2022 IADC Division Vice Presidents
ROBIN MACMILLAN, DIVISION VP DRILLING SERVICES
Robin Macmillan attained a degree in Geology from the University of Leeds in England and started his oilfield career drilling in the Rio Grande Valley.
Since then, Robin has worked both offshore and onshore in many countries, including eight years in Latin America. Having joined drill bit company ReedHycalog in 1991, Robin worked in several sales and management positions including the management of Schlumberger Drilling and Measurements in Canada. Robin was appointed as President of ReedHycalog in 2008 and then, following acquisition, Senior Vice President for Business Development at National Oilwell Varco. In 2021 Robin joined Data Gumbo where he is Chief Sales Officer.
Robin has technical publications on drilling automation, drill bit design, managed pressure drilling, high-speed downhole telemetry and digitalization of daily drilling reports. He also holds a patent on drill bit design.
At IADC he is Vice President, Drilling Services, chair emeritus of the Advanced Rig Technology committee and a member of the Drilling Engineers Committee. Robin is also vice chair of the SPE Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section.
MIKE GARVIN, DIVISION VP NORTH AMERICA ONSHORE
Mike Garvin is the Sr. Vice President, Operations at Patterson-UTI Drilling Company. Prior to joining Patterson-UTI, Mr. Garvin worked for Ensco as the Sr. Deepwater Operations Manager overseeing the construction of a fleet of deep-water semisubmersible rigs in Singapore and then starting up and managing operations in various locations around the world. Prior to that, Mr. Garvin spent twenty seven years with GlobalSantaFe and its predecessor and successor companies (Global Marine & Transocean) holding various operations and support leadership positions.
Mr. Garvin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, graduating in 1994. Mr. Garvin has accumulated a total of forty-three years of experience in the upstream sector of the energy business, exploring and drilling for oil, gas & geothermal energy both on land and offshore.
Mr. Garvin has been an active member of the IADC for the past 20 years serving as an Executive Committee Member, North America Onshore Division Chair, Well Control Committee Chair, HSE Committee Chair and DRILLERSPAC Trustee.
BRIAN WOODWARD, DIVISION VP OFFSHORE
Mr. Woodward is the Vice President of Corporate Services at Noble Corporation. In this capacity he manages the company’s Human Resources, Information Technology, Supply Chain, and HSE functions. Mr. Woodward previously served as Noble’s Global Operations Manager and has held various domestic and international roles in Operations, Marketing, Investor Relations, Human Resources, and HSE since joining the company in 2002. In addition to his role as IADC Division Vice President Offshore, he serves on various committees for both IADC and SPE.
Mr. Woodward graduated with a BBA in Management from The University of Texas at Austin and received an MBA in Oil and Gas Management from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.
MIGUEL SANCHEZ, DIVISION VP INTERNATIONAL ONSHORE
Nabors Drilling International Ltd.
Miguel is currently the Vice President, International Operations for Nabors.
Miguel has over 25 years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry; he has had the opportunity to work in several geographies around the globe as well as multiple disciplines within the industry. Miguel started his career with BP in Venezuela in 1997 as a commercial analyst before moving to the United States where he held several roles in downstream & Upstream segments for BP; Miguel then moved to the services industry he worked for Key Energy Services, Saxon Energy Services based out of Bogota Colombia, Parker Drilling in USA and UAE; last job before joining Nabors was VP, Weatherford Drilling International In Dubai
Miguel has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration; a Finance Graduate program from Universidad Metropolitana in Caracas, Venezuela and a Master degree from Arthur D’little School Of Management.