Drilling Operation

Our Story

Aumkar Oil and Gas Pty. Ltd. has been delivering Well Engineering, Construction and Management services since 2015, whereas Simtech Oil and Gas Pty. Ltd. has been offering dynamic simulation and flow assurance training and project services since 2016. The absence of an independent dynamic well modelling company in APAC, stimulated a series of brain storming discussions between the 2 emerging companies. This resulted in the formation of Drill Insight, a transient multiphase Thermal-Hydraulics model driven company to assist operators in making an informed decision.

Model driven Decision Support
Services for
Pre-drilling, while-Drilling, post-drilling & Production Technology

Drill Insight

vision – Drill Insight
mission – Drill Insight


To be the global and best-in-class exploration and production consulting company while delivering innovative value added solutions through superior business performance and partnerships


To make a difference to the Oil and Gas Industry through our collaborative team of professionals performing with excellence integrity and Innovation while providing insights into the continuous performance improvement

Core Values

Integrity: We are impeccable with our commitments.
Collaborative: We integrate Right People, Best Technology and Efficient Practices.
Excellence: We deliver beyond expectations.

experts executing the excellence

Our Skilled Professionals always deliver customer satisfaction.

Executive Team

  • Abhijit Barhate Business Development Manager & Co-founder

    Abhijit Barhate completed B. Chem.Eng (Hons) and holds Master’s degree in Oil and Gas Engineering from University of Western Australia. An entrepreneur by spirit and perceptive by nature he has a combined 11 years of a field, design, and modelling experience in full life cycle of oil and gas field development, from drilling and exploration to start up while working with companies like, Woodside, Shell, Hess. He had won awards for successfully conducting risks and hazards free managed pressure drilling operations for HPHT and depleted wells. He also performed FEED studies of Greenfield projects such as Browse, Equus. Abhijit is passionate about assisting operators in predicting drilling issues, reducing Non-Productive-Time and drilling costs by using innovative modelling tools. Now actioning as per the vision for Drill Insight are keeping him busy and happy!

  • Piyush Patel Operation Manager & Co-founder

    Piyush Patel is a proud alumnus of premier institutes IIT and holds Master of Technology degree in Advanced Digital Solution. His desire to explore and understand the challenges of industry has shaped his professional career. He is having over 14 years of experience working with technology and innovation-driven organisations, like Kongsberg, Statoil, Total, ConocoPhillips, Reliance, Petronas, across geographical boundaries. Over the years, he has sharpened his expertise & skills and gained diversified experience in Sales, Project Management, Technical Consulting, Team building & Resource Management, and Process Engineering. He developed strong proficiency on Digital Decision Support Solution, Dynamic Simulation, Flow Assurance and Operation Excellence.

Advisory Team

  • Steve Nas
    Steve Nas Well Control & Well Engineering Advisor

    Steve was born and raised in Nijmegen in the Netherlands and holds an MSc in Drilling Engineering from the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen and has accumulated over 40 years of drilling engineering experience.

    Steve started in 1977 as a mud logger with Geoservices before becoming a wellsite drilling engineer in 1980. Initially working rigs as a wellsite drilling engineer around the Middle East and throughout Africa before working for Shell in the UK North Sea. In the mid 1990’s became heavily involved in coiled tubing and underbalanced drilling and later into managed pressure drilling. Working internationally, he engineered coiled tubing drilling, thru tubing drilling and numerous managed pressure drilling operations including the development of the first ultra-deepwater MPD system. Using his underbalanced experience of multiphase flow in wells, he joined SPT Group in Norway to develop well control and hydraulics software which led to considerable experience with well control and blowout contingency planning. He has been teaching well engineering since obtaining his masters degree in the late 1990’s and has taught numerous courses at all levels including MSc students and developed a large number of training courses. Now working as an independent consultant he provides a number of well engineering related courses and offshore coaching on challenging wells.

    Steve was an SPE Distinguished Lecturer back in 2000 and has authored and presented numerous papers and authored several chapters in SPE Advanced Technology books and he still is an active committee member, co-chair, and speaker on numerous SPE Workshops and forums around the world.

  • Dr. Bazlee Matzain
    Dr. Bazlee Matzain Production Technology Advisor

    Dr Matzain has over 25 years of experience in oil and gas industry, specializing in flow assurance. He received his PhD in multiphase flow and waxes deposition modelling, and was part of the Tulsa University Fluid Flow project team which developed the wax deposition model now included in OLGA transient multiphase flow simulator. His experience includes various flow assurance issues such as multiphase flow and dynamic simulations, waxes, hydrates, asphaltenes, corrosion, sand transports as well as studies involving fluid phase behaviour, fluids modelling and laboratory analysis and fundamental research into various flow assurance topics. He was involved in numerous concept-select, Pre-FEED and FEED type studies for several operators and troubleshooting, field operation and optimization type studies for fields of various sizes.

