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Petroleum Engineer

Butte, Montana, 59701, United States
January 30, 2018

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Jessica Merkley

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Montana Tech of the University of Montana

• Masters in Project Engineering and Management Expected Completion Aug 2018 G.P.A = 3.78

• B.S. Petroleum Engineering w/ Math Minor Graduated May 2011 G.P.A. = 3.46 S.P.E. Student Chapter Member and Vice President (Billings Petroleum Section) Pi Epsilon Tau Member 2009-2010

• Scholarships Received:

• Dorothy Stupca Charity Trust, Gorr Memorial Scholarship (2007/2008)

• Anadarko, John Gillie Memorial Scholarship (2008/2009)

• Hess Foundation, Inc./ T.E.C.H. (2009/2010)

• Nance Pet/St Mary Land Endow /Noble Energy Scholarship/SPE Student Chapter Scholarship (2010/2011) Employment

Copper Environmental Consulting, Inc. (2016 – Present)

• Project Engineer June 2016 - Present

o Project Engineer for RI/FS and Remediation activities for an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designated Superfund site

o Manage project schedule with Microsoft Project

o Ensure internal deadlines are met for all contractors involved with the site o Ensure internal deadlines will meet external deadlines with government agencies o Identify critical tasks

o SharePoint – Create and maintain SharePoint site, user permissions, libraries, lists, metadata, and workflows (with SharePoint Designer and OOTB tools)

o Experience with Project Web App (PWA)

o Manage document submittals to EPA SharePoint site Chevron (2011 – 2016)

• Company Representative – Offshore Gulf of Mexico Jan 2014 – June 2016 o Oversee 24 hour operations involving cased-hole well workover & abandonment in the Gulf of Mexico Shelf o Operations include diagnostic work, re-completion, zonal abandonment, & complex P&A work in low & high- pressure wells. Experience working in H2S environments. o Work with wireline, coil tubing, hydraulic workover units, & acid stimulation vessels o Ensure activities are executed in a safe and controlled manner, following the Chevron Way and maintain safety culture. All jobs to date have remained Incident Free. o Ensure all operations are in compliance with state and federal regulations. o Communicate operations daily with engineers & vendors. Coordinate changes to procedure & communicate to crews.

o Monitor costs, oversee logistics of equipment & personnel, and report out operations utilizing WellView. o Accountable for 50+ personnel on location. Maintain team player attitude and ensure good morale & productivity o Support engineers in office as needed with well planning & execution o Significant Accomplishments: Started working lead on nights May 2014 and lead on days November 2014. Worked lead on a coil tubing clean out job (milling scale w/ barium) with high surface pressure throughout job and remained incident free & maintained well control. Supported pilot project for BOP testing utilizing IPT software.

• Asset Development Engineer Aug 2011 – Dec 2013

o Manage Chevron producing assets in Gulf of Mexico Shelf o Characterize field by perform production forecasts & estimating reserves o Monitor field production and identify wells in need of workover to increase or maintain field production o Work with geologist to characterize new drill prospects o Perform project economics and present to management for approval. Present project results to management after execution.

o All projects brought through Chevron’s CPDEP approval process. o Collaborate with Facility, Drilling, Completion, and Production Engineers on Major Capital projects o Booked reserves annually and presented results to 3rd party auditors o Ensured all projects & reserve estimates were in compliance with state and federal regulations. o Participated in business planning annually

o Significant Accomplishments: Brought $9MM Major Rig Workover through to PG3 (received approval). Brought

$15MM sidetrack drill w/ core through PG2 (received approval) before moving on to next assignment. Supported MP41 Chemical EOR project.

o Piloted the Integrating Planning and Scheduling (IP&S) tool, utilized by Asset/D&C/Ops/Facilities. o Characterized first dumpflood project in MP 144 using Buckley-Leverett modeling & working closely w/ Asset Reservoir Management Team. Received Peer Review approval. Presented poster presentation of model results in the GOM Reservoir Management Forum.

• Recruiter/Team Lead Fall Seasons 2012 – Present

o Recruiter for Petroleum/Mechanical Engineering interns and full time hires for Chevron at Montana Tech o Became Recruiting Team Lead Sept. 2015

o Review student resumes and select prospective students based on Chevron’s criteria o Conduct interviews and report out results of interviews o Train new recruiters

o Attend Montana Tech career fair

o Hold information sessions about the company for students o Organize social events to establish relationships between recruiting team and students/faculty o Maintain Chevron’s excellent reputation on campus Previous Experience

• Held summer internships with Veneco Inc (2010), Devon Energy (2009), and Murex Petroleum (2008)

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