Consultant, Senior Director, Oil & Energy
Hi, I'm Blair MacDougall. Welcome to my profile!
Blair MacDougall's Bio:
Blair MacDougall is a founder and senior consultant at Canada’s Waterford Energy Services Inc. (WESI), an offshore oil and gas consulting firm that provides expertise and personnel to operators in the industry. Prior to founding WESI in 2003, Blair worked as an engineer for Mobil and ExxonMobil for ten years.
Blair’s offshore drilling experience with Mobil and ExxonMobil was multi-faceted, involving him in a range of project management and engineering responsibilities. From 1994 to 2000, Blair worked as a student engineer and later as a full-time employee of Mobil. He assisted in well engineering efforts in several capacities. He served as the wellsite engineer for the Sable Project in the northern Atlantic Ocean. As a wellsite engineer, Blair worked in a supervisory role for efforts at the well site and gained experience in all levels of well construction, including foam cement, HPHT drilling practices, synthetic oil based muds, 15,000 psi wellheads, premium connections and HPHT completions, perforation and high rate well testing.
During these same years, Blair also worked on the Thebaud Field in a similar capacity.
Following this project, Blair gained additional international well construction and subsea experience through his work with a major Exploration and Production (E&P) company in their efforts off the coast of West Africa. This was a 19-wellsubsea project that had Blair serving as a project engineer and lead well construction engineer. As a lead well construction engineer, Blair was responsible for the planning and supervision of drilling, intervention, completion, abandonment, and well testing for the projects subsea activities.
Blair’s time with major E&P companies included a number of international drilling projects, and also provided him significant experience in overseeing and assisting in projects in the deep waters and harsh environment of the North Atlantic.
In 2003, Blair used the expertise and experience he gained to found WESI. As Director and Senior Consultant for the firm, Blair is now responsible for overseeing the activities of a wide array of drilling subject matter experts as they assist operators like Chevron, Suncor, Statoil, Husky as well as government organizations in their well construction and subsea operations.
WESI’s focus on providing expertise when it comes to engineering and project planning in the harsh environment of the North Atlantic has put the firm in the prime position to use this skill and knowledge to expand their consulting efforts internationally. With that in mind, Blair looks forward to leading the firm as they secure a greater international consulting presence in the offshore oil and gas industry.
Blair has a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Francis Xavier University in Mathematics, as well as a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Outside of his career, Blair loves to spend time with his wife and two children. He also is an active volunteer sports coach, coaching both soccer and hockey.
Blair MacDougall's Education:
Memorial University of NewfoundlandBachelor of Mechanical Engineering
St. Francis Xavier UniversityBachelor of ScienceConcentration: Mathematics
Blair MacDougall's Interests & Activities:
Engineering, coaching, soccer, hockey, consulting work,