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Andy Wood

Operational Optimization & Subsurface Operations Manager

About Andy:

Manager of Subsurface / Geological Operations with extensive international experience, having worked in 25 countries, with extended time in the UK and Norwegian sectors of the North Sea, East Africa and Azerbaijan.

30 years oil field experience – 11 on rigs and 19 in various roles within subsurface teams. Familiar with all aspects of Subsurface Management. Extensive background managing multidisciplinary teams within the subsurface discipline.

A strong focus on providing clarity of process and recommendations which lead to optimized reservoir characterization.

The ability and desire to ask the difficult questions, with a determination to deliver.

Services Available:

EFFICIENCY, OPTIMISATION, & COST SAVING, for one well or entire campaigns.

  • Creating and managing significantly successful Subsurface Subsurface Operations teams which perform with efficiency and extreme professionalism.
  • Using a holistic approach to ensure all aspects of subsurface well planning and execution are catered for in a cost-effective manner while achieving all objectives.
  • Working with Well Engineering and Subsurface teams to ensure the mission of both teams becomes a common goal, creating empathy, resulting in the two teams becoming The Team.
  • Saving clients millions of dollars through operations and process optimisation, contract design and management.


Mudlogger, Wellsite Geologist, Operations Geologist, Team Leader, Manager of Subsurface Operations with extensive international experience. Having worked in 25 countries, with extended time in the UK and Norwegian sectors of the North Sea, East Africa and Azerbaijan and in countries as diverse as China and Canada.

Experience in a myriad of well types and environments, from land rigs to deep water and Coal Bed Methane to HpHt.

Currently manager of subsurface operations and director at Manage My Rocks Ltd. Offering services to advise Operators with well design, execution and reporting whether for one well or entire campaigns. With a strong focus on operational efficiency and cost saving, ensuring that clients receive optimum services for minimal outlay.

Clients include: OPL (Pakistan), Repsol Sinopec (Aberdeen) and CNOOC International (Atlantic Canada).

Nina Gravdal

Exploration Manager at Suncor Energy - Norge

Andy's passion to deliver high quality work shines through. He is result oriented, persistent and possesses the interpersonal skills needed in handling communication in technical multidisciplinary teams. I would consider myself fortunate to work with him again.

Find out how Andy can help your company.

Andy is a seasoned manager of subsurface operations with strengths in cost optimisation, team architecture and contract management. Constructing and supervising multi-disciplinary teams of Geoscientists and incorporating other services as and when required to ensure that the client receives a fit for purpose product from the geological operations well delivery team. Ensuring the team is composed of individuals with complementary skills to ensure the best possible results.

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