Over 35 years of experience in Oil and Gas
Subject matter Expert in integration of
Operations and Maintenance into Major Capital Project
Strong Offshore experience and knowledge
Demonstrated strong focus on safety in all
phases of work experience
Demonstrated skills set to manage large O/M
multi-national work force to get good results by doing it the right way
Follow Company processes (Operations Excellence,
Capital Stewardship, Organizational Capability) to deliver results
Performed New Business Development in Far East
Strong Knowledge in completion and stimulation
of oil and gas wells
Expert in Major Capital Projects for Upstream O/G
Management of multi-national work force
Strong Focus on Safety
Strong Leader of personnel and processes
Proven track record to deliver results the right way
Development of Personnel
Managed the drilling of over 850 wells in Kern River Field over a 2 yr period
Exceeded all goals and objective in Lombo East offshore facility in Angola West Africa
As Start-up Supt coordinated flawless start-up and operation of 250,000 bond Floating Production Storage Offloading Facility
A Production Supt. Supervised Team to exceed production and Safety goals for Agbami FPSO
Charter member of Team to develop Operations Assurance Process for Major Capital Project. OA process integrates O/M in MCPs
Manage 92 Ops Reps to provide Ops Planning into 22 MCPs which had value of over $26B
Chevron - Southern Africa Strategic Business UnitJune 2012 to December 2015Major Capital Project - Ops Manager - SASBU Houston, TXManage large Team of over 92 highly experienced and knowledgable Maintenance and Operations Specialists to provide input to over $26B worth of major capital projects in offshore Angola Africa.
Chevron Global Upstream GasSeptember 2009 to May 2012Upstream Operations Manager - Wheatstone Project Perth, AustraliaFor Phase 4 - Execution - Provide Leadership to multi-national O/M Team (15-26 people) to provide
O/M input to achieve World Class performance in the area of Process Safety
Management, Base Business and safety, reliability and to exceed Business Plan
for the Australia Business unit. Executed Ph-4 Execution Ops Readiness (OA)
Plan with excellence to achieve Safety Case requirements and smooth transition
to Ph-5. This was for the $40B Wheatstone Liquid Natural Gas Project.
Chevron Global Upstream GasAugust 2009 to September 2011Upstream Operations Manager - Wheatstone Project Perth, Australia
Phase 3 – Front End Engineering Design to Final Investment Decision - Operations Assurance - Provide direct Leadership to
multi-national O/M Team (5 - 15 people) to provide O/M input to achieve World
Class performance in the area of Process Safety Management, Base Business and
safety, reliability and to exceed Business Plan for the Australia Business
unit. Developed and executed Ph-3 FEED OA Plan with excellence to achieve green
light by FID PEER Review Team.
Chevron International Exploration & ProductionJuly 2008 to August 2009Production Superintendent - Agbami Nigeria, Africa
Phase 5 – Post Start-up – Operation - Provide direct Leadership to multi-national workforce (~ 60-70
people) for a offshore 250,000,000 bpd FPSO to achieve World Class performance in the area of safety, reliability
and to exceed Business Plan for DW – NMA. Responsible for minimizing Lost
Profit Opportunities and maximize production potential. Provide Leadership to
day-to-day Operations for production, marine and maintenance by continueing to
review and improve base opersations in the area of procedures and safety work
practices to meet and exceed OE and Base Business requirements. FPSO Facility achieved world class performance at Prod. Eff. of 96-98% with exceptional
OE performance, while conducting SIMOP with remaining Project scope, drilling/completion
activities and Export operations. These activities include Supervision of safety,
security and emergency response activities.
Chevron International Exploration & ProductionJanuary 2008 to August 2008Production Superintendent - Agbami Nigeria, Africa
Phase 4 – Offshore Hook-up & Commissioning/1st Oil and
Start-up – Supported Project Team
with O/M support of remaining HUC activities. Assisted and support
implementation of Tiger Team concept to focus on activities required to achieve
1st Oil. Managed the development and testing of Start-up procedure
which included desk-top drills and dry runs of the crew on deck and in CCR.
