Loma, CO 81524
Oil and Gas Industry professional with over 16 years of experience working in a challenging environment demanding strong leadership, organizational, technical, and interpersonal skills. Approximately 10 years of experience in high level management and consulting, expertise in the process of improvement in oil production environment. Confident and poised in interactions with individuals at all levels; committed to superior customer service. Proven ability to learn quickly, understand systems, work with and lead a team to accomplish goals. Detail oriented, resourceful and self-motivated in completing projects; has superior ability to multi-task efficiently and effectively.
Caerus Oil and Gas
OCTOBER 2022 - PRESENT
Provides onsite drilling supervision on development wells, providing expertise in process improvement in oil production environment. Oversees the operational, safety and environmental aspects of operations, ensuring that all work complies with standards of EPA regulations and OSHA safety and maintains current local, state, and federal permits. Leads and communicates with all levels of team to oversee safe, successful, and efficient operation and planning of Drilling program. Coordinates and analyzes the tasks and services performed by support service companies, oversees production and surface services and maintains strong relationships with clients and vendors. Responsible for tracking and controlling daily costs, ordering, and maintaining inventory of supplies on site, overseeing maintenance and supply of over 6 million dollars in equipment and supply in support of daily drilling operations. Creates and maintains daily log, providing timeline, records, and reports of operations. Responsible for maintaining current knowledge of drilling programs and procedures, directly involved with emergency preparedness and the preparing, and reviewing of drilling policies and procedures. Provides firsthand analytical input to assist in the development of practical and operative drilling plans to meet operational goals.
TOOL PUSHER/RIG MANAGER
Helmerich and Payne, Grand Junction, Co
11/2011 – 03/2015 and 03/2017 – 10/2022
DRILLER & CREW SUPERVISOR
Helmerich and Payne, Grand Junction, Co
02/2007 – 10/2011 and 04/2015 – 02/2017
Recognized and diagnosed formation changes from reading and understanding information on Pason and Totco systems.
Demonstrated extensive problem-solving skills as it pertains to drilling complications as a direct result of down hole changes, identifies daily objectives and assigns tasks to rig crew to perform as efficiently and effectively as possible. Instructed and demonstrated OSHA safety regulations and procedures to rig crew; instructs and educates new hires on proper rig operations. Distinguished the possibility and severity of drilling complications such as ‘kicks’ and/or ‘blowouts’ and how to address such issues in a safe and timely manner, properly resolving and resuming performance. Worked with chemicals and lowering NPT, reducing rig move times. Experience working in Colorado, Nevada, North Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. Experienced in directional drilling, azimuth and inclination, dog leg severity and drilling with air (parasite and drill string air). 2019, Change of Champions attendee; directly assisted in streamlining of resources and supply used in daily operations, evaluation and identification of over expenditures and devised plan to minimize futures waste and cost.
Nabors Drilling, Grand Junction, CO
05/2004 – 02/2007
Displayed extensive knowledge and understanding of chemical combinations to obtain ideal balances for drilling performance. Monitored and maintained specifically proper chemical balance of the rig mud system. Assisted rig driller in making connections and reciprocating pipe. Responsible for operating and performing maintenance on rig’s heavy equipment and machinery.
Crown Supply, Grand Junction, CO
08/2003 – 05/2004
Managed sales inquiries and provided exemplary product knowledge and service to all customers in the oil and gas industry. Trained and educated in industry specific equipment such as centralizers, float equipment, two stage equipment, DV tools and packers. Thorough understanding and counting of BBLS pumped on cement jobs and displacements, bumping plugs, lift pressures, and calculating cement for two stage jobs.
Schlumberger, Grand Junction, CO
03/2003 – 08/2003
Operations position obtained through completion and certification of CDL Course. Familiarity and training in H2S. Experience with on-site responsibilities included but not limited to rigging up iron, manifold system, pressure test lines, open well head and frac by zone. Off-site experience and responsibilities included but were not limited to transportation of materials and chemicals to individual rig locations.
United States Marine Corps. Graduated 1999. San Diego, CA 1998-2002
Pitkin Technical College – Automotive Technician Denver, CO 1996-1996
Gateway High School – High School Diploma Aurora, CO 1994-1998
HONORS & CURRENT CERTIFICATIONS
2022 H&P District and Safety Recognition and Award
2021 H&P District and Safety Recognition and Award
2018 H&P District and Safety Recognition and Award
2017 H&P District and Safety Recognition and Award
EMP Certified First & CPR Certification
BOP Well Control Certification (2025)
Marine Corps Humanitarian Medal, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Service Award, Squad Leader, Weapons Range Coach, Weapons Instructor, Corporal Leadership Course, Marine Corps Outstanding Achievement Award, Sergeant of the Guard Award
Caerus Oil and Gas, Cole Walton, Drilling Manager (p) 720-***-****
Ovintiv, Cody Unrast, Safety Advisor (p) 970-***-****
Matador, Jarvis Abby, Drilling Supervisor (p) 970-***-****