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The Team

Well-SENSE is a team of like-minded, forward thinking individuals who have an enviable mix of creativity, technical expertise and oil and gas industry know-how.

Craig Feherty — CEO

Craig brings over twenty years of industry experience to Well-SENSE, having previously worked at GE Oil and Gas as Product Line Director for Wireline Products. Prior to this he held management roles at Sondex Wireline and Archer, with an early career carved out in the aviation and sonar industries.

During his time at GE Oil and Gas, Craig managed a portfolio of technologies designed to measure downhole well conditions via sensors and electro-mechanical intervention tools deployed on wireline cable. This experience significantly bolsters the company’s position as it moves forward with commercialisation of its FiberLine Intervention (FLI) Technology.

Dan Purkis — Technology Director

Dan’s love of invention from a young age led him to pursue a career in engineering, which now spans over 20 years, eight of which he worked at Petroleum Engineering Services (PES) where he directed a world-class team designing intelligent wells. After PES was acquired by Halliburton, Dan jointly established Petrowell, where an inspiring company ethos resulted in pioneering solutions and the company eventually being purchased by Weatherford.

Dan’s ability to think outside the box has resulted in a number of world firsts and new technologies coming to market. Recognised as one of the best innovative thinkers in his peer group, he has over 50 granted patents and has won the Significant Contribution Award at the Offshore Achievement Awards in recognition of his influence on the industry.

Tad Bostick — Commercial Director (Western Hemisphere)

Tad has over thirty five years of experience in the oil and gas industry and has been actively involved in the application of novel sensing and monitoring technologies for oil and gas applications around the world. Prior to joining Well-SENSE, Tad held senior positions at Weatherford, leading the reservoir monitoring global product line before becoming Vice President of the global production optimisation business unit.

Tad began his career with Western Geophysical working in surface seismic exploration and borehole seismic logging. In 1997 Tad joined CiDRA Corporation and led the early development and commercialization of the Clarion® fiber optic in-well seismic system. CiDRA’s Optical Sensing Systems group was acquired by Weatherford in 2001.