MR. WILLIAM K. OTT is an independent petroleum consultant and is the founder of Well Completion Technology, an international engineering consulting and petroleum industry training firm established in 1986. Before consulting and teaching, he was division engineer for Halliburton's Far East region based in Singapore and a research field coordinator for Halliburton in Oklahoma. He works regularly with and on wells requiring various well completions techniques, principally in East Asia. He has conducted technical petroleum industry courses worldwide and written numerous technical papers relating to well completion and workover operations. He is a registered professional engineer in Texas, and a 25-year member of SPE. He received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri.