Tom Watkins

Chief Technology Officer, Advanced Upstream

Tom Watkins has extensive work experience in completions in Canada. After graduation from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) he joined the oilfield service industry. Tom worked at BJ Services and Baker Hughes where he was involved in numerous projects to help operators to solve technical challenges. Currently, Tom is a Chief Technology Officer at Advanced Upstream, a Calgary-based start-up company.

Because of his commitment to the evolution of the energy industry and innovative nature, Tom’s focus has been the development of the new technology, in particular in the field of coiled tubing and different completion tools and methods, in particular for hydraulic fracturing. Tom has invented and built a revolutionary multi-stage frac stimulation system that allows operators to minimize environmental impact, reduce project cost and improve productivity. Tom is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and other professional associations and holds a 2021 SPE Regional Completions Optimization and Technology Award.