Our People

Azimuth Team

We recognise that our single most important asset is our people. As our company grows, it is imperative that we continue to invest in the personal development and growth of our people.

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Victor Allan

Victor Allan

Managing Director

Victor holds a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Robert Gordon’s University in Aberdeen. He has worked in the oil industry for more than 35 years in the design & development of both wireline & MWD products. He participated in the detailed design and project management of all aspects of Geolink’s Orienteer suite of products. Prior to joining Azimuth he held the position of Drilling NPI Leader at GE, where he directed development and engineering of the Tensor, Orienteer, Bluestar and Ultima product offerings. Victor holds a number of granted patents and applications for patent in the field of MWD.

Michael Fowler

Michael Fowler

Executive Director

Mike holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Professional Certificate in Business Management. He has 24 years oilfield experience. During that time he has worked for several major international service companies applying logging and surveying tools at wellsite. During the last 10 years he has been deeply involved in both the theoretical and practical aspects of design, development and commercialisation of new downhole MWD tools. Prior to joining Azimuth, Mike held the position of Research & Development Manager for the GE MWD product line in Aberdeen.

David McLaughlin

David McLaughlin

Non-Executive Director

David is a qualified Scottish Chartered Accountant with 40 years experience in industry. After almost 10 years in the Heavy Forging Industry with a GKN subsidiary, David became Finance Director of the Gearhart Geodata group of companies (an international oil-services group, with interests including Mud Logging, Geological Consultancy and MWD), prior to co-founding Geolink in 1989. He retired his position as Director in 2004, upon the sale of Geolink to Sondex plc. He continues to manage personal interests and is director of a private property company.

Anthony Moorley

Anthony Moorley

Non-Executive Director

Tony gained extensive international experience in the oil services industry in the areas of Mud Logging, Geological Consultancy, Seismic Services, Wireline Services and MWD. From 1979 to ’89 he was Managing Director of the Geodata Group of companies and, additionally, from ’86-’89 he was an International Vice President of Gearhart Industries. In 1989 he co-founded Geolink (MWD Design & Manufacture) and subsequently Unidril Energy (MWD Equipment rental). These companies were sold in 2004 to Sondex. Mr. Moorley has retained involvement in the energy sector through his chairmanship of HRH Ltd. and is also a director of A-eon Technology.

Ken Prain

Ken Prain

Investor & Advisor

Ken Prain holds degrees in both Chemical Engineering and in Mathematics & Computing. Following industrial experience in instrument design process engineering, Ken moved into the oil-services industry in the mid ‘70’s. He became Technical Director of Gearhart Geodata and controlled all operational and engineering aspects of the introduction of Gearhart’s MWD services into international markets. Ken co-founded Geolink in 1989 and between then and the sale of the company in 2004, he directed all aspects of the design and engineering of the Orienteer MWD product range. His philosophy of functional design quality was firmly stamped throughout; from major concept to detailed component.

Trevor Dickinson

Trevor Dickinson

Investor & Advisor

Trevor Dickinson holds a degree in Geology and Chemistry and entered the oil industry in 1973. He gained extensive international field experience, followed by operational management experience as a Director of the Gearhart Geodata group of companies (including a period of 3 years running the Americas MWD services operations & technical development group, from Houston, Texas). Trevor co-founded Geolink and Unidril Energy, where he was a Managing Director. His expertise in the practical field application of MWD Systems, the training of field engineers and customer support are extensive. Trevor is a Director of A-eon Technology and of a private property company.