Pioneers in electric plasma technology announce the appointment of a new member to their Advisory Board. Mr. Jules Schoenmakers joins GA Drilling, a Slovak company developing plasma milling and drilling for well intervention, plug and abandonment and deep hard rock drilling. A global authority on well engineering and abandonment, Jules has over 30 years extensive Oil & Gas experience, most recently as Shell’s Global Expertise Holder for Well Abandonment.

Jules Schoenmakers is now an independent well P&A expert providing expertise for Oil & Gas Well Abandonment and Well Decommissioning globally for operators, JV partners, authorities, and supply chains.
Specialisms include Abandonment Strategies, Regulations, Liabilities estimates/negotiations, Setting-up P&A Campaigns, Projects, Well P&A Designs, Training and Tool development.
Jules said of his appointment: “The O&G industry now, more than ever, needs the application of disruptive technologies to dramatically reduce costs and improve performance. I am delighted to join the advisory board to help GA Drilling take its plasma technology into the well P&A and related markets to improve the performance and future of well P&A and the drilling industry.”

The GA Drilling Advisory Board consists of leading industry experts from drilling, robotics and mechatronics specialisms, as well as business professionals. The latest addition to the advisory board brings expertise directly from the plasma technology’s future clients and will thus help GA Drilling to accelerate the successful commercialisation of PLASMABIT, its market entry and expansion. The technology is currently in a prototype stage with the first applications in preparation for onshore and offshore field tests planned in 2019.

Igor Kočiš, the chairman Of GA Drilling: “We believe the time has come for a technology shift into a new age of renewable energy and upstream technology efficiency. I am very happy that Jules has joined us on this ambitious journey onward. We are convinced that in these challenging times for the industry we need innovative people and industry experts to deliver game changing solutions”.

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