Martin Hayes

Senior Drilling Engineer Dragon Oil

Martin Hayes, SPE, is a senior drilling engineer for Dragon Oil. He holds a BS degree in applied geology from the University of Leicester and is recognized as a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Petroleum Engineer by the Energy Institute. He has spent more than 25 years in the drilling industry, working with in drilling design, operations, and training for companies including Schlumberger, Black Reiver Consulting, Stanfield Consultants, Merlin ERD, Tullow Oil, WellSafe Solutions, Bedrock Drilling, and Gulf Keystone. Hayes is a member of the JPT Editorial Review Board.

  • As bottomhole-assembly and drill-bit design and operation have embraced new technologies such as artificial intelligence, new materials and manufacturing techniques, and improved design software, the industry continues to research methods of optimizing delivery and understanding of already globally used technologies.