EDUCATION & TRAINING
2012 IWCF Well Control (Surface & Sub-sea Stack Supervisor Level). / Expiry 12.April.2014
2010 Basic Offshore Safety Induction & Emergency Training / BST (Includes HUET, Sea Survival, Basic Fire Fighting, Self-Rescue & Basic First Aid) (STCW approved)
2006 OIM License / Panamanian Unrestricted OIM License
2006 Coxswain / Proficiency in operating a lifeboat (OPITO approved)
2006 Fast Rescue Boat proficiency Training
2006 Advanced Fire Fighting & Emergency Response Team Leader
2005 Well-Cap Well Control (Surface & Sub-sea Stack Supervisor Level. Certificate # A-252914)
2003 Smart Drilling Instrumentation & Cyberbase Training / National Oilwell, Hitec traing
2000 Hitec / Drilling Cyber Chair Simulator Course
2000 ISM Code Training / Safety Management System & Driller Training
1998 Drilling Technology / Floating School
1998 Murchison Drilling School
1997 Comprehensive Survival Craft/Survival Suit Training
1991 Millwright Certification of Qualification (1321Q)
1991 Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship (23457)
Sept 11 – March 13
Songa Offshore – Offshore Drilling Contractor – Rig Operations Manager (Shore based rotational) Responsibilities include day to day managing of the Songa Eclipse, a new build DP 6th generation semisubmersible, the preparation and oversight of the vessel’s operational budget. This vessel is contracted to Total Angola and is to work off of the coast of Angola for 1.5 years presently. Due to sale of the vessel to Seadrill I have been made redundant as of March 10, 2013.
August 10 – Sept 11
Grupo R. – Offshore Drilling Contractor – Operational Manager (Shore Based) Responsibilities include preparing three 6th generation DP semis for operations and then initiate preventative maintenance systems while keeping the vessels operational thru their drilling contracts in the Mexican GOM. Due to safety issues in the location of the operations office in Veracruz Mexico I deemed it unsafe for my family to relocate there and had to end my working relationship with Grupo R based upon this issue.
July 09 – July 10
Diamond Offshore Ltd. – Offshore Drilling Contractor – Operations Manager (Shore Based) for Diamond Offshore assigned to the former Petro Rig vessels procured by Diamond Offshore. This was a continuation of my responsibilities listed below with my previous employer. Due to Diamond’s inability to secure a long term US visa for my Wife to reside in Houston where Diamond initially hired me to work I was asked to relocate to Macae Brazil – my family would not relocate there and as such I was forced to resign when Diamond Offshore informed me they had no other posting to offer me.
Feb 08 – July 09
Larsen Oil & Gas - Offshore Drilling Contractor Singapore Rig Manager (Shore Based) for the Petro Rig 1. This is a 6th generation semi of the Freide Goldman E&P design with an AKMH drilling package installed on it rated to drill in 10,000 feet of water and down to 40,000 feet RKB. My responsibilities included the hiring of all crew for operations as well as sourcing and scheduling technical and safety based training. I was further responsible for the procurement of all loose drilling equipment and drilling handling tools not included in the construction contract, all outfitting items and the spare parts inventory for vessel contractual operations. From a financial perspective I was also responsible for the preparation of operation budgets, transit budgets, training budget and shore based support start up costs for contractual operations. Based upon the financial crisis fall out felt in 2009 the company that contracted Larsen Oil and Gas to manage the Petro Rig vessels (PETROMENA) was unable to secure the required funds to complete the projects and as such Larsen Oil & Gas was forced to make all personnel related to the Petro Rig projects redundant.
Nov 07 – Feb 08
Frigstad Offshore Pte. Ltd. – Offshore Drilling Unit Management Company and Project Development / Management firm. Director of Operations for the development of operations teams for ongoing and upcoming vessel operations and project management activities. This was a Singapore based position involving the coordination of activities with present clients and potential client to meet their vessel operations and project management requirement needs. I was initially hired to support the operations preparation of the 6th generation DP semi Frigstad Oslo which within one month of my being hired by was bought out by Saipem S.p.A. and all in the operations group were informed we would not be hired in the positions Frigstad had hired us in as all management positions would be filled with long term Italian employees. As Frigstad had no other operations ongoing I was forced to seek alternative employment.
