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Petroleum Engineer/ Drilling Engineering Expert

Cypress, Texas, 77433, United States
February 14, 2018

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Houston, Texas 281-***-****

Petroleum Engineer/ Drilling Engineering Expert


Dynamics and results-oriented, value-driven international professional with more than 30 years of comprehensive experience and an outstanding record in directional drilling, drilling engineering, drilling performance optimization, project management, performance improvement and Real Time/ Remote Operation Centers. Recognized for leadership, process development, best practices, project management, and application of new technologies, training and personnel development. Demonstrates passion for continual growth, both personal and professional, managing multi-discipline teams with exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills as well as unique aptitude for communication and collaborating with customers. Fully Bilingual (English and Spanish).

Areas of Expertise

Drilling Engineering, Directional Drilling and Performance Optimization

•Worked 10 years as a Drilling Engineer taking on multiple roles as on-site engineer, drilling fluid engineer, contract reviews, workover, completion & stimulation, new technologies, development, infill & exploration, deep, complex, HTHP and sour gas applications

•Technical Support Engr. for directional/ horizontal drilling, survey tools, coring & drill bits

•Coordinated and managed directional and horizontal drilling operation for up to 20 rigs for multiple customers and fields, included onshore and offshore projects

•Expert/ SME in Drill Bit design, selection and optimization, Downhole Drilling Dynamics, BHA optimization and overall drilling performance optimization

•Successfully coordinated large optimization projects, involving multiple product lines and services using proven project management and continuous improvement processes.

•Prepared and delivered technical proposals to clients for the application and first time deployment of latest drilling technologies, Rotary Steerable, high performance mud motors and MWD/LWD technologies in the GOM.

•Worked as a lead Drilling Advisor for upper management and optimization groups in the USA and overseas providing high level of assistance. Trained, coached, mentored junior engineers, sales and operation teams.

•Performed data mining, analysis, research/ investigation of complex issues, performance improvement potential and delivered reports (presentations) to both internal and external clients. Recommendations led to improved performance and overall ROI.

Real-Time Operation Center Management

•Successfully completed building a new Real-Time operation center to remotely support Dynamic Drilling Optimization and Automation projects worldwide.

•Managed a group of 20+ drilling experts to provide technical expert advice and assistance using State-of-The-Art Advanced Real Time analytical, visualization tools and applications.

•Developed a Competency Management System “CMS” with development/ training plan for each individual at the Real-Time Center. It helped reduce attrition rate from 60 to only 10%.

•The CMS included assessor training/ workshops, policy, process and guidelines, Identification and training of SMEs and assessors, competency units development, assessment of candidates, job roles, task analysis, knowledge and standards and the implementation of a Competency Management model. The competency units were written for each position and three different levels. Based on the on this model, a gap analysis was performed and training and work experience needs were identified and a specific Gap Plan was created for each individual

•Supported first automated projects using high-speed wire pipe, downhole WOB closed loop system plus advanced real time data analytics and apps setting new performance records.

•Achieved recognition as a SME, certified instructor and delivered training courses on different drilling subjects.

•Wrote technical papers for industry events on specialized topics on drilling optimization and use of new technologies to optimize performance and reduce time and cost.

Business Development and Technical Sales

•Leveraged knowledge of engineering, operations and client relationships to create a new successful business model for the Latin America region, based on aggressive contract and negotiating strategies plus creative “Win-Win” proposals.

•In conjunction with technical and product line managers, developed new products, system and services to increase value, performance and productivity to customers

•With the introduction of new technologies and custom-fit applications, achieved substantial increase in revenues and profits while delivering more value to clients.

•Worked with a team of drilling engineers who supported the International Sales Dept. and planned and designed the first ERD wells ever drilled in Sakhalin Island, Russia

Operations & Financial Management

•Managed a District office of approximately 300+ people and 5 operation managers. Included P&L, HSE, training, operations and engineering responsibilities. Revenues increased from $12 to more than $30 million/year coming from directional drilling/ MWD, Mud Logging and Drilling Fluids.

•Coordinated a directional drilling operation team of approx. 30 people providing directional drilling and drilling engineering services to customers. Market share was increased by more than 100% and revenues increased from less than $1 million to more than $10 million/year.

•Consistently over-achieved business plan in revenues while maintaining expected profits margins, minimizing cost and expenses and maximizing utilization of available resources.

Work History

•Sundrill International (Newtech Services), Operations Mgr., Venezuela. 03 to 06/2017

•Real Time Drilling Optimization & Automation Operation Center, NOV- Houston, Texas. 10/2010 to 07/2016

•Drilling Solutions, Application & Optimization, Baker Hughes – USA (Louisiana/ Texas). May 1998 to 09/2010

•District Mgr. Baker Hughes INTEQ, Baker Hughes – Venezuela. 01/1997 to 03/1998

•Directional / Horizontal Drilling Operations Coordinator, Baker Hughes, Venezuela. 05/1994 to 12/1996

•Directional Drilling, Coring & Drill Bits Technical Support Engineer, Eastman Christensen, Quito/Ecuador, Maracaibo/ Maturin/ Anaco- Venezuela. 09/1990 to 04/1994

•Drilling & Completion Engineer, Lagoven (PDVSA), Venezuela. 05/1980 to 08/1990

Education & Certifications

•Bachelor of Science, Petroleum Engineering, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, La. 11/1979

•Certified OASIS Optimization Engineer (Drill Bits and Drilling System)

•Certified OASIS optimization instructor

Publications and Special Projects

•1) The Drilling Optimization Benefits of Direct Drillstring Surface Measurements Case Studies. SPE/IADC, London, UK, March 2015

•2) First Deployment of a Real-Time Remote Drilling Optimization services in Los Llanos Basin, Colombia; SPE Well Integrity Management workshop; Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 18, 2011

•3) Surface MSE & downhole drilling dynamics proved successfully in drilling optimization in deviated wells drilled with bicenter bits; Rio Oil & Gas Expo and Conference 2012; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 2012

•4) Drilling Optimization with Coil Tubing and 4 ” Rotary Steerable Vertical Drilling System, Mexico 2009

•5) Thru-Tubing Rotary Infill Drilling Application in the Cupiagua and Cusiana fields, Colombia, 2010

•6) Nonretrievable Rotating Liner Drilling System Successfully Deployed To Overcome Challenging Highly Stressed Rubble Zone in a GOM UltraDeepwater Salt Application; SPE Conf.; October 2009, New Orleans

•7) Introduction & Deployment of Rotary Steerable Technology to drilling complex deep wells in Venezuela, 2004

•8) New and Reentry Horizontal Wells (Long & Medium Radius) in the Orinoco belt, 1995- 1996

•9) Integrated Solutions Project Management, Drilling & Completions for Deep Complex wells in East Venezuela, 1993-94

•10) First Horizontal Technology Project in Venezuela- Introduction and Deployment of the Technology, 1989-1990

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