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Work experience

Jun 2006Aug 2013


Helmerich and Payne

During my employment with H&P, I was continuously promoted and worked my way up through every position on a crew. I began as a floorhand, then became a motorhand, derrickhand, and a driller.  I managed the rig and ensured safety of all crew members by holding meetings with rig crew and 3rd parties to ensure that each job is conducted safely and efficiently. Additionally, my role was to oversee all operations of moving the rig from tear-down to spud-in on a new well. Monitored multiple gauges while drilling. and served as first line of defense from a blowout scenario. Performed weekly safety drills involving all crew members for well control situations and understanding their role. Most importantly, I have had an excellent track record with rig safety and nobody has ever been hurt on my watch.


Certifications & Training

  • BOP certified at Supervisor level (Exp. June 2015)              
  • Oil & gas spill response training
  • First aid and CPR trained and certified                                
  • H2S trained and certified


Aug 2000Dec 2003

University of Oklahoma

3o hrs. short of completing a bachelor's degree in Biology.


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