  • Stewart Bayford
    Stewart Bayford Exploration Advisor

    Stewart is a geophysicist with thirty nine years technical and managerial experience in the oil and gas industry working mainly with operating majors including Conoco, Western Mining Corporation, Eni and Dana Gas.  Sixteen years overseas experience was gained in a variety of expatriate locations including the UK, Egypt, USA, New Zealand and Nigeria working the local basins.  He has all the technical experience necessary to evaluate hydrocarbon potential. He has gained much experience in seismic acquisition and processing and his 2D and 3D seismic interpretation skills are highly proficient using Landmark, Kingdom and Petrel.  He has a hands on team oriented attitude with good written and oral communication skills.

  • Lindsay Bundesen
    Lindsay Bundesen Drilling Advisor

    Forty years experienced Senior Drilling Engineer / Superintendent / Manager with dual careers of Drilling and HSE Management in 11 countries. After a BEng Hons and 18 months with Texaco USA, Lindsay spent six years with them in Aberdeen, on exploration and platform drilling, then Subsea Project Team Leader. He transferred into WAPET in Perth, spending 10 years as SDE / Drilling Supt on and offshore before 5.5 years in EHS. Lindsay then spent five years consulting around Australia and NZ before working in Iran for two years as resident Drilling Manager. He spent 10yrs at Oil Search Ltd as Drilling Support Supt in PNG, company-wide as Drilling Risk Manager then Drilling Superintendent in Kurdistan. Since retiring from OSL Lindsay has worked part-time on Kurdistan projects.

    Lindsay’s key skills include all aspects of drilling project management, HSES and Emergency Management and documentation and technical problem-solving including investigations.

  • MP Nayar
    MP Nayar Engineering & Construction Advisor

    He has an outstanding Thirty-six (36) years of experience covering project management, concept development and selection, front-end engineering (FEED), detailed design/engineering, construction, commissioning and start-up of Oil and Gas facilities while working for major international engineering, construction, and operating companies. Holds an incident-free career covering all construction and commissioning assignments including managed brownfield modifications and offshore shutdowns. Functional areas of responsibility include Project Manager, Engineering Manager, Principal Facilities Engineer, Design Review Leader and Hazop Co-ordinator, Lead Commissioning/Startup Engineer, Commissioning Advisor, In-charge Offshore. Worked in various countries, Qatar, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. While at INPEX, he was also Sr Advisor Engineering & Construction for their NOJV’s including COP Bayu-undan, Darwin LNG, Shell Prelude, ENI Kitan, Apache Ningaloo Vision and BHP Griffin.

Consulting Team of Associates

Drill Insight’s Consulting Team of  Associates have over 200 years of cumulative experience in Drilling, Exploration and Well Completion. Our team comprises of

Drilling Engineers

Well Engineering Specialists

Real-time Drilling Optimisation Specialists

Flow Assurance Engineers

Production Technologist

Well Control and Contingency Specialist

Well Completion Engineers

RTOC Specialists

Field development Advisors

Reservoir Engineers

Petroleum Engineers

Drill Insight

Drill Insight is a specialist consulting company offering Model Driven Decision Support services. We offer customised, high-valued services in the form of Well Planning & Engineering, Well Completion & Commissioning, Well Operation Optimisation, and Field Development by collaborating Innovative technology, skilled professionals, and reliable practices. We add value in optimising drilling operation, enhancing well engineering & Integrity, optimising of well performance by providing insight of operation and asset to improve safety and efficiency and reduce the risk and non-Productive time (NPT).

We are a neutral technology provider and deliver the technical consulting services using client preferred or fit-for-purpose technology. Our ultimate goal is to empower our clients in decision support by offering the best technology available, integrating clients preferred technology and highly skilled people and embracing best practices.

Model Driven Decision Support is an augmented service based on two key segments; Thermal-Hydraulic-Mechanical (THM) Analysis of Drilling Operation and Transient multiphase Simulation of Wellbore.  Our Dynamic THM modelling provides insight of drilling operation to derive efficient well plan and design. The Transient Multiphase Simulation offers a variety of well modelling and transient simulation covering wellbore control and contingency to Well testing to well operation Optimisation, including insight of multiphase behaviour to analysing Flow Assurance aspects, to ensure the integrity of the well over its life cycle.