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Engineer Manager

Houston, TX
March 29, 2019

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James Adian

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

Burnet, TX ****1

Phone: 512-***-****

SUMMARY: Fourth generation in the oilfield. Began work in the Haynesville as a field engineer. Broke out consulting in South Texas and drilled in various formations. Then became a drilling engineer designing various types of wells. Specializing in horizontal, high pressure, high temperature wells. Excel at analyzing issues and developing procedures to improve production quality. Highly adaptable to ever changing circumstances.


Personnel Management Engineering Customer Relations

High Pressure Training Quality Assurance

High Temperature Planning & Scheduling Managed Pressure Drilling

Extended Reach Laterals Casing and Cement Design Rotary Steerable

Loss Circulation Authorization For Expenditure Oil Base and Polymer Fluids

Well Design Land Surveys Various Reporting Programs (WellView)

Task Oriented Goal Oriented Team Player


Mar 2018 to May 2018 Equipment Operator, Schlumberger

Contract Equipment Operator for frac crew

Rig up, rig down of frac equipment

Rebuild frac pumps as required

Hydrogen Sulfide Safety Training and respirator fit test

CPR, First Aid, and PEC Safety training

Mar 2016 to Mar 2018 Truck Driver, Werner Enterprises

Dedicated Tractor Supply account delivering to stores

Maintaining report with store managers and receivers.

Dec 2015 to Feb 2016 Student, Austin Community College Truck Driving School

Obtained Class A Commercial Drivers License with tanker and double/triple endorsements

Nov 2013 to Nov 2015 Drilling Engineer, Virtex Operating Company, Inc

Design of horizontal Austin Chalk, Buda, Olmos, and Eagleford wells

Write, implement drilling & completion procedures

File drilling and production forms with Texas RRC

Identify ways to improve drilling efficiency and safety

Design and run open hole packer systems on depleted wells

Survey, stake, build drilling locations

Perform toe preps prior to fracking

Plug & Abandon depleted wells

Nov 2011 to Nov 2013 Drilling Consultant, Acock Engineering & Associates, LP

Drilling consultant for Cabot, Chesapeake, various independents

Improve drilling proficiency and reduce cost for client

Drill horizontal, extended lateral Eagleford and Pearsall wells

Write, implement drilling and completion procedures

Monitor turnkey drilling operations

Nov 2010 to Nov 2011 Drilling Consultant, ZaZa Energy, LLC

Drilling consultant in Eagleford Shale

Execute drilling procedures and monitor drilling cost

Drill numerous horizontal MPD wells

Jun 2010 to Nov 2010 Field Engineer, Exco Resources, Inc

Onsite Rig Supervisor in North Louisiana, Haynesville Shale

May 2006 to May 2010 Student, Austin Community College and University of Texas

Obtained Bachelor of Science, Petroleum Engineering with a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Jan 1999 to May 2006 Server Technician, Dell, Inc

Call center tech support on servers and storage solutions

Maintain relationships with high value customers

Microsoft and Novell certified

Dec 1993 to Dec 1998 Electrician’s Mate, United States Navy

Electrical Safety Supervisor

Lead shop technician

Schedule preventative maintenance

Troubleshooting various electrical issues


University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Science, Petroleum Engineering

Courses and Certifications

API / IADC Well Control Supervisor Certificate

Drilling and Completion Operations

Advanced Drilling Operations


Awarded three Navy Letters of Commendation for refitting ship systems during time in shipyards.


Stephen Broll – Engineering Manager, Virtex Operating, 361-***-****

John Swetlick – Lead Drilling Consultant, Cabot Oil & Gas, 361-***-****

David Williford – Drilling Consultant, Virtex Operating, 361-***-****

Kip Meyers – Senior Account Manager, Von Energy, 940-***-****

Dennis Polk – Vice President, Polk Production, 361-***-****

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