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Engineer Quality Assurance

Fairmont, WV, 26554
August 31, 2012

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E. Kevin Stiles

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Fairmont, WV 26554

304-***-**** cell


• Petroleum Engineer/Oil and Gas Manager, extensive background in drilling (including directional, horizontal, and underbalanced applications), completion/hydraulic fracturing, workover, and production operations in high-pressure gas reservoirs.

• Expert in Petrophysical analysis of shales/unconventional gas. Skilled in open and cased-hole log analysis.

• Expert in all aspect of well pressure control; including Hydraulic workover (snubbing), coiled tubing, wireline operations under grease/lubricator, well killing, and underbalanced drilling.

• Extremely well networked with NE US contractors, vendors, operators, and regulatory agencies.

• Recognized regional expert in the planning, design, and execution of wells in the Lower Devonian Oriskany horizon.

• Skilled PC user, proficient with Windows and QDOS driven systems, Lotus 1-2-3 and Excel Spreadsheet programs, Microsoft Office, Lotus SmartSuite, Landmark Compass, BASIC.

• Current IADC certification in Well Control-Supervisor Level.

• Over 200 frac jobs designed/planned, and/or supervised over course of career (slickwater, cross-linked, linear gel, hybrid, and foam systems).

• Expert at coil tubing intervention (plug drillout, TCP, well interventions and light workover)

• Experienced in snubbing operations in both rig-assist and stand alone jack systems.

• Have successfully managed 3 high pressure blowouts(gas storage field-4200 psi SIWP) with no injuries, no ignition of hydrocarbon and successful containment results.


New Tech Global-Gulfport Energy April 2012-Present 2012 (Contract) Completion Superintendent

• Provided design/ onsite supervision for Utica/Pt Pleasant horizontal completion operations in Eastern OH, including toe preps, fracturing operations, composite plug drillout with coil, snubbing operations, and wellhead hookups. Over 60 stages planned and pumped in 7000’ to 8000’ laterals.

New Tech Global-Tanglewood Exploration September-November 2011- (Contract)

• Provided onsite supervision for Marcellus horizontal completion operations in SW PA

• Oversight and supervision of toe preps, composite plug drillout with coil, snubbing operations, and wellhead hookups

New Tech Global-Diversified/Alta Mesa Houston TX July 2011-October 2011 (Contract)

• Prepared AFE’s, drilling procedures, and directional drilling plans for clients 2011 Marcellus program

• Engaged, bid and assisted in selection of drilling rigs, vendors, and materials

New Tech Global-Northeast Natural Energy –Charleston WV October 2010-July 2011

Drilling and Completion Manager (Contract)

• Prepared AFE’s, drilling procedures, and directional drilling plans for NNE’s 2011 Marcellus program

• Rig and vendor procurement, bid analysis, and materials procurement

• Provided technical support for drilling permits, ESCGP-1’s, and water applications

• Executed startup of Northeast’s Marcellus drilling program. Rig procurement, drilling contract preparation, directional drilling plans, consultant procurement, vendor selection, MSA’s. Commissioned and managed Marcellus project startup- two rigs. Also provided some wellsite supervision.

Stone Energy –Morgantown WV November 2008 - September 2010

Manager-Appalachian Basin/ Senior Technical Adviser

Primary duties were oversight for Stone’s Appalachia exploration effort with primary focus on Marcellus Shale.

• Opened Morgantown office and recruited and hired current staff.

• Oversaw and directed all permitting, planning, AFE preparation, and drilling and completion design and execution.

• Responsible for application preparation and procurement of regional water withdrawal permits in SRBC and DRBC.

• Acted as Stone’s Regulatory liaison with WVDEP, PADEP, SRBC, DRBC, and Army Corps of Engineers.

• Managed 3 rigs and directed a staff of 12 professionals to effect Marcellus horizontal drilling program

• Responsible and accountable for annual capital budget of $150 MM

CNX Gas – Waynesburg PA October 2007 - October 2008

Director of Shale Exploration

• Led and supervised a staff of 3 Geoscientists and 5 Petroleum Engineers, managed 4 rigs.

• Responsible for engineering, planning, cost estimates and oversight of horizontal and vertical shale wells for CNX Gas. Managed Marcellus, Chattanooga, and Lower Huron Shale programs

• Areas of responsibility include Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Duties included horizontal well drilling planning, completion design, and fracture stimulation planning in the Lower Huron, Chattanooga and Marcellus Shale horizons.

• Completion architectures considered/deployed included TCP/composite bridge plugs, Packers Plus, Stim Sleeves and Abrasive (sand) perforating.

• Frac designs planned and implemented were variable quality foam, fixed quality foam, slick water, and nitrogen.

Central New York Oil and Gas (Inergy, Inc.) –Owego NY February 2006 - October 2007

Manager of Engineering

• Responsible for all engineering, contractor selection and oversight, and drilling/completion management for a high deliverability extended reach horizontally drilled gas storage asset in south-central New York.

• Specific responsibilities include design, planning, budgeting and execution of a multi-well horizontal drilling program in 2006. Includes AFE preparation, bid tenders for all associated services and materials, casing and wellhead design, horizontal well planning in Landmark Compass, oversight of mud loggers and on-site geologists for casing points and geo-steering of horizontal drilling in the Oriskany reservoir.

• Supervision of company direct reports (Drilling Superintendent and Construction Foreman) as well as contract drilling and service personnel.

• Permitting, scheduling, location construction and Regulatory reporting also fell within scope of responsibility

EOG Resources, Inc – Pittsburgh, PA May 2005 - January 2006

Project Production Engineer

• Startup of a relatively new division. 26 MMCFD Production at present.

