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Drilling Manager

Bakersfield, CA
March 28, 2018

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Michael L. James

**** ***** **** ***

Bakersfield, CA 93308

Cell # 661-***-****

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Summary: "Work history includes over 38 years in the Oil/Gas Industry, ranging from Rig site management through my recent position as a Senior Directional Driller V. Geographical locations include on and offshore California and the Rocky Mountains. My vast knowledge and experience in Rig site Management, Drilling, Safety, Computer skills and personnel management will be beneficial to any Drilling Operation. Computer skills include all Micro Soft programs, RIG Watch, Internet, Compass, WinServe and Well Planning, Well Architect, Well Bore Positioning and attended Bakers Directional Driller Academy in Oklahoma City. Experienced in Electro Magnetic I thru III MWD and Mud Motor Operations, Magnetic Single Shot and Gyro and AutoTrak G3and G4 systems."


Work History


Baker Hughes Inteq Directional Driller in Ca. and Nevada

Senior Directional Driller 5 Geothermal work and Oil and gas wells.

Experienced with VertaTrak,TruTrak and Rotory Sreerable ATK-G3and 4

10/2006-1/2009 Directional Driller in Colorado.

Scientific Drilling Inter. Directional work on 18 well pads.

Directional Driller

8/2006 – 10/2006 Contract Directional Drilling in Colorado,

Excel Directional Technologies per company specs.

1/2006 - 8/2006 Contract Directional Drilling in Colorado,

Sharewell Directional Drilling per company specs.

Directional Driller

11/2002-12/2005 Directional Driller. Drilled over 250 directional

Scientific Drilling wells as per company specification, including

Directional Driller S-Type, 2-D/3-D and Horizontals.

Operation of all required equipment including P.C.

Programs such as Compass and all EM III and EM I

Survey Equipment.

10/1992-10/2002 Manager of a triple Drilling Rig, maintaining a 4 yr.

Kenai Drilling safety recorded with no loss time accidents. Drilling

Tool Pusher Job included working with Chevron/Texaco on 28

Horizontal Wells (11,000 to 12,000 range) and several other independent oil companies (11,000

To 14,000 ranges.) Duties included supervision over

20 men in all aspects of rig, record keeping, job

Assignments, and maintenance, coordination with

All Subcontractors (Directional, Mud Eng.,

Logging, Cementing, Company Reps, ect) to insure the rig ran as efficiently and most cost

effectively for the Operator.

1990-1992 Sought work outside the oilfield industry for a

CE Commercial short period of time due to the slowing rig times.

Coating Physical labor, powder coating

on commercial buildings.

1989-1990 Driller on Off Shore rigs working for Unocal on

VICO Drilling Company Platforms Gilda, CA (world record horizontal

Off Shore Drilling/ well) A,B,C, Hillhouse, including drilling and

Santa Barbara Federal maintenance needs. Duties required knowledge and

Water Division Driller adherence to all Federal Water Drilling Regulations.

1986-1989 Worked for various drilling companies gaining

Loffland Drilling experience in all phases of the industry, (Motorman,

Imperial Co. Driller Derrick man, Driller).


Montgomery Drilling

Cleveland Drilling


Big Chief Drilling Co.

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