Management

Grounded in E&P and Oilfield Service, our management team has a unique breadth and depth of expertise.

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Darrell Johnson

CEO

Darrell is the CEO and leader of Silverwell. He is an entrepreneur and technologist based in the UK. He has 30+ years of oilfield experience with roles in drilling contracting, oilfield services and E&P operations.

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Darrell Johnson

CEO

Darrell is the CEO of Silverwell. He is an entrepreneur and technologist based in the UK. His thirty-year plus oilfield career encompasses senior leadership roles in drilling contracting, oilfield services and E&P operations. A theme throughout has been new technology introduction, initially in underbalanced drilling, and more recently in artificial lift. In addition to his role at Silverwell, Darrell has served in advisory and directorship roles, professional societies, and charitable organizations.

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Abdel BenAmara

Vice President, Middle East & Asia Pacific

Abdel is Vice President for Silverwell’s Middle East and Asia Pacific regions. He has nearly 20 years’ experience as an engineer and manager.

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Abdel BenAmara

Vice President, Middle East & Asia Pacific

Abdel is Vice President for Silverwell’s Middle East and Asia Pacific regions. He started his nearly twenty-year career in the automotive industry before joining PCM, an artificial lift equipment manufacturer, in 2005. Here Abdel was Area Manager for Europe based in Paris. Fluent in English, Arabic and French, he was assigned to manage PCM’s Middle East region and moved to the UAE. Abdel joined Silverwell in 2015 to kick-off regional growth in the Middle East and Asia. Abdel holds two Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from ENIM France, and Bristol University in the UK.

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Randal Garrett

Financial Controller

Randal is the Financial Controller at Silverwell. He has 35+ years of experience in the accounting profession working with companies in the energy sector.

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Randal Garrett

Financial Controller

Randal is Financial Controller at Silverwell. The majority of Randy’s 35 year career in the accounting profession has been with companies in the energy sector. He has served in roles from Financial Analyst to Sr. Accounting Manager to Director of Finance. Randy is a certified public accountant in the State of Texas and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Baylor University in the USA.

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Jay Hutsen

Global Operations Manager

Jay is Global Operations Manager at Silverwell. He has more than 15 years of experience installing intelligent completions.

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Jay Hutsen

Jay Hutsen

Global Operations Manager

Jay is Global Operations Manager at Silverwell. His career began with the US Navy and in general aviation prior to joining Halliburton in 2005. Here Jay held manufacturing, field service, project management and technical sales roles in Intelligent Completions. Immediately prior to joining Silverwell Jay was Operations Manager with BlueFin Services. Jay holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Management from Lone Star College in the USA.

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Darrell Naill

Vice President, Manufacturing

Darrell is Vice President of Manufacturing at Silverwell and has a 45 year oilfield career. His team manages manufacturing and supply chain operations.

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Darrell Naill

Vice President, Manufacturing

Darrell is Vice President of Manufacturing at Silverwell. Much of his 45-year oilfield career has been in formation evaluation, both wireline and MWD/LWD. At Halliburton and Weatherford he held roles encompassing supply chain management, technology program management, service repair and return, and quality control. Coupled with a stint as global business unit manager for in Singapore, Darrell is well placed to lead manufacturing at Silverwell. Darrell holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Degree from the University of Houston.

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Gerard Patterson

Vice President, Engineering

Gerard is Vice President of Engineering at Silverwell. He began his career as an openhole wireline engineer in northern Canada then held several product development roles prior to joining Silverwell.

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Gerard Patterson

Vice President, Engineering

Gerard is Vice President of Engineering at Silverwell. Gerry began his career as an openhole wireline engineer in northern Canada with Precision Energy Services. He then held several product development roles including software engineering, mechanical engineering and project management with Weatherford. Prior to joining Silverwell, Gerry served as Vice President of Engineering for Foro, a firm developing well-decommissioning technologies using high energy lasers. Gerry holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Alberta.

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Joel Shaw

Product Line Vice President DIAL

Joel is Product Line Vice President for Silverwell’s DIAL technologies. Throughout his career, he’s had roles in R&D, Engineering, and product management in the upstream and midstream sectors of the oilfield.

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Joel Shaw

Product Line Vice President DIAL

Joel is Product Line Vice President for Silverwell’s DIAL technologies. He started his career designing BOPS for Hydril, followed by roles with Weatherford, Halliburton and Baker Hughes in R&D, Engineering, and product management in the upstream and midstream sectors of the oilfield. Joel’s passion for oilfield innovation has earned twenty patents related to intelligent completions, through-tubing tools, monitoring equipment, logging tools, and geothermal systems. Joel holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M with an emphasis on Computer Engineering.

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Munro Sutherland

Commercial Director

Munro is Commercial Director at Silverwell. He has over 30 years’ experience in the oil industry. Munro manages the contractual and commercial aspects of Silverwell’s business.

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Munro Sutherland

Commercial Director

Munro is Commercial Director at Silverwell. Munro is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years’ experience in the oil industry. He has served as Finance Director of Cairn Energy and Melrose Resources and as CFO of Seven Energy. Additionally, Munro has held several executive and non-executive positions with companies in the oil and gas and oilfield service sector. Munro holds a Bachelor Degree in Accounting and Finance from Heriot-Watt University in Scotland, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

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