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Engineer Continuous Improvement

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
March 02, 2018

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Calgary, AB, T*G *E*


An operations engineer with direct field experience as an onsite supervisor and working directly on the rigs. More than 10 years of office experience. Currently conducting contracts as onsite field engineer for various projects. Demonstrates leadership, strong teamwork, strategic planning and technical skills. Qualifications

• Responsible for multi-million dollar projects from inception to completion.

• Reduced operational time on most recent project by 30%.

• Brought costs down for recent projects by 40% over the past year.

• Drilled new areas for major producers with wildcat status.

• Transitioned to take over field operations to go with engineering and design.

• Conducted field rotation to strengthen my operational experience and to increase the quality of design in projects.

• Cross-trained within company to add more value to the company and to become stronger.

• Worked directly with Regulatory Authorities in BC, AB and SK. Personal Strengths

• Worked with all departments to deliver best product possible. This included working with completions, geology, geophysics, surface land, mineral land, exploitation, production and regulatory groups.

• Provided daily updates on project performances to executives, managers and members of the team.

• Reviewed and awarded all major services. This included working with vendors to improve service and resolve any problems occurring at the field limit.

• Hired field supervisors and conducted continuous improvement assessments with supervisors to ensure safe and efficient ongoing operations that exceed corporate targets. Professional Skills

• Design all levels of a well for drilling and completions.

• Implement the design of the well from an operational perspective by taking on the responsibility of a superintendent for drilling and completions.

• Responsible for lease construction. This included projects as large as changing out bridges for local RM’s and installing new bridges for access on private land.

• Work within provincial regulatory commitments. This includes special projects.

• Implement Company and provincial safety and environmental policies. This included review of any incidents with follow up reports to reduce chances of any future injuries/failures.

• Drilled and completed wells BC, AB and SK. These wells varied from mono-bore Montney wells, vertical strat wells, heavy oil vertical and horizontal wells utilizing and intermediate casing. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

NAVIGATOR RESOURCE CONSULTING, Calgary, AB (Contract) Drilling Supervisor

• Manage day-to-day operations for drilling in an efficient manner.

• Ensure the safety of all personnel on location and compliance with all applicable regulations.

• Manage day-to-day activities of rig contractor personnel and third party contractors.

• Manage logistics for personnel and equipment to and from locations.

• Provide accurate daily reports to superintendent.

• Maintain accurate cost controls.

CREW ENERGY INC., Calgary, AB 2013-2016

Drilling & Completion Engineer

• Changed motors used while drilling to allow for increased performance.

• Started batch drilling for surface holes to increase efficiencies and reduce costs.

• Eliminate surface casing vent flows by changing spacers, cement design and centralizers programs.

• Changed horizontal mud system to treat for seepage loses and help wells turn back to oil sooner for production group.

• Created first drill curves to track performance and create accurate AFE’s for regional areas.

• Drilled out first Packers Plus port system successfully for the company.

• Redesigned Open Hole Packers system to ensure coil intervention is possible in case of a screen out. This included modelling of torque & drag for the coil as well as combining various technologies of the service provider.

MURPHY OIL COMPANY, Calgary, AB 2008-2013

Completions Engineer (2011–2013)

• First engineer to complete active field rotation in a supervisor role.

• Solved problem with Packers Plus Stage tool saving the company millions of dollars in remediation costs.

• Redesigned mini-frac program with sub-surface team to ensure company was getting correct reservoir pressures and permeabilities to properly do economics and reserves on all producing wells.

• Designed re-entry programs to optimize under performing wells.

• Designed water disposal well to dramatically decrease company’s operating expenses.

• Implemented new procedures for production logging to reduce tool damage during operation.

• Eliminated procedural failures from improper pressure testing of casing strings while using bridge plugs. Drilling Engineer (2008–2011)

• Solved problem with Davis Lynch stage tool closure while working with Halliburton.

• Implemented Managed Pressure Drilling for the Montney Area.

• Part of first group of engineers to take over superintendent role.

• Went to location for critical operations.

• Looked after construction of leases. This included the building of a municipal bridge that included working with the BC municipal government.

• Looked after abandonment wells in Saskatchewan that had surface leaks. EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science, Geological Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK (2004 Graduate) PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Second Line Supervisors Course, Well Servicing BOP, K&M Extended Reach Drilling Course, Safety Management & Regulatory Awareness, First Aid with Level A CPR, H2S Alive, WHIMIS, TDG, CAODC Driver Training, Load Securement Training, Defensive Driving Course, ICS 100, ICS 200, SEFSAM, Power Line Safety & Awareness, Incident Investigation.

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