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Raymond Taylor

Director of Products and Services

Leadership and International Experience

 

Raymond “Ray” Taylor is a highly accomplished Director of Products and Services with over two decades of experience leading teams in the oil and gas industry internationally. Before joining the private sector, Ray spent ten years in the Canadian Armed Forces, PPCLI, Airborne Infantry, where he honed his leadership skills as a mortar fire controller and infantry team lead in Bosnia.

With his extensive industry knowledge, leadership acumen, and commitment to excellence, Ray Taylor is a valuable asset to Fantail Services. His expertise and passion for driving success make him an invaluable partner for organizations seeking to enhance their performance, efficiency, and overall leadership capabilities.

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Raymond Taylor - Driving Excellence in Onshore Drilling and Leadership Development

Leadership and International Experience

Raymond "Ray" Taylor is a seasoned Director of Products and Services with a wealth of experience leading teams in the international oil and gas industry. With over two decades of expertise, Ray brings a diverse background that combines military leadership and extensive industry knowledge.

Military Background and Leadership Skills

Ray's leadership journey began during his ten years of service in the Canadian Armed Forces, where he excelled as a mortar fire controller and infantry team lead in Bosnia. His military experience shaped his strong leadership skills and instilled in him a commitment to excellence and teamwork.

Industry Expertise and Innovations

Active in the onshore drilling industry, Ray focuses on driving innovation through the introduction of new technology, equipment, and leadership training. He is dedicated to supporting stakeholders in reducing well delivery time and enhancing health, safety, and environmental (HSE) practices through advanced equipment and coaching innovations.

International Experience and High-Level Credentials

Ray possesses extensive international credentials and experience within the onshore contract drilling industry. He has successfully managed projects and operations in various countries, demonstrating his adaptability and understanding of diverse environments.

Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Toolbox

With a strong emphasis on emotional intelligence and a well-equipped leadership toolbox, Ray approaches his work with a deep understanding of people and their potential. He leverages these skills to drive project success and foster resilient team building.

Operational Excellence and Performance Improvement

Throughout his career, Ray has focused on achieving operational excellence and driving performance improvements. He has successfully led new build rig projects, managed country start-ups, and implemented lean six sigma programs to optimize operations and reduce waste.

HSE Commitment and Well Control Expertise

With a particular focus on high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) operations, Ray has developed a high level of expertise in well control and HSE practices. His experience in the Middle East has further honed his skills in managing complex operations while maintaining the utmost safety standards.

Ray's track record as an operations manager for a 6-rig high-spec tier 1 project highlights his ability to drive significant improvements in NPT, HSE incidents, and well delivery times. Through waste reduction initiatives, resilient team building, and KPI improvements, he has consistently increased shareholder value.

Coaching and Process Expertise

Ray believes in the power of coaching and the importance of establishing effective processes. He provides lifecycle support to operations, ensuring teams are aligned with the vision of "what good looks like" and continuously improving their performance.

With his extensive industry knowledge, leadership acumen, and commitment to excellence, Ray Taylor is a valuable asset to Fantail Services. His expertise and passion for driving success make him an invaluable partner for organizations seeking to enhance their performance, efficiency, and overall leadership capabilities.

Demonstrated Success

While serving as a Drilling Operations Manager in Kuwait, Ray led his teams in the startup of three Tier 1 high-spec deep drilling rigs with an industry-leading low level of MDT and NPT. He was able to increase the EBITDA from 15% to 47% and direct the teams to a well delivery reduction time of up to 51%.

Credentials and Recognition

Ray has recently completed his credentials in the Resilience Building Leadership Professional program as a trainer (RBLP-T). He is also the recipient of the Commandant Shield, UNFICYP, UNPROFOR, IFOR, and Peacekeeping medal.

Involvement in Industry Organizations

Ray is actively involved in OCI, Watchdogs, SPE, and the RBLP community.

Have a question?

Hi there! This is Ray, and I'm excited to connect with you. I'm always looking to meet new people from various industries, and I believe there's incredible potential for business growth and leadership development right now.

Would you like to chat with me about your business goals and explore training and development opportunities? Let's connect!

(210) 998-5799

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