Ollie Chappell

Webster Drilling and Exploration

Assistant Driller

Ollie Chappell is the youngest in the team of drillers with Webster Drilling and Exploration. He has worked for the company for three years throughout New Zealand and participated in internation geotechnical investigations in Papua New Guinea and American Samoa.

Prior to that, Ollie worked for a smaller Wellington-based drilling company, but was ready to take on new opportunities to expand his skills. Antarctica was high on his wish list and he was interested in scientific drilling and the challenges of working in a frozen environment. He hopes his first season drilling for the SWAIS2C project won’t be his last Antarctic deployment.