Congratulations to Marco Vermeer, another addition to the ADS “100 CLUB” gallery! Unlike his namesake, the renowned 17th century Dutch painter, Marco’s achievement on this occasion is “scientific” rather than “artistic”, as he attained a perfect 100% score on his IWCF Well Control “Principles & Procedures” paper in March, 2005.
Marco is a Drilling Supervisor, presently working for Wintershall in the Libyan desert drilling exploration and appraisal wells. He started his career in the oil industry with Shell in 1982. After an extensive hands-on training programme, he was posted to Brunei (Borneo) in 1985, where he and his family subsequently spent some seven years. This was followed by six years in Oman and one year in Aberdeen. During this period, Marco moved up through the ranks from Assistant Driller to Senior Well Engineer. In 1999 he left Shell and has since been working as a Consultant Drilling Supervisor.