Work History

Work History
Apr 2014 - Mar 2015

Superintendent

ELEVATION RESOURCES, LLC

Drilling and Completion Superintendent responsible for directing the day to day drilling and completion operations and coordinating the activities of the drilling engineer and production engineers to achieve the goals set out by upper management. Work with land, geology and regulatory personnel as needed to be sure that there are no problems with land damages, permits, construction of roads and location and geology has given engineers landing  and lateral TD points so that well plans can be drawn up. Responsible for the bidding of casing, tubing and other services as needed for a particular job,  Responsible for the hiring of field personnel. Assist production engineer in the design and implementation of the fraccing and perforating job. Responsible for reporting to management of operational problems and solutions, costs for operations and accomplishments of the team.

Oct 2008 - Mar 2014

Superintendent

ENERGEN Resources Corporation

This position entailed building and managing a horizontal drilling and completion program as directed by the VP of Operations. Involved in building a team of geologists, engineers, and land men to accomplish the goals set out by upper management. The department grew and evolved because of our successes until I had 28 consultants, 2 drilling engineers, 2 completion engineers, 8 drilling rigs, 4-6 completion and work overs projects  reporting to me on a daily basis. I was also responsible for making recommendation for the procurement of drilling rigs, cementing and fracturing services, tubing and wellhead design. Responsible for the timely reporting to management of all costs, operational problems and the solutions to be implemented, budget and its presentation.

Jan 2004 - Oct 2008

Workover Supervisor

CIMAREX Energy Corporation

Duties included the direct supervision of perforating, fraccing, cleanout via coiled tubing and installation of down hole production assemblies. Assisted in the design and running of various completion liner assemblies,. Assisted production department in building of new facilities and upgrading others to handle large high pressure volumes of oil, gas and water. 

Jan 2000 - Mar 2004

Partner and Operations Manager

PECOS PRODUCTION COMPANY

Partner and operations manger. My duties included directing daily drilling, completion and production activities of the company. This included reporting of production, working with the various state and federal agencies to make sure we were in compliance with the rules and regulations pertaining to the drilling and completion, transportation of oil, gas and disposal of water in Texas and New Mexico.

Responsible for the operation of our commercial gas gathering and pipeline system in New Mexico including complying with air quality standards of our compressors, and pipeline water saturation levels to ensure the continuous selling of our gathered gas.

As partner, I was actively involved in the evaluation, due diligence and preparation of offers to buy various properties that would enhance our value of the company.

Aug 1994 - Jan 2004

Owner

TLC Consulting Services

Worked as a field operations manager drilling, completing and working over wells primarily for Midland Oil and Gas reporting to their VP of Engineering. Assisted in the procurement of casing, tubing, down hole and surface production equipment and the installation of them.

Aug 1991 - Aug 1994

Senior Production Foreman

RAMCO

Responsible for the day to day optimizing production of the approximate 100 wells in my area, selling of oil and gas and disposal of water while complying with all the rules and regulations of the Texas RRC, New Mexico OCC and BLM.

Reassigned to managing the operation of batteries, compressors and wells in the swamp outside of Butte La Rose, La. and the offshore bay area of Coquille Bay, La. while complying with the Offshore Rules of the BLM, Dept. of Wildlife Management, EPA and Louisana Oil and Gas Commission.

Sep 1986 - Jul 1990

Senior Drilling Supervisor-Mitchell

MITCHELL ENERGY Corporation

Responsible for the direct supervision of wells assigned to me by the drilling manager. Worked in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Texas. Drilled all types of wells from high pressure to very low bottom hole pressured wells. Depths ranged from 900, to 17,000'

Aug 1984 - Sep 1986

TLC Consulting Services

TLC Consulting Services

Worked for various companies drilling and completing vertical wells from 2400' to 23,500' in the high pressure areas of inland Texas Gulf Coast of Matagorda Bay, Cotton Valley wells in East Texas, and South Texas around Laredo, Texas.

May 1982 - Sep 1984

Senior Drilling Supervisor

HUNT ENERGY Corporation

Responsible for the direct drilling and completion supervision in the high pressure areas of Mentone, Pecos and Ft. Stockton, Texas. Depths ranged from 17,500' to 29,761' ( holds the record for the deepest cased hole in Texas and the 1st to set a conventional whip stock at 17,250')

Jun 1979 - May 1982

Senior Drilling Foreman

GULF OIL Corporation

Responsible for the direct supervision of day to day activities assigned by the drilling superintendent in the areas that I was assigned. My areas in Texas included Crane, Goldsmith, Manahan's and Wink. In New Mexico, wells in Eddy , Lea and San Juan Counties. Depths of vertical wells ranged from  2800'- 17,500'.

The basis of my knowledge came from attending numerous Gulf schools including their 7 week school that included basic well design, BHA design, BOP Certification, deviated well design. Later schools focused on cementing, snubbing, down hole logging tools their use and interpretation of logs and casing design.

1977 - 1979

Senior Technical Mud Engineer

Magcobar Drilling Fluids

Duties included providing drilling fluid products and services to various assigned oil companies as needed and recommended to safely and economically provide a well bore that could be cased and completed. Promoted to Technical Sales Engineer responsible for writing and presenting drilling fluid programs to oil and gas companies and providing technical assistance to the field engineers on problem wells.

Education

Education
Sep 1973 - May 1977

B.S in Agriculture-

New Mexico State University

Emphasis on the chemistry and physics of soils and that pertains to crop growth, quality of crop, water usage of crops and maximizing of yields in arid soils.

Sep 1970 - Jun 1973

Associates Degree in Science

New Mexico Junior College

Emphasis in Chemistry and Physics

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