MR. GEORGE T. ARMISTEAD has worked over 43 years for Unocal and Chevron in various Gulf of Mexico regional offices in assignments as drilling engineer, production engineer, drilling superintendent, drilling manager, asset manager, drilling engineering manager, and consulting drilling engineer. Since joining Chevron in 2005, he has served as a consulting drilling engineer with Chevron doing project planning on the Congo River Crossing well intersection project and teaching the Drilling Engineering and Well Planning, Drilling Practices, Deepwater Drilling, and Drilling for Non-Drillers Courses for Chevron. He has extensive experience in ultra-deep, high pressure, high temperature, sour service and extended reach drilling applications. During his career, George has developed a borehole fracture gradient modeling technique for well design, a splitter wellhead and mud line suspension wellhead systems and an extended reach planning and screening technique. George has a great interest in well design, innovative drilling and completion methods, adhering to technical excellence in drilling engineering and knowledge sharing and mentoring. George Armistead is a registered professional petroleum engineer in the states of Texas and Louisiana. George graduated with honors from Mississippi State University with a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering in 1974.