In 1977 Alan Salsman started his oilfield career in the wireline logging business with Schlumberger Canada. Moving from Canada in 1981 as a field engineer he worked in various field, management, technical support, engineering, and sales positions covering the wireline and well testing business to his current posting as the Schlumberger Technical Director, Perforation and Reservoir Access based in Paris. His 38 year career has spanned the globe from Canada to Europe, the Middle East, the Far East, then to the USA followed by Africa, Canada and Abu Dhabi till finally getting to Paris in 2014. Alan studied business at Acadia University in Canada.