Dec 06 – August 07
Seadrill Management (S) Pte. Ltd. – Offshore Drilling Contractor Singapore
Rig Manager (Shore Based) on the Seadrill West Triton (Seadrill Two) A Baker Marine, 375 Pacific Class (375 foot water depth rated) high tech jack-up. Due to high level management change out – Managing Director level – The incoming MD brought in his own management team and many of the team were replaced – as this was my first shore based Rig Manager posting I was amongst those changed out.
March 06 – Nov 06
Premium Drilling Corporation – Offshore Drilling Contractor Singapore -
OIM / Rig Manager (Offshore Based) on new builds Jack Ups rated to drill in 350 to 400 feet of water to a depth of 35000 feet The rigs are outfitted with a Hitec cyber chairs and Varco Amphion control systems, NOV AC drive drilling equipment, automated pipe racking systems along with three mud pumps. At present the vessels are under construction in Singapore and are expected to enter into service between 2006 and 2009. I moved from Premium based upon a promotional opportunity to join Seadrill Management as a shore based Rig Manager.
Jan 04- March 06
Global Santa Fe Corp. – Offshore Drilling Contractor GOM
Toolpusher on the new build Development Driller I. This vessel is a dynamically positioned 5th generation semi specifically designed for concurrent deepwater development and drilling activities. I was involved with the installation and commissioning of the rigs drilling systems. This vessel is fitted with X-Com Sense cyber chair control systems for both drawworks and both pipe racking systems. The rig has a main well with a 1000 short ton load path as well as an auxiliary well with a 500 short ton load path. Hydralift equipment is being used on the drill floor with the exception of the drawworks, which are both Dreco-Hitec active heave drawworks. The mud system consists of four NOI 14-P-220-mud pumps and a Procon / Kongsberg, Simrad touch screen controlled mud mixing and storage system. Based upon a promotional opportunity as well as to work closer to home I accepted a position at Premium Drilling.
March 03- Jan 04
Atwood Oceanics Pacific Ltd. – Offshore Drilling Contractor
South China Sea, Malaysian waters – Driller on the new build Atwood Beacon, a KFELS V Enhanced B-Class, deepwater jack-up, rated to drill down to 30,000 feet in 400 feet of water. This rig is fitted with NOI- Hitec cyber chair control systems, Continental Emsco C3-Type II drawworks, Varco TDS 8SA top drive, three Lewco W-2200 mud pumps & a Weatherford Power Frame fitted with a Torque Winder. This rig is contracted in Malaysian waters at present and is expected to be there for up to three years. I accepted this position so as to return to a foreign assignment to avoid the high rate of income tax (51%) in Canada. Due to the lack of promotional opportunities with in Atwood’s to high tech floaters I accepted a position with GSF as a member of the DD-1 team.
May 02 – March 03
Ocean-Rig 2AS - Offshore Drilling Contractor Canada -
Tour-pusher and Driller on new build 5th generation dynamically positioned semi, Eirik Raude. This rig is fitted with V-ICIS control systems, Continental Emsco Electrohoist 4 drawworks, Hydralift HPS 1000 top drive, Hydralift HR2 piperacker and three Continental Emsco FC-2200 mud pumps. The vessel is a harsh environment semi designed to work all year around on the Canadian North Atlantic. Based upon a multi-tiered compensation setup that left me earing less then UK based Ads and Canadian taxes I was forced to return overseas.
Sept 01 – April 02
Transocean Inc. / Offshore Drilling Contractor Egypt - Driller on the Sedco Express
A dynamically positioned Semi outfitted with V-ICIS drilling control systems, two Varco PRS-5-R’s, Dreco-Hitec 750 Active A.C. drawworks, Canrig AC 650 top drive and three 14-P-220-mud pumps. The vessel was built with a tri-acting derrick for extensive offline work. I was transfer to the Sedco Express when my position on the Deepwater Horizon was filled by a US employee. I was offered a transfer or unemployment. I found that as an employee of Transocean at that time I was not welcomed into the company and did not fit in there as such I left Transocean to seek employment elsewhere.
