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Engineer Design

Katy, Texas, United States
January 18, 2018

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Mike Miller

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Katy, Texas *****

Home: 281-***-****

Cell: 713-***-****


** **** *****’ experience in the design validation and verification of components for the Oil and Gas Industries o Products included Surface and Subsea Wellheads, valves and tie-back systems to floating production system and platforms

o Drilling Risers and Production Riser development and manufacturing o Worked with various Industry Standards in their development and updates

Industry Standards included API 6A, 17D, 16C, 16Q and PER 15K

Former member of API Subcommittees 5, 6, 17 and 19

Past President Association of Wellhead Equipment Manufactures o Three patents in the industry

BP Americas (Consultant Subsea Wellheads)

Houston, Texas 2010-2016

Responsible for the Design Verification and Design Validation of Subsea Wellheads for Global applications. o Projects include Thunderhorse, Mad Dog, Atlantis, Quad204, West Nile Delta and Juniper

Wrote the present BP Global Subsea Wellhead Functional Specification which included 15K and 20K systems

Assisted in the evaluation of offshore issues and implemented changes to minimize reoccurrence

Reviewed drilling conditions and loads induced on the casing and wellheads to insure fit for function o Loads included casing Internal and External Pressure during normal as well as upset drilling conditions o Vessel inducted and VIV loads on the wellhead system for fatigue life Renegade Engineering International, Inc.

Houston, Texas 2009-2010

Mentor for Client Engineering with respect to Industry Standards through design and applications o Clients included MiSwaco, At Balance, Chevron and Schlumberger

Assisted client engineers in the design of Choke and Kill manifolds for conventional drilling and Managed Pressure Drilling applications

Assisted in the design of a Rotating Control Device for use in Managed Pressure Drilling and Dual Gradient system for the Chevron Big Foot project

Enventure Global Technology

Houston, Texas 2008-2009

Vice President of Engineering for Expandable casing designs and applications

Assisted in the development of their first Open Hole Clad system and tools

Developed the expandable and retractable mandrel for down hole casing expansion

Responsible for system development and daily applications Dril-Quip, Inc.

Houston, Texas 2001-2008

Engineering Manager Surface Wellheads which included valves, mudline suspension systems and casing batches

Design included conventional and multi bowl systems

Project Engineer for the Magnolia TLP Wells system which included Subsea Tieback to the production platform o Design included the highest pressure single skin production Riser, Tensioning system and tieback rated for 10,000 psi

Developed the first large bore mudline suspension system for BP Egypt

Supervised the functional design and application of the first High Pressure Drilling Riser for ConocoPhilips for use in the UK Sector of the North Sea

o High Pressure Riser allowed the Drilling and completion of a subsea well using a Jack-up Rig o Specifications include an 18-3/4” Drift and 10,000 psi working pressure Aker Kvaerner Oilfield Products, Inc.

Houston, Texas 1995-2001

Riser Technology Manager which included the design and analysis of Marine Drilling Risers for deepwater applications as well as other Capital Drilling Equipment

o Other equipment included Telescopic Joints, Composite type risers and peripheral lines o Special type Slip Joints for SPAR/TLP’s completion and workover o Instrumental in the up grading of Kvaerner’s 21” CLIP type connector from 2.5 Million Pound Rating to 3.5 Million Pounds without any design changes or modifications

Engineering Manager of Surface Wellhead included the overall management of the department in Houston as well as Global Surface Products and Valves.

o Responsible for the global design and analysis of surface wellheads, which include Conventional and Multi-Bowl type equipment.

o Design Analysis and Product maintenance of the 1 13/16” to 9” 5,000 up to 20,000 PSI working pressure Metal to Metal seal Gate Valves for Composite and Dual Block Type Valves per API 6A and 17D specifications o Qualification testing per API 6A Appendix “F” for temperature ranges from -35 F to 350 F and working pressures to 20,000 psi.

Self-Employed Engineering Consultant

Houston, Texas 1989-1995

Engineering Consultant working for a variety of Companies

Designs included Special Material Handling Equipment

Design of specialty Protective Packaging for Fragile components

Design of Sound Reducing Enclosures

Companies included EPS Technologies, Sterling Manufacturing, Specialty Equipment and Manufacturing, Stewart and Stevenson, Kvaerner National and FMC.

Texas A&M University

College Station, Texas 1987-1989

Obtained a Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering. KALSI Engineering, Inc.

Sugar Land, Texas 1985-1987

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer responsible for the Laboratory Testing and test fixture design o Selection of proper Electronic Instrumentation for Data Acquisition and the interface with Personal Computers o Assisted in the design of a High Pressure High Temperature test vessel for pressures to 30Ksi and up to 5000 F o Wrote eight BASIC programs to determine the operability of Motor Operated Valves for the Nuclear power industry o Responsible for the design of a 300,000 FT-LB Torsion and 125,000 FT-LB Bending test fixture for testing MWD’s. o The testing of Swing Type Check Valves to determine minimum Flow Velocities for Disc stability RAMACO, Inc.

Houston, Texas 1982-1985

Vice-President of Engineering responsible for the Design and Analysis of Gate Type Valves and Surface Wellhead components per API 6A and 6D.

o New product development of Slab and Expanding Type Gate Valves, sizes from 1 13/16” to 4 1/16” up to 10,000 PSI o The programming of CNC Lathes and Machining Centers as well as Quality Assurance. o Other responsibilities included the design of Special Tooling and Fixtures to reduce manufacturing cost. o Overall Plant Operations and Management.

TAPCO International

Houston, Texas 1981-1982

Senior Manufacturing Engineer, responsible for the plant manufacturing and fabrication shop layout o New machinery selection and justification.

o The routing of machined and fabricated components o Design of Special Manufacturing Fixtures and Tooling to reduce manufacturing costs. o Utilized by the Field Service Department to analyze product malfunctions and recommend design improvements. LYNN International

Conroe, Texas 1979-1981

Manager of Research and Development, responsible for the Design Analysis of existing products o Product improvement and new product development

o Design of a Through Conduit Slab Type Gate Valves, 1 13/16” to 4 1/16” up to 10,000 PSI, per API 6A specification suitable for Choke and Kill Manifolds

o Responsible for the design and testing of a 10,000 Psi Ball Type Kelly Cock o Developed a low pressure Rotating Control Device and Drill pipe Stripper W-K-M Valve

Missouri City, Texas 1974-1979

Mechanical Design Engineer in Research and Development, o Responsible for the product development, improvement and Design Analysis of Expanding Type Gate Valves for the Nuclear service applications as well as other Power industries. o Valve sizes ranged from 2” up to 48” ANSI 900 to 2500. o Design requirements included ASME Section VIII Dev 2 analysis o Finite Element Analysis and Seismic qualification by testing and analysis. o Responsible for the design and testing of a Fail-Safe Actuator for Expanding Type Gate Valves for Surface Safety Systems.

o Lead Engineer for the Design Analysis and testing of the 6” to 12” ANSI 600 to 1500 Top Entry Ball Valve. Education

BSME, MSME from Texas A&M University

Computer Skills


Microsoft Word and Excel


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