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Steve Nas

Steve Nas Esanda TrainingSteve Nas was born and raised in Nijmegen in the Netherlands. He holds an MSc in Drilling Engineering from The Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen and has over 39 years of oilfield experience.

Steve started in the industry back in 1977 as a Mud logger before becoming a wellsite drilling engineer in 1980 working mainly in the Middle East and West Africa. In 1988 he joined Shell in in the Southern North Sea. In 1995 he joined Smedvig in Norway and worked on a number of deepwater wells and also on underbalanced drilling operations. In 1999 he started Leading Edge Advantage in Aberdeen and worked in coiled tubing, underbalanced and managed pressure drilling. In 2004 joined as Weatherford’s Regional Engineering Manager in Singapore developing the first ultra deepwater MPD systems. In 2010 joined SPT Group specializing in well control and hydraulics modeling and in 2012 SPT Group was acquired by Schlumberger.

Steve was drilling adviser with Schlumberger with a focus on well control, relief well planning and MPD. During that time he was also an instructor for NExT teaching numerous well engineering courses. In 2015 he joined Wild Well as engineering manager in Asia and in Feb 2017 became an independent consultant concentrating on provision of drilling engineering training.

Steve has authored and presented numerous papers and authored several chapters in SPE Advanced Technology books and is an active committee member and speaker on numerous SPE Workshops around the world.

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