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Engineer Drilling

Jersey City, NJ
March 29, 2019

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Alaa Eldin Sayed Mohamed

Address: *** ****** **, ****** ****, NJ 07302, USA

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A qualified petroleum engineering professional, with rich experience in supervising drilling & work over wells in oil & gas operations, & now seek to utilize acquired skills/experience to drive initiatives for comprehensive growth.

Drilling Engineering – Drilling Team Lead - Business Dev.

Oil & Gas Sector

A 15 years Experience Drilling engineer who lead for all Drilling Engineering technical support, Tender Document /Process and Drilling Bussiness Devlopment [BD] resources. Helps establish the strategic direction for Halliburton Project Management within an assigned geographic region. Maintains an overview of the Drilling technical market and marketing of the company and works with the Drilling team / BD and Account Teams to identify opportunities and grow profitable revenue and a balanced portfolio suited for the market conditions. Responsible for developing and maintaining profitable relationships with both existing clients and potential customers. Serves as a liaison with Halliburton counterparts on cross-PSL opportunities.

Profile Highlights

Drilling Wells Optimization: Drilling program experience in optimizing the well cost/operation for the onshore & offshore rigs,; Verifiable record & prowess in drilling horizontal wells; HPHT wells & oil & gas wells in Egypt & Saudi Arabia

HSE Management: Strong focus on health, safety, and environmental performance while ensuring systems are operating at optimum level; Proficiency in process control of associated units; the address array of hazards associated with oil well operations as necessary

Technical Expertise: Skills set in change management with ability to cope with emerging trends & master new technologies to succeed in various environments; deft in dealing with down hole problems- complete drilling fluid loss/ stuck pipe/ fishing/ side tracking among others to manage operations & maintenance as well as mitigate risks, high exepriance in deep gas drilling HPHT wells for 11 years

Drilling Team Lead: Positive approach with hands on experience to deliver results; communication & organizational skills with well honed relationship building qualities to engage in stakeholder management

Organisational Experience: Professional engineer deft in planning and equipment auditing; dedicated & committed with capability to work under pressure and never miss deadlines

Professional Experience (15 Years)

Halliburton Global Turnkey wells, Saudi ARAMCO, KSA (Jul 2013- Septamber 2018)

Engineering Team Lead – Re Entry wells Project


●Reported to the Project manager and led a team of 2 Engineers & 1 Superintendent to work over –Re-entry Wells on 3 rigs as per set key performance parameters.

●Managed project execution stage for more technically complex well designs and process implementation for well proposals, using well basis of design, and well operation programs.

●Assured technical integrity in the planning and execution of well operations.

●Prepared and reviewed requirements and provided advice throughout the project life cycle.

●Created and approved Approval for Expenditure (AFE) to monitor and control operational costs.

●Conducted risk assessments to assure a safe and environmentally acceptable program and forecast medium and long term needs to meet program requirements.

●Coordinated daily morning meetings, anticipated operational changes and needs and revised plans accordingly.

●Evaluated results compared to goals and performance targets.

●Performed engineering studies to solve recurring problems such as wellbore stability, lost circulation, washouts, etc.

●Prepared equipment lists and identified long lead items.

●Attended all progress meetings with team and recorded minutes.


●Instrumental in driving continuous improvement through lessons learned, timely End-of-Well reports, and ensured the incorporation of feedback in future operations.

●Adroitly supervised training and assisted in grooming 2 local engineers into senior Well Engineers

●Created a safe operational work environment with no LTI

●Made significant contributions to drill 42 wells in the re-entry wells project & established a learning curve to undertake further projects

●Establish the learning curve for all drilling wells

Halliburton, Egypt (Aug 2010– Jul 2013)

Principle Drilling Consultant


●Reported to the Country manager and had a direct reporting relationship with 1 Drilling engineer

●Demonstrates knowledge of existing and emerging technology and product areas.

●Communicates to individual clients how they should use that technology (Landmark Application) to be more productive. Understands, can articulate and apply mainstay process for assignment delivery.

●Lead small teams and communicate directly with clients.

●Effectively plans and manages own workload or that of a small team to meet desired service level targets.

●Maintains a consistent client-focused approach with clients and/or individuals.


●Trained and assisted 10 Well Engineers to become experts on landmark application

●Added more price value for the Landmark company as a to consultant in GUPCO company

●Played a pivotal role to deftly manage and perform QA/QC for all the directional survey data since 1850 till 2013 which were in GUPCO’s database

Badr Petroleum Company (BAPETCO), Egypt

Senior Drilling Engineer (Jul 2004- Jul 2010)


●Reported to Drilling team lead, in the JV Company between EGPC and shell, involved in the exploration and production of oil and gas in the western desert region of Egypt as per the set key performance indicators.

●Was responsible for process implementation of the well proposals, well basis of design, & well operation programs.

●Assured technical integrity planning and execution of well operations.

