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Engineer Manager

Houston, Texas, United States
February 01, 2018

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**** ***** ****** • Houston, Texas 77030

713-***-**** •


Insightful, analytical and solution driven registered Petroleum Engineer with over 30 years of experience that includes working across diverse environments from shallow depths to 33,000’ in hot and sour environments throughout the USA, offshore, deep-water, and internationally. Comprehensive knowledge of operated and non-operated management, production, completions, work overs, drilling, and offshore plug and abandonment. Effective cost management that includes well drilling project completions within budget for last 12 AFEs. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills to communicate with clarity and manage multi-cultural technical personnel effectively across all project phases.

Core Competencies:

Project Planning & Management • Cost Estimates • Process Development • Bid Management

Multi-Cultural Communications • BSEE Approvals • Budgeting • Cost Reductions

APD & Engineering Design • Technical Problem Solving • Production Engineering • Presentations

Regulatory Compliance • Procedural Reviews • Multi-Cultural Team Leadership



Well Site Drilling Engineer – Rotation

Well Site Drilling Engineer abroad the Transocean Development Driller III – Deep Water Semi-Submersible drilling an Exploration Well for our client GPG offshore in Grenada, reporting to Well Site Supervisor and Drilling Manager in Grenada. Duties include, day to day drilling activity, writing all drilling reports, MOC on any drilling procedure, Lessons Learnt Reports, & MWD/PWD data review. Sit in on all morning calls and safety reviews. Review all procedures prior to being distributed. Act as an adviser to all critical operations.

MONTCO OILFIELD CONTRACTORS, Houston, Texas • 2015-2017

Consulting Professional Engineer

Assume role as the only PE on the staff. Secure all professional engineering certifications on all Plug and Abandonment/Decommission Projects in the Gulf of Mexico Shelf and Inland Waters in Louisiana. Perform hourly activities on special projects with a focus on resolving complex problems. Conduct reviews on all procedures and ensure all work is in compliance with BSEE regulations and is completed on time.

Partnered with an operation specialist to deliver a difficult P&A Decommissioning Project on a down platform from Hurricane Rita.

Reviewed complex procedures with BSEE officials and achieved first-time approvals on all 4 procedures enabling project commencement before initial forecast.

Studied new P&A regulations and ensured that all time spent on projects was cost-effective.

Utilized strong communication skills to complete all reviews on time.


Operations Manager

Oversaw all production, workover and drilling operations including project planning, cost estimates and field operations. Supervised 8 personnel and conducted detailed and knowledgeable discussions daily with field personnel on production numbers, work over operations, and details of progress and costs of current projects. Developed procedures for future projects, gathered and processed bids for a number of new projects, and reviewed all regulatory issues for the States of Louisiana and Mississippi. Implemented reporting mechanics that were previously overlooked.

Increased the production rate from 85 BOPD (Barrels of Oil per Day) to 145 BOPD despite a limited cash flow.

Rescued company from numerous major regulatory problems.

Turned around a number of projects that were under-budgeted and seriously lacking in necessary procedures.

Saved at-risk leases, increased production and ensured a positive cash flow for all wells.

AGR FJ BROWN INC., Houston, Texas • 2011-2013

Consulting Professional Engineer

Performed role of drilling/plug and abandonment/work over engineer on projects and consulted for McMoRan Oil and Gas on drilling, P&A snubbing and international reviews. Oversaw all phases of projects from engineering and planning to implementation and completion with a focus on keeping the wells operating within budget. Managed field personnel provided by Client Company. Developed diverse APD’s and casing designs for client as well as all detail drilling engineering designs related to the planning of future drilling projects for deep HTHP wells offshore. Provided PE certifications for all P&A for Tarpon Operating and Sandridge. Also consulted for Lukoil, USA deep water Ivory Coast.

Developed engineering design and APD’s and performed drilling engineering duties on 2 extremely complex 35,000’ HTHP wells in the Gulf of Mexico that required unique and seldom required skills and took over a year to reach TD (Total Depth).

