Martin "Paddy" Loughney

Webster Drilling and Exploration

Driller

Martin ‘Paddy’ Loughney is based in Buckinghamshire, one of London’s home counties, but works on international drilling projects, mostly for Webster Drilling and Exploration.

He recently worked on ground-source heating projects in the UK and other European countries, conducted seismic surveys for the oil and gas industry in Oman, and spent several weeks working in 38°C heat in Papua New Guinea before travelling to Antarctica.

The SWAIS2C project is Martin’s first season in Antarctica and his first involvement with scientific drilling. He’s been wanting to work in Antarctica for some time and hopes to be back.