Instructor's Summary

Mr. Tom Welch

Mr. Tom Welch, PE, MSc, is a Senior Petroleum Engineer with over 35 years of Onshore & Offshore experience within the Oil, Gas, Refinery, Petrochemical and Power industries. His wide expertise includes Exploration & Production of Oil or Gas Reservoirs, Drilling Management, Reservoir Management, Seismic Surveys, Production Maintenance, Extended Reach Drilling (ERD), High-Pressure High-Temperature (HPHT), High H2S and CO2 Concentrations, Pressure Drilling System, Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD), Advanced Drilling Techniques (ADT), Well Bore Integrity, Drill Stem Design & Testing, Stuck Pipe, Well Performance Optimization, Well Operation, Workover & Completion Methods, Well Testing, Well Design, Well Control and Drilling, Workover & Completion as well as Pressure Vessel Design, Analysis & Fabrication, ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code, Internal & External Pressure Design, NDE Requirements, Hydrostatic & Pneumatic Testing, FCC Units, Vacuum Columns, Crude Columns, Coke Drums, Hydro Treater Reactors, Heavywall Vessels, Spheres and Towers. He is also well-versed in the leadership, business management, accounting, economics, industrial/safety training, computer literacy, technical writing, public speaking, entrepreneur development network (EDN), SOP, HSE rules and regulations and various computer programmes such as Perform, Well-plan, Well-view, Pan-flow, Pan-oil, Pan-gas, Pan-mesh and DIMS. He is currently the Executive Director of Weatherford wherein he is responsible in the operational implementation of Drilling, Workover & Completion program.


During his career life, Mr. Welch has gained his practical and field experience through his various significant positions and dedication as the Rig Manager, Well Site Engineer, Senior Drilling Engineer, Senior Drilling Supervisor, Drilling Supervisor, Drilling Superintendent, Acting Drilling Superintendent, Rig Mentor, Engineering Mentor, Well Team Leader, Well Site Leader, Tool Pusher, Driller, Derrick from various international companies such as the Qatar Petroleum, Saudi Aramco, GUPCO, BP, Gulf of Suez, PTTEP, GNPOC, Weatherford Drilling Int., HAES-Oil Search Ltd., TDW World Wide Drilling, Simmons Group, T.H.U.M.S., Drillers Inc., Dome Petroleum and Argus Drilling.


Mr. Welch is a Registered Professional Engineer and has a Master degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Collins University (USA). Further, he is also a Certified Instructor/Trainer and delivered innumerable trainings, courses, conferences and workshops worldwide.