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Manager Office Staff

Calgary, AB, Canada
October 29, 2019

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2Y 0H3



● Organizational skills

● Strong operational experience

● Outstanding leadership

● Focus on result

● Time management

● Exceptional problem solving

● Excellent communication skills

● Ability to work in a fast-paced


● Mentoring and coaching


● Strong computer skills

● Quick learning abilities

● Strong sense of project vision

and direction

● Regulatory experience

● Excellent presentation skills


● English — Native

● Spanish — Fluent


A goal-oriented and ambitious P. Geol. with more than 16 years of industry. Possesses years of practice leading successful exploration and development operations. The key strengths for successful job performance include strong analytical, managerial, critical thinking abilities and readiness to cope with professional challenges while finding effective solutions to complex operational problems. A solid team player with the desire to create value for your multidisciplinary corporation through efficient management of resources and projects, clear communication, and detailed easy-to-follow workflows which are indispensable for a growing corporation. PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES

● Experience managing geoscience &

engineering divisions

● New technology development experience

● Patent development & application

● Budget development & corporate finance

● Awareness of geoscience and engineering


● Proven expertise in geology, exploration

& development of resources

● Oil sands, unconventional and

conventional oil and gas, coal bed

methane, salt cavern & solution mining

projects, and various mineral & metal


● Strong knowledge of field work

● Geochemistry knowledge and experience

● Geophysical projects (seismic, and EM


● Experience interpreting petrophysical

logs and various geological analysis

● Drilling SADG and Heavy Oil horizontal

wells experience

● Deep and shallow gas, coal bed methane,

heavy oil, water source & disposal wells

● Experience with measurement while

drilling (MWD), logging while drilling

(LWD), and Geo-Steering

● Experience with grass roots resource

exploration and prospecting

● Experience with diamond, gold, silver,

tungsten, & copper exploration


_ V.P. Geoscience & Engineering — Big Guns Energy Services Inc. Calgary, Canada — May 2014 - Present

● Manage BGES’s geomechanics laboratory

● Oversaw new technology development (geomechanical testing for caprock integrity and salt cavern projects, as well services for solution mining projects)

● Led business development & marketing divisions, client management, and client presentations

● Developed corporate strategy

● Developed relationship with regulators, finding solutions to industry issues (salt cavern abandonments)

● Developed and led various research projects, and led efforts to patent newly developed technology

Chief Operating Officer — Serpa Petroleum Consulting Ltd. Calgary, Canada — November 2012 - May 2014

● Led marketing and business development directives

● Supported operations, created and delivered presentations to clients

● Managed client invoicing, client relations, creating partnerships with non-competing vendors

● Developed and updated operation process and workflows specific to clients Manager, Geology / Project Manager Winter Operations — Sunshine Oilsands Ltd. Calgary, Canada — March 2009 - October 2012

● Planned and executed operations programs, managing over 500 field personnel and over 20 office staff, including; survey & construction crews, 13 drilling rigs, HSE personnel, and all services that go along with drilling programs, as well as 2D and 3D seismic programs, total expenditures over $120MM

● Administered group of 14 geoscientists and technologists, creating and managing workflows, mapping projects, and seasonal volumetric & reserve assessments

● Managed the 3rd party reserve adjudications, completing employee evaluations, developing and submitting budgets, cost control & cost tracking, invoice approval, AFE creation, and procurement of materials and services

● Mentored junior staff, interviewing potential new staff, provided input in to regulatory applications and documents, and created options for resource evaluation


● Ice Hockey (Manage 2 rec teams)

● Camping, hiking

● Golf

● Gardening



Manager, Field Geology — Sunshine Oilsands Ltd.

Calgary, Canada — September 2008 - March 2009

● Planned and executed operations programs

● Coordinated geosciences inputs into various regulatory applications

● Managed mapping exercises, area geologist responsibilities for thermal properties

● Mapping using petrophysical logs and other geological data Operations Geologist — Sunshine Oilsands Ltd.

Calgary, Canada — May 2008 - September 2008

● Planned drilling operations, created geological prognosis, well site geologist packages

● Performed regional and project based mapping, created cross sections, picked formation tops, assisted third party reserve reports, selected drilling locations

● Provided data management, report writing, research, managed data service companies, creating well files

● Very experienced user of GeoScout & AccuMap, Petra, and other geological software Well Site Geologist / Coordinator — Serpa Petroleum Consulting Ltd. Calgary, Canada — August 2005 - April 2008

● Performed field Project Management of SAGD and Coring Projects, picking core point, quality control of core samples, field description of core samples, correct field interpretation of wireline logs (picking tops and zones of interest), rock chip logging and sample description

● Geo-steering using gamma and resistivity tools, SAGD formation quality analysis, gas detection, report writing, client management

● Trained new well site geologists, and arranged other required well site services (S.A.G.D. Wells, Horizontal Oil Wells, Vertical Gas Wells, Strat/Core Wells in oil sands and coal bed methane, and Wildcat Wells) in Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada Exploration Geologist — Copper Ridge Explorations

Vancouver, Canada — May 2005 - August 2005

● Performed mapping, sampling, drilling operations, core logging, prospecting, field logistics

(Copper, Gold, Silver, and Tungsten Exploration) in Yukon Territory, Canada Exploration Geologist — Radius Gold Inc.

Managua, Nicaragua, Canada — April 2004 - April 2005

● Performed mapping, trench mapping and sampling, drilling, core logging, report writing, and prospecting (Gold Exploration)

Well Site Geologist — Serpa Petroleum Consulting Ltd. Calgary, Canada — January 2004 - March 2004

● Provided sample description, rock chip logging, and report writing (Vertical gas wells) Exploration Geologist — Merendon Mining Corporation Tegucigalpa, Honduras — September 2003 - November 2003

● Provided geological mapping and sampling, prospecting, organization of field team and equipment, planning regional traverses (Gold Exploration) Geological Assistant — BHP Billiton World Exploration Inc. Vancouver, Canada — July 2003 - September 2003

● Performed sample collection, assisting with core logging (Diamond Exploration) in Nunavut, and Manitoba, Canada

Prospector / Claim Staker — Trigon Exploration Ltd. Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada — September 2002 - October 2002

● Provided claim staking, sample collection (Diamond Exploration) EDUCATION

Saint Mary’s University — Halifax, Canada

Bachelor of Science in Geology (Honors) — 2003

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)- México City, México Student Mobility Program: Tectonics and Depositional Environments of Mexico — 2001

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