Leon, Cipher’s Drilling and Wells Specialist, grew up on and around rigs with the family water well drilling business in outback Australia during the nineties. Progressing through hands on drilling, wellsite, well site leader, multi rig and field management, and later operations and business management roles for drilling services, rig contracting and global OEM companies. He latter, and currently, works as an industry consultant with several NOC’s, Independents and trusted associate services firms for upstream onshore and offshore projects.

With broad industry experience working in most major energy markets Leon has practical hands-on experience throughout the well construction life cycle encompassing project management, engineering, and optimization. Over the last decade Leon has worked with Cipher as a Drilling and Wells consultant in multiple markets focussed on unconventional energy projects particularly with CBM, CSG and Shale plays helping both emerging and established operators optimise field developments, explore new areas, enhance and optimise well construction or understand and mitigate risks through the application of significant lessons learned, solutions, technology and practical know how.