Completed all phases of a complex snubbing project at East Cameron 42 within budget that included freeing tools stuck in tubing for over 8 years at over 3000# pressure in addition to killing both the well and the platform.

Oversaw numerous successful subsea P&A projects and 2 international well reviews for 2 deep water projects in the Ivory Coast on time and within budget.

DYNAMIC OFFSHORE ENERGY LLC, Houston, Texas • 2008-2010

Drilling Manager

Assumed role of sole Drilling Manager/Engineer in the company and led all phases of drilling 3 wells per year. Provided all detailed engineering design in the offshore industry and managed bids, timing and project planning. Produced cost estimates for all potential drilling projects. Conducted reviews on all P&A procedures as the only engineer with a PE license prior to certification and submission to BSEE. Directed all well site supervisors, safety managers and shore base managers. Secured all PE Certifications for all P&A projects. Performed role of interim Decommissioning Manager when incumbent was out of office.

Halted major drilling fluid losses by employing a rarely used product and drilled the well to TD on time and within budget.

Formulated best in class solutions to highly complex problems and interpreted new BSEE rules for all offshore projects to lessen impact on the company’s business goals.

Ensured that all AFEs (Authority for Expenditure) were within budget.

DUNE ENERGY LLC, Houston, Texas • 2007-2008

Director of Drilling

Performed role of sole Drilling Manager/Engineer in the company and oversaw all projects from start to finish including all bids, timing and planning. Managed field supervisors and developed all detail drilling engineering, completion and work over well designs for all inland water and land operations including HTHP wells. Provided cost estimates for all potential drilling projects during downtime. Solved highly complex issues that posed major problems for company’s business objectives.

Led a deep HTHP well project that was completed in record time and delivered numerous additional inland well projects on time and within budget as well as some P&A inland well projects that were under budget.

Overcame major issues caused by the company firing operations personnel and ensured successful completion of projects with 3 barge rigs working on 3 extremely difficult wells.

BP AMERICAS, Houston, Texas • 2005-2007

Consultant Drilling Engineer

Acted as sole Drilling Engineer in the Permian Basin and oversaw drilling of 8 consecutive wells as well as leading a P&A project in the Tuscaloosa Trend. Provided all detail drilling engineering well designs, completions designs and operations management. Guided all aspects of projects including bids, project planning and timing. Authored a paper on drilling success on horizontal wells in the Permian Basin that was presented at the National AADE Conference.

Set a number of records in air and horizontal drilling and ensured 7 of the 8 wells were drilled under budget and ahead of schedule.

Achieved numerous records through knowledgeable vendor recommendations that saved BP significant drilling costs.

EL PASO CORPORATION, Houston, Texas • 2001-2004

Principle Drilling Engineer - Offshore

Oversaw field supervisors, played a leading role on a drilling engineering staff of 10 engineers in the offshore divisions, and held oversight for engineering design, bids, timing and planning. Attended daily report meetings and discussed all aspects of operations for preceding 24 hours. Developed all detailed drilling engineering well designs and procedures. Managed bids, pipe programs, mud, bit selection, cementing, and logging for HPHT wells from 15,000’ to 23,000’ on the GOM shelf.

Authored and presented an SPE paper at the OTC Conference on well control while running an expandable casing in a deep hot hole at 21,000’,

Drilled numerous wells on time and within budget.

MICHAEL J. PATIN P.E., Thailand, Gulf of Mexico & Qatar • 1996-2001

Consulting Well Site Supervisor

Oversaw diverse drilling, work over and snubbing projects in both international and domestic environments for clients that included Unocal Thailand, Devon, Century and Callon Petroleum. Acted as Wellsite Engineer in the Gulf of Thailand for drilling, completions, workover, coil tubing, HWO and electric line operations.

Achieved expert status in the field of snubbing, hydraulic workover, and fishing operations.

Achieved TD in record time for 2 wells in Qatar and delivered several projects in the Gulf of Mexico with zero downtime.


Engineering Consultant


Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering

University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA

Certified Professional Engineer in the State of Texas (#78886)


American Association of Drilling Engineers

Society of Petroleum Engineers

Texas Society of Professional Engineers

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