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CV Senior Drilling Superintendent - Drilling Manager/Drilling Superintendent/Project Specialist

Senior Drilling Superintendent - Drilling Manager/Drilling Superintendent/Project Specialist

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CV/Resume ID no.: 80426

Location (Residence): Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Citizenship: United States
  Native: English United Kingdom
  Other: None
Education & Experience: Work Authorization & Relocation:
  Bachelors in Petroleum Engineering

Years of Experience: 30+ years
Authorized to work in:
   United States
Present Location:
   UK, Aberdeen
   Anywhere (International)
Category Subcategory Ability Experience
Management Drilling Expert 46 years
Drilling Superintendent Expert 46 years
Drilling Supervisor Expert 46 years
Engineering Production Expert 46 years
Management Executive Expert 46 years
CV/Resume Details
1. Summary (Cover Letter) - CV/Resume Part 1 [Mandatory]

Discipline: Drilling Manager/Drilling Superintendent/Project Specialist/Technical Expert

Nationality: American with British - Permanent Residency
Marital Status: Married with one son, soon to be at university

Chartered Petroleum Engineer. He spent 17 years working in senior positions in drilling operations, engineering, and projects for Chevron, and 12 years as Director, European Offshore Affairs for IADC. Recently, he was Senior Drilling Superintendent for Maersk Oil North Sea and Island Oil and Gas. He has a broad range of skills, including knowledge of international regulations of the sea, health, safety, and environment for the drilling operations, expert witness experience, running and staffing an organisation with full P&L & balance sheet responsibilities. Has diplomatic experience acquired from attending the International Maritime Organisation, a United Nations organisation. In addition to on-site and first line supervision, he has experience in economic evaluation, rig selection, tendering, contracts & contract negotiation, well design, procurement of materials & services, and reporting.

2. Work Experience - CV/Resume Part 2 [Mandatory]

Employment History
Company: Maersk Oil North Sea
Dates: July 2006 – October 2007
Position: Senior Drilling Superintendent

• Rowan Gorilla VII (JU), Ensco 101 (JU), Global Arctic II (SS), and Noble Ton van Langeveld (SS). Programmes included a turnkey for another operator, long reach horizontal subsea wells, a produced water re-injection, and planning for an HPHT well. Save for turnkey & HPHT wells were undertaken with subsea trees. All wells were production tested. Fields – Gryphon, Dumbarton, and Affleck.

Company: Island Oil & Gas
Dates: November 2005 – July 2006
Position: Drilling Operations Superintendent

• Remobilise Petrolia (SS) stacked for 5 years to undertake a two well Celtic Sea drilling programme. First well was a shake-down well with over 25% downtime. The well was production tested. Second well had less than 5% downtime.

Company: Mustang Associates
Dates: January 2004 – November 2005
Position: Managing Director

Consulted for a number of different organisations as follows on short-term projects:
• Assembled a rig mechanisation proposal for UK Health and Safety Executive
• Served as an expert witness for Tor Drilling concerning a semi-submersible. Documented maintenance on all rig systems and testified in front of full arbitration panel
• Agip KCO, Kashagan Field, Kazakhstan - authored Well Control Response Plan, Well Capping Plan, Relief Well Plan, Blowout Ignition Plan (including heat/gas plume simulation, rig design, kill simulations), and Well Control Strategy. Did a HAZOP for Kashagan drilling two rig drilling island.
• Researched heavy oil exploitation and wrote a workshop outline for Brazil seminar for EnergyWise
• Developed a means of managing safe operations on drilling rigs called Wiser Drilling

Company: International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC)
Dates: 1992 - 2003
Position: Director, European Offshore Affairs

• Organized the activities of the Chapter, including hiring staff, maintaining an office, assembling the yearly budget and activities programme, planning, holding and minuting monthly meetings, representing members with HSE, DTI, UKOOA, OPITO, NPD, OLF, OCA, Norwegian Rig Owners, Danish Ship Owners, North Sea Authorities Forum (the North Sea HSE regulators), and individual member clients, e.g. Shell & BP, International Maritime Organisation, International Association of Oil & Gas Producers.
• North Sea Chapter business management activities - office and project budget including initial concept development, budgeting, vetting & choosing contractors, managing the projects, including issuance of final reports which usually become national or international best practice guidance documents. Project Manager for deliverance of North West European HSE Case Guidance document.
• For rig operations, this was a chance to learn how drilling contractors and service companies work and think. This knowledge conveys great insight how to make rig operations more efficient and safer.
• Standard contracts – worked to compile standard contracts with CRINE, LOGIC, and IADC
• Safety – Helped to found Step Change initiative – see website http://stepchangeinsafety.net See also list of publications/citations.
• Health – helped with UKHSE with RIDDOR (dangerous occurrences & disease) package, also OGP similar guidance (oil companies’ equivalent of IADC).
• Environment – various guidelines for IMO, OGUK (used to be UKOOA) plus participated in the process for which UK oil companies have to go to the public for consultation regarding new field developments
• Competence – helped write competence guidelines that are now part of the UK Safety Case and IADC International HSE Case Guidelines
• Training – helped develop IADC North Sea Chapter “Green Hand” Introduction to working on Drilling Rigs Training. Consulted with OPITO to develop UK BOSIET (Basic Offshore Safety, Induction, and Emergency Training)
• Project Manager for delivering North West European HSE Case Guidance Document, now a worldwide document for HES assurance for MODUs
• Worked with IADC & Step Change, including IADC & Oil Company CEO’s to examine 11 fatalities in the North Sea. This resulted in issuance of rig-usable case studies in the document, Fatalities Report, How Will You Be Making Your Next Trip Home, see Citations below for reference.

