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Consultant/Advisor Petroleum/Production/Completion/Artificial Lift Eng

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
April 30, 2018

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Please note that almost all Information, Results and Data provided below were of confidential nature, and therefore quantifying them was not possible (or allowed) by Law in all respective Countries I have worked in,



CV - Carrier History Page 3 - 9

Leadership Responsibilities - Core Competencies and Personal Characteristics Page 10 - 14

Completion and Integrity Engineer - Achievements Page 15 - 23

Production Technology and Optimization Engineer - Achievements Page 24 – 33

Operation and Intervention Engineer - Achievements Page 34 - 41

Stimulation and Fracturing Engineer - Achievements Page 42- 52

Artificial Lift Engineer - Achievements Page 53 - 63


Master of Engineering with over thirty years’ experience as a Petroleum / Completion / Production / Workovers / Artificial Lift Engineer, with proven ability to plan, implement, monitor, optimize and communicate pertinent activities while training coworkers in different areas of the world. Expertise in both domestic and international environments including onshore, offshore, desert and frontier applications from Alberta and Texas; to exposure in Malaysia, Western/Central/North Africa, Holland and North Sea; over the course of which attained sensitivity and maturity while operating in a culturally diverse and challenging surroundings.

Besides general involvement with completions, workovers and water injection in CWSB (Canadian Western Sedimentary Basin); HP/HT shale-oil in Texas; Heavy-Oil and steam injection in Holland; and Gravel-Pack type of sand control in deep wells of Africa; directs risk assessment including hazard (HAZOP) studies.

Owns Extensive Achievements, Significant Accomplishments and Proven Skills in the following categories:

Petroleum Production Technology, Multiphase Flow, Production Optimization, Stimulation, Gravel Pack, Casing/Tubing Design, Coiled Tubing, Snubbing, Fishing Operations, Servicing and Abandonment of Wells, Completions and Workovers of Oil and Gas Wells offshore and onshore, Formation Damage, Petroleum Engineering Software, Pressure Transient Testing and Analysis, Well Control, Curve Matching, Packer Movement Calculations, Tubing Stress Analysis (Wellcat), Well Tubing Design and Selection, Sand Control, Shale Completions, EOR – Enhanced Recovery, Risk Assessment including Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) studies, Artificial Lift Design for a variety of Lift Systems (Sucker Rod Pumping, Electrical Submersible Pump, PCP - Progressive Cavity Pump, Plunger Lift), Well Problem Identification (Low Productivity), Excessive Gas and Water Production, Liquid Loading of Gas Wells, Sandstone and Carbonate Acidizing, Designing and Establishing Formation Fracturing Pressure, Fracture Geometry, Productivity of Fractured Wells, Post - Fracturing Evaluation, Materials selection, Bottom-hole and Upper-Completions, Well Inflow/Outflow modeling, IPM and Nodal Analyses, Production Flow Assurance Modeling and Control, Well integrity Management, Well Intervention, HPHT Reservoirs and Wells, Surface Facilities, Multidisciplinary Project Management, Geomechanics, Corrosion Engineering, Basis of Well Design document, Shale Oil and Gas Developments, Budgeting, CBM-Coal Bed Methane-Coal Seam Gas, Deep Water Applications, Formation Pressure, Formation Tester - Geo-Tap Sampling, Oil and Gas Reservoirs and Wells, Heavy Oil, Horizontal wells, Hydraulic Fracturing and Acidizing, Injection wells – water and gas, Intelligent Control Devices – Smart Wells, Slick Line, Monitoring and Evaluation of Wells and Reservoirs, Repair of Casing Leaks, Water and Gas Shut-Offs, Well Integrity Management, Wireline Logging: Open and Cased holes, and Perforating.

Strong interpersonal skills provide the candidate with the ability to correspond with all levels of personal and multi-disciplinary teams (Reservoir, Drilling, Completion, Production, Facilities, Geophysicists, Geomechanics and Geologists). Also, anticipative, critical, analytical thinking makes it possible to convince, guide or persuade a group of experts, yet to be flexible enough to compromise where necessary to achieve practical results.

