Instructor's Summary

Mr. Morris Blackburn

Mr. Morris Blackburn is a Senior Petroleum & Drilling Engineer with over 30 years of Offshore & Onshore teaching & hands-on experience within the Oil & Gas industries. His wide expertise covers Directional, Horizontal & Multilateral Drilling, Horizontal & Multilateral Wells Completions & Simulation, Horizontal Drilling Methods, Directional & Hole Cleaning, High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) Narrow Margin Wells & Drilling Techniques, Well Intervention, Well Construction, Well Design, Complex Wells & Exploration Wells, Tripping & Well Testing, Completing Development Wells, Drilling Appraisal Wells, Drill Horizontal ERD, High Angle & Complex Wells, Well Completion, Well Abandonment, Cementing, Coil Tubing, Gamma/Resistivity/PP Trends Interpretation, Sand Control, Stimulation, Tools & Testing, MWD/LWD, Logistical Planning, Jack-up Rig, Semi-submersible Rig, Platform & Land Rig, Rig Assessment & Installation, Energy Drilling Revolution (EDF), Casing Drilling, Workovers, Gravel Packing, Equipment Modifications, Deepwater Installation, Running Downhole Tools, Stimulation Vessel and Drill Stem Testing.


During his career life, Mr. Blackburn was the Senior Consultant/HPHT Coach of TAQA North Sea, wherein he was responsible on the planning of HPHT/H2S subsea abandonment and coaching the drilling team for handling HPHT well control techniques throughout the completion of abandonment, strip drills, well control drills and communication skills. Prior to this, he holds key significant positions such as the Day Drilling Supervisor/Consultant, Drilling Superintendent/Consultant, Night Drilling Supervisor/Consultant, Staff Senior/Deepwater Directional Drilling Supervisor, Staff Directional Drilling Express Engineer, MWD Engineer, Multi Service Engineer, Dual Service Engineer, HPHT Advisor, Lead Performance/Strategy Coach, Lead Trainer/Auditor, DD/MWD/LWD Engineer, Staff Directional Driller 1, Lead Directional Driller, Rig Installation Supervisor, Drilling Engineer, ICWF Supervisor and Tool Pusher,  from multi-national companies such as the Salos-Sunesis Ltd., Marathon Oil North Sea, Noble Energy, Maersk, DNO Dubai, BG India,  Bowleven PLC., Hindustan Oil Exploration Company Ltd. (ENI), Providence Resources, Dubai Petroleum Establishment, Perenco Petroleum Ltd., Novatek Petroleum Ltd., Northern Petroleum Ltd., EDF Energy Hole House Farm Project, Apache Corp North Sea, Addax Petroleum Nigeria Ltd., Kerr McGee Petroleum Ltd., Baker Hughes MedAfrica INTEQ, Woodside, ExxonMobil, Esso, Total, AGIP, BP, Schlumberger Anadrill D & M, Halliburton Drilling Service, Schlumberger Oilfield Services, BJ Services Ltd., and Halliburton Services, just to name a few.


Mr. Blackburn has an Associate degree in Applied Electronics from the Richland College, Texas, USA. Further, he is a Certified Instructor/Trainer, a Physician Assistant - Certified in Cardiology & Thoracic Surgery from the University of Texas. Morevover, he holds a Certificate in IWCF Drilling Well Control Program Combined Surface & Subsea BPO Stack Level 4 and has delivered numerous trainings and workshops worldwide.