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The Platinum Drilling Services management team learned the business from the rig floor to the boardroom.  Their vision and operations background ensures they provide a value added service that works as well in the field as it does on paper.

Leading the management team is Director, Phil Duff.

Phil’s experience in the oil and gas industry spans over 35 years, specialising in all facets of drilling operations.  Starting his career in drilling on the drill floor, before moving into leadership and managerial roles, has made Phil a sought after Subject Matter Expert.

Phil has provided extensive drilling experience and expertise to a range of companies, including  EXXONMOBIL – Angola and Azerbaijan (Deepwater) and Sakhalin ERD; Totalfinaelf ; Nigeria (Deepwater); INPEX Masala – Indonesia;  Reliance – India (Deepwater Exploration);  BP – Trinidad (Deepwater); Santos – Australia, Land and Offshore;  (EEX/Enterprise Oil – USA (Deepwater); Enterprise Oil – UK;  Apache/Quadrant Energy – Australia; and Esso – Australia.

In the later part of his career, Phil has held a variety of executive and management positions, including Senior Drilling Supervisor, Operations Manager, General Manager and Well Construction Manager, before co-founding Platinum Resources Group.

During his tenure as Drilling Superintendent and General Manager, Phil was responsible for the execution and implementation of a full drilling program in the Timor Sea, using the Stena Clyde, Songa Venus semi-submersible, and the Wilcraft jack up rig.  Valued clients involved with the rig club were ENI, AED, Santos, OMV, Drillsearch and Woodside. He also contracted Ocean Patriot and the Atwood Southern Cross for smaller companies such as ADX Tunisia and Advent Energy.

Prior to his new appointment with Platinum Drilling Services Pty Ltd, Phil worked with Quadrant Energy. Phil was involved in various drilling campaigns as Drilling Superintendent. While leading the offshore team in the discovery wells in the Bedout Basin, Phil was heavily involved in tendering, rig contracts and rig acceptance, new build rigs, upgrades to older rigs and start-ups.