Craig T. Castille is Managing Director of HWCG LLC since January 2018 and served on HWCG’s Executive Board since inception and as Chairman of the Board (2015-2017). He has over 30 years of experience in offshore rig operations involving drilling, completions, well testing and abandonments on platform rigs, jack ups and floaters. Having gained both international and diverse experience since graduating in petroleum engineering from the University of Louisiana in 1985, Craig's experience includes; Oil & Gas Exploration, Exploitation and Development, Subsea Operations, Offshore Mining (Sulphur), Logistics & Construction at a Copper & Gold Mine and participation in industry advocacy groups such as the American Petroleum Institute (API), Offshore Operators Committee (OOC) and American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE).
While chairman of OOC’s Drilling Technical Committee he was instrumental in forming JIP’s to address MODU Mooring failures due to hurricanes and launched a Subsea BOP Reliability JIP. Craig concluded his 7-year tenure at Stone Energy having successfully worked on the API Joint Industry Task Force (JITF) post Macondo, helped create Stone's SEMS Program, drilled and completed 6 deepwater wells, project managed the re-engineering on the Completion, Workover & Riser System (CWOR) for the Pompano Phase II Wells, participated in two unannounced containment drills as the Source Control Section Chief (SCSC) and helped design, plan and implement two announced containment drills.