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Drilling Manager

Floresville, TX, 78114
February 19, 2020

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Kerry L. Morgan

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Floresville, TX 78114



To obtain a position with a stable company where I can use my years of work experience to not only be an important asset to the company, but to also be part of a safe and productive work environment.


Equipment Operator – Kiewit Mining Group-San Miguel – August 2015 to Present

Operate Dozer

Operate 100-Ton End Dumps hauling coal, ash, topsoil, bottom ash and sludge for coal mining operation.

Operate Water Truck to keep dust down on haul roads, access roads and in the pits.

Operate Box Blade where needed.

Drilling Consultant - R. W. Dirks Petroleum Engineering Inc. – Oct. 2012 to Aug. 2015

To supervise and ensure work progresses in accordance with company approved drilling, work over and completion programs.

Monitor and maintain adequate inventories of critical equipment and materials considering the time required for re-supply.

Remain aware of hole conditions and trends in order to anticipate potential problems.

Discuss potential problem with the appropriate company supervisor and provide all relevant facts and observations.

Ensure through the appointed positions that materials, equipment and are timely and effectively mobilized/demobilized.

Ensure that all activities are reported in a timely manner and recorded fully and accurately.

Ensure that every piece of equipment run into the well has been callipered, measured (length, OD, ID etc.) and that the measurements are accurate.

Visually inspect equipment on location that has to do with the operations and ensure they are certified for the intended purposes.

Responsible for ensuring that the wellbore takes or displaces the proper amount of fluid on all trips.

Take responsibility for all pipe tallies, particularly those regarding critical operations such as casing and liner jobs, kick off points, top of fish, packer depth etc.

Perform quality control checks prior to all casing and cementing jobs.

Ensure that all pressure seals in the BOP and wellhead are properly installed and pressure tested according to the drilling program or operational procedure.

Lead pre-job safety meetings and all other HSE meetings at the rig site.

Supervise the investigation and documentation of all accidents and equipment failures.

Train and mentor company drilling engineers assigned to the rig.

Rig Manager – Burgan Drilling Company/Kuwait – Sept. 2008 to Oct. 2012

Oversee rig operations, including the work activities of all rig employees assigned to the rig.

Prepared/monitored work schedule ensuring work was completed on schedule and safety processes and procedures were followed.

Monitored employees’ performance and progress

Provided crew with appropriate tools/supplies

Provided proper guidance and direction to rig crew on specific tasks

Planned and coordinated job procedures with customers, vendors and other contractors

Assure supplies are adequate and work is carried out according to established specifications

Conducted monthly rig inspections

Prepared required drilling reports, rig operations-related reports and job safety analysis forms

Responsible for providing leadership in all areas related to the rig operation, and for ensuring, through planning, that resources are utilized in the most efficient way.

Ensured that crews are properly trained on company equipment/procedures.

Implemented projects in such a manner as to improve safety results.

Operational control of all parts of the rig including drilling, catering and maintenance both preventative and reactionary. Kept a tight grip on costs in terms of suppliers, staffing etc. Health and Safety compliance always being the main focus.

Plan and manage all drilling, well completion and work over operations for the company, ensuring that all steps and procedures undertaken are in a safe and effective manner.

Reviewed all engineering reports for drilling, well completion, work over and flow test.

Maintained all necessary certifications required to operate the drilling unit in accordance with both Company standards and regulatory requirements.

Monitored the financial performance of all project aspects and compared to budgets to identify performance improvement opportunities.

Try to stay well informed of new developments in drilling technology to improve work efficiency and effectiveness.

Ensured compliance to all safety, quality and environmental management procedures within the activity workscope to ensure employee safety, legislative compliance and delivery of high quality service.

Try to control expenses in line with budget

Minimize down time.

Rig Manager – Kuwait Drilling Company/Kuwait – July 2005 to Sept. 2008

The duties and responsibilities I performed for Burgan Drilling Company were also what my job entailed as Rig Manager for Kuwait Drilling Company.

