Oliver Tomlins started his career as a trainee Driller with Shell in November 1973. He was based in the Netherlands and in Brunei after completing an HND in Mechanical Engineering and an apprenticeship with Dowty Group in Cheltenham. He then moved to BP, progressing to Company Man in 1984. Based out of Aberdeen, this role also allowed Oliver to work in Europe and Asia. Oliver has been associated with the Azerbaijan area of operations over the last 10 years. This has included the build and start-up of Shah Deniz Alpha and West Chirag platforms.
Oliver lives in Aberdeenshire with his long term partner. He has two adult sons and four grandchildren. He enjoys motor rallying and the fresh air of the countryside in Scotland.
His £250 reward was kindly donated to Aberdeen Cyrenians, a charity which aims to meet all the varying needs of people affected by homelessness in Aberdeen and the surrounding area.