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The Team

Well-Centric was formed in 2006 as RST, providing drilling, xmas tree and wellhead maintenance and storage services. In 2012, under new ownership, the company was rebranded Well-Centric. Today, Well-Centric is part of the FrontRow Energy Technology Group and is led by a group of oil and gas professionals with over 100 years combined experience.

Contacts

Gary Smart

Gary Smart

CEO

Gary joined Well-Centric in September 2017. He brings 30 years’ oil and gas industry experience and a strong track record in technology development, commercialisation and global market expansion. Gary has held a variety of management positions throughout his career, spending 11 years at Weatherford before joining Tendeka in 2009, where he spent six years as CEO.

Mark Illingworth

Mark Illingworth

Operations Director

Mark has been with Well-Centric since 2012 and is responsible for driving the growth of the business. An experienced manager with Expro North Sea for over 30 years, Mark managed Expro’s wireline intervention service at global, regional and domestic levels. As Global Product Line Director - Wireline Intervention he was responsible for over 220 personnel. Mark also spent time with Expro Group Integrated Services (EGIS) as a Production Services Manager and Well Engineer and was also responsible for managing and delivering the HSEQ objectives for the wireline department globally.

John Bain

John Bain

Services Manager

John looks after the day-to-day management of our offshore personnel and workshop staff to ensure the services we provide are of the highest standards. John has worked in the oil and gas industry for over 30 years during which time he has accumulated a wealth of experience spanning both offshore and onshore activity. John worked as a Well Service Supervisor for Shell’s offshore operations before joining Cairntoul. There, as Operations Director, he led a team responsible for the management of Shell’s and other operators’ assets and latterly took on the role of General Manager.

Matt Manning

Matt Manning

Engineering Manager

Matt joined Well-Centric in 2014 and is responsible for managing the engineering department. Matt leads on all product development work and oversees the engineered solutions provided to our clients. Matt has a broad engineering background having worked on a range of products from scientific equipment detecting evidence of banned nuclear testing, advanced frack and gravel pack tools, to bespoke wellhead equipment. Matt has a Master’s Degree in Robotic Engineering and is a named inventor on a number of patents.

Joe Purkis

Joe Purkis

QHSE Manager

Joe looks after the health, safety, environmental and quality requirements of Well-Centric. Joe has had various QHSE roles within the oil and gas industry over his 20 plus year career having worked for Transco, Petrowell and Weatherford. During the past 15 year his focus has been on developing systems and procedures for small to medium sized service companies to ensure they comply with industry best practice as well meeting the specific requirements of oil and gas producers operating in the North Sea.