●Coordinated daily morning progress review meetings to address all outstanding issues.


●Played a critical role to frame robust measures to manage risk and safety in environment management, asset & integrity management, and operational support.

●Dexterously drilled 27 wells in the HPHT / HZ project (ABU-RUASH F formation) through safe operations

●Spearheaded efforts to train and assist 1 junior Engineer to become a senior well Engineer

●Established the learning curve and the KPI (key performance indicator) for the project

●Succesfuly drilled deep gas wells HPHT

Educational Credentials

●Bachelors Degree in Science- Petroleum Engineering, Al Azhar University, Egypt (2004)


●Attended Advanced Project Management Professional [PMP] Training, Conducted by BlackBox LLC, Houston USA (2018)

●Completed 60 hours Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, conducted by Council for Six Sigma Certification (2017)

●Undergone training program on Business Acquisition, organized by Halliburton, Saudi (2017)

●Completed 5 days Incident investigation taproot training course, held by Halliburton University, Saudi Arabia (2016)

●Undergone web based online training each of 4 hour duration on Tubular Design & Analysis; & COMPASS organized by Halliburton University (2015)

●Participated in 5 day Business Leadership Development-1 workshop conducted by Halliburton in Muscat, Oman (2015)

●Attended 35 hours preparatory training the Project Management Professional the SA Council (PMP), SA Council of Engineers, KSA (2015)

●Completed training course on Integrated Project Management (IPM), organized by Halliburton, Dubai (2014)

●Completed 60 hours online masters course in Drilling, Nixon, University, Huston, USA, 3.25 GPA (2013)

●Participated in a 5 day training workshop on well cap & well control (IWCF), held in Al Kobar Center, KSA (2013)

●Underwent 5 days training workshop on rig inspection, Modu Spec-Egypt (2010)

●Undergone professional engineering training on all Landmark applications relating to drilling design- COMPASS & CASING Seat & Casing Design & Drilling Parameter & WellCat conducted by Landmark, Egypt (2010)

●Completed wells distance learning package on Drilling Core Knowledge, conducted by Shell, Holland (2009)

●Completed training module on Horizontal Drilling Technology, GTS Center, Egypt (2009)

●Attended 4 day training sessions on drilling optimization & well planning, Canadian School, Egypt (2008)

●Underwent 2 training sessions a Leadership Workshop & another on Horizontal Drilling Technology by BADR Petroleum Company, Cairo, Egypt (2008)

●Attended 5 days training with modules on Rig Mathematics, Stuck Pipe Prevention, BOP Control, and Drilling Technology, conducted by GESCO Center, Egypt (2008)

●Attended 3 day temps risk project workshop on risk management conducted by BADR Petroleum Company, Egypt (2007)

●Undergone 2 in house training modules of 5 day duration on basic drilling technology; & BOP Control & Mud Pump respectively conducted by BADR Petroleum Company, Cairo, Egypt (2007)

●Underwent training on drilling well design (Casing - Bottom hole assembly - Cement - Drilling Hydraulics); well control / emergency response plan; drilling data management; drilling program experience (onshore & offshore) rigs

●Completed training as a professional engineer in planning and equipment, auditing, drilling high pressure and high temperature wells, and drilling extended reach wells.

●Completed 1 hour duration web based online course modules on wellhead equipment, well selection, well planning overview, well plan organization & data gathering, well design considerations, well completions, tubular procedures, primary cementing operations, primary cementing equipment, kick detection & control, fluid flow properties & mud displacement, drilling operations, drilling contractors, cost reviews, cement plugs, case histories, drilling & completion programs, basic blowout prevention equipment components, casing & cementing, rotating equipment, mast & substructure & AFE preparation conducted by Halliburton

●Participated in different in house training sessions on incident investigation reporting, hazardous management, leadership, defensive driving, H2S controls waste, controlling, safety management system, job hazard analysis, drilling HSE awareness, safety for supervisor, environmental awareness, & incident reporting in Bapetco Company, Cairo, Egypt

●Attended first aid & fire fighting, risk assessment, job safety analysis, communication skills, time management, rigging and slinging, permits to work, conducted by Gesco Training Center, Cairo, Egypt

Professional Affiliations

●Member- American Associated Drilling Engineers

●Certified Engineer – NCEES [National Council of Examiners for Engineering]

●Member- Project management Institute

●Profficiant Petroluem Engineer - Society of Petroleum Engineers

●Profficiant Petroluem Engineer - Saudi Council of Engineers

●Profficiant Petroluem Engineer - Egypt Council of Engineers

Personal Details

●Date of Birth : 23th Aug 1979

•Languages Known : English and Arabic

●Computer Literacy: MS Office (Work, Excel, PowerPoint), MS Project, Landmark Application, TapRoot investigation software, & Minitab Software

●Nationality: Egyptian

•Passport N: A08948973, (valid up to 10th Feb 2020)

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