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General: Leading offshore expert joins board of Pisys Limited

Posted on 07.06.2011 - 09:00 UTC in GENERAL NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links

Leading offshore expert joins board of Pisys LimitedProfessor Angus Jamieson has joined the board of Aberdeen based Software developers Pisys Limited. Angus is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and a member of "Who's Who for Professionals".


He is a founder member of the Drilling Industry Steering Committee for Wellbore Survey Accuracy, and was appointed by the DTI to chair a committee to set reporting standards for oil companies drilling wells in UK waters. He was also appointed independent auditor for Shell Europe in 2003 to review drilling surveying and safety procedures and many of his recommendations are being adopted to improve best practice. He was a member of the UK Coastguard Navigation Standards Committee and is well known for his work on mooring design and safety for drilling rigs.

He was the original author of the COMPASS directional software, the most widely used well planning and anti-collision software for directional work across the industry.

In 2000 he helped pioneer the Drilling Visualisation Research Consortium with the BP Centre for Visualisation in Colorado University. DVRC has produced excellent, research results in 3D visualisation to optimise drilling planning, surveying and anti collision. In 2003 he worked with Chevron Texaco in ground breaking Definer Survey Analysis which allows the surveyor to make use of all available survey data to optimise on survey position. In the same year he also worked with TOTAL, building a structured database for storing deviation data and reporting to allow ease of transfer of survey data between companies.

Angus is an internationally known consultant and lecturer in the drilling industry with over 30 year's experience. He is best known as the original author of the Compass directional drilling suite. Twice voted top lecturer at the Shell International Drilling School in The Hague. He was awarded the title, ‘Professor of Offshore Engineering' in 2010 by the University of the Highlands and Islands. He was chairman of the SPE drilling survey committee. A fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Angus has consulted regularly to Exxon, Chevron, Shell, Total, Conoco Phillips and BP, most recently as the survey advisor on the Macondo blowout in the Gulf of Mexico.

Pisys specialize in technology product development for the energy sector. "Angus brings a wealth of experience in our sector which will enrich our product base as well as giving us access to a larger worldwide market," said Director Peter Henderson.

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