Sike (Steven) Xia
Materials Engineering Professional
Accomplished and results driven professional with substantial experience managing overall facets of materials engineering. Adept at leading high performing teams, developing oil and gas drilling products and manufacture processing, QA/QC, and product continuous improvement (CI), and new product implementation. Demonstrated expertise in steel and ceramics, coating, welding, as well as corrosion, lab testing and failure analysis. Articulate and refined communicator with strong proficiency in English and Chinese languages and innate ability to build robust relationships. Proven expertise in:
Steel, Processing and Welding
Team Building & Leadership
Industry Standards, Specs and Codes
QA/QC and Documentation Writing
Material Mechanical Testing
Corrosion and Corrosion Testing
Schlumberger – Houston, TX (Jan 2010 to May 2020)
Principal Materials Engineer, Nov 2014 to May 2020 Senor Materials Engineer, Engineering Manager, Jan 2010 to Nov 2014
Led and managed projects of product, processing, testing method developments for bits and drilling tools. Managed and delivered CI projects to streamline manufacturing processing.
Supported QA/QC by dispositioning NCR, and creating and revising Specs, SWIs, PNs, BOMs and other QA/QC documents. Qualified and re-qualified welding and brazing operators.
Supported supply chain on vendor qualification making plan (PPQP) and performing evaluations, NCRs disposition and coordinating teams to resolve row material problems.
Performed material testing, characterization and analysis extensively. Supervised numerous lab technicians and V&V engineers.
Conducted root cause failure analysis on various corrosions, fractures and erosion and wear issues. Endorsed solutions on tens of prematurely failed bits and drilling tools.
Designed manufacturing process, identified and resolved manufacturing issues of materials, welding, brazing and heat treatment, etc.
Invented a tungsten carbide cutter, WavEdge, for down-hole casing section milling, setting an industry record of bridge plugging, section milling and underreaming in one trip and winning 2016 World Oil Award Solved matrix bit corrosion problem in WTX by developing a new matrix material and increased market share significantly in the largest oil field in the USA Developed corrosion resistant and high strength carbide cutter for stainless steel casing sidetracking that avoided abandoning well and saved costumer worth $8M in 2018 Qualified 9 raw material suppliers including several low cost vendors saving millions of dollars yearly Working with the manufacture, developed a new bond line repair method for PDC bits, saving $1M per year Coordinated a joint effort from the field and two local workshop and developed repair method for worn Rhino Sike (Steven) Xia • Page 2
reamer blocks and Rhino bodies, saving $2.5M yearly Slashed cost by 60% via initiating and qualifying low- cost PDC cutters for casing sidetracking milling Recognized for developing new lab testing equipment for casing section milling, first this kind in industry. Smith International – Houston, TX (Jan 2006 to Jan 2010) Senior Materials Engineer
Led and organized teams on material, component and processing projects to meet all job protocols.
Conducted material testing, product failure analysis, reliability evaluation and vendor qualifications.
Manufacturing and QA/QC supports, writing and revising engineering documents, resolving material and process issues and disposition NCRs.
Developed HVOF coating on finished roller cone bit legs increasing the corrosion erosion resistance and enhancing bit performance 40% Developed a new heel row diamond insert (Atlas) solving delamination problem, which generates millions of dollars revenue for the company Developed hardfacing HMXE for MT bits and optimized the process, increasing MT bit market share significantly. Career Note
Metallurgical Engineer Secat Inc., Lexington, KY (Aug 2003 to Jan 2006) Metallurgical Engineer, Lab Manager Eletrobras CEPEL, RJ, Brazil (Dec 1997 to Dec 2002) EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS
Ph. D in Materials Science and Engineering
University of Science and Technology Beijing, China Master’s Degree, Materials Science
Jilin University, Jilin, China
Bachelor’s Degree, Metallurgical Physics
Jilin University, Jilin, China
AWARDS, HORNER, PATENTS AND PUBLICATIONS
World Oil Award Winner, Best Well Intervention Technology, ProMILL Trip-Saving Milling and Underreaming System (2016)
World Oil Award Finalist, Best Drilling Technology, Stinger Conical Diamond Element PDC Drill Bit (2013) Schlumberger BDT Segment President Award, ProMill System save Shell 3.5 Days and over $600K (2016) Performed by Schlumberger Bronze Medal for ProMill System (2016) The Best BDTC CI (Continuous Improvement) Project, PDC Bit Defect Repairing Method (2019) Best Presentation at 2017 SLB Eureka Mechanical Workshop, Cutters for Downhole Casing Milling. 17 patents and patent applications (Detailed in LinkedIn: Sike (Steven) Xia) Authored one book chapter published by Nova Science Publisher, New York, USA, 2002 Over 40 technical papers published in professional journals