Gary James Spears
B. Sc. Chem. Eng., 1992, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada B. Sc. Geol., 1984, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. B. Education, 2002, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada CURRENT WORK EXPERIENCE:
Mar,2019 – May,2019: Drilling Fluids, Cement and Waste Engineer, ENI IRL. Provide programming, logistics and technical support for drilling fluids, cementing and waste management in drilling operations for EIRL on OBIAFU 41, Nigeria. Dec,2018 – Jan,2019: Drilling Fluids, Cement and Waste Engineer, International Petroleum Corporation(IPC): Provide contract support, fluids and cement programs, logistics and technical support for drilling fluids, cementing and waste management for onshore operations in France. May,2018 – July,2018: Drilling Fluids, Cement and Waste Engineer, Heritage Oil Provide contract support, fluids and cement programs, logistics and technical support for drilling fluids, cementing and waste management for onshore operations in Nigeria. Nov,2017 – May,2018: Lost Circulation Specialist, Turbochem, Saudi Arabia. Provide technical support/engineering programming to resolve severe loss circulation issues in Saudi Aramco wells.
July,2016 – April,2017: Drilling Fluids, Cement and Waste Superintendant, SonAngol PP. Provide contract support, fluids and cement programs, logistics and technical support for drilling fluids, cementing and waste management for operations offshore Angola. Mar,2014 – Mar,2016: Drilling Fluids, Cement and Waste Superintendant, ENI ANGOLA. Provide programming, logistics and technical support for drilling fluids, cementing and waste management in deepwater and untra-deepwater operations offshore Angola. Monitoring offshore activities, onshore logistics, mud plant operations and cement blending. Aug,2013- Jan,2014; M I Swaco Schlumberger Operations Manager in Equatorial Guinea. 28/28 rotation. Previously Project Engineer for Amerada Hess in Equatorial Guinea. Oversee strict adherence to SLB QHSE policies by all M-I Swaco personnel. Inventory and IBT management. Manage personnel assignment and training of both local and ex-pat staff. Hiring and dismissal of staff. Oversee relationship development, problem solving and tendering process with current and new customers.
Jan,2013- Aug,2013; M I Swaco Schlumberger Project Engineer for HESS in Equatorial Guinea.
May,2011- Jan,2013; M I Swaco Schlumberger Project Engineer Project Engineer for Talisman energy in Calgary. Design and implement drilling fluids/hydraulics for Kurdistan wells. Additionaly develop fluid designs for Husky Oil. August,2010- April,2011; Halliburton Baroid Drilling Fluids Account Rep for Saskatchewan, Manitoba. Providing sales and technical service support for Baroid distributors of Industrial drilling fluids products.
August,2006- August,2010; Halliburton Baroid Field Professional II in Halliburton USA in 2008, supporting clients and providing technical support for field hands in South Texas, South Africa, and Oman. Prior to that worked as a Drilling Fluids Engineer onshore Oman and offshore Sakhalin Island. Drilling and completing ERD wells between 5000m and 10,000 m in length. Evaluating client specifications and designing, building, and maintaining water based drilling fluids. Supervision of work force required for developing systems. Troubleshooting, implementing action plans and follow up to ensure safe and reliable results. Generating daily client reports. Offering advice to clients on optimizing circulating drilling fluid and solids control systems. Direct customer contact on a daily basis. July,2005 – August,2006; Drilling Fluids Engineer Consultant for MI Swaco/Baker Hughes: Aberdeen, Scotland/Brunei. Working as a consulting Drilling Fluids engineer on offshore rigs in the North Sea and Brunei.
September, 2001 - June, 2005; Secondary Science Teacher, TVDSB: London, Ont. Obtain teaching degree from University of Western Ontario from Sept. 2001 to May 2002. Teach high school science, physics, chemistry and math from Sept 2002 to June 2005. June, 2000 - September 2001; Drilling Fluids Engineer Consultant for Baker Hughes Inteq and MI Drilling Fluids: Houston, Texas. Working as a consulting mud engineer on offshore rigs in the North Sea., and onshore in Southern Sudan. Jan, 2000 - May, 2000; Technical Account Executive: SWT Specialty Products Group, Windsor, Ontario. Provided technical/sales support to a products company designed, manufactured, and sold paints and corrosion control coatings. This position required providing product design, quality control, marketing and technical support to clients. Feb,1996 - Dec,1999; Fluids Engineer Dowell: Schlumberger Dowell, Paris, France. Working as a fluids engineer on offshore rigs in Angola, Gabon, and Equatorial Guinea. Jan,1995 - Feb,1996; Data Engineer: Geoservices Overseas Int., Paris, France. Supervision and monitoring of drilling process and offering real time observations and advice. Jan,1992 - Sept,1992; Reservoir Engineer: TransCanada Pipelines Ltd., 111 5th Ave. S.W., Calgary, Alberta. Compilation and modeling of gas reserves data to support facilities applications. Collection, verification, and evaluation of gas reserves data throughout North America. Updating reserves determinations from in-house reserves data and reservoir models. Providing reserves data for both pipeline and economic forecasting models. Use of Macintosh and VAX computer systems.
1984 - 1987; Wellsite Geologist: Amarok Petroleum Consultants (currently inoperative) Geologic Wellsite consulting including collection and description of geologic samples, and quality control of wireline logging data.
COUNTRIES WORKED IN:
Canada, USA, UK, Australia, Angola, Gabon, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Sudan, Russia, Brunei, South Africa, Oman, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria. EXPERIENCE WORKING ON :
Remote Land Rigs, Desert Land Rigs, Jungle Land Rigs, Coiled Tubing Units, Offshore Jack- ups, Offshore Semi-Subs, Offshore Platforms, Offshore Lift Barges, Offshore Production Platforms; On site supervision of H2S wells, Heavy Mud weight wells ( 18 + ppg) Deepwater wells (500+ m water depth), ERD wells ( 10,800 m length MD), HTHP wells, completion fluids, WBM, Salt Sat mud, OBM, and SBM.
WILLING TO ROTATE, RELOCATE or LIVE RESIDENT