Night Tool Pusher – Kuwait Drilling Company/Kuwait – July 2004 to July 2005

Assisted Senior Toolpusher and controlled all operation functions of the rig while on tour; including safety, drilling, moving and maintenance.

Helped to maintain the cost efficiency of the operation. Work closely with the Driller to assist with his development and to help him develop the other members of the drill crew.

Supervised and monitored drilling operations; making judgment calls to proceed with, suspend or cease drilling operations if there is doubt about the safety or accuracy of the drilling program.

Ensured the drilling program complied with the Operator’s contractual requirements.

Verified the preventative maintenance of all drilling equipment, including required documentation; overseeing field-permitted repairs.

Monitored the installation and testing of casings and blowout prevention (BOP) equipment, as well as training in the safe use of BOP equipment.

Performed inspections and audits to check that the drilling equipment and facilities are maintained, monitored the efficiency of the drilling operation, and verified that safe practices were followed; recommending and making improvements and corrective actions where needed.

Oversaw the safe transfer of materials and personnel to and from the rig.

Produced the daily operational report and daily pump report.

Produced monthly inventory reports, monitored supplies for drilling and drilling equipment maintenance, and initiated purchase orders as needed.

Monitored and maintained drilling records, journals, logs, and reports.

Monitored general housekeeping of the rig floor.

Driller – Kuwait Drilling Company/Kuwait – July 2003 to July 2004

Operated and monitored all drilling systems and equipment, supervised all drill crew work activities and completed appropriate drilling documentation to the satisfaction of the client.

Maintained the cost efficiency of the operation.

Actively participated in the development of personnel.

Responsible for the safety of rig crews and contracted service personnel numbering as high as 100 people and the loss prevention of well materials and drilling equipment valued in millions of dollars is the direct responsibility of the position.

Oversee and inspected rig-ups.

Inspected derrick and associated equipment; checked mud properties and flow.

Monitored drilling conductor hole, surface hole, and main hole.

Tripped pipe and monitored drilling string displacements. Run and monitored casing and cement jobs.

Manipulateed the control console on the rig floor.

Operated the pumps during the well control operation; recorded data on the Well Control Record.

Performed inspections of drilling and pump equipment as required; reports and/or took appropriate action on all potential hazards.

Checked the operation of the slow pump rates in accordance with established procedures.

Took immediate actions to shutdown drilling operations and secure well in case of a blowout.

Completes the IADC and daily reports; prepares handover notes for relief drilling staff.

Driller – Nabors Drilling - USA – 2001 to 2003

Same duties for Driller with this company as with Kuwait Drilling Company

Driller – Patterson UTI Drilling - USA – 1999 to 2001

Same duties for Driller with this company as with Kuwait Drilling Company

Shop Foreman – International Tool Company - USA – 1997 to 1999

Supervise and maintain safe work habits and procedures for shop and maintenance crews.

Maintain Quality Control of oil tool assembly and installation.

Plain for preventative maintenance work schedules.

Track and manage records of shipping and receiving of equipment and supplies.

Do job planning for up coming operations.

Discuss operations with oil and service company representatives.

Conduct Pre-Tour/Pre-Job Safety Meetings.

Driller - Cliffs Drilling Co. Off-Shore (USA) – 1994 to 1997

Rig Welder - Atwood Oceanics Inc. Off-Shore (USA) – 1989 to 1994

Rig Welder, Derrick-man and Floor-man - 1980 to 1989


Sabinal High School, 1980 graduate

Sabinal, Texas

Additional Information

Current USA Passport

National, Varco and Maritime Hydraulic Top Drive Experience.

3,000 to 1,500 hp Draw works with Cyber Chair Experience.

Ross Hill, General Electric and IPS SCR system.

Conventional Drilling Rig Experience (Power Rigs).

Deviated and Directional Well Drilling Experience.

High concentration of H2S Well Drilling Experience.

Re-entry and Side Track Well Drilling Experience.

6GR Welding Certified.

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