About TCD

We deliver safe and productive drilling solutions across a wide range of applications with strong company values. We are focused on innovation and optimisation for a stronger drilling company.

Jamie Thomas

  • 22 years drilling experience – Water, Geothermal, Oil & Gas, Geotech, Foundation, Investigations
  • Seismic drilling on Jack Row Heli-portable rigs (100 meter long line sling through rough terrain ranging from 15 – 60 meters deep)
  • Seismic drilling on truck mounted rigs (both Kelly rigs and Top Head drive rigs) ranging from 15 – 75 meters
  • Seismic drilling on 4WD Kubota tractor drill rigs (Top Head drive rigs) ranging from 15 – 60 meters
  • Water well drilling projects on truck mounted rigs ranging up to 1,000 meters
  • Solids Control Technician (On-shore & Offshore)
  • Oil / Geothermal drilling projects as senior field solids technician
  • Water based and synthetic oil based drilling fluids
  • Coal seam gas drilling and mineral explorations
  • Senior Driller on artesian bores up to 500 meters deep
  • Multi-stand monitoring well/s drilling under artesian conditions
  • Geothermal drilling projects on truck mounted rigs with BOP’s
  • Project and drilling manager for geothermal drilling projects – working daily with A-grade geothermal bore manager
  • Drilling for specialised consumable water projects- international clients (Bottled water bores)
  • Operations manager for drilling company
    • Customer relations
    • Project costing
    • Permitting
    • Well / project design
    • Site / Project management
    • Project Health and Safety
    • Compliance
    • Completions and Quality Control
  • Managing Director for drilling company
    • Business relations
    • Compliance
    • Supplier management
    • Staff recruitment / management
    • Marketing
    • Management of company

Qualifications

  • Comprehensive First aid
  • Site Safe
  • HUET
  • HT
  • Tracks, Wheels and Rollers
  • Dangers Goods
  • Confined Spaces
  • Working at Height
  • Forklift
  • Crane
  • Dogman

Allan Murray

  • 28 years drilling experience
  • Worked as Floorman for 2 years
  • Worked as Motorman for 1 year
  • Worked as Derrickman for 2 years
  • Assistant Driller for 2 years
  • Driller for 5 years
  • Worked as Driller with a 200m Jack-knife Drilling rig
  • Drilling on 3,500 Metre (Top drive) Rig with walking system
  • Directional Drilling experience working on a Pad rig with Full BOP system
  • Experience with many different types of Mud systems such as Water based gel systems, Invert & Polymer, etc
  • Excellent knowledge of good drilling practices and procedures
  • Perform drilling operations in field such as Directional drilling, Working stuck drill string, Running and Cementing Casing strings, Coring, Fishing

QUALIFICATIONS HELD

  • First Line
  • Supervisors Blowout prevention
  • St John’s Ambulance Level A CPR First Aid
  • OSSA Confined Space entry
  • Fall Rescue for Rig work
  • Fall protection for Rig work
  • Boilers Engineering Class 3
  • H2S
  • WHIMIS
  • Dangerous Goods
  • Canadian Government Qualifications as Journeyman Rig technician (2000 Hrs required to hold)