• Duties included: Planning, well design, AFE preparation, and execution of EOG’s deeper, higher pressure drilling programs in the Appalachian Basin (Queenston, Oswego, and Devonian Shale Plays), supervision of wellsite consultants, and personal wellsite supervision during critical well operations.

• Additional duties include preparation of drilling contracts, planning, design, and permitting of pipeline gathering infrastructure for the newly discovered Lodi Field in central New York, and investigation of emergent technologies for EOG’s Northeast US shale play.

• Planning and execution of large volume “Barnett-Like” shale drilling and completions.

• Received on the job training in Barnett Shale completions by working rotations in EOG’s Fort Worth office.

Dominion (CNG) Transmission Corporation – Clarksburg, WV April 1985 – May 2005

Consulting Engineer/Section Supervisor (April 1996 - May 2005)

Drilling, Workover, and Stimulation group -Gas Storage

• Primary duties include: administration of an annual drilling, completion and workover budget in the 15 million dollar range, supervision of staff of in-house professionals and consultants, and the review and stipulation of drilling, completion and stimulation designs for gas storage wells.

• Additional duties include preparation of contracts for drilling contractors and vendors, negotiation of pricing levels with service companies, and investigation of emergent technologies to better storage well performance.

• Planned and managed the downhole portion of the Mid Atlantic project in 2003-2004.

• This project identified the planning, physical location, permitting, and redrilling/replugging of approximately 30 old abandoned wells in the FKLC storage complex in central WV.

• Planned and managed an Ultra-short Radius Horizontal Sidetrack program comprised of three wells in 2 reservoirs utilizing Coil Tubing as the drilling medium.

• Project was successfully completed with performance increases ranging from 800% to 1300% per well. Performed a study and initiated budget process for a program to improve CNGT's storage pool deliverability via stimulation of existing well completions.

• Management accepted recommendation with a 4-year implementation timetable to begin in 1997.

• Performance increase of 325 MMCFD in last day performance has been realized to date by this program.

Gas Storage Engineer (February 1991 - April 1996)

• Primary duties include Reservoir Engineering for 3 Oriskany gas storage fields in northern PA (Leidy, Greenlick, and Tioga).

• Additional responsibilities include design, coordination, and field supervision of storage well completions (new wells and re-cased workovers).

• Major assignment in 1994 was Project Supervisor for a 30-well hydraulic fracturing program in 5 of CNG's Oriskany storage pools in northern PA.

• Was responsible for candidate screening and selection, job design, project coordination with Field Operations, and direct field supervision of jobs.

• Project was successfully completed on time and 30% under budget.

Drilling/Completion Engineer - Westfield, PA (December 1988 - February 1991)

• Primary assignment in 1989 was Project Engineer for a 10-well drilling program in CNG's Greenlick gas storage field in north-central Pennsylvania.

• Project employed two drilling rigs and one service rig over a 5-month period.

• Prior to project startup, was responsible for preparation of permit applications, location construction, and submission of environmental reclamation plans.

• Specified and ordered materials necessary for project.

• During project execution, coordinated activities of contractors, vendors and service companies.

• Was responsible for direct supervision of drilling rigs and and completion operations.

Production Engineer/Gas Storage Engineer - Clarksburg, WV (April 1985 - April 1988)

Area of responsibility included both production and gas storage well design and supervision.

• Preparation of well designs and AFE's for drilling, workover and completion operations.

• On-site supervision of drilling and workover operations, snubbing units, coiled tubing units, and well completions.

• Open and cased-hole log analysis

• Evaluation of individual wells and leases for remaining reserves, stimulation potential and/or deeper horizon potential.

• Prepared (at Executive Staff request) comprehensive report on recommended drilling and completion practices for high-pressure Oriskany storage wells.

• Emphasis of report was Quality Assurance for casing and cement integrity.

• Report submitted to VP's of Engineering and Operations, Field Management, and Storage section management.

Conoco, Inc. – Casper, WY May 1983 - April 1985

Engineer - Primary assignment was area engineer for activities in the Williston Basin (western North Dakota).

• On-site supervision during well logging and drill-stem testing.

• Log analysis (on site as well as office)

• Reservoir analysis and reserve estimating

• Well completion design

• Optimization/Remedial recommendations of rod pumping wells

• Economic analysis of drilling prospects

• In-house training courses completed at Conoco: Cementing, Waterflooding, Technical Writing, Acidizing, Production Systems Design


• SPE 31003: Case Study: Hydraulic Fracturing with Cross-Linked Gels in the Oriskany Formation to Improve Gas Storage Deliverability 1995 SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, Morgantown, WV

• SPE 57459: Coiled Tubing Ultrashort-Radius Horizontal Drilling in a Gas Storage Reservoir : A Case Study 1999 SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, Charleston, WV, and AGA 2000 Operations conference, Denver, CO

• Quality Assurance Management for Leak-Free Integrity of Tubular Goods in Gas Storage Wells 1993 SPE Stimulation and Storage Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA

• Redrill of Abandoned Wells in Gas Storage Reservoirs 1997 SPE Stimulation and Storage Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA

• Theory and Application of Wireline Technology in Gas Storage Reservoirs: Open and Cased Hole Logging SPE Stimulation and Storage Meeting Morgantown WV June 17, 1999

• Hydraulic Fracturing of the 5th Sand in Oakford Storage Field to Improve Storage Deliverability

• 1999 SPE Stimulation and Storage Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA

• Formerly an adjunct professor at West Virginia University- College of Petroleum Engineering



Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering - Magna Cum Laude


Bachelor of Science in Biology - Magna Cum Laude

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