Robin Macmillan

Senior Vice President
National Oilwell Varco


Robin Macmillan attained a degree in Geology from the University of Leeds in England and started his oilfield career over 35 years ago on drilling rigs in South Texas.

Since then Robin has worked 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. His current position is Senior Vice President for Business Development at National Oilwell Varco.

Robin has published technical papers on drilling automation, drill bit design and managed pressure drilling and holds a patent on drill bit design.

He is chairman of the International Association of Drilling Contractors Advanced Rig Technology committee, moderates technical webinars for the Society of Petroleum Engineers and is a member of the International Society of Automation.


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