Brings forward high degree of initiative and independent judgement, as well as strong analytical and problem solving abilities; attention to detail and ability to organize work, engage in variety of tasks simultaneously and consistently meet deadlines.

Coaching, teaching, motivating and providing continuous guidance to Petroleum/Production/Completion Engineering Departments are extremely important activities both in the head office and fields, during which my energy and experience will be devoted to younger generations and their involvement with up-to-date technologies using state-of-the-art well modeling software packages.



Consultant – Petroleum Engineer in Houston, Texas from March to July 2014

Coordination role between Ghana team (subsurface, drilling/completion) and Production Technology in Houston.

Selection of sand phase completion design based on laboratory core sanding studies and geo-modeling.

IPM – Integrated Production Modeling to select artificial lift strategy and flow assurance.

Subsea Multiphase Pumping (MPP), Gas Lift and ESP development.

Subsea development with FPSO.

Fluids-fluids and fluids-metal compatibility testing.

Inflow and Completion studies.

Completion Design integrated with Inflow Optimization.

Input into BOD – Basis of Design well design.

Downhole and Surface samples for equipment assembly specification.

Solids characterization.

Production chemistry sampling.

Injection core flush testing.

Flow Assurance - Corrosion, Scales, Asphaltenes, Waxes, Paraffins, Hydrates, Emulsions, Souring.

Fluid compatibility and Erosion.

Crude and Water analysis/testing coordination.

Restart pressures at emulsified conditions.

Emulsions Study and Mitigation Plans.

Sand evaluation, production prediction, control decision and justification.

Appraisal of cores and selection of test sites using a combination of non-destructive (Equotip) strength index testing, Core Strength Index testing, Core Scratch testing, and Generic Log Strength indicators.

Geomechanical Model construction (strength and stress).

Rock Mechanical testing: (UCS-Unconfined Compressive Stress, TWC-Thick Wall Cylinder and SST-Triaxial).

Determination of appropriate log-based Rock Strength models (UCS and TWC).

Sand failure evaluation using Geomechanical models.

Risk assessment analytical modeling.

Produce “Sand Free” operating envelope where the Failure model is run for a different formation.

Sand retention testing and PSD (Particle Size Distribution).

Formation Fines migration velocity assessment.

Production Strategy and/or sand control options to mitigate risk of fines plugging.

Implication of Water injection above the fracture pressure assessment.

Compatibility Matrix testing coordination.

Fiber optic smart wells and intelligent completions in extremely deep water environment.

Intelligent Devices (Temperature, Pressure, Acoustic, Vibration) analysis and implementation.

Utilization of Smart Water Injectors in extremely deep water subsea environment.

Waterflood facility injection system and water injection wells strategy.

SGS / PETROFAC Development Company

Consultant - Petroleum Engineer in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from August to November, 2013

Wrote a report “Berantai Phase II Production Technologies Studies for Berantai Subsurface” giving an evaluation of the future Phase II development of the Berantai Field.

Updated the Well Completion Basis of Design for Berantai Phase II development based on actual results of the Phase I wells.

General Well Completion Basis of “Design Philosophy” providing an unimpaired reservoir (following the drilling/completion process) estimate of the reservoir production potential could be expected over the life of the reservoir.

Optimization of well and completion design taking into consideration the life cycle requirement, such as fluid volumes, sand exclusions, number of zones, stimulation requirements, secondary recovery artificial lift, flow assurance and well service/maintenance.

Introduced Major Completion components.

Promoted the effectiveness of Gravel Pack in the Phase I wells.

Corrosion mechanism/effects on subsea tubulars and Metallurgy design requiring estimate of partial pressures in the H2S and CO2 environment.

The overall philosophy on the Metallurgy selection takes into account the design life time, cost profile, operation (drilling and completion), inspection and maintenance, and HSE sand failure risk.

Updated the Sand Control Philosophy for the Phase II wells.

Performed Sand Failure Analysis with data from the Phase I wells. Introduced the optimum sand control method for high angle and long reach wells.