Directed Start-up activities and procedures to achieve a Flawless Start-up of
the Agbami FPSO Asset. Develop Central Control Room protocol and procedures in preparation of
Start-up and steady-state production.
Chevron International Exploration & ProductionOctober 2006 to January 2008Production Superintendent - Agbami Okpo, South Korea
Phase 4 – Execute/Construction -
Assist with implementation of sparing and materials philosophy from FEED as
part of EPIC OA scope of work. Review parts and tool list for Tow and HUC
phases. Implement staffing and offshore staffing and organization plan with
recruitment and selection of O/M personnel. Develop and implement on-board
process for new Ops Team members. Organize and implement Team Building events
to develop diverse offshore Team. Review and modify SBU SOP to fit Agbami Dev.
and support and lead in training to Ops Team and Contractors, primarily SOP to
have greater impact during HUC and Start-up activities. Assist with development
of role and responibilities for Ops involvement in yard construction and HUC
phases and transition requirements to Start-up operations. Provide key
Operations input to integrated schedule for project to transition to offshore
HUC phase and project wide understanding of Start-up requirements impact to
Operations input to the development of Project Team plans for Hook-up and
Commissioning (HUC). Supervise and coordinate the development of Start-up plans
and procedures and transition from
HUC. These plans include desk top drilling and on-deck excercises of
Chevron International Exploration & ProductionSeptember 2004 to October 2006Sr. Operations Specialist - Agbami Project Houston, Tx
responsibilities are provide leadership to the Ops Team in the OE and IIF
culture through actions and example, development of Ops Budget and Staffing
Plan for the Pre-Ops Team in Houston. Tracck and enforce the Operations Assurance (OA) scopes of work
for each of the EPIC contractors. In addition, assist in preparing the Agb
project from transition to Operations and the Nigeria Operations Team for
Operational readiness by providing support to Ops in Korea, Paris and Nigeria.
This performed by execution of the Pre-Ops plan from FEED. Participate and
represent Operation in Interface meetings between EPCI Contractors to ensure OA
scopes are understood and Contractors delivered required OA interface items.
Chevron International Exploration & ProductionJanuary 2004 to September 2004Acting Pre-Operation - Lead Houston, TxContinue
commitment to Injury and Incident Free by integrating into design of all facilities.
Attend IIF commitment workshop and assure all Pre-Ops Team members attend IIF
workshops. Lead a 9 member Team (6 different cultures) of highly knowledgeable
and experienced specialist with approx. 250 yrs of operational, maintenance and
marine experience to provide Ops assurance into the Agbami Project. Developed
goals and objectives for this high performance team and the methods to maintain
and track progress on these objectives. Assist with development of O&M
Philosophies, Plans and Procedures for project design based on Tenets of OE. Develop
yearly budget and future forecasts for Pre-Ops Team. Participate in Agbami
Leadership Team for Pre-Ops input and communication. Coordinate and provide
guidance for integration of OA into the EPIC ITT packages of four major
contracts which ranges in value from $85 MM to $1, 250 MM. This included the
participation in the evaluation and exception/clarification process of these
EPIC contracts and integration of OE/CSOC principles. Support diversity by
initiating project wide cultural development training on South Korean culture
in preparation for shipyard work. Coord. ops & maintenance cross-functional
integration of commissioning planning and execution.
Chevron International Exploration & ProductionNovember 2002 to January 2004Sr. Operations Specialist Houston, Tx
Phase 3 – Develop Concept
(FEED) - Coordinated and
performed three Process Reliability Modeling studies of the entire Agbami
offshore facility from SS wells to offloading system. Participate in facility
reviews and made recommendation on process and equipment improvements. Integrate
principles from policy 530 and include integration of Human Factors Engineering
to improve safety and efficiency of workforce. Participate and support
integration of safety management systems into design and future procedures.
