Doug is managing director of Acona UK Ltd, a well engineering company with offices in Aberdeen and Great Yarmouth. He recently achieved 100% in his Principles & Procedure paper and very generously donated his £250 prize money to the Prince's Trust.
A mechanical engineering graduate, Doug has 32 years’ experience in the offshore drilling industry having worked for Marathon Oil, Shell, Conoco and Santa Fe Drilling. Doug’s experience includes wellsite supervision, well engineering and operational management in the North Sea, Far East and Canada. In 2004 Doug started Fraser Offshore, now an Acona subsidiary.
Doug says, “Our company puts a lot of effort into training the next generation of drilling supervisors and well engineers - so it’s great to score the 100% and let these young hotshots know that age and cunning can still beat youth and enthusiasm.” Doug is married to Jill and lives near Great Yarmouth - their children Angus (23) and Lucy (21) work in London and Edinburgh respectively.
Congratulations, Doug, and welcome to the ADS 100 Club!