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Mud Engineer/Petroleum Engineer

Accra, Greater Accra Region, Ghana
November 25, 2018

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Name : Opoku Blankson

Occupation : Petroleum Engineer/Drilling Fluid Engineer

Telephone : 002***********

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Having worked in the oil and gas industry for over seven years, I have gained valuable experience in well optimization, reservoir development planning, economics and risk assessment. I have also acquired enormous knowledge in petroleum software such as Petrel, Wellcat, Prosper, Mbal, Eclipse and many more. I am a quick learner with good attitude to work and can work effectively with minimal or no supervision. I am a motivational and inspirational person who enjoys working with any person regardless of their cultural or religious background.

Objective: To take a challenging role and make significant contributions in the multiple disciplines of petroleum engineering including well operations and production, completions, formation evaluation and reservoir engineering


Creating and adjusting project budgets.

Forecasting project goals and completion.

Developing project scheduling, budgeting and progress reports

Operations Optimization

Ability to perform analytical tasks.

Protocol, procedure and safety oriented.

Cost Reduction Strategies

Ability to train new employees on Occupational Health and Safety procedures


2009- 2010 London South Bank University, U.K – Masters in Petroleum Engineering

2001- 2005 University of Cape Coast – Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

2017 – OSHA ACADEMY, USA – Certificate in Occupational health and Safety Trainer

2017 – OSHA ACADEMY, USA – Certificate in Offshore Oil and Gas Safety II


04/2018 – 09/2018, Ghana Oil Drilling Academy and Consultancy (GODAC)

Position: Occupational Health and Safety officer

Provided consulting services in the oil and gas section of a leading global resource company, risk management, loss control, and regulatory compliance regarding health, safety, and environmental areas

Identifying and developing safety training strategies based on business needs.

Plan, prepare, and execute training strategies by facilitating classes, providing technical assistance, and/or individual coaching.

Work collaboratively with employers to ensure the curriculum and learning outcomes prepare employees for success at work.

Develop customized participant training materials, active learning activities and events.

Manage classroom and shop to ensure a productive and safe learning environment.

Prepare course outlines, lecture content and hands-practice activities that demonstrates the goals and outcomes of the safety training.

09/2015 – 02/2018, Petronas, Malaysia

Position: Production Operations Engineer

Operating and maintaining existing wells and facilities to high integrity standards,

Managing day-to-day operations, with a strong focus on safety and environmental issues,

Balancing day-to-day operational priorities with longer-term strategic objectives,

Field development planning and project support,

Logistics for Major Projects and existing fields,

Managing contracts and the performance of contractors within an oil and gas field operations.

11/2013 – 08/2015, Salamander Energy, Indonesia

Position: Drilling Fluid Engineer/Mud Engineer

Using predetermined geological data obtained by geologists and drilling engineers to prepare a specific drilling fluid

Conducting standardized tests during the drilling process and using a variety of methods to change the mud’s viscosity, including adjusting the mud’s temperature, pH balance and chemical components.

Recommending drill bits and assisting excavating technicians in the overall safety of the drilling process

Obtaining information as drilling proceed from other service providers such as the mud logger (mud logging technician) about progress through the geological zones, whilst making regular physical and chemical checks on the drilling mud.

Working closely with the rig supervisor to disseminate information about mud properties and expected treatments and any changes that might be needed

05/2012 – 11/2013, Salamander Energy, Indonesia

Position: Pump man

Assisting with the mixing of chemicals such as drilling fluid

Supporting the derrick man in his task executing manual works as required & relieve the Derrick

Assisting work on the drill floor as Roughneck when required

Performing routine maintenance on the mud pump and mud pit as required

Maintaining working areas, tools, equipment and safety harnesses in a safe, clean, tidy and orderly manner.

Reporting promptly any safety hazard, accident, near-miss accident and non-conformance to immediate superior.


1.Princ Frimpong (CEO, Ghana Oil Drilling Academy and Consultancy)

2.Mr. Amos Yeboah Nyarko

3.Mrs Christiana Arko

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