Chevron Project Resources CompanyOctober 2001 to November 2002Operations Assurance Consultant Houston, Tx
of first Operations Assurance Team for new corporation CVX. Pre-Operation
Consultants implemented and deployed OA to project Teams to lower operability
risks and provide predictable operations performance. The goal is to assist
projects in achieving an NPV gain as the asset moves into the operating phase.
Pre-Operation consultants provide expert guidance, consulting, facilitation and
training services, while proactively integrating capitol stewardship,
profitable growth, operational excellence, cost reduction and utilize
organizational capability. Have gained level of Competent in CPDEP & Ops
Excellence, CSOC certification and an Expert in Operations Assurance. Developed
tools to assist project team with integration of OA. Conducted OA workshops for
several capital projects. Presented OA process at CPDEP Forum.
Principle member of PRC OE implementation
Team which mapped current PRC tools and work processes that support Operational
Excellence (OE) to each phase of CPDEP.
Identify gaps, prioritize and develop preliminary plans to fill gaps on
existing PRC products and services.
Texaco Engineering and Construction ManagementOctober 2000 to October 2001Operations Specialist Houston, Tx
member of work team that developed the Operations Assurance (OA) Process.
Participated in all work sessions to developed fundamental principles of OA.
Developed initial OA road map and provided input to the adaptation of the OA
process to the stage gated capital project development process. Participated in
developing the rollout plan and presentation material.
Provide Ops support for the Agbami Deep Water
Ops Team. Participated in Pre-Ops planning of production engineering,
maintenance, human factors, drilling and well services, and logistics and
subsea systems. Actively participated in multi-functional team environment
through Team & Partner meetings, technical and PEER reviews, HAZOPs/HAZIDs
and work Teams. Coordinated and facilitated technical studies like Reliability,
Availability and Maintainability Study, Logistics and OPEX Benchmarking.
Texaco Angola Operating UnitMay 1999 to October 2000Offshore Installation Manager Angola, West Africa
Manage offshore production
and processing facility for 40-50,000 bopd, 150 MMscfd and 12,000 bwpd. Manage
110 men, multi-national, technical and non-technical, which included 190-man
accommodation facility. Upgrade maintenance management system to optimize
preventative maintenance and improve facility uptime. Establish development and
mentoring plans for National and Expat workforce. Responsible for improving
SH&E work culture. Supervise work activities for all National and Expat
workforce. Develop and manage strategies to meet and exceed Tacplan objectives.
Responsible for implementation of Nationalization and Career development
program for SFA. Key participation in 10 day turn around on upgrades to
platform facility. Restarted Lombo East 2 days earlier than planned with
minimal loss of scope. During this assignment received exceptional performance
rating. Coordinator of all Y2K offshore activities. Left offshore work to gain
capitol project experience and provide operational input to major projects.
Texaco Angola Operating UnitAugust 1995 to May 1999Offshore - Sr. Production Engineer Angola, West Africa
Worked offshore to monitor
and provide technical assistance for Southern Field Area. Trouble-shoot process
and facility problems through plant modifications and chemical treatment
enhancements. Implement improvements in facility software programs and data
storage. Identify and develop work programs for all work-overs and enhance
prod. activities. Manage work activities for several National Engineers and
Engineering Assist. Maintain and report critical production information to
Partners. Develop and present operation information to Partners. Develop and
implement mentor, coaching and career development plans for National
Engineering Group. Monitor and track Offshore Budget. Coordinator of all Y2K
Texaco - Middle East Far East Div.April 1994 to August 1995China New Ventures Engineering Advisor Harrison, New YorkCoordinate new venture
projects in the China Group. Provide engineering and economic support to the
in-country offices. Deputy Operations Manager for China when Manager in
unavailable. Develop and present operational and economic analysis to Partners
and Govt. Participate as Operational Div. Rep. at Risk Committee Meetings.
Oper. Div. Rep. for Team with CED, EPTD to evaluate new ventures in China.
