Ian Burdis spent his early career in a variety of roles as staff and contractor with Boldon Drilling, Burmah Oil, Arco British and BP. From 1987 to 1995 he was a key member of Amerada Hess, progressing from drilling engineer to well engineering manager. From 1995 to 2003 Ian held several senior roles within Kerr McGee North Sea, primarily as drilling manager and latterly as operations support and supply chain manager.
Prior to joining AGR, he worked for Global Santa Fe as general manager of the Applied Drilling Technology International Division. Ian is a key member of the team that grew AGR’s Well Management division from drilling 20 wells a year to more than 70 wells per year.
Ian holds a BSc in geology from Manchester University.