Management Team



The directors of Well Engineering Partners are:



  • Dr. ir. Tom Bakker (Technology)
  • ir. Henny Cornelissen (Operations)
  • ir. Alexander Nagelhout (General)
  • ir. Dick Swart (Business Development)



All have MSc Delft Mining & Petroleum engineering degrees.


Tom Bakker

Tom Bakker has a longstanding international career with Shell. At Shell Tom has specialized in well engineering and technology innovation. Tom left the Shell group in 1996 after being the NAM well engineering manager and founded Well Engineering Partners.

Henny Cornelissen Henny Cornelissen has a longstanding international career with Shell and drilling contractors (Deutag, EEW and Interwell) and founded Cornelissen Consultancy in 2002 now part of Well Engineering Partners.


Alexander Nagelhout

Alexander Nagelhout has 17+ years of international wellconstruction experience including 7 years with Shell. Alexander has specialized in drilling engineering, well design and drilling project management. Alexander joined WEP in 2008.

Dick Swart
Dick Swart has a longstanding international career with drilling contractors (SEDCO, Neddrill, Reading & Bates and Deutag) and oilcompanies (NAM, Addax and Northern Petroleum). He founded Dick Swart Consultancy in 1992 and Petrogas Minerals international in 2000, and teamed up with Well Engineering Partners in 2011.
In 2010 he received from the Royal Dutch Society of Engineers the Colonel Drake Award and in 2012 from the Society of Petroleum Engineers the North Sea Regional Drilling Engineering Award.