July 97 – Sept 01
Reading & Bates Falcon Corp. - Driller on the new build Deepwater Horizon An 8000-foot water depth dynamically positioned semi.( USA from Korea) This rig was outfitted with a Dreco-Hitec 1000-ton A.C. active heave drawworks, a Varco TDS-8SA topdrive, two Varco PRS. 6 I’s, a Varco IR 3200 iron roughneck, Weatherford power frame, and four Continental Emsco F-C-2200 mud pumps. This rig is operated by three Hitec Cyber chairs and a HDI virtual remote choke. I took this rig from commissioning offshore Ulsan Korea into operations in the US GOM. During the transit from Korea to the US GOM Transocean took over R&B Falcon in a hostile takeover – as such my job at R&B Falcon ended for this reason.
Brazil - Assistant Driller on the Deepwater Frontier. A 10000-foot water depth dynamically positioned drillship. This is a Hitec Cyber chair system operating a Dreco-Hitec 750 ton A.C. active heave drawworks fitted with a Varco PHM pipe handling unit and a Varco PLS conveyor system, a Varco TDS-8SA top drive and four National 14- P-220 triplex pumps.
West Africa - Assistant Driller on the Randolph Yost, a jackup in Angolan waters.
Filled in on the Peregrine III, a deepwater, dynamically positioned drillship.
May, 95 – June.97
Canrig Drilling Technology Ltd. - Top Drive Manufacturers
For Canrig I was a Senior Field Service Technician utilizing my Journeyman Millwright ticket to assemble, test load, function test and field install Canrig top drives and support units. I was also trained on the Canrig topdrive drilling systems PLC logic and authorized to perform minor software changes and to install system upgrades. Most of the top drive installations were foreign assignments. I was also responsible for all necessary driller training and maintenance scheduling for the customer at the well site. Canrig was bought out by Nabors Industries and the Calgary Canada based operations were moved to the Greater Houston area and as such all Canadian employees were made redundant.
Dec. 94 – Apr. 95
Kenting Hi-Tower Drilling – Land Rig Drilling Contractor
For Kenting Hi-Tower I was a Driller responsible for drilling operations, maintenance, and operation of the rig and safety of the personal on my shift. This position lasted for the winter drilling season. This was a 16000 foot rated conventional land rig, drilling under balanced directional gas well wells in Northern British Columbia, Canada. All land rig work in Canada is seasonal based hence the employment time line
Feb. 93 – Oct. 94
Geosearch Drilling Ltd. – Land Rig Drilling Contractor
For Geosearch Drilling Ltd. I was a Driller responsible for drilling operations, maintenance, and operation of the rig and safety of the personal on my shift. The drilling units that this company operated were midsized doubles and triples. The contracts were located in Central Alberta, Canada. The wells were from 5000 feet to 12000 feet and normally non-deviated gas wells. All land rig work in Canada is seasonal based hence the employment time line
Mar. 91 – Feb. 93
Ideal Technical Services - Mechanical Contractor in Gas Plants
For Ideal Technical Services utilized my Journeyman Millwright ticket for the installation of equipment, crane rigging, crane placement, crane signaling and the precision leveling and alignment of equipment following all gas plant safety rules. I also maintained Grove hydraulic cranes. The job also consisted of building from blueprints all forms of piping including welded pipe, screw pipe, and pipeline. Based upon my desire to return to the drilling side of the oil & gas industry I did so when the opportunity presented it’s self.
Oct. 90 – Feb. 91
Brelco Drilling Ltd. – Land Rig Drilling Contractor
For Brelco Drilling worked as a Motorman, due to limited job opportunities. My responsibilities included the care and maintenance of diesel motors, set and regulated diesel power generation, installation and maintenance of centrifugal pumps, maintenance of the rig’s boiler and heating system, the set up and dismantling of the drilling rig. All land rig work in Canada is seasonal based hence the employment time line
May 89 – Aug. 90
P.C.L. Mechanical / Colomac Gold Mine - Open Pit Gold Mine Operation:
While working for P.C.L. Mechanical received my Journeyman Millwright ticket. During this period installed conveyers, head chutes, rock boxes and other mine related equipment. Was also involved in the start-up of this equipment. Helped build, align, commission Harding 750 ton ball mill and installed / started-up centrifugal pumps, fabricate safety guards / hand railings not specified in the original contract and start up / commission the mill and gyro-crushers. Worked for the customer on maintenance of mine mechanical systems until the unit ran smoothly.
