WFS Technology has appointed Mike Theobald as Project Director for Australia and SouthEast Asia. He brings considerable subsea control systems knowledge and understanding, as well as an insight into how best to use Seatooth products and technology.
Mike has worked in the subsea industry for over 25 years, He started his career with FSSL (formally Kvaerner Oilfield Products now Aker Solutions) in 1988, just as subsea systems were gaining popularity.
His core discipline is in subsea control systems. Roles with both operators (BP, Maersk Oil, Woodside and Petronas) and equipment manufacturers have given him a wealth of technology, operations and project management experience.
He has achieved some notable firsts in the oil industry, namely the early development of All-Electric Subsea Systems and Subsea HIPPS, and was the principle mover for SIIS, the subsea instrumentation interface standard. He sits on several industry standards committees and is long time fellow of the Society for Underwater Technology and a Fellow of the Institution for Engineering & Technology.
Mike Theobald commented; “It will be very rewarding to be part of the team working on this remarkable technology and developing new areas to which can be applied. I will be focused on continuing the successful growth of WFS’ presence in the SouthEast Asian and Australian regions.”
Brendan Hyland, Chairman at WFS Technology Ltd said; “We are delighted to have Mike join our team. He brings strong industry experience and a deep knowledge of the control market in which we are successfully establishing ourselves.