Sand failure prediction evaluation involving determination of the formation Unconfined Compressive Strength (UCS) establishing the propensity of the formation to exhibit tensile failure as a result of the excessive tensile stresses applied to the sandface due to high drawdown pressure.

Developed synthetic rock mechanical log profiles from the standard well log data (sonic, density and porosity logs) to identify potential sand production horizons.

Assessed the model using TWC (thick walled cylinder) strength.

Gravel Pack and Opening sizing using LPSA data (Laser PSD-Particle Size Distribution).

Formulated the completion philosophy for the Water Injection wells including metallurgy, tubing sizing, tubing stress analysis, and major completion components using TSA (Tubing Stress Analysis) and IPM (Integrated Production Modeling) software.

Introduced the surface injection pressure for injection pump design and estimated the water injection rate per well using IPM software. Identified the injection water treatment required (biocide, filtration). Formulated a mitigation plan in the event scale/wax/hydrates are encountered.

Reviewed the artificial lift requirement for the oil wells and streamlined the most effective artificial lift method for the existing and new Berantai wells.

The artificial lift strategy to consider the short term requirement (e.g. if an existing well quits flowing) and also the long term strategy (when water flooding is implemented).

Performed artificial lift design for wells producing on artificial lift.

Flow Assurance: Reviewed the scaling tendency (especially after water injection), wax deposition in oil wells and hydrate formation in the gas wells.

Tubing sizing for gas, oil and injection wells using IPM - Prosper software.


Consultant - Petroleum Engineer in Houston, TX from March to May, 2013

Generated detailed completion AFE's; executed completion operations and developed procedures with a commitment and proactive approach to HSSE.

Executed all work within a framework of stringent safety, environmental and regulatory practices and compliance. Accomplished completion efficiency and reservoir performance.

Developed completions designs, practices and procedures for horizontal wells in the long-reach multi-stage Eagle Ford (Blackhawk and Hawkville) reservoir in South Texas.

Utilized Schlumberger’s HiWay fracturing technology in fracturing horizontal wells.

Selected perforation intervals and gun specifications: number of stages/clusters/distance specification.

Processed shale fracturing design, implementation, and technology in horizontal wells.

Utilized thorough knowledge of hydraulic fracturing, wireline, coiled tubing, and perforating operations.

Launched the execution of well completion programs and operational performance; post-analysis and benchmarking studies. Incorporated lessons learned in Completions Best Practices.

Focused on horizontal shale completion design optimization by analyzing stimulation treatment data and incorporating frac modeling petrophysics, rock mechanics, and microseismic frac mapping results, RA and chemical tracer results, production performance, and economic considerations.

Identified and field tested critical completion components driving increased production performance (up to 22%).

Reviewed current completion designs and identified opportunities to reduce costs by implementing more efficient completion practices or a modified completion design.


Consultant – Petroleum Engineer in Chad, from October to December 2012

Monitored completion and workover activities and perform offset well production and completion analysis.

Initialized the well proposal and basis of design for new well completions and workover activities; and following the technical execution of programs.

Performed workover and recompletion well programs and end-of-well reports.

Designed and executed Upper and Lower Completions utilizing sand control and multi-stage hydraulic fracturing techniques.

Optimized completion designs and selected appropriate equipment.

Organized well reviews with diagnosis of well performance problem, and introduced programs for enhancement or remediation of specific wells.

Designed and monitored stimulation program particularly the multi-stage hydraulic fracturing techniques.

Experienced in working within multidisciplinary teams and in managing work against safety, quality, and cost.

Strengthened existing well completion methods in order to determine their efficiency as per the applied methodologies (fluids used, penetration equipment, current and capital workover and development procedures, applied perforation systems of various manufacturers and their impact on the quality of work performed) and determined the development potential.

Monitored well integrity and initiated engineering corrective action to ensure a process of continuous improvement.

Performed engineering studies to solve recurring issues such as production performance, corrosion, and scale.

