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David Goyallon

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David Goyallon, Drilling and Wells manager for the deepwater Kaombo project in Angola

 

David Goyallon joined Total after graduating from the École nationale supérieure d’ingénieurs de Poitiers (ENSIP) in 1998 with a degree in Civil Engineering and Geotechnics, and complemented by a Master’s in Oil Field Development and Operations from the l’École nationale supérieure du pétrole et des moteurs (ENSPM / IFP School) in Rueil-Malmaison in 1999.

 

Following a series of drilling engineer postings in Scotland, Venezuela, Pau in the Rock Mechanics Laboratory, Angola and then Qatar, he joined the Kaombo project in Pau in 2010 to oversee the team responsible for well design, preparing drilling campaign operations, and calls for bids for specialist oil service contracts and well equipment procurement.

 

While still working on the Kaombo project, David joined Total’s Angolan subsidiary in 2014 to help complete drilling operations in block 32 and its 59 productive deepwater wells. His current workload consists of supervising around 30 engineers and supervisors in charge of drilling engineering and managing offshore operational teams on the two drillships, with a particular focus on personnel safety and technological risks, meeting well deadlines and budgets, and improving operational efficiency. David Goyallon has been the Drilling and Wells manager for the deepwater Kaombo project since 2010.

 

 

 

 

 

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