ALAN WATT


Alan Watt has worked in the Oil & Gas industry for over 28 years, delivering all configurations of electrical submersible pump systems, from preparation of equipment and installation to maximising the runlife of the system installed.

Professional Experience


SCHLUMBERGER/SCHLUMBERGER ARTIFICIAL LIFT - Inverurie, Scotland. Sep 1997 - Apr 2016

Artificial Lift Surveillance Centre (ALSC) Engineer (Jun 2015 - Apr 2016)

  • Responsible for wells operating with Artificial Lift Systems
  • Understanding behaviour of the wells connected to the Real Time systems
  • Report any observed anomaly and make recommendations to resolve

Field Quality Champion (FOC) (Jun 2015 - Apr 2016)

  • Ensure the field's compliance to quality standards and processes
  • Assist with quality investigations, lead quality initiatives, optimization activities and focus on location process improvement projects.
  • Significant amounts of time in the field with on the job training, and compliance assessments in addition to time in the yard and shop

Field Service Manager (Mar 2010 - Oct 2014)

  • Oversee all Field Service activity in NSG
  • Primary point of contact for all on-the-job technical issues
  • Liaison with workshop, logistics and contract engineers to ensure timely execution of work to meet client requirements
  • Training and development of all Field personnel ensuring high level of competency throughout the department

Field Service Engineer-in-Charge (Jan 2008 - Feb 2010)

  • Oversee all Field Service activity in NSG
  • Primary point of contact for all on-the-job technical issues
  • Liaison with workshop, logistics and contract engineers to ensure timely execution of work to meet client requirements
  • Training and development of all Field personnel ensuring high level of competency throughout the department

Senior Field Specialist - Schlumberger Artificial Lift (Sep 1997 - Dec 2007)

LASALLE ENGINEERING / REDA PRODUCTION / CAMCO / SCHLUMBERGER ARTIFICIAL Lift - Inverurie, Scotland. Jan 1988 - Sep 1997

Artificial Lift, North Sea / World Wide

  • Installation and retrieval of ESPs using standard, hydraulic workover unit, coil tubing deployed subsea ESP systems and drill stem testing
  • Installation of 'Y' tools, bypass and Pods systems, ESP dual systems, packers, most electrical cable and penetrator systems and other system configurations
  • Experienced in ESP start up and commissioning
  • Experienced with set up and operation of Variable speed drives and Uniconnm, DOL motor controllers
  • Experienced with the set up and commissioning of Phoenix multisensors, surface ISPs, panels and Uniconn permanent downhole gauge packages used with ESPs
  • Installation of Dual ESP for Can Oxy in Yemen and BP WF using Phoenix Dual ‘Y’tool system.
  • Main areas of operation – UK and Norwegian sector of the North Sea, although have had extensive International experience.
  • Completions team leader during Installations for the Liuhua Subsea ESP project in China.
  • Carried out several coiled tubing installations in Doha, Qatar, as well as Apache North Sea.
  • Involved in installing geothermal ESP across Europe.

Cable Technician

  • Role on Completion Team for AOPC Lihua 11-1
  • Responsible for entire completion from start to finish including the installation for subsea tree caps and IWPC

FERGUSON SEACABS. Jan 1980 - Dec 1987

Welder Fabricator