Accomplished, professional Petroleum, Drilling & Completions Engineer with 20+ years of comprehensive experience within major and independent E&P operators, in the project design for both Onshore/Offshore rigs for major capital projects. Proven track record of streamlining rig operations and reducing drilling and completion costs. Significant project management experience in Exploration, Well Design, Planning, Business Principles and Processes and the implementation of game changing new technologies. Extensive international work and travel in Africa, Europe, Middle East, USA Arctic/ GOM and Asia. Innovative individual with excellent problem solving skills and sense of teamwork, with track record of driving results by instilling commitment, trust, fairness, and loyalty. Willing to work anywhere ( Personal offices in Houston, Lafayette, Los Angeles, Dallas and Brussels).
Drilling and Completion (D&C) Rig Operations
Contract Management/ Budget Forecasts
Team Leadership with Integrity
D&C Benchmarking and Data Management
CHEVRON CORPORATION Houston, Texas 1997- 2015
Deepwater D&C Operations Engineer (2013- 2015)
Worked Angola rotation managing the Maersk Deliverer Moored and DP semi-Rig, Supported daily operation, drove improved performance and reduce Non-Productive Time (NPT). Delivered Deepwater MCP wells (drilled, frac pack, workover, interventions) on time and under budget.
Operations support included improving rig efficiency on Drillships, Tension Leg Platforms (TLP), Compliant Towers (CPT), Semi-Submirsibles, Jack-ups (JU), Tender Assited (TAD) and Hydraulic Workovers in various water depths. Well type designs included subsea horizontal trees, Stand Alone Screen (SAS), TLP High Pressure- High Temperature HPHT monobore dry tree and Miocene Frac Packs. First 4 deepwater wells saved $60 million and started up project 50 days ahead of schedule.
Developed process to capture and reapply Lessons Learned/ Best Practices, resulting in smoother operations and less NPT and reducted well costs manage/audit all D&C equipment. NPT reduced from 30% to 20% on the MCP.
Authored the first Company West Africa Deepwater Blowout Capping Stack Plan and Source Control website and facilitated the first Company Angola/Congo Blowout Capping Stack Table-Top Drill. This work helped to protect the Corporation in the event of a well control incident.
Deepwater D&C Team Leader (2007- 2013)
Served as Team Leader for a DW Global D&C Exploration Team for major MCP’s, with extensive rotational assignments l that canvassed Deepwater Projects in Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Brazil, Singapore, India, Gabon, Angola and Malaysia.
Designed and secured upper management approval for several Deepwater Nigeria, GOM, SE Asia, Angola and Congo MCP projects and exploration wells. Final Investment Decisions were made for two major projects in particular valued at $13 and $5 Billion and recieved Company recognition for reducing project cost and time on MCP’s..
Delivered assurance safety processes including Complex Well Identification Tools and Wellsafe Containment, relsuting in reducing well control risk to the Company.
Instructed D&C workshops on Horizontal drilling and ERD techniques, Stand-Alone-Screen (SAS) completions, Annular Pressure Build-up (APB) Mitigation and Well Interventions resulting in prompt approval for MCP’s.
Developed directional plans, probabilistic cost/schedules and tree procedures resulting in more accurate cost estimates.
Interviewed and hired personnel to work Safety and Horizontal Subsea Tree issues.
Delivered D&C well work including Cost Reduction Process, witnessed smart completions runs in test well, performed rig-site training, End-of-Well Summary reports and developed drilling and completion procedures resulting in reduced rig time.
ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE
Deepwater D&C Planning Engineer, CHEVRON (Houston, TX)
Responsible for Drilling and Completion engineering work on MCP’s and new technology, including delivery of the first Deepwater Dual Gradient Drilled (DGD) well in the US GOM, proving new technology deployed in 2014.
Operations & Petroleum Engineer, BRITISH PETROLEUM (BP, Other Independents) Houston, Texas.
Responsible for Drilling and Completion engineering work and new technologies on domestic MCP’s, Arctic MCP’s, Rocky Mountains. Work Locations also included: Anchorage, Alaska; Bakersfield, California; Denver, California with Rotational Assignments Rocky Mountains, GOM, Yemen and Alaska.
Additional positions of progressive responsibility included:
Operations Engineer, BP (Alaska)
Petroleum Engineer, BP, Other Independents (California/ Colorado)
MS Engineering Management (MBA)
University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska
BS Petroleum Engineering
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
Certified WELLCAP Well Control Supervisor
Casing Design and WellCat Modeling
Probabilistic Cost and Scheduling
Extensive Comprehensive General Industry Trainings
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & ACTIVITIES
Registered Professional Engineer: Texas (Current), Alaska Arctic and Colorado.
Authored Drilling Articles for Macintosh Week, O&GJ, JPT and DW Drilling and Completion Conferences.
Published SPE papers # 15068, 20428, 22094, 36486, 71358 & 80615.
Chaired SPE conventions in Wyoming, California, Alaska and Nigeria.
Primary Language Advanced English with Operational and Practical Rig Report experience in German, French and Portuguese.