Company: Amoco, North Sea
Dates: 1989 - 1991
Position: Platform Drilling Manager for the two rig platform
• Rig site supervisor for Santa Fe 140 (SS) drilling on a template for the Everest gas development
• Drilling Site Manager, in charge of two Drilling Supervisors for Northwest Hutton two-rig platform. Working over, re-drilling, and re-completing platform wells.
Company: Study at Oxford University
Dates: 1987 - 1989
Position: Management Studies (2 year full time course)

Company: Chevron Oil Company
Dates: 1970 - 1987
Position: Various, See Below

• Drilling Specialties (BOP & wellhead issues, mooring & riser analyses) Group Manager – Corporate Engineering Department, San Ramon, CA.
• Manager of Well Test Group, including some well site well test supervision, e.g. H2S well Denmark and onshore well, Sudan. Testing all discovery wells in Chevron Overseas activities worldwide
• Staff Production/Joint Venture Engineer (San Francisco, CA) - Austral-Asia, South America (Colombia), and Nigeria. Administered joint venture activity monitoring and budgetary control.
• Senior Production Engineer – Aberdeen, Ninian Field. Monitoring reservoir voidage and designing remedial work programmes to keep production up.
• Manager of Drilling Engineering Group, Aberdeen. Directional drilling, mud properties (water & oil based mud) and rig operations optimisation. Special project – one well project with dynamically positioned drillship Pelican, Mediterranean.
• Drilling Manager – Ninian Central & Northern Platforms. Ninian Central consisted of two rigs, 42 wells. Northern Platform consisted of one rig, 25 wells.
• Drilling Project Manager – Greenland with dynamically positioned drillship Pelerin. Location was deep water and subject to operational upset from icebergs.
• Relief Worldwide Drilling Manager, Chevron Overseas, San Francisco
• Assistant Project Manager – Scott Lithgow shipyard, Greenock, for construction and sea trials of dynamically positioned drillship Ben Ocean Lancer whose first contract was with Chevron.
• Drilling Manager, Denmark, various jack-ups for exploration activities.
• Rig Site Manager - Spain, Portugal (semi-submersible Bideford Dolphin).
• Rig Site Manager, Grand Banks, offshore Newfoundland, seconded to BP for recovery of lost BOP stack in deep water with dynamically positioned drillship Havdrill
• Drilling Project Manager – Madagascar, onshore. Transported rig by land, sea, and air. Set up camp and drilled 18 wells to test shallow oil deposits
• Rig Site Manager, offshore, Namibia rank wildcat, semi-submersible Sedco 135, discovery of Kudu Field.
• Drilling engineer & Rig Site Manager – Texas (onshore/offshore). Wrote drilling programmes then went to the rig site and performed the work. 90% of the work was onshore but there were some wells in Galveston Bay from a posted barge, some jack-up wells, and one workover whereby a land workover unit was placed on an offshore platform
• Rig Site Manager – South Louisiana offshore. Majority of work in Bay Marchand and South Timbalier areas. Most work was from bottom-founded barges, e.g. Penrod 51. There was some jack-up work and some tender work.

Company: University of Tulsa
Dates: 1970
Position: Received Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering (with distinction)

Company: Standard Oil Co of Texas & Amoco
Dates: 1965 – 1970
Position: Roustabout/Roughneck and trainee Drilling/Workover Engineer while attending University of Tulsa in their Honours Programme

3. Education & Training - CV/Resume Part 3 [Mandatory]

Bachelor of Science, Petroleum Engineering, University of Tulsa, 1970
Post graduate study, Management Studies, Oxford University, 1987-89

Full UKOOA Medical
UK BOSIET (Basic Offshore Safety Induction & Emergency Training)
IWCF Subsea Supervisor Combined Certificate
Certified Oil Spill On-scene Commander, Briggs Marine
Maersk Oil HPHT Drilling Practices Seminar
(see list of Citations & Contributions, many of which are equivalent to training)

4. Computer Skills - CV/Resume Part 4 [Mandatory]
Familiar with all main Microsoft Vista 2007/Office 2007
OK with DIMS
Roughly familiar with MS Project & Visio
5. Other Skills - CV/Resume Part 5 [Optional]
Memberships & Affiliations
Fellow & Chartered Engineer, the Energy Institute
Member, Institute of Directors
Member, the Society of Petroleum Engineers (former Board Member, Aberdeen Section)
Former Board Member, Institute of Petroleum (now the Energy Institute)
Board Member, Prodrill Engineering
6. Additional Information - CV/Resume Part 6 [Optional]
Publications & citations - upon request.

Low impact farming practices for food production, with special interest in biodiversity
Raising of pure bred chickens, namely Scots Greys and Araucanas
Avidly reading/researching how the internet can (further) change the way we work
Beginning the process of designing a low impact, environmentally friendly house
Rugby union

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