Graeme Cruikshank

Employment History

BAKER HUGHES UK & AUSTRALIA Feb 1997 to present

Product Line Manager Australasia, NZ, PNG: Artificial Lift SystemsJune 2013 to present
  • Reporting directly to the Geomarket Managing Director accountable for all aspects of the product line for Artificial Lift Systems across the Australasia Geomarket leading a team comprising of Account Support Engineer’s, Operations Engineer, Project Manager and Field Engineers
  • Present financial plans and market share statistics with weekly updates to senior regional management team.
  • New business development targets specifically in CSG market in Australia
  • Employee management and development, inventory management, sales, engineering, maintenance, operations, service, HSE, quality, training, planning and budget management.

Project Manager AustraliaFebruary 2012 to June 2013 (1 year 4 months)

Dedicated Client interface for Santos WA assigned full time in their Perth (WA) office. Responsible for delivery of Baker Hughes cased hole completions scope of supply for the Fletcher Finucane 3x subsea dual ESP well campaign.

  • Implementation of all project specific installation procedures for ESP and cased hole completion projects.
  • Rigless ESP system deployment using coiled tubing
    • Electro coiled tubing
    • Transit coil tubing
  • PCP and ES-PCP projects onshore
  • Electrical compliance to Australian regulations
  • Organisation of overseas personnel for installations
  • Focal point of contact for Well Bore Clean Up Operations.
  • Procurement of third-party supporting completion products securing cost effective and safe solutions.
  • Invoicing of orders and revenue tracking.
  • Present financial plans and market share statistics with quarterly updates to management team.

Client Account Manager (UK)Dec 2008 to Feb 2012 (3 years 2 months)

Dedicated Client interface responsible for the timely supply of Electrical Submersible Pumping Systems (ESP) services and day to day activity on large scale accounts.

  • Ongoing technical support of performance and optimisation for existing ESP systems.
  • Preparation of detailed quotations and delivering value added programs.
  • Developing new business opportunities and maintain sales and support relationships.
  • Ensure agreed inventory levels in order to support planned activity.
  • Procurement of third-party supporting completion products securing cost effective and safe solutions.
  • Present financial plans and market share statistics with quarterly updates to management team.
  • Management of special projects from contract award.

Applications EngineerMay 2005 to December 2008 (3 years 7 months)
  • To ensure utilisation of the most applicable ESP and completion technology.
  • In conjunction with Client Account Manager liaise directly with customers on the matters concerning ESP system applications in terms of ESP and well completion design and operational issues to ensure maximisation of the ESP run life.
  • Assist the Client Account and Business Development Managers in the evaluation and progress of business and technical opportunities in the region and promote business improvements within the team and key technology partners.
  • Assist in the preparation of relevant tenders, primarily in terms of ESP design, application, technical support, QA/QC and scheduling issues.
  • Manage customer allocated, contractually held stock including procurement of ancillary technologies and co-ordinating logistics efforts required to support existing and potential Client Accounts.
  • Perform ESP Sizing, prepare regular reports on unit performance/optimisation and act as a contact for Commissioning/Start-up of newly installed pumps.
  • Prepare detailed Performance Analysis Reports after equipment has been pulled, either due to ESP failure or reservoir intervention liaising with the customer regarding well conditions and operational history etc.
  • Deliver training courses for client operators in ESP technology understanding, monitoring and troubleshooting.

ESP Technician / Testwell SupervisorFeb 1997 to May 2005 (8 years 3 months)

Based in Aberdeen with occasional international assignments.

  • Repair and assembly of all components required for ESP working to specifications as outlined by schematic drawings.
  • Meticulous tearing down of equipment, often witnessed by the client in the event of a premature run life. Determine the cause of failure and fully document findings.
  • Testing equipment to comply with company and industry standards often witnessed by third party and client inspectors.
  • Vibration analysis and documenting data.
  • Deputise for Production Controller: Prioritise work load, estimating repairs and generating necessary paperwork
  • Quality Control: Checking new and used parts to critical tolerances to determine if fit for purpose.
  • Light fabrication and machining.
  • Install and test third party multi-sensor pods, primarily for measuring vibration, temperature and pressure.
  • Deliver induction training for Field Service personnel.
  • Cable splicing and testing.

Offshore Experience:
  • Installation of ESP completions and Down Hole Monitoring systems in the North Sea.
  • Coiled tubing deployed ESP systems in Australia

Other Experience:
  • Congo (Africa): Established workshop/test facility and trained local personnel to comply with company standard methods.
  • Claremore (Oklahoma): As part of a planned personal development programme, travelled to Centrilift’s headquarters to update knowledge of new technology and discuss quality issues with key manufacturing personnel, implementing these methods on return to Aberdeen.

Education & Training

BAKER HUGHES TRAINING:Feb 1997 – present
  • Senior Application Engineering
  • Variable Speed Drive
  • Factory Acceptance Testing (API RP 11s – all relevant recommended practices) trained
  • ESP cable servicing
  • ESP Field Installation Operations
  • General Project Management

LIVINGSTON MOTECAug 1990 – Sep 1993

Completed Road Transport Industry Training Board Modular Training Scheme for practical skills and related knowledge in the following:

  • Light & Heavy Vehicle Repair & Maintenance Skills
  • Vehicle Mechanics & Systems-Levels 1 & 2
  • Scheduled Servicing
  • Engine Cooling & Vehicle Ventilation Systems


Bathgate, Livingston, West Lothian

City & Guilds
  • Repair & Servicing of Road Vehicles Levels 1, 2 & 3
  • Industrial Studies

National Craft Certificate in Vehicle Mechanical & Electronic Systems


Available on request