May 86 – May 89
H.M.W. Mechanical Services - The Erection and Maintenance of Various Industrial Plants: For H.M.W. Mechanical Services, worked as an Apprentice Millwright on the installation, start-up and commissioning of equipment in various plants. This included crane placement, rigging, loan designing, surveying, layout, leveling of plant equipment and installation of overhead cranes up to 260 tons. I also worked as extra manpower for plant maintenance at Sherritt Gorden Mines and Salmita Mines.
Aug. 85 Apr. 86
Brinkerhoff Drilling – Land Rig Drilling Contractor
For Brinkerhoff Drilling I was a Driller responsible for drilling operations, maintenance, and operation of the rig and safety of the personnel on my shift. Brinkerhoff operated midsized triples used to drill 10000 to 15000 foot wells throughout Alberta and British Columbia, Canada. The majority of the wells I drilled were vertical gas wells. All land rig work in Canada is seasonal based hence the employment time line
Apr. 83 – July 85
Badger Drilling – Land Rig Drilling Contractor
For Badger Drilling I was a Driller responsible for drilling operations, maintenance, and operation of the rig and safety of the personnel on my shift. I also had the added responsibility of hiring my own crew and helping control rig costs. Badger operated doubles, drilling 3000 to 9000 foot wells. The majority of the wells I drilled were vertical gas wells located in Central Alberta, Canada. All land rig work in Canada is seasonal based hence the employment time line
May 77 – Mar. 83
Canmar Drilling - Offshore Drilling Contractor
For Canmar I worked my way up from Roughneck to Derrickman in two years. During this period I worked the summer drilling seasons in 1977, 1978 and 1979 on Canmar’s drill ships and man made islands in the Beaufort Sea from 1980 thru1984. Canmar operated four drillships three which were conversions and one vessel the Canmar Explorer Three which was designed and built as a drillship. This was the vessel that I worked on. It was fitted with a National 1625 UE drawworks, a Byron Jackson pipe racking system, two National 12-p-160-mud pumps and a crown mounted compensator. After several years of operations in the Canadian Artic all Canmar operation were ceases when the parent company Dome Petroleum went out of business, hence my reason for not continuing on with Canmar Drilling.
Nov. 79 – Apr. 81
Kenting Drilling – Land Rig Drilling Contractor
For Kenting Drilling I worked my way up to my first Drillers job. I was then responsible for drilling operations, maintenance, and operation of the rig and safety of the personnel on my shift. Kenting Drilling operated a fleet of mid sized to deep well drilling units ranging from 15000 to 22000foot. The wells that I drilled were with a
Brewster N-85, National 80-E, and National 610. These wells were located throughout Alberta, Canada. All land rig work in Canada is seasonal based hence the employment time line
Apr. 77 – Dec. 78
Challenger Drilling - Land Rig Drilling Contractor:
For Challanger Drilling I started as a Roughneck and worked my way to Derrickman in an 18-month period. The first drilling rig I was employed on was a National 110-modified power by three Superior diesel motors. The rig was located in the Rocky Mountains in Northern British Columbia, Canada. All land rig work in Canada is seasonal based hence the employment time line
Apr. 76 – Nov. 76
Pine Well - Well servicing Company:
For Pine Well I was a floor hand on a well servicing rig located in Swan Hills Alberta, Canada. This was my first job in the oil industry. All land rig work in Canada is seasonal based hence the employment time line
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As an individual I am self-motivated and get along well with people. While doing my work I require minimal supervision. I am also flexile to place of location and working schedule. In applying for a new job I am primarily interested in securing long-term employment, which is challenging and provides the opportunity to learn new skills and advance upward through the ranks.
GOALS & OBJECTIVES
The technology that is being introduced to the drilling industry has me working with a new and refreshed attitude towards my profession. I will make myself available for all courses and seminars that would make me a greater asset to my employer. It is my personal objective to continue to fulfill my thirst for knowledge within this industry. I am also interested in be part of a growing company that is interested in developing into a first class operator in the Oil & Gas industry. This will in my opinion only be achieved if personnel are treated well and they are offered the required training to create a completive safe operating company that will attract the required motivated individuals that are up to the challenges out industry presents.