South East Asia and South and North America, including arctic operations in Alaska.  He is experienced with all types of offshore and onshore rigs.  His wells experience encompasses development, appraisal and exploration drilling in most environments and complexities.  He has worked as an offshore supervisor and engineer, onshore drilling engineer and superintendent, drilling manager and global head of wells, and has also had roles as development manager for West of Shetlands and project manager for platform modifications for drilling.  Phil is a Registered European Engineer and a Chartered Engineer.