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Manager Operations

Cypress, Texas, United States
January 10, 2017

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Leonard “Duke” Sikora

***** ****** **** *****, ****, TX 77494 832-***-****


International Operations Manager Shore Based, Hercules Offshore, Houston, TX

May 2013 - March 2015

Managed offshore oil rigs from shore based office in Angola and Gabon, Africa

Forecasted and submitted annual rig budget, shore based budget, and international expenses

Accountable for Compliance/Regulatory Standards of the Offshore Rigs

Managed onshore office personnel, all rig personnel and third party vendors on a daily basis

Streamlined rig personnel performance to exceed industry benchmarks

Ensured that the rig maintained a high QHSE standard in all operations

Monitored inventory of equipment, insured preventive maintenance was performed to minimize downtime

Daily shore based meeting with clients to discuss rigs current and upcoming activities

Operations Manager Shore Based, Hercules Offshore, Houston, TX

April 2008 – May 2013

Shore based in Houston, Texas office headquarters

Forecasted and submitted annual rig budgets

Accountable for Compliance/Regulatory Standards of the Offshore Rigs and Inland Barges

Managed the financial performance of the rig projects along with the approval of all project related expenditures as authorized

Managed up to five offshore oil rigs simultaneously in the Gulf of Mexico from shore Daily communication with rigs to promote safety and efficiency

Maintained daily rig expenditures to comply with budget

Communicated regularly with operator representatives to discuss rig operations

Earned ‘Rig of the Year’ twice

OIM (Offshore Installation Manager), Hercules Offshore, TODCO, Transocean and Falcon Drilling, Gulf of Mexico

October 1993 - April 2008

Remained with company through multiple changes, from Falcon Drilling to Transocean to TODCO and most recently to Hercules Offshore

Provided onboard leadership and direction

Ensured customer drilling program requirements, policies and procedures were met

Executed all duties assigned by the rig manager safely and efficiently

Corrected the responsible crew members of any unsafe actions or conditions

Recorded all maintenance performed on the rig

Driller, Falcon Drilling and Atlantic Pacific Marine Corp., Gulf of Mexico

November 1989 - October 1993

Remained with company through change from Atlantic Pacific Marine Corp. to Falcon Drilling

Maintained crew of five

Executed drilling of wells as per operator well program guidelines

Ensured maintenance of equipment on the rig was being performed

Emphasized the importance of safety procedures among the crew members

Derrickman, Atlantic Pacific Marine Corp., Gulf of Mexico

July 1986 - October 1989

Maintained drilling fluids for the well

Serviced mud pumps

Floorhand, Atlantic Pacific Marine Corp., Gulf of Mexico

February 1982 - July 1986

Roustabout,Atlantic Pacific Marine Corp., Gulf of Mexico

June 1981 - February 1982


Thornton Fractional North High School, Calumet City, IL

High School Diploma - Graduated May 1977 - GPA 3.7


Passports – expires January, 2026

Gabon, Africa Visa - expires May, 2018

Shots – all up to date – Yellow Fever, Hepatitis A and B, Tetanus, Poliomyelitis and Typhoid

OIM License – expires October, 2019

Well Control School – expires March, 2017

USCG - Merchant Mariner Credentials - AB - expires October, 2019

Republic of Liberia Bureau of Maritime – AB – expires October 2019

Able Seaman – 40 hour

HUET and EBS – Opito approved – expires July, 2017

USCG – OIM Ballast Control Operator

Chevron Workforce – Safety Leader

Why Analysis

Stuck Pipe Prevention

TWIC Card – expires January, 2017

Rig Pass

Safe Gulf

Excel 2010 – Level 1

Supervisory Training Reasonable Suspicion /Cause

Tap Root Incident Investigation

EPA Vessel General Permit

FEMA - IS-00200.A

FEMA - IS-00700.A

FEMA - IS-00800.B

Jack Up Operations

Foreign Corrupt Act and Hero Integrity Matters

Louisiana Marine & Petroleum Advanced Fire Fighting

First Responder

Top Drive

EMD Technical

National Oil Well Varco – SCR Maintenance

Alliance Maritime Training – Posted Barge Stability

Microsoft Excel

Delgado Basic and Advanced Ship Firefighting

Ship Fire Fighting, State Fire Academy

University of Texas Petroleum – Shipyard Competent person

Texas Commercial Driver License – expires July 26, 2021 – CDLA with Hazardous Materials Endorse

Languages Spoken: English

Languages Written: English

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