ARABIAN GULF OIL COMPANY (former BP, Hunt Oil, and Caltex – Chevron/Texaco):

Advisor/Consultant - Senior Staff Petroleum/Completion/Production/Artificial Lift Engineer

(Benghazi, Libya) 1985-2010

Advisor to the Staff and Management on Completion and Production Technology matters.

Analyzed total reservoir performance and general production problems.

Oversaw large multi-disciplinary project teams and/or multiple projects of greater scope and complexity.

Monitored production and individual wells.

Broadened Production on new areas and development types.

Conducted “Forensic Engineering” i.e. research of old wells in order to interpret and organize voluminous well records i.e. old geological data, drilling, completion, workover, logging, testing, and any other records considered valuable.

Coordinated well testing analysis, workovers, and production optimization.

Identified production and reservoir problems and designed remedial programs.

Performed wellbore analysis and recommended best completion solutions.

Designed and installed tubulars, packers, subsurface control and surveillance equipment.

Oversaw cost estimates and risk analysis for completion and workover jobs.

Performed completion designs (tubing, special completion components, perforations, bottom-hole matrix stimulation design, engineering calculations of loading).

Planned and carried out production initiation including stimulation, treatment program, completion fluids, required density, chemical composition, additives, compatibility, and utilization.

Used workover rigs, coiled tubing and snubbing units as per the well completion and design requirement.

Ensured the well histories are updated.

Carried out thorough study of reservoir conditions, production and injection records, and water/gas break through records before preparing well integrity investigation procedures.

Supervised completion and workover programs, including production logging operations.

Controlled budgeting, materials selection, and specifications.

Directed material failure analysis and introduced alternative materials to improve performance.

Launched safe performance of workover contractor staff in fracture stimulation, coiled tubing, snubbing and remedial operations.

Analyzed well workovers, depletion plans, and wells’ abandonment.

Initiated proposals for well repairs, stimulation design and production logging.

Ensured all well testing; production monitoring and data acquisition was carried out effectively and efficiently.

Maintained well integrity and control during production operations and interventions including slickline, wireline, coiled tubing, snubbing, completions and workovers.

Designed, scheduled and conducted well recompletions and artificial lift operations.

Initiated tubing completions, deep dual zone completions and pumping/flowing oil completions.

Introduced individual wells for remedial action, conversion and recompletion potential.

Initiated procedures and AFE packages for well intervention activities such as production logging, artificial lift, well remediation, stimulation, electric line, slick line, and coiled tubing,

Planned exploratory and producing well tests.

Designed and directly supervised well completions, recompletions, workovers, and abandonment of oil and gas wells.

ARABIAN GULF OIL COMPANY (former BP, Hunt Oil, and Caltex (Chevron and Texaco):

Advisor/Consultant - Senior Staff Petroleum/Completion/Production/Artificial Lift Engineer

(Benghazi, Libya) 1985-2010

Identified and addressed well chemistry issues.

Developed and carried out complex completion and workover programs with emphasis on stimulation design, hydraulic fracturing, and horizontal well completion and production.

Streamlined the design of producing and injection wells, well stimulation methods, and field development.

Organized and monitored a capital budget.

Identified areas to reduce capital and operating expenses by introducing changes to practices, facilities or well design that accomplish cost savings.

Directed sub-surface production engineering activities required for continuous production and mechanical control of all wells from completion to abandonment.

Ensured results in all levels of activity, expenditure and production were consistent with corporate long term plans.

Conducted or directed production performance reviews on major oil and gas fields to accelerate or optimize production, maximize ultimate reserves recovery, and reduce costs.

Optimized inflow enhancement and tubing performance.

Launched proper well completions, type/size of tubulars, and equipment appropriate for the pressure, lithology and accessibility conditions.

Defined life cycle-based well completion design.

Directed subsurface team to conceptual design and detailed basis of design for well completions.

Generated well models and vertical flow performance tables.

Investigated stimulation techniques and selected artificial lift methodology.

Mentored the technical community assigned to a common project.

Directed technical committees and task forces.

Promoted introduction of state-of-the-art computer techniques and technologies to enhance the operations.

