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Petroleum Engineer, Drilling,Production,Production Optimization

Flower Mound, Texas, 75028, United States
August 31, 2017

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HRITHU VASUDEVAN 573-***-**** Flower Mound, TX SUMMARY

Experienced and reliable Petroleum Engineer with an excellent record of client satisfaction. Adept at production optimization and reservoir modeling and a strong leader with exceptional technical, analytical and problem-solving skills. EDUCATION

Missouri University of Science and Technology (Formerly known as University of Missouri), Rolla, MO M.S. Petroleum Engineering GPA: 3.6/4.0 Jan 2014 – Dec 2016 Thesis: Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) Analysis in High Permeability Hydraulically Fractured Horizontal Gas Wells Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India

B.S. Mechanical Engineering GPA: 3.2/4.0 Aug 2006 – Nov 2010 Under Graduate Project: “Design of Gantry Crane for Cochin Port Trust, Kerala, India” EXPERIENCE

Frac Field Engineer – BJ Services, Dickinson, ND April 2017 – Present

• Use company software and workbook to analyze, log, and transmit frac data

• Mastered operation of all frac equipment as part of training Mud Logger – Impac Exploration Services, Inc., Midland, TX Feb 2017 – April 2017

• Collect and analyze cutting samples from the well

• Monitor data from proprietary data acquisition systems and communicate data with key personnel

• Set up and install sensors, computers, and equipment, and analyze logs of complex datasets Graduate Research Assistant – Missouri S&T, Rolla, MO Jan 2015 – Aug 2016

• Suggested an idea of deciding Fracture orientation based on Reservoir Permeability

• Planned and conducted research to study the performance of transverse and longitudinal fractures in high permeability gas reservoirs

• Developed a 3-D CFD reservoir model in conformance to specifications

• Geometry developed using Ansys Design Modeler

• Analyzed the simulation results using CFD- Post for comparing the production difference between different completions in hydraulically fractured gas wells

Graduate Teaching Assistant – Missouri S&T, Rolla, MO Jan 2015 – May 2016

• Lectured on Artificial Lift Methods and Artificial Lift Design for Production Optimization

• Assisted in teaching Production Engineering concepts such as IPR, Nodal Analysis, and Stimulation treatments to enhance Well Performance

• Assisted in teaching Completion Engineering focusing on processes involved in Completing oil and gas wells, Tubing Selection, and Frac-Pack Designing

• Helped students with Drilling Engineering and Well Design Concepts such as Pressure Loss Calculations, Casing Design, and Cementing

• Taught two Software Suites for Artificial Lift Optimization and Well Completions Field Engineer – Dodsal Engineering and Construction Pte. Limited, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E Jan 2012 – May 2013

• Supervised the fabrication & erection of equipment and piping and made sure that work is carried out per P&ID’s, layouts drawings & isometrics

• Assisted construction manager and senior engineer in awarding subcontracts

• Generated RFI’s for Fab-shop & Site works and maintained a tracking system for the same

• Convened meeting with client, subcontractors, construction team and quality control department to resolve construction issues and to discuss project status

• Successfully managed a group of 60 people and monitored their performance to ensure timely completion of work

• Scheduled jobs in Fab-shop & Site and procured materials for the work from client Q.C Mechanical Engineer – M.D Esthappan Infrastructures Pvt. Ltd., Kerala, India Nov 2010 – May 2011

• Handled pipeline engineering and conducted field inspections to ensure the completion of work per the specifications provided by client

• Witnessed welder qualification and procedure qualification test to make sure that welders are qualified for the job

• Performed inspection of Fit-up and dimensional per isometric

• Carried out visual inspection and radiographic interpretation of weld joints

• Checked insulation and paintings as per the specifications

• Identified area of obstruction and took steps to rectify equipment through application of troubleshooting tools

• Assisted the Senior Engineer in formulating reports and preparing RA bills Technical Projects:

• Sand Control Completion Design - Designed a gravel pack completion for a vertical well with all necessary completion equipment to control sand production. Nodal Analysis was done using PROSPER software to determine optimum tubing size

• Directional/Horizontal Well Design - Developed well path for type I to type IV wells using surface and target coordinates, KOP, TVD, etc. Fracture gradient was calculated based on lithology and pore pressure data. Wells were planned by designing mud weights, BHA, drill pipe, drilling fluid, and ECD. Pressure losses inside the drill string were calculated using Excel Macros

• Fracture Stimulation Design and Post-Fracture Analysis – Developed a geomechanical profile for the well and determined pre-fracture design parameters such as in-situ stress, closure stress, flowing bottom hole pressure, etc. Evaluated post fracture well performance using Prat’s correlation and also using STIMPLAN’s numeric single phase simulator


Software: WellFlo, Prosper, Stimplan, Kappa Suite, Perform, CMG, PhDWin, IHS-Harmony (Decline Plus and RTA), ARIES, FRACPRO, MS Office, Ansys Fluent, QROD, Python (beginner) Certification: Wild Well Control (IADC), Reservoir Geomechanics (Stanford University), Multi-Stage Completion Systems for Hydraulic Fracturing (SPE)


• Missouri S&T – Society of Petroleum Engineers – Student Member and Volunteer

• Missouri S&T – India Association – Active Member

• Designed a Remote control I.C engine car – “SHASTRA, IIT- CHENNAI, India”

• Mahatma Gandhi University – Association of Mechanical Engineers – Student Member

• Represented District Cricket Team – Inter District Cricket Tournament – Kerala, India RELEVANT COURSES

Well Logging Advanced Drilling Technology

Reservoir Engineering Advanced Well Stimulation

Drilling and Well Design Mechanical Earth Modeling

Well Performance and Production Systems Advanced Well Completion Design

Advanced Well Test Analysis Artificial Lift

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