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Drilling Engineer Engineering

Houston, Texas, United States
January 03, 2017

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KATY, TX, ***** (281) *** ****


Drilling Engineer with over 22 years experience on design of horizontal and multilateral well projects, drilling operations, drilling contracts, and drilling optimization. Highly knowledgeable in unconventional and conventional well planning, cost control, and Directional wells in Permian and Delaware basin. Proven expertise in AFE preparation, financial review, MSAs, and well cost control.

Optimize drilling operation

Horizontal & Multilateral drilling expert.

Mentoring new hire drilling engineer

English and Spanish Languages

Strong communication abilities




Permian Basin Currently

Drilling Engineering Advisor, June 2016

The drilling engineering advisor is responsible for maintaining technical excellence for drilling engineering and well design, driving continual improvement, and mentoring staff drilling engineers. Run economic evaluation of drilling and completion projects and make drilling recommendations in order to avoid unnecessary costs, reduce the learning curve, operate in safety conditions, and meet company objectives.

oWorking closely with drilling engineers, superintendent, and drilling manager to identify most leveraging solutions and optimization opportunities.

oPreparing detailed and accurate drilling cost and time estimates; issues drilling AFEs

oServing as the expert on multilateral well projects.

oSupporting tactical and strategic planning initiatives

oProviding leadership, guidance and direction in identifying and troubleshooting areas of concern.

CONOCOPHILLIPS, Houston, TX 2007-2015

Unconventional Permian/Delaware Team

Lead Drilling Optimization Engineer, 2014 – 2015

Lead of drilling optimization team which was responsible to identifies inefficiencies or deviations in the drilling operations and procedures in 10 drilling rigs on Permian basin (Midland and Delaware) and interact with operation team to give recommendations and solution to mitigate or correct those inefficiencies and ongoing operation and planning for upcoming work. Also I was responsible to lead the engineering design of the first multilateral well in unconventional formation for ConocoPhillips. My team reached the following achievements:

Reduced about 30% the average well cost.

Reduced 15 days of drilling operations (rig move to rig released)

Improved 40% drilling ROP with successful design and manage of a ROADMAP drilling parameters

Introduced a Stick Slip mitigation tool to reduce torsional vibrations, torque fluctuations, and increased the drillstring life about 60%

Reduced average connection time from 24 min to 11 min. by comparing drillers, shifts, and surveys and orienting time.

JESUS CEDENO (281) ***-****

Reduced Not Production Time from 26% to 14% by monitoring the Top 10 NPT and standardized trouble time code

Reduced 2.5 days of Flat time drilling activities, establish a common approach to identify the critical flat time issues.

Developed and established a new casing design, which removed one casing string

Provided on-going support for ConocoPhillips Directional Drilling & Wellbore Positioning Manual

Lead Drilling Engineer, 2010-2014 (Houston, TX)

Responsible to supervise the detailed engineering design, planning and execution for exploration Unconventional horizontal wells in Permian (Midland and Delaware) basin. Also I reviewed the MSAs and AFEs, and mentoring new engineers.

Designed, planned, and execute 5K, 7.5K, and 10k ft horizontal section wells and 9,000 ft to 11,000 ft TVD.

Provided day-to-day technical and operational leadership.

Developed and established a new casing design, which removed one casing string.

Reviewed offset wells and identifies risks and hazards

Prepared and executed estimated cost (AFE) for horizontal wells with < 10% variance

Senior Drilling Engineer, 2007-2010 (Farmington, NM)

Delivered detailed engineering design, planning and execution for directional wells and some multilateral and horizontal wells in San Juan basin asset area for ConocoPhillips.

Created a Directional Drilling Management Procedure.

Established a Golden Standard Survey Database.

Implemented guidelines of Wellbore Naming and Numbering Conventions.

Prepared and executed estimated cost (AFE) for directional wells with < 5% variance

Established and developed quality and safety standards relating to drilling operations.

Introduced a new casing design to reduce the directional drilling time.

PETROZUATA, Venezuela 2001-2007

ConocoPhillips and PDVSA Joint Venture

Rig Supervisor / Lead Drilling Engineer

Coordinated the technical designs and accountability for all engineering and regulatory compliance for multilateral drilling programs and execution of the wells.

Supervised and mentored Drilling Engineers by providing guidance and support.

Reviewed drilling programs planned & designed by junior drilling engineers and assigned special projects.

Supervised and evaluated 3rd party contractors involved in the drilling operation.

Prepared and submitted the cost estimation (AFE) for Multilateral well and it is executed

Engineering support and followed up on operations with the final well report, ensuring that procedures and best practices were incorporated into subsequent design and operations.

Monitored, evaluated and reported daily operations, variances and performance against the well program objectives and third party contracts.

Reported, investigated and followed-up to ensure close-out of all onsite incidents and near misses relating to personnel, equipment and procedures.

SCHLUMBERGER, Venezuela 1999-2001

Directional Driller Supervisor

Planned and Executed of directional drilling plan according to Operator Company requirements

JESUS CEDENO (281) ***-****

Halliburton, Venezuela 1997-1999

Directional Driller Supervisor

Planned and Executed of directional drilling plan according to Operator Company requirements.

PDVSA, Venezuela 1994-1997

Drilling engineer

Delivered detailed engineering design, planning and execution for vertical and horizontal wells.


Mechanical Engineer 1994


Barcelona, Venezuela

Strongly Proficient

Peloton Software


TIBCO Spotfire

Landmark Drilling Software




Microsoft Software





Di e positioning, real time data, casing design, bit performance, drilling optimization, trouble time, non productive time

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