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Former Shell geoscientist chosen to lead Well-Safe Solutions’ subsurface team

© Supplied by Well-Safe SolutionsWell-Safe Solutions subsurface team
Mark Davison, Subsurface Team Lead, Well-Safe Solutions

Decommissioning firm Well-Safe Solutions has announced the appointment of a new subsurface team lead.

Mark Davison will take up the positon at the company as it expands its service offering to include all aspects of subsurface plug and abandonment (P&A) design.

He has over 30 years of industry experience in a career as a geoscientist.

During that time Mr Davison has worked for energy majors and service companies including Shell and Schlumberger in Europe, Africa, North America and Australasia.

It follow an increase in the number of enquiries from operators looking to better understand where and why subsurface barriers should be set.

Mr Davison will increase the Aberdeen-headquartered company’s ability to bring extensive North Sea experience to operators and regulators around the world.

He said: “Well-Safe Solutions continues to go from strength to strength, and with the Well-Safe Guardian embarking on a considerable scope of work this year, I’m delighted to have joined the team at such an exciting period of progress.

“I am excited to lead the development of Well-Safe Solutions’ subsurface capability, providing peer support to clients to optimise well decommissioning strategies while ensuring regulatory compliance.

“Together with my new colleagues, I look forward to developing robust well plug and abandonment and subsurface isolation strategies.”


Prior to joining Well-Safe Solutions, Mr Davison was the global discipline lead for geomechanics at Shell, focusing on development of subsurface workflows for various global P&A projects in the North Sea, Middle East, South China Sea and South America.

He boasts a PhD and BSc in Geology, and is responsible for three patents relating to well completion and production engineering.

Mr Davison’s addition to the Well-Safe Solutions team builds on the 99 employees who joined the business last year.

Well-Safe decommissioning campaign © Supplied by Well-Safe Solutions
The Well-Safe Guardian

Well-Safe Solutions’ well abandonment director James Richards said: “Mark’s compelling track record make him a clear fit for Well-Safe Solutions, and we’re thrilled to welcome him into his new role.

“His appointment is of great value to us, as his subsurface expertise and its application to well decommissioning will be vital in assisting the business to deliver safe, efficient well plug and abandonment design and operation to clients.”

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