Coordinated well testing analysis and production optimization of associated facilities in conjunction with design, sizing, purchasing, installation and operation of down-hole pumping equipment.

Wrote programs for well stimulations, recompletions, and repairs.

Investigated and highlighted new technology in production development

Performed onsite supervision of completion and workover operations.

Introduced and presented technical lectures and daily operational reports.

Coordinated production, pumps installations, and workovers with Engineering, Asset, or Operations Managers.

During workover or completions, directed onsite technical advice to ensure quality control during critical operations such as logging, perforating, cement squeezing, or stimulation.

Designed and oversaw well workovers, recompletions and abandonments.

Identified and implemented opportunities for cost reduction.

Designed and oversaw well workovers, recompletions and abandonments.

Acted as a liaison for Operations personnel on chemical programs for wells.

Performed well reviews with Operations and Asset teams.

Identified and implemented opportunities for cost reduction.


Petroleum/Completions/Production Engineer in Assen, Holland from 1982 to 1984

Developed, designed, monitored, and conducted follow-up studies for the installation and implementation of artificial lift equipment.

Introduced computerized sucker rod diagnostic system on a company wide basis.

Deployed and maintained department strategies and business plans.

Implemented new production techniques, computer technologies, and the purchase of production equipment.

Identified and directed studies and tests that lead to optimized production.

Combated “sweet” CO2 corrosion by designing completion tubular strings appropriate for sustained production.

Implemented long-stroke lifting units, to produce heavy oil by steam injection.

Defined equipment materials specifications, testing procedures and sizing design for artificial lift systems and at the same time lend technical advice to operations in terms of trouble shooting well problems, equipment performance analysis, failure analysis and system design.

Initialized and monitored a capital budget.

Identified areas to reduce capital and operating expenses by changes to practices, facilities or well design that accomplish cost savings.

Devised and programmed database on all pumping wells in order to eliminate premature down-hole failures and minimize power consumption.

Conducted or direct production performance reviews on major oil and gas fields to accelerate or optimize production, maximize recovery, and reduce costs.

Streamlined and presented technical lectures and daily operational reports to technical committees and task forces.


Petroleum/Completions/Production Engineer in Warri, Nigeria from 1980 to 1982

Assembled the instruction manual for completion, testing and calculating reservoir potentials for gas wells in the Western Division of Shell’s operation in Nigeria.

Carried out the basic planning of optimum gas production, proposals for well completions, repairs, stimulations, and gas well performance.

Enhanced completion techniques in gas wells.

Developed, produced and maintained gas reserves in new and existing fields onshore and offshore.

Optimized inflow enhancement and tubing stress analysis.

Designed and implemented the Baker Eastern-sponsored Sand Control Project, using gravel pack techniques.

Involvement in well workover fluid selection, well control and re-entry, cementing and casing design, and wellhead configuration.

Performed packer movement analysis and introduced all inputs to the analysis.

Introduced leadership and mentorship to Production and Completion engineering to achieve optimal design and execution. Organized technical committees and task forces.

Identified opportunities to enhance value through increased recovery (12%), accelerated production (8%), and/or reduced cost (24%).

Conducted scale, wax and hydrate prediction; and combated same.


Petroleum/Completions/Production Engineer in Edmonton, Alberta from 1976 to 1980

Maintained and increased oil production (8%), and water injection disposal potential (22%).

Knowledge of all phases of surface and subsurface production equipment, such as electrical submersible and sucker rod pumps.

Qualified, specified, scheduled and budgeted well work to maintain safe and accepted practices.

Carried out proper well completions and type/size of tubulars and equipment appropriate for the pressure, lithology and accessibility conditions.

Diagnosed and controlled the performance and mechanical condition of production and injection wells.

Enhanced completions techniques in gas wells.

Optimized inflow enhancement and tubing performance.

Diagnosed and controlled the performance and mechanical condition of production, salt water disposal and water injection wells.

Designed and oversaw well workovers, recompletions and abandonments.

Organized and executed dually completed oil wells including completions, workovers, sub-surface control systems and testing.

Directed subsurface conceptual design and detailed basis of design for well completions.

