Brett Borland manages the Drilling Technology organisation for ConocoPhillips. He joined ConocoPhillips in 1990 and his experience includes domestic and international work in offshore and land-based drilling operations. He was awarded a ConocoPhillips Technology Achievement Award in 2007 for his involvement in the use of managed pressure drilling to install big bore wells in South Sumatra and in 1999 he won the Dupont Engineering Excellence award for his involvement in the design, construction, and delivery of the deepwater drillship Deepwater Pathfinder.
Borland was involved with the first Austin Chalk horizontals in 1987 and worked with the prototype Varco topdrive in Abu Dhabi in 1984. He was a project engineer on the first semi-submersibles delivered to the industry from Korea in 1982. He started his career in the North Sea working offshore for the drilling contractor Sedco. Borland is a mechanical engineering graduate from Louisiana State University.