Rick has a degree in Geology from Cardiff University and an MSc in Applied Geotechnics from Camborne School of Mines. He worked as a data engineer in the North Sea prior to joining GeoScience in 2007.
Oct 2007 to Present – GeoScience Limited, Technical Specialist.
Working as part of the Borehole Rock Mechanics Group assisting in the prediction of wellbore stability for drilling, completion and production operations.
Duties include collating, analysing and interpreting geotechnical data to determine parameter properties for input into proprietary geomechanical model.
Review of operational reports to establish observed wellbore conditions for model calibration. Preparation of presentations and technical reports for clients
2005 to 2006 – Datalog Technology Ltd, Data Engineer.
Working as part of a small service team to the oil and gas E & P Industry. Duties included monitoring drilling operations, lithological analysis and interpretation, data acquisition and quality control, database management, data presentation, maintenance of technical equipment
Responsible for producing daily reports covering operational issues, and liaising with the client at daily meetings
Also responsible for supervising junior staff and assisting them to develop their skills
2004 to 2005 – Torchfire Protection, Engineer.
Technician working as part of a team that maintained and installed fire fighting equipment to British Standards
An understanding of electrical systems, technical aptitude and the ability to resolve problems
Also responsible for database management, and maintaining a quality management system
MSc Applied Geotechnics
BSc (Hons) Exploration and Resource Geology