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Engineer Drilling

Houston, Texas, United States
June 11, 2019

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Houston, Tx *7084

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Top Skills

Drilling Engineering

Integrated Operations

Drilling Solutions


Spanish (Native or Bilingual)

English (Full Professional)


Special Meritorious Award for

Engineering Innovation, MEA


Nonretrievable Rotating Liner Drilling

System Successfully Deployed

To Overcome Challenging Highly

Stressed Rubble Zone in a GOM

Ultradeepwater Salt Application

First Deployment of a Real-Time

Remote Drilling Optimization

services in Los Llanos basin,


The Drilling Optimization Benefits

of Direct Drillstring Surface

Measurements−Case Studies from

Field Operations







Henry Mata

Sr Drilling Optimization Engineer- Technical Support - In Transition Houston, Texas


Petroleum Engineer with an outstanding record in Directional Drilling, drilling optimization, performance improvement and Real Time/ Remote Operation Centers. Recent experience in directional/ horizontal drilling in the Permian Basin. Recognized for leadership, process development, best practices, project management, and application of new technologies, training and personnel development. Known for being performance and value driven, evaluating opportunities, managing multi-discipline teams with exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills. Bilingual

(English and Spanish).


Technical Support for Directional Drilling in the Permian Basin Drilling Optimization & Automation

Real Time Operation Centers

Advanced Analytics and Visualization tools in Real Time Drilling Dysfunctions identification and mitigation Application & use of MSE in performance optimization Real Time Drilling Optimization using both surface & downhole data Drilling Engineering

Drilling Performance Improvement

Deepwater Drilling Engineering

Operations Management

Business Development / New Technologies

Directional/ Horizontal drilling

Reentry Systems/ Casing Exits

Total System Optimization Approach

Drill Bit Engineering/ Selection and Optimization

Drilling Optimization Process Instructor

Project Management

Technical Sales


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In Transition

Sr Drilling Engineer- Technical Support - In Transition February 2019 - Present

Houston, Texas Area

Intrepid Directional Drilling Specialists

Technical Services Manager

August 2018 - January 2019 (6 months)

Midland, Texas

Provided Technical support to directional/ horizontal drilling operations in the various counties of the Permian Basin (Texas & New Mexico) and Oklahoma. Performed Torque & Drag analysis for long lateral, complex wells in the Permian basin. Coordinated/ supervised a group of 3 Well Planners, as well as the company's Safety Officer. Served as the directional drilling database administrator. In conjunction with operations and Sales teams, performed data mining, KPI / Metric calculations and overall business performance review/ analysis for clients in the Permian Basin. Reviewed and updated the Well Planning process, Well Planning QAQC, Anti-collision rules and exemption guidelines. Participated in Failures Analysis and Field Incidents Reports. Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) and Mean Footage Between Failures (MFBF) Sundrill International SA (subsidiary of NewTech Services, a Russian Company)

Directional Drilling Operations Manager

March 2017 - June 2017 (4 months)

Anaco, Eastern Venezuela

Responsible for providing first class Directional Drilling, MWD/LWD services for company clients in Venezuela. This included leading and managing the Profit and loss, Safe Operations, Human Resources, Business Development and Strategic Initiatives for the company. Set Up the company organization and team to start providing directional/ MWD/ LWD services in the Orinoco Heavy Oil fields. Created organization chart, workflows, procedures and reporting structure. Integrated a team of local Venezuelan and Russians engineers (Directional Drilling Engineers and MWD/LWD field engineers) overcoming both languages and cultural barriers. The team included 6 Directional Drillers, 6 MWD Field Services Engineers, 1 Well Planner, 1 Directional Drilling Coordinator, 1 MWD Coordinator, 1 Tech Support Expert, 1 QHSE Coordinator, 1 Controller/Finance/HR Coordinator and 2 MWD Shop Techs. Then, coordinated, supervised and managed all the directional drilling operations. This included hiring field, office and support personnel, setting Page 2 of 5

up the shop/lab for the MWD/LWD tools, selecting services providers (tools rental, inspection/ repair, transportation, etc.), coordinating tools repairs

