Tom is President of HTKI Advisors – an international drilling project management consulting firm. Tom has over 40 years of drilling and completion experience both in engineering and management roles for the domestic and international oil and gas industry. Tom holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University. Tom has been involved in all engineering and management aspects of drilling and completion programs – designing, planning and execution on all types of drilling rigs, including Land, Barge, Jack‐up, Platform, Submersibles, Semisubmersibles, and Drillships in up to 1,050 m water. Tom has successfully managed drilling projects in the GOM Deep Water, USA Land, Mexico, Venezuela, UK, Netherlands, Middle East, Southeast Asia, Africa, Canada, and New Zealand. Previous industry experience includes work experience with Placid Oil Company (Drilling Manager), Triton Engineering (Vice President – International), Halliburton (Vice President Drilling Systems), PathFinder LWD (President), and most recently with HTKI Advisors as President. Tom is a member of SPE and AADE.