Scotland’s Well-Sense founder honoured as Innovative Thinker at World Oil Awards in USA

Dan Purkis
Dan Purkis

Dan Purkis, Well-SENSE Technology Ltd’s co-founder and technology director, has been honoured with the Innovative Thinker Award at the 2016 World Oil Awards in Houston.

This is the third World Oil Award he has won, most recently for his work on I-Ball Frac System in 2012.

Purkis, who holds over 50 industry patents, was recognised by his peers as one of the most innovative thinkers of his generation.

Thanks to his forward thinking, a number of technologies have been launched to market and are now key product lines of global service companies. This includes RFID Downhole which he developed whilst at the helm of Petrowell – a company he co-founded in 2003.

Petrowell is an industry success story, growing from a team of four to 180 people in just eight years before it was acquired by Weatherford in 2012.   

In 2015, Purkis jointly established Well-SENSE Technology in Aberdeen as a creative house for engineering bespoke and high end technologies.

He said: “We established and launched Well-SENSE at the most turbulent time in our sector, but I’m confident of success because we have the passion to succeed.


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