Growth in London petroleum engineering team

Growth in London Petroleum Engineering Team

The expertise and resources within the in-house OPC petroleum engineering team in London have been increased with the appointment of Alex Thatcher and Will Hodgson.


Will Hodgson has an MSc in Reservoir Engineering (University of Aberdeen) and a BSc in Petroleum Geology (Royal Holloway University of London).

Will has three years’ experience working as a reservoir engineer for an independent UK Gas operator with offshore and onshore UK (conventional and unconventional) assets where he produced reserve estimations and forecasts, dynamic simulation models and material balance calculations as well as being present onsite for well workovers, gas lift operations, pressure testing and echometer operations (also taking part in their respective HAZOPs).

Alex Thatcher has an MSc in Petroleum Engineering (Herriot-Watt University) and an MEng in Chemical Engineering (University of Strathclyde).

Alex has over two years’ experience working as a field engineer for a major oilfield services company.   He worked offshore in the testing and process areas focusing on Drill Stem Testing, Tubing-Conveyed Perforation and Downhole Data Acquisition.  

Alex Thatcher

Piers Johnson, Managing Director of OPC said:

Initially we were looking for just one petroleum engineer to bolster our team but I was so impressed with both Will and Alex, and both had very complimentary skill sets, that I decided we should hire both of them!  Will has excellent onshore gas experience and Alex has hands-on offshore well testing expertise (and certification).  Both will now work on a variety of OPC projects to build up their knowledge and help us to deliver an ever-growing workload of projects within our London technical team.”

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