Kelda is pleased to announce that Martin Culen has joined the team as Chief Commercial Officer. He joined Kelda on October 1st, after 14 years with Blade Energy Partners.
Glenn-Ole Kaasa, CEO of Kelda stated “ Martin and I share the same vision for shaping MPD technology for the future, and I am truly happy to have him onboard as our CCO. Martin is one of the leading authorities on MPD and UBD in the industry and will be instrumental for what we are trying to achieve with Kelda going forward. “
Martin brings 25 years of industry experience to Kelda, all from a foundation of Underbalanced and Managed Pressure Drilling. He started his professional career in Canada drilling Coiled Tubing Underbalanced wells prior to moving overseas executing UBD projects in the North Sea and Oman. During his time with Blade, Martin participated in countless projects globally over the years, and held the position of Director for Blade in Dubai.
In addition, Martin’s contribution to the industry includes the development of the Well Controllability Curve (along with Robert Graham) for UBD wells and the introduction of the Influx Management Envelope for MPD operations. He also remains a staunch contributor to industry groups such as the IADC and SPE.
“ When I first was introduced to Kelda’s vision for the future of MPD systems, I knew I had found a kindred spirit ”, Martin says, “ I’m excited to join a truly creative and gifted team. I am looking forward to the positive impact Kelda is going to make on the energy industry.”