Hans Nijssen

Congratulations to Hans Nijssen who joins the ranks of those who have achieved a perfect 100% score in the “Principles & Procedures” in the IWCF Well Control exam and a reward of £250 from Aberdeen Drilling School.

Hans (51) is a father of 5 children. As a mechanical engineer (Bsc), he joined the Shell International 'trainee-driller' programme in 1980 and, after obtaining the necessary experience combined with the Shell certificates Round-1 and 2, decided to leave the company in 1986 and go his own way as a consultant drilling supervisor.

His first DSV job was for PDO (Shell Oman) in 1988. Since then he has worked for a wide variety of operators (Shell, BP, Total, Gaz de France, Wintershall) in about 12 different countries. At present he's working for Shell Libya as Senior DSV on their first remote HPHT well in the Libyan desert using the KCAD T-202 rig which was recently upgraded in Dubai. An interesting aspect of this project is the fact that they will be using the MPD (Managed Pressure Drilling) technique in the reservoir.

Hans sums up his attitude to life and work: "My job takes me everywhere around the world where I would like to work. Besides being an enthusiastic and positive thinking (rig)team builder, I love the responsibilities that come with the function of 'Day Rep'. The same enthusiasm I found with both of my instructors at the Aberdeen Drilling Schools, Dave Pollock and Blue Rapley. Thanks, guys, for your professional support." The £250 reward will be donated to a good cause.


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