Our Leadership Team


Craig t. castille

Managing Director

Craig T. Castille is Managing Director of HWCG LLC. He has over 30 years of experience in offshore rig operations involving drilling, completions, well testing and abandonments on platform rigs, jack ups and floaters. Having gained both international and diverse experience since graduating in petroleum engineering from the University of Louisiana in 1985, Craig's experience includes; Oil & Gas Exploration, Exploitation and Development,  Subsea Operations, Offshore Mining, Logistics & Construction at a Copper & Gold Mine and participation in industry advocacy groups such as the American Petroleum Institute (API),  Offshore Operators Committee (OOC) and American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE). Craig concluded his over 7-year tenure at Stone Energy having successfully worked on the API Joint Industry Task Force (JITF) post Macondo, helped create Stone's SEMS Program, drilled and completed 6 deepwater wells, project managed re-engineering on the Completion, Workover & Riser System (CWOR) for the Pompano Phase II Wells, participated in two unannounced containment drills as the Source Control Section Chief (SCSC) and helped design, plan and implement two announced containment drills.


Ross Frazer

Technical Director

As HWCG's Technical Director, Ross Frazer coordinates all technical and operations initiatives, requests and solutions along with managing the execution of HWCG’s projects. He is the primary technical and operations interface with regulatory agencies for deep-water well containment. Prior to joining HWCG, Ross served as Engineering Vice President for a deepwater oil and gas independent.


Michael Noel

Commercial Director

Michael Noel brings over 35 years of emergency response and incident command post experience to his role as Commercial Director at HWCG. His expertise includes developing training protocols and standards for emergency response activities and coordinating the ready response status of personnel and equipment both onshore and offshore. 


David Thomas

HWCG Response Coordinator

David Thomas coordinates all of HWCG’s response contracts and equipment; maintains the member mutual aid list and call out system; and assists members with regulatory compliance. David has over 25 years of experience in Incident Command System response protocols. 


Roger Scheuermann


Roger Scheuermann provides consulting services to HWCG centered primarily on incident command efficiencies and dispersants deployment.  Roger has over 40 years in the industry and was formerly HWCG’s Commercial Director. 


Executive Board of directors

chairman of the board

Provided by W&T Offshore

chairman of the Deepwater intervention technical committee

Provided by Eni Petroleum

Members at Large


  • Managing Director

  • Technical Director

  • Commercial Director