- Key Attributes:
- A highly motivated & creative individual with a proven ability to unleash team potential for performance, bridging the gap between vision and delivery. Renowned for his boundless enthusiasm and belief in creating an “Enabling Environment”.
Dave Taylor is the Managing Director of Relentless Pursuit of Perfection, rp² for short, a boutique technical consultancy that focuses in helping clients bring out the best in their teams, by getting everyone involved in perfecting things.
After 17 years in Petroleum Engineering and Drilling Engineering & Operations, with major oil companies Chevron, Shell and Amerada-Hess, he established the company in 2001, to tap into the technical, leadership and safety competencies he had been exposed to. A key area of the business is the refinement of the Technical Limit model (“The perfect job”) to a more hands-on and flexible system (“the perfect outcome”).
This model, “Living the Limit”, is now licensed in Europe, SE Asia and Australasia. Clients are taking advantage of the modular options, ranging from Alignment Sessions and Risk Assessments, through Challenge Workshops to fully-resourced planning, operational support and learning programmes.
He believes that safety and operational excellence are not mutually-exclusive goals.
Dave specialises in igniting passion for performance, getting people excited about their vision of the future and provoking organisational culture change. It doesn’t stop there; his team can then develop systems to tap into this passion and provide the support to get clients where they want to be.
- Clients include:
- BG, BP, Shell, Nexen, Marathon, Paladin, Statoil, Transocean, AGR Petroleum, Reliance of India, Oilsearch of Sydney/PNG, Gupco of Egypt, Petro-canada, Lundin, Canadian Natural Resources, Origin Energy, Roc Oil, Australian Drilling Associates, Dubai Petroleum, Conoco-Phillips, and Petrofac.
- This work has taken him to:
- US, Norway, Tunisia, Oman, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, New Zealand, China, Vietnam, Dubai, Angola, Malaysia, Brunei, and Gaza.
As part of his ongoing commitment to learning, his company provides a free global Discussion Forum to the Oil and gas Industry that allows individuals in different companies to tap into each other’s knowledge. This system is suitable for use in any organisation
He holds a degree in Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College and is a Chartered Engineer (MIMM) and an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He is trained in Personality Profiling, Project Management, and Facilitation.
He has served on Industry Committees reporting on Best Practices, Doubling the Value of Assets, Innovation & Technology and Breakthrough Performance.
Dave can be contacted via email firstname.lastname@example.org