Defined life cycle-based well completion design.

Generated well models and vertical flow performance tables.

Investigated stimulation techniques and selected artificial lift methodology.

Ensured integrity and safety of technical design.

Debottlenecked surface facilities.

Mentored the technical community assigned to a common project.


B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Zagreb, Croatia (Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering).

Computer Programmer, Control Data Institute, Toronto, Ontario

Continuous professional development seminars in Completion, Production and Economic Evaluations were taken in Calgary, Edmonton, Nisku, Red Deer (Alberta), Tulsa (Oklahoma), Midland /Odessa and Wichita Falls (Texas), Port Harcourt (Nigeria), Assen (Holland), and Benghazi (Libya). These courses covered a complete spectrum of activities in Oil and Gas Industries from high concentration H2S and CO2 gases in both oil and gas wells, to the installation of Intelligent Downhole Measuring devices in both onshore and offshore wells.


A member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta - APEGA since 1979.

SPE-AIME: Member.

Leadership Responsibilities - Core Competencies and Personal Characteristics

Courage to challenge appropriately; diplomatic but firm if necessary for the good of the Company.

Forward thinker, anticipates events before they happen.

Strong project organization skills and the ability to organize multiple tasks with competing demands on resources.

Experience with both onshore and offshore operations in multiple basins worldwide.

Incorporates safety and environmental compliance as input from outside sources.

Directs and ensures compliance with environmental and safety regulations.

Takes a proactive role in health and safety performance and actively directs safety initiatives.

Exposure to reservoir, drilling, completion and production engineering, and economic evaluation.

Integrity – professional whose honesty, integrity, confidentiality and high ethical standards contributes to effective leadership and optimal business relationships.

Energy – displays enthusiasm, optimism, drive and passion while maintaining a high level of productivity and a balanced lifestyle.

Diversity – understands the importance of different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and is respectful of individual differences.

Communication – effectively expresses ideas and conveys information in business writing, conversations and interactions with others.

Client Service Excellence – understands the importance of quality client service by being courteous, responding to client requests in a timely manner and monitoring satisfaction.

Teamwork and Relationship Development – works collaboratively with team members in order to achieve a common goal and develops, maintains and strengthens relationships with others, both inside and outside the Company.

Accountability – takes responsibility for one’s own performance by setting clear goals and tracking progress against those goals; is highly organized and uses personal judgement and decision making.

Flexibility – effectively accomplishes multiple assignments, adapts to changing priorities and is able to work independently or as part of a team.

Promotes detailed and accurate work to mitigate risks, proactively seeks assurance for higher risk work.

Able to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and implement solutions.

Leadership Responsibilities - Core Competencies and Personal Characteristics

Total Business Understanding: Knowledge and expertise in formulating competitive strategies and managing policies, practices, trends and information affecting the total business.

The ability to influence others.

An unconventional thinker possessing entrepreneurial spirit.

Tracks record of meeting objectives or delivering performance targets on time.

Team Player; works for the success of the Company, not self.

Problem solver with transferable skills. Bringing Clarity to Organizations.

Can Take the Next Step in Achieving its Goals.

Launches team and individual performance goals and drives for delivery.

Creates a work environment and sets an example that fosters innovation and skill development.

Allocates tasks responsibilities and holds the team accountable to deliver results.

Demonstrates the ability to deal with ambiguity.

Maintains effective performance under stressful and uncertain conditions.

It is not threatened by others’ expertise and engages their abilities.

Extends sphere of influence beyond current team into other teams in the same area and across divisions.

Works more for the client than for himself, yet remains true to his values.

Getting the job done isn’t just about working harder, it’s about working smarter.

Passion, outgoing personality and self-motivation drives who this Consultant is.

Relentless drive for enhancement.

Offers willingness and ability to share knowledge and facilitate mentorship to less experienced team members.

Strong risk management bias.

Proven time, organizational and leadership skills.

Curious with a bias for action and problem solving.

Leadership Responsibilities - Core Competencies and Personal Characteristics

Understands how cost controls and production levels impact overall business and uses project

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