Benjamin has been in the oil industry for 19 years. He started out as a survey engineer before working as a Directional Drilling Operations Engineer. He joined Shell in 2001, working on and offshore prior to being seconded several times to work as Drilling Supervisor in SEIC in South Korea, Sakhalin then Bapetco in Egypt. Benjamin is currently living in Aberdeen with his fiancée Anna, while working in French Guiana on a deepwater exploration campaign as Senior Deepwater Operations Engineer. He will donate the £250 to a local children’s charity in Cayenne.