Welcome & Keynote: Bad Decisions Make Great Stories

Paul Carter, Storyteller


This keynote will provide some amusing and/or terrifying insights into how offshore drilling was conducted before things like definitive preventative maintenance, Hi-Vis, the internet, drug testing, accountability, and live feed cameras on the drill floor where invented.



This storyteller has four international best-selling books, he’s been shot at, hijacked, and held hostage.

He holds two Australian motorcycle records for distance and speed and most importantly Paul Carter was once locked in the toilet by his own monkey.

Taking postings in some of the world’s wildest and most remote regions, not to mention some of the roughest drilling rigs on the planet. Paul has worked in locations as far-flung as the North Sea, Middle East, Borneo and Tunisia, as exotic as Sumatra, Vietnam and Thailand, and as flat out dangerous as Afghanistan, Russia, Columbia, and Nigeria. Paul survived all this with his crew, some of the maddest, baldest, and strangest people you could hope not to meet.