TONY MAY spent the early years of his career as a fabricator/welder in the oil and gas industry working on offshore and onshore oil drilling rigs in several international locations including Africa, The Middle East and South East Asia. Returning to college in the early 1980s, Tony obtained a degree in Welding Engineering then entered the oilpatch construction industry spending multiple years working in Australia, Thailand and Indonesia managing fabrication facilities. At the conclusion of the Gulf War he joined the massive reconstruction project for the 1991 Kuwait oil fires project. Working and traveling the globe gave Tony copious amounts of material to create this challenging insight into a secret world. He now resides in Canada and remains involved within the oilpatch construction industry and continues to write.