Texaco - Middle East Far EastJanuary 1992 to April 1994SE Asia New Ventures Engineering Advisor Harrison, New York
Provide support to Central
Engineering Development and in-country offices in Thailand, Myanmar Malaysia
and China concerning: petroleum engineering, operations, economics analysis and
modeling and budgets and planning. Support drilling operations in China,
Myanmar, Malaysia and Thailand.
Texaco Exploration and Production Inc.March 1991 to January 1992Offshore Division Engineer Denver, ColoradoProvide production
engineering support at the division level including: petroleum engineering,
budget, economics and planning, evaluations and projects' status reports to
Division Management for the offshore California producing operation.
Texaco Exploration and Production Inc.August 1989 to March 1991Mid-Continent/Rockies Production Engineer Denver, ColoradoProvide Production and
Completion Engineering support to operations in Wyoming, Arkansas, Colorado and
Oklahoma for the sub-areas including: production optimization, completion &
workovers, hydraulic fracturing programs , studies and evaluations, budget and
planning. Develop recommendations and implement improvements to process
facilities. Participate on gas compressor work Team to make sound business
decisions for gas production enhancements.
Texaco Exploration and Production Inc.February 1988 to August 1989Facilities Engineer Ventura, California
Engineering to Ventura Ave. Field and LA Basin Area through evaluation and
optimization of surface equipment including: design, order equipment,
installation, develop maintenance programs and ensure compliance with all
technical specifications and environmental requirements. Developed a proactive environmental clean up
of abandoned surface facilities, which saved in excess of $1.5 million in
disposal fees. Consolidated surface facilities to reduce operational expenses
and environmental liability. Built trust and developed effective working
relationships with field personnel, which produced a Team solution to reducing
operating costs and increasing return to Division.
Texaco Exploration and Production Inc.January 1986 to February 1988Facilities Project Engineer Bakersfield, California
Manage the design and
construction of large capital facility projects in the Kern River Field - most
projects related to the Omar and Sycamore Co-Generation Power Plants.
Supervised 1-5 Construction Supervisors during this project phase. Supervised
the design and construction of a $4.0 million, 24,000' steam pipeline system
for co-generation plant. Supervised the design and construction of a $1.9
million steam monitoring system for steam pipeline network. Supervised the
preliminary design of a $5.2 million sub-surface water disposal system.
Supervised the design and construction of a $1.3 million fresh water pipeline
system to the co-generation plant.
Texaco Exploration and Production Inc.June 1984 to June 1986Drilling Engineer Bakersfield, California
Coordinate the drilling
activities in the Kern River Field. Provide support to Planning Group for
business planning and budgets. Supervise activities of: 7 wellsite Drilling
Engineers, 2 Drilling Technicians and 1 Perforation Technician. Conduct bidding
of services and order tubular and wellhead equipment. Coordinated and
implemented the drilling of over 800 wells in the Kern River Field. Coordinated
work for 5 drilling rigs. Worked as member of the Team which developed a
process to put new wells on production within 7 days of drilling.
Getty Oil Exploration and Production Inc.March 1983 to June 1984Production Engineer Bakersfield, California
Engineer for western area of Kern River Field. Responsible for approximately
18,000 bopd. Performed engineering studies to design and implement workovers to
optimize production. Completed production design
and implemented recommended and remedial well work for 1,322 wells. Assumed
responsibility for 2-3 drilling rigs. Carried out recompletions and conducted
field studies for downhole wash tools. Performed economic evaluations of
Getty Oil Exploration and Production Inc.June 1981 to March 1983Reservoir Engineer Bakersfield, California
reservoir engineering studies on areas of Kern River Field to optimize reserves
and increase return, which included: reserve estimation, log analysis, decline
curve analysis, well testing, recompletions and economic analyses.
Sturgis Brown High School1977High School Diploma: General - Math/ScienceSturgis, South Dakota, USA
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology1981Bachelor of Science: Mechanical EngineeringRapid City, South Dakota, USAGraduated with Honors