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drilling fluids specialist , consultant

Stuart Peter Thompson Smith, British drilling fluids specialist, consultant. Achievements include patents for ester oils in drilling fluids and muds; invention of biodegradable ester based drilling fluids; discovery of barite sag in certain wells is caused by boycott effect; development of 100% all oil drilling fluids systems. Recipient Gold award, Duke of Edinburgh, 1966.

Background

Smith, Stuart Peter Thompson was born on September 29, 1948 in Shillong, Meghalaya, India.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Edinburgh, Scotland, 1970.

Career

Drilling trainee Drilling & Prospecting International Ltd, Warwick, England, 1970—1972. Fluids engineer Baroid Drilling Fluids Inc., Great Yarmouth, England, 1972—1975, drilling fluids engineer Ijmuiden, Netherlands, 1975—1978, manager, Holland, Germany & Denmark district The Hague, 1978—1980. Operations supervisor Baroid Drilling Fluids Inc, Aberdeen, England, 1980—1982, regional engineer, north sea, 1982—1984, manager, England district, 1984—1986, technical manager, eastern hemisphere, 1986—1993.

Operations manager Baker Hughes INTEQ, Moscow, 1993—1995. Freelance consultant Various Oil Operators, 1995—1997. Staff drilling fluids engineer Petronas Carigali Sdn.

Bhd, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1997—2000, principal engineer well fluids and geomechanics, since 2003. Work group chairman American Petroleum Institute International Committee 13, Aberdeen, 1987—1988. External examiner faculty petroleum engineering University of Technology Petronas, Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia, since 2005.

Consultant in field.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents for ester oils in drilling fluids and muds. Invention of biodegradable ester based drilling fluids. Discovery of barite sag in certain wells is caused by boycott effect.

    Development of 100% all oil drilling fluids systems.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor text book, articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member of Society Petroleum Engineers (associate), Grand Lodge Scotland (life).

Connections

Married Elizabeth Susan Miller, November 3, 1973 (divorced September 15, 1994). Children: Erica Morag Edwards, Kirsty Mhairi, Gemma Catriona. Married Maria Clara Hvidsten, June 18, 1999 (divorced February 28, 2002).

Married Bibiana Tan, August 2, 2010.

spouse:
Elizabeth Susan Miller

spouse:
Maria Clara Hvidsten

spouse:
Bibiana Tan

child:
Erica Morag Edwards Smith

child:
Kirsty Mhairi Smith

child:
Gemma Catriona Smith