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Mark Anderson BS

Senior Consultant

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Mark Anderson has extensive onshore and offshore drilling experience and also technology management experience. Mark’s last position as GM Drilling Mechanics Technologies capped off a 37 career with Shell. Now he provides consultancy services and also sits on the board of advisors of several start-ups. Mark oversaw front-line Well Delivery as a Rig Superintendent in Gabon, held role of Team Leader of Drilling Engineers in the UK sector of the North Sea and Drilling Engineering roles in Syria, Portugal, Brazil and New Orleans. He has respected strengths in technology development, deployment and commercialization. Known as a thought leader, Anderson serves as chairman of the SPE Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section and has presented on drilling mechanics and automation at over 10 Society of Petroleum Engineers conferences and meetings, as well as securing 6 patents or well construction and drilling mechanics technologies.


Bachelor of Science – Mechanical Engineering, cum laude, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, Michigan

Professional Associations

  • Chair, SPE’s Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section
  • Member, Future of Energy O&G Working Group, Center for Houston’s Future

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