I have worked for the Wellwise Group for the last 16 months and found them to be the best agency I have ever worked for.

Bernie Murphy
Slickline Supervisor

Wellwise are very quick to respond with any query I may have whether it is invoicing, flight times, location, meet and greet etc etc etc!! I can pick up the phone anytime and get the answer I am looking for.

Gary Duthie
Well Services Supervisor

Wellwise is a part of my life - I have worked with Wellwise since day one and have seen the company grow, as I have grown with them.

Paul Goodwin
Well Test Supervisor

Communication with operational management has become easy with access to them through the most professional, polite and cheery receptionists one possibly could hope to find on the other end of the phone.

Ian Kirkland
Well Test Supervisor

I have worked for the Wellwise Group for the best part of 14 years. I value the support that is always there; I value their friendship and I look forward to the future and what it will offer as Wellwise continues to expand.

Paul A. Goodwin
Well Test Supervisor

One of the main reasons I like working for Wellwise is the support you are given from the office. I receive a full job brief before travelling and they are always on the other end of the phone if you need anything day or night.

Bernard Murphy
Slickline Supervisor

As a consultant to any company, its difficult to grasp the workloads, efforts or agendas of the company, but with Wellwise, one gets the impression of proactivity, not only as a competitor in the agency world but as a company striving for professional respect amongst its clients.

Ian R. Kirkland
Well Test Supervisor

Unlike other agencies we do not post available jobs because of the fast turnover of our business. New jobs are available daily so register with us to ensure you are first to hear of the latest assignments and are ready to travel.

Glenn Durrant
Wellwise Group Operations Manager

I have worked in Africa, Hungary, Poland, Israel, France, Holland, Aberdeen, and locally. These locations provided land work and offshore work, on HPHT gas & oil wells & H2S wells, for a variety of clients including Expro North Sea and Schlumberger.

Mark Cox
Well Test Supervisor

"I have always known about various consultancy agencies (having worked for a Client Company) but Wellwise always stood out."

Melissa Phillip-Sealy
Senior Data Acquisition Engineer

A Day in the Life of Nigel Turner

May 21, 2013, 12:35 PM
RIR of the month award

Born in Orrell, Nr. Wigan in Lancashire, Nigel started his career as a Plant Fitter for Massey Ferguson.  During this time a colleague he worked with was a seasoned traveller who used talk of his travels around the world.   From these conversations Nigel got the urge to travel so set off for a year travelling around Europe and North Africa.  

In North Africa Nigel became ill and had to rely on friends to pay his way.    His friends then recommended that if he wanted to keep travelling but get paid for it, he should join the oilfield.    He applied for various jobs and got offered two.   He chose to work for Schlumberger (then Flopetrol) in Cabinda in West Africa, and that was the start of his oilfield career.  When Schlumberger lost their Contract in Cabinda he transferred back home and the North Sea.    He spent a year in Aberdeen, then transferred to Gt. Yarmouth at the time Flopetrol were setting up an office again.   He spent three years in Gt. Yarmouth before having a very serious motor cycle accident, which resulted in him being off work for one year and ultimately ended his career with Schlumberger.

After recovering from this accident he started his own business sand blasting and painting from which he successfully made a living for 12 years.    However the oil industry in Gt. Yarmouth was slowing down drastically with a lot of major players going back to Aberdeen, resulting in the work for his business drying up.    At this point, in April 2001 he came back to oilfield service work.   Another friend recommended him to join the Wellwise Group as a Contract Well Test Supervisor.

The early 80’s travel bug has always stayed with him, and Nigel takes every opportunity to travel with work and also in his free time. He is aiming for the “100 Club” (100 countries visited), at the moment he is up to 76!!   He has flown over 1,000,000 kilometres; and visited 79 rigs (This puts trainspotting into perspective – don’t you think!!)

His most memorable place is Macchu Picchu in Peru where he visited a couple of years ago, and fell in love with South America in general.  

After visiting New Zealand to visit his wife’s family last year, Nigel decided that he would like to visit the four corners of the earth, so planned  a holiday in Tierra del Fuego – 60 miles from Cape Horn in South America, the closest mainland place to Antarctica.

Nigel has recently returned from this trip to Argentina, and Tierra del Fuego.   This choice was also influenced by his wife who worked on the Charles Darwin Project at Cambridge University Library, since then she has always wanted to visit this area which includes the Beagle Channel.

Nigel likes to just book his flights, and make up his route when he gets there.   He talks to people he meets and listens to recommendations of the best places to go.


So where for 2008 Nigel?