area well planner resume example with 11+ years of experience

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  • Saved my customers time and money numerous times by adjusting drilling parameters to aid in directional control in rotation.
  • Developed a slide calculation Excel sheet that eliminated calculation errors, saved time and is now being used by several directional drilling engineers.
  • Aided in the success of running a fiber optics cable with production casing by maintaining minimal doglegs throughout the lateral section.
The University of Oklahoma Norman, OK Expected in Aug. 2011 Bachelor of Science : Petroleum Engineering - GPA : Petroleum Engineering 3.5
Professional Experience
PDC Energy Inc - Area & Well Planner
City, STATE, 02/2019 - Current
As an area planner and a well planner, I am responsible for initiating the SSRD Process by planning and generating directionals to create permitting inventory. I am also accountable for integrating with all stakeholder groups for the purpose of planning development and ensuring the site-selection-to-release-to-drill (SSRD) process is effectively communicated to all operationally sensitive parties.
  • Generate permitting directionals to be submitted to the COGCC to apply for drilling permits with COMPASS; well-planning software.
  • Work directly with the drilling department and the drilling rig to incorporate any changes that occur between permitting and drilling.
  • Serve as the main point of contact for the directional planners on the rig to approve final drilling plans.
  • Request and compile necessary information from Asset Planner, Surveyors, Field Land and Planning Tech to generate well plans.
  • Input & maintain all well information in ARC GIS & Generwell.
  • Request well numbers and upload new developments into Generwell.
  • Assist Asset Planner in creating development plans.
  • Create well inventory for use with drill schedule.
  • Create representative well “sticks” for purposes of initiating SSRD.
  • Select preferred estimated surface location.
  • Coordinate with geologic professionals to assist with orientation preference.
  • Communicate plan adjustments to Asset Planner;
  • Coordinate with Asset Technician for AFE processing and approval.
  • Identify and execute potential enhancements to the SSRD process.
  • Understand current status on all permits in area and facilitate solutions to potential challenges.
  • Coordination of land of survey and plat approval.
  • Manage location assessments and approval of pad design layout. 
Halliburton Energy Services - Directional Drilling Engineer & Consultant
City, STATE, 10/2011 - 02/2019

Administered day-to-day directional drilling operations for Noble Energy, ConocoPhillips, Whiting Petroleum, Devon Energy, Oasis and Anadarko in the DJ Basin (Niobrara and Codell formations), the Williston Basin (Bakken and Three Forks formations) and the Powder River Basin (Turner formation); managed Halliburton's inventory of different drilling tools and constructed accurate fishing diagrams of each component; communicated with various rig and office personnel to facilitate the operation flow.

  • Prepared and delivered Job Safety Analyses before each job to ensure efficiency and full awareness of Halliburton's safety standards.
  • Performed various calculations such as survey calculations, bit projections, well-bore position and motor build rates.
  • Steered the well according to proposed plan and calculated parameters.
  • Mitigated vibration problems and BHA and drill-string issues.
  • Ran anti-collision software while monitoring clearance factors of preexisting wells and future planned wells in correlation with the well planner and survey management.
  • Interpreted real-time gamma logs, performance logs and seismic data while adjusting drilling parameters to best fit previous formation behavior trends to achieve stable and efficient drilling.
  • Proficient in COMPASS, INSITE, Microsoft Office and other directional programs.
Halliburton Energy Services - Field Engineer/Frac Specialist
City, STATE, 03/2017 - 03/2018

As a field engineer and frac specialist I am responsible for adjusting the fluid system, making real-time technical recommendations, using Halliburton's software, tracking material usage and documenting job performance. As well as troubleshoot failures and malfunctions and recommend corrective actions.

  • Troubleshoot fluid design proposals to reach optimum performance and fluid stability.
  • Perform various in-lab test on water, formation rock cuttings and different frac fluid systems to determine compatibility and enhance production and clean-up.
  • Conduct occasional audits and check-ups on crews to ensure proper post job documentation and archiving.
  • Implement safety procedures and protocols on frac site.
  • Perform quality assurance and quality control standards and procedures through pre-job and in-job testing.
  • Train newly hired lab technicians on how to perform frac specific testing and how to operate and run lab equipment.
The National Petroleum Company - Petroleum Engineering Intern
City, STATE, 05/2010 - 07/2010

This two-part internship, field and office, allowed me to explore the general aspects of the oil and gas industry.As a junior undergraduate student, I was allowed to perform and practice what I acquired academically with a team of professionals.

  • Conducted several lab tests on rock fragments to determine the overall porosity and lithology.
  • Designed and proposed new wells programs for management after interpreting the seismic data and correlating logs from various drilled wells.
  • Maintained different production units and performed maintenance jobs on different oil rig parts.

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School Attended

  • The University of Oklahoma

Job Titles Held:

  • Area & Well Planner
  • Directional Drilling Engineer & Consultant
  • Field Engineer/Frac Specialist
  • Petroleum Engineering Intern


  • Bachelor of Science

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