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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Posted:
October 07, 2016

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MATTHEW BACKHAUS

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Pittsburgh PA ***34

Home: 412-***-**** Cell: 814-***-****

acwykd@r.postjobfree.com

PROFESSIONAL OBJECTIVE:

To become an asset in the Geological field by contributing dedication and experience while,

continuing to expand personal knowledge in Geology and related fields.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS:

An established Geologist, with eight years of experience. Mudlogging expertise ranging from Utica and Marcellus Shale in PA/OH, South Texas Eagle Ford, Texas and Louisiana conventional drilling (Austin chalk, Wilcox, Frio, Travis Peak), and shelf offshore and deepwater offshore Gulf of Mexico. Managed mudlogging units in PA, OH, TX, & WV. Competent in calculating wellbore circulating volumes, fracture overburden gradient, and kick tolerances. Teaching expertise includes geology training courses for new hire mudloggers and advanced courses for experienced mudloggers and a competent field hand who helped new loggers break out after completing mudlogging training courses.

EDUCATION:

Mercyhurst University, Erie, PA

Geology

Bachelor of Arts Degree 2006

Coursework Highlights: Arc GIS/Lab, Mineralogy/Lab, Petrology/Lab, Sedimentology/Lab, Geomorphology/Lab

WORK EXPERIENCE

RPS Energy

Wellsite Geologist Deep Water

June 2014 – Present

Described cuttings samples using aapg sample description method

Used real time gamma to correlate casing points and core ponits.

Analyzed cuttings to determine stability of wells

Oversaw data engineers, mudloggers, and LWD hands and ensured all the data is accurate

Operating the Petrolink System to produce and maintain daily and final reports

Constant communication with Directional Drillers, notifying them of target changes

Constant communicating with Operation Geologist

Weatherford Surface Logging Systems

Mudlogger

Dec 2013- June

Operated and calibrated Blu-ray hotwire and chromatograph and DAQ hot wire and chromatogragh for hydrocarbon show analysis.

Operated Mainlog software to create mud logs.

Used SES Geosteering software to remote geosteer horizontal wells in Louisana and Ohio.

Constant communication with Directional Drillers, notifying them of target changes

RPS Energy

Wellsite Geologist

Nov 2012 – Dec 2013

Used SES Geosteering software to geosteer horizontal Eagleford Shale wells in South Texas

Described cuttings samples using aapg sample description method

Used cuttings to complement geosteering software correlation.

Analyzed cuttings to determine stability of wells

Utilized Rig Sense System to Produce Logs with Wellsite

Producing mud logs and ensuring all the data is accurate

Operating the NOV Gas Watch III System to produce and maintain daily and final reports

Constant communication with Directional Drillers, notifying them of target changes

Constant communicating with Operation Geologist

Empirica: The Surface Logging Company (Formerly: The Mudlogging Company)

Mudlogging Geologist/Logging Unit Manager; April 2008 – Nov 2012

Operated and calibrated high speed chromatograph for hydrocarbon show analysis

Operate/manage full sensor surface logging operations. And Broadcast live surface logging data using Rig2Web.

Operated WISE and SDC Geologic’s Geodraft to create mudlogs, DxC logs, MSE/Engineering, and Time logs.

Created and taught Geology and Mudlogging courses to educate new and existing employees

Assisted in geosteering in Point Pleasant Limestone, Eagle Ford and Marcellus Shale using calcimetry, lithology changes (finding markers), and LWD gamma ray data.

Logged exploratory wells for ExxonMobil Exploration Company and Hunt Marcellus Operating Company.

Made pore pressure recommendations based on DxC overlay calculation and wellbore stability observations from cavings.

Mercyhurst University: Geology Department Student Advisor; 2004-2005

Aid in the set up and maintenance of Geology Laboratory and equipment

Tutor Geology Majors and Geology students

Accompany and assist professors on geological excavations

Taught Physical Geology Laboratory

RESEARCH PROJECTS:

Geological Excavation; 2004-2005

Linton, OH; under the supervision of Scott McKenzie

Excavation of plant, small animal, and amphibian fossils

Fossil identification and preparation

Paleontology Excavation; Summer 2003

Byron NY; under the supervision of Dr. Richard Laub

Excavation of fossils in marsh setting

Fossil identification and preparation

Collaboration with fellow Geologists and Paleontologists

CERTIFICATIONS:

CPR and First Aid (2013), Hydrogen Sulfide Safety, Defensive Driver Certified, Transportation Worker Identification Credential (2014), USA Passport, and PEC (2008)

REFERENCES:

Daniel Guilette:

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Rodney Rice:

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Patrick Campbell:

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Scott Mckenzie:

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Derwin Cromer:

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