Mr. Threadgold, an affiliate director at Accumyn, is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and serves as a safety management systems expert and auditor in the capital project management, petroleum & chemicals and industrial safety & quality assurance practices. He is the founder and owner of Threadgold Safety Management L.P. which is a specialized consultancy providing safety management services and advice to the geophysical sector and to the broader oil and gas industry. His over forty years of technical, supervisory, managerial and operational experience in worldwide geophysical and exploration projects in the upstream oil and gas industry has provided him with exceptional project management and safety management insight. His deep knowledge of operating company safety, health and environmental management processes enables him to professionally address almost any facet of worker safety management in the petroleum industry today.
After joining a UK based geophysical contractor and transferring to the US, Mr. Threadgold managed a dedicated client processing center, worked for an independent oil company and ultimately joined a major operating company where he served in increasingly more responsible positions for over thirty two years. His employment involved a number of senior international positions in a variety of seismic acquisition and processing roles, including project and operations manager positions on land, marine, and aeromagnetic geophysical surveys.
Mr. Threadgold gained an intimate appreciation of the Health, Safety, Security and Environmental (HSSE) field in the petroleum industry through successful engagements with government agencies, national oil companies, multi-national partners and domestic and foreign regulatory bodies. He has held network leadership and segment technical authority positions related to geophysical operations HSSE, and has authored corporate defined practice procedures for management of geophysical operations.
Mr. Threadgold holds a bachelor’s degree in physics and geology from Manchester University in the UK. He completed The Management Program at Rice University’s Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Administration in 1996. He passed, with distinction, the National Examination Board of Occupational Safety and Health or NEBOSH’s International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. He is also a certified OHSAS 18001:2007 Lead Auditor, and a member of several professional societies and industry associations. He was Chairman of the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (OGP) Geophysical HSSE Subcommittee from 2008 to 2010, has been Chairman of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists HSSE Committee since 2013 and in 2015 was asked to join the Society of Petroleum Engineers HSSE and Social Responsibility Advisory Committee. He has presented more than twenty five technical papers at conferences on safety and geophysical topics, is the holder of a US patent for a geophysical survey process, and has participated in developing, writing and editing numerous industry guidance documents on occupational health and safety issues.