(mud motors and jars), inspecting/ auditing rigs prior to drilling operations, assisting field personnel at rigsite on critical directional operations, present and discuss directional drilling programs (Well Trajectory, BHAs, Torque & Drag, Hydraulics) to customer's drilling engineering & operation teams. Representing the company on pre-spud meeting at rigsite. Created pre-invoices and prepared company financial reports as required by headquarter offices. The team successfully started up operations and deployed the directional/ horizontal drilling services to mutliple rigs and fields for PDVSA and other Joint Ventures while paving the path for future expansion of company business in Venezuela

National Oilwell Varco

5 years 10 months

Director for Global Support, Real Time Drilling Optimization May 2014 - July 2016 (2 years 3 months)

Managed the Real Time Technology Center, “RTTC”, main hub for remote operation support to multiple drilling optimization and automation projects worldwide using state of the art technologies. Led a team of 20+ multidisciplinary experts and drove the development of new products, services, advanced analytics and visualization tools in Real Time. Implemented an intensive training program to ensure core competencies and skills sets were achieved for each position and reduced attrition rate from 70 to 10%. Greatly improved the overall work efficiency and performance of the team while maintaining the highest level of service quality and deliverables. A new milestone of 50+ jobs was achieved with the higher team efficiency Program Mgr.- Drilling Optimization

October 2010 - April 2014 (3 years 7 months)

Managed a team of experts who supported drilling optimization projects remotely using surface MSE and other data and information in Real Time. To hire, train and retain new hires and talent, developed a development plan and a Competency Management System to ensure professional growth and career path for optimization engineers and technicians. Increased job count by 150% and revenues by 200%. Designed and coordinated the construction of a new state of the art facility Real Time Operation Center, “RTTC” to support expected global expansion and growth of optimization and automation projects Baker Hughes

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20 years 6 months

Drilling Solutions Advisor

December 2009 - October 2010 (11 months)

High level technical support for critical, complex projects worldwide. Troubleshooting and solutions providers to the regions, review and analysis of critical applications, teaching Drilling Optimization courses, BHA design, drill bit selection & optimization

Desk Engineer- Western Hemisphere/ HCC/ Ops Tech Support/ Service Delivery

June 2009 - December 2009 (7 months)

Provide high level drilling engineering and application support to all regions in the Western Hemisphere specifically for high profile, complex applications Senior Application Engineer

June 2006 - 2009 (3 years 7 months)

Responsible for the OASIS Optimization group, managing a group of optimization engineers (both drill bit and drilling system) coordinating and managing drilling optimization projects. Acting Project Mgr for integrated optimization projects in the GOM for several operators Drilling Systems

May 1990 - June 2006 (16 years 2 months)

Eastman Christensen (May 90 to 1993): Bits & Coring product Specialist; Tech Support Engineer for Dir. / Horizontal Drilling.

INTEQ (1993 to june 2006): various positions among them Sr. Drilling Engineer, Operations Coordinator, Integrated Solutions Coord., Project Management, District Mgr., Region Business Development Mgr PDVSA Petroleos de Venezuela S.A.

Drilling Engineer Lagoven

1980 - 1990 (11 years)

Western Venezuela

writing drilling, workover and completion programs technical support to rigsite operations

Rigsite Drilling engineer

Field mud engineer

perform operations at rigsite (run and cement liners and casing, leak off tests) review drilling contracts

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Louisiana Tech University

Bachelor of Science, Petroleum Engineering · (1976 - 1979) Centenary College of Lousiana

Basic Engineering & Science courses, Engineering · (1976 - 1977) Our Lady of the Lake University

ESL Diploma, English as a Second Language · (1975 - 1976) Page 5 of 5

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