MR. PETER AIRD (CEng CMarEng MIMarEST) is a specialized drilling consultant based in Fife, Scotland. He formed Kingdom Drilling Services Ltd in 1993 to provide well design, engineering, and drilling operations training and consulting to serve an extensive list of operating and national oil clients worldwide (Shell, BP, Conoco, Kerr-McGee, Marathon, Maersk Oil, Total, Repsol, Norsk Hydro, Centrica, Enterprise Oil, Lundin, Cairn Energy, Sasol, Petronas, CNOOC, ONGC, PDVSA, Pemex). He is a UK Chartered Engineer with a master's degree in drilling engineering from Robert Gordon University (2002). Peter completed his Shell Round 1 and 2 drilling supervisory competency programs in 1982 and 1985 to add to his initial marine engineering qualifications from the Edinburgh Nautical College and Glasgow Caledonian University (1979/1976). He has field delivered and provided well's operational leadership in world class drilling projects from 1987 and from 1998 upon request has produced and delivered a variety of drilling related skills training and development programs to widen his own personal skills set gaps to then share, translate and sustain with others.