Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Letting The Cat Out The Bag

I have a secret to share. The other week I was contacted by Paul at the Geolog head office and asked if I was interested in a management position in the office. My interest was high so I called them back from the rig and was told that there was going to be a vacancy for Operations Manager in Indonesia. Since that phonecall I've been out to Milan and had a day with the top brass who interviewed me and explained the role. When I came back Rae and I talked it over, researched the country and Balikpapan, the city we'd be living in, and today I was offered the job.

The plan is for me to go out to Milan for 2 or 3 months to receive systems training on their hardware and software so that I can provide full technical support to the mudlogging crews in Indonesia. After chatting with Paul today I was expecting to have a few weeks at home before I had to go to Milan. A few weeks is actually now a few days, as I leave on Sunday. I'm excited and sad at the same time - excited about the opportunity but sad about leaving Rae and Oscar behind as I hadn't had time to mentally prepare for my deaprture.


  1. You know mate, Balikpapan is one stop away from Adelaide (via Bail) :D

  2. Where the F is "Bail"?!? ;-)

    This posting could lead on to Perth in a year if all goes well.