Duncan Bowers

Congratulations to Duncan Bowers, our most recent addition to ADS’s exclusive “100 Club”, having scored 100% on the Principles and Procedures paper of the IWCF Well Control exam.

After starting out his career in the industry as a trainee Driller in 1981, Duncan quickly climbed the ladder and went on to work as a DSV on a variety of rigs for over 17 years, followed by a few years spent as a Field Drilling Supervisor. After pursing a role in HSE, Duncan is currently working as a Senior Safety Practitioner in a Joint Venture, courtesy of a NEBOSH Diploma he achieved through distance learning.  

In Duncan’s 31 years within the Oil and Gas industry, he has had the opportunity to work in a number of countries throughout his career including; Brunei, Gabon, Thailand, Vietnam, Tanzania, UK, Dutch North Sea sectors, Egypt and is presently working in Kazakhstan. Married with 2 children, both now grown up and finding their own feet, Duncan now resides in the Scottish Highlands with his wife. Given that he last sat his IWCF Well Control exam over 10 years ago, Duncan can only put his success down to hard work and the time he spent revising. A keen golfer, and an enthusiastic sea fisher, Duncan plans to reward himself by spending his £250 winnings on a couple of well-deserved fishing trips where he will be out of any phone network the next time his company are short of someone to go offshore.


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