Steffan Colls

  • 20 years drilling experience
  • Complete Investigation and Seismic drilling for Coal, Oil and Gas within remote areas in Papua New Guinea, Antarctica and Africa
  • Train and oversee up to 30 local Contractors in various pump and drilling rig operations within these remote areas
  • Ensure all Health and Safety regulations are strictly complied with at all times
  • Senior Driller on 60 Tonne Jack-up platform in depths of 25 metres of water in Antarctica
  • Use HP-150 custom build Drilling Rig with 45″ augers to drill through between 2 to 7 metres of thick Sea ice
  • Ensure the safe operations of up to 6 HP-150 custom build Drilling rigs while supplying simultaneously air to all operations via two independent Site compressors
  • Manage and operate Wireline Coring (NQ) down to 100 metres using a small HP-150 Drilling rig
  • Manage and operate Wireline coring (HQ) down to 100 metres using Heli-portable drilling rigs in remote areas of the jungle in Papua New Guinea
  • Use models Bell 212 and Hughes 500 Helicopters to mobilise and demobilise all drilling equipment through-out remote areas of jungle in Papua New Guinea
  • Undertake perma frost Coring (NQ) in Antarctica using compressed air and glycol to avoid freezing of all drilling fluids
  • Experience on Top-head drive Drilling rigs using Concentric’s
  • Experience on Top-head drive Drilling rigs using Air hammers through-out various formation types (Limestone’s, Fractured rock beds)
  • Experience on Auger drilling rigs and Sonic Drilling rigs
  • Seismic Exploration drilling in Papua New Guinea for Oilmen
  • Exploration drilling for new Gas pipe line for Exxon and Exxon Mobil
  • Seismic drilling in Antarctica for Andrill
  • Heli-portable Seismic Exploration drilling using Sonic Drill rigs on Barrow Island for Chervon (Largest Heli-portable seismic survey conducted in the Southern hemisphere)
  • Experience using Foundation Drilling rigs, while working on projects along side Site Engineers for various Dams, Railways, Power stations and Motor-ways
QUALIFICATIONS HELD
  • Received Safety award for identifying hazards from Oil Search while working in remote areas of Papua New Guinea jungle
  • Completed Drilling and Mud Fluid’s course through Bariod mud company
  • Completed international Oil company courses in External team training and leadership
  • Completed international Oil company courses for Drilling and Health & Safety
  • Current license holder for Explosives and Handling
  • Current license holder for First Aid course
  • Highly experienced in using Diggers, Front end loaders and Cranes
  • Able to assemble / dismantle Heli-portable Drilling rigs within remote working conditions
  • Strong Project management skills
  • Solid background in Team training, Supervision and Mentoring
  • Ability to manage Staff effectively
  • Successful at achieving and exceeding project set “Key Performance Indicators” (KPI’s) and project development targets
  • Worked within many World-wide Multi-million dollar projects in Papua New Guinea, Africa, Antarctica, Oman, Chile, Barrow Island

John Clentworth

  • John Clentworth is a Civil Engineering and Business consultant.  He is currently Managing Director of his own consultancy business, Clentworth Consulting Ltd (CCL) and a private in-house Managing Consultant for Total Control Drilling (TCD) for selected projects.
  • He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Canterbury University (1968) and has 40 years’ senior management and technical experience in the civil engineering construction industry.
  • He is a member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand, a graduate member of the Institute of Professional Engineers, and a life member of Roading New Zealand.
  • He has extensive corporate governance experience over a period of 20 years and holds Directorships in a number of private companies in the education and training fields, in a group of companies involved in civil engineering construction and road construction, maintenance and surfacing contracting and the supply of aggregates and concrete; and in a well-drilling contracting company.
  • His principal areas of expertise are:
  • Business development, management, and administration and contract management.
  • Corporate governance practices.
  • Water well drilling and construction and well drilling practices.
  • Prior to commencing his own consultancy business in 1998, he was employed (28 years) by the Technic Roading and Civil Engineering Companies, a substantial national group of private contracting companies.
  • From 1971 to 1980, he was Engineer/Manager of the first of the companies in the Group; Group General Manager from 1980 to 1986, and Chief Executive from 1986 through to August 1997.
  • He stayed with the Group as a Senior Executive until September 1998 when the business was sold to Works Infrastructure.
  • In his consultancy business, he has been involved in:
  • Provision, under contract, of short-term Chief Executive and Senior Management services to contracting organisations.
  • Providing advice and assistance in the resolution of Civil Engineering contractual disputes.
  • The provision of strategic planning, management, and administrative advice to contracting organisations.  The administrative advice includes the setting up and ongoing maintenance of Accounting and Management Information; Job Costing, and Estimating systems for contractors.
  • The provision of a consultancy service to Transfund New Zealand, as part of their Major Projects Review.
  • Co-presentation of Transfund’s Competitive Pricing Procedures workshops/ seminars in eight locations throughout the country, during March and April 2000.

Lisa Williams

  • 18 years Administrative experience
  • 7 years in the Alberta Oil and Gas Industry (field) through-out Canada
  • Pipeline construction
  • Quality assurance and on-site technical manager for facility construction
  • Reclamation specialist
  • 3 years administrative assistant for Pipeline Inspectors / Liason between Oil Company and Land Owners (own business)
  • 7 years’ management experience (operations, health and safety, compliance) for Australasia’s premier fumigation company (bio-security)
  • 7 years Administration / Health and Safety / Compliance for drilling company
  • Technical / procedural writing