Mark Brinsden is the President and Founder of Vektor Energy Inc., a technology consultancy. He has held several positions since he first joined the industry 39 years ago with Schlumberger, followed by Prodrill and Expro Group. After leaving Shell in 2018, where he was the Principal Technical Expert in Perforating, he founded Vektor Energy Inc. to progress his passion for technology, especially in the areas of energetics for enhanced production and well integrity. He has invented several perforating gun systems, and is currently working on applied energetics for well control and well integrity. He is also currently developing expert systems for a major NOC. He received a BSc from Edinburgh University in Geology in 1979.