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The IAS operation has the capability of helping you deliver real, measurable and visible improvements in performance to your operations, by providing you with field expertise, experience in operations, training, development and competence solutions combined with our best in class simulation technology at its core.

Based at IAS regional headquarters in Dubai, UAE it is composed of senior industry professionals with extensive operational field experience, training, competence and development expertise and each member with a proven track record in the Oil and Gas industry. 
The current 15 members of the IAS team have over 420 years of combined experience in the drilling industry operating in various regions across the globe and on various rig types across various drilling and lifting operations including Training, HR and Talent Management functions.

Having a team with such vast levels of experience and expertise ensures that whatever the challenge their clients face or the objective they may have,they can effectively evaluate possible solutions and utilize the combined experience and expertise of the entire team to ensure they provide the most effective and most practical solution to your actual needs.

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The Team

Graeme EglintineGraeme Eglintine, Integrated Advisory Services Director 

Graeme has 26 years of wide experience in the Drilling Industry including roles held in Drilling Operations, Training, Talent Management and Human Resources. 

Roustabout to Sr Toolpusher/PIC - Transocean

18 years in drilling operations progressing through the ranks on various conventional and Cyber mobile drilling units in the North Sea, Europe, South America, Africa and Asia.

Drilling Instructor/Assessor - Transocean

Helped to design, develop and implement the ground breaking and best in class Transocean Drillers Competence Assessment Program working as Senior Drilling Instructor & Cyber Instructor. Qualified Instructor to city & guilds UK national education standards and Qualified Assessor to LEVEL 3 NVQ standard.

Global Training and Development Manager - Transocean

Managed global training center with +/- 4000 trainees per year and played an integral part in the design and implementation of the OPITO approved Transocean Competence Management System and also served as chairman on the IADC North Sea Chapter for the competence and human behavior’s work group as part of the WLCPF.

Global Workforce Planning and Development Manager - Transocean

Directly responsible for all development and manning requirements for the 14,000 offshore Transocean work force. Designed and implemented the competence based accelerated development programs covering Drilling, Maintenance, Marine and Sub Sea disciplines

Global HR Drilling Manager, HR Manager for Africa, Mediterranean and Saudi Arabia - Transocean

Managed specialized HR team responsible for the development and implementation of nationalization programs and installing infrastructure for 11 countries supporting 13 offshore drilling rigs operating in remote locations across the regions of responsibility. 

IAS Project managers

filePetru Cioban: Training & Competence Development Manager – Drilling

Petru has 21 years of Land Drilling Operations experience having worked his way through the drilling ranks before holding the following positions; Drilling Safety and Training Coordinator, Well Control and Drilling Instructor, Training and Competence Specialist and Training Manager before joining Drilling Systems in June 2016 


Paul HarveyPaul Harvey: Training & Competence Development Manager – Cranes and Lifting

Paul has over 32 years of experience working within the oils and gas industry. Expertise in Crane Operations, HSE, Rigging and Lifting held positions such as Crane Operator, Deck Foreman, Site Lifting Competent Person, Lifting Instructor/Assessor, HSE Advisor, Lifting Specialist, Training and Competence Specialist and Training Manager before joining Drilling Systems in April 2016. 


Richard RobertsRichard Roberts:  Project Manager

With over 25 years’ experience in HR and Talent Management at local, regional and international levels. Expertise in workforce planning strategies. Held positions of Maintenance Manager, HR Director, Regional HR Director, Global HR Director, Senior Consultant and Regional Manager before joining Drilling Systems in April 2016.

Complementing the IAS team are a team of highly experienced industry SMEs with expertise across Drilling and Lifting operations plus expertise in training, development and competence:

The IAS SMEs have operated on various different drilling rigs and in various different regions across the globe and held senior positions such:


Rig Manager, Offshore Installation Manager, Performance Toolpusher, Snr Toolpusher, Snr Manager Audit and Compliance,, Project Manager, Snr Drilling Operations Coach, Drilling Instructor, Well Control Instructor, HSE Advisor/Facilitator


Deck Foreman, Crane Operator, Site Lifting Competent Person, Lifting Specialist, Cranes and Lifting Inspection Test Eng, Lifting Instructor & Assessor, Rope Access Technician, DROPS Coordinator. HSE Advisor