Fourteen years of experience with the past ten years in multi-disciplinary upstream oil and gas laboratory services. Upstream experience includes petroleum and source rock geochemistry, routine core analysis, unconventional reservoir core analysis and well site services, special core analyses, oilfield microbiology, reservoir fluids PVT and PVT sampling.
Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop
LIMS and LOLA - sample logging, tracking, result upload, and reporting.
Familiar with ISO 9001 guidelines and requirements.
North Slope Co-operative: Unescorted North Slope Safety Orientation
*Water Survival Training Center: Water Survival/HUET/METS API RP Certified
Weatherford Laboratories - Reservoir Fluids PVT
PVT Lab/Field Sampling SupervisorJan 2014 - Current
In charge of prioritizing and coordinating field sampling jobs, equipment, and projects in the laboratory.
Coordinate with managers, reservoir engineers, and technical advisors regarding projects and sampling jobs.
Train new personnel in all areas of PVT including: surface sampling, bottom hole sampling, sample conditioning, direct sample flash, pycnometer flash, saturation pressure, synthetic gas blending, reservoir fluid recombination, differential liberation, constant volume depletions, multi-stage separator tests, high pressure density and live oil viscosity.
Manage and evaluate laboratory personnel to better utilize and improve their skills in order to improve efficiency in the lab.
Manage procedures and equipment to make laboratory work more efficient and/or to tailor to specific client requests.
QC data produced in the PVT laboratory prior to delivering to project manager and PVT engineer.
Able to manage and prioritize projects and lab efficiently in order to meet monthly financial targets.
Involved in converting procedures into the ISO 9001 format.
Reservoir Fluids PVT Specialist/Field Sampling SpecialistJan 2012 - Jan 2013
Lead field sampling technician experienced in PVT sampling off of separator units and wellheads.
Experienced and certified in working with Proserv® bottom hole sampling tools in cased hole sampling.
Experience in working with and routine maintenance of Proserv® cylinders, Swagelok flow through cylinders and HIP cylinders, etc.
Skilled in performing preliminary work on field samples including GORs and bubble points, including data entry, QC and reporting.
Knowledge in blending synthetic gases to be used in recombination samples.
Experienced in transferring oil and gas to make recombination samples for PVT studies.
Perform differential liberation studies on black oils.
Knowledge of constant volume depletion studies on condensates.
Perform high pressure densities and viscosities on live oil samples.
Able to communicate efficiently and professionally with supervisors, project engineers and managers.
Maintain laboratory and sampling equipment in clean and working conditions.
Maintain JSA and truck maintenance reports for each field job.
Maintain inventory of field sampling equipment and supplies.
Write field sampling reports in accordance with field sampling requirements.
Trained new employees on preliminary PVT analyses and field sampling techniques.
Perform laboratory and field work in agreement with company safety rules and protocols.
Intertek - Westport Technology Center
Geo Chemistry Lab Specialist/Project ManagerJan 2007 - Jan 2011
Primary technician specialized in Isotopic Analysis on gas, water, crude oil and oil fractions.
Extended Gas and Headspace Gas Analysis.
C36+, C60+ and High Resolution GC analysis on oils.
Processed data from various GC analyses using the ChemStation computer software.
Molecular Weight test on oils using a Cryette.
Analyzed gas samples using a Helium Ionization Detector GC.
Experience with High Pressure/Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) and the separation of whole oils into fractions using the SARA procedure.
Routine maintenance and repair of rotary vacuum pumps and diffusion pumps.
Off line isotopic sample preparation utilizing a oxygen-methane torch for sealing glass sample tubes.
Familiar with troubleshooting isotope ratio mass spectrometers and gas chromatographs.
Performed isotherm gas adsorption on coal and shale samples - including ash content and moisture content (TOC).
Responsible for absolute density and bulk density on samples from fine cenospheres to coarse well cuttings.
Commercial Microbiology Field SpecialistJan 2009 - Jan 2011
Lead field specialist in sampling and testing for Microbial Induced Corrosion (MIC) of water systems and tanks.
Experienced with inoculating, incubating and analyzing bacterial media for interpretation.
Supervised the routine core analysis lab group as well as the unconventional core analysis field sampling group.
Wrote test procedures and analyzed data for reporting.
Routine Properties performance and knowledge: Permeability, grain density, grain volume and Porosity on various types of rock.
Supervised the performance and maintenance of the Dean Stark Extraction Lab.
Unconventional Gas Analysis knowledge: field desorption, adsorption isotherms, headspace, residual gas, core preservation.
Extensive Field work for unconventional gas sampling in Illinois, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Mississippi.
Lab SpecialistJan 2006
Set up core flow stations suitable for specified tests.
Ran various core flow tests including permeability, relative permeability, EOR, Fluid sensitivity.
Provided accurate records and documentation.
Maintained equipment (pumps, cylinders, back pressure regulators, etc.).
Maintained orderly and safe lab practices.
SCAL/RCA groups safety lead.
Member of Safety Committee.
Research VolunteerJan 2005 - Jan 2006 The University of TexasAustin
Extensive field work which involved digging and setting pitfall traps to capture arthropods which included ants and beetles.
Used of GPS equipment and computer maps to locate and designate the setting of traps.
Adhered to strict guidelines to ensure proper processing and preservation of samples.
In latter stages of project, proper pinning and pointing of beetles and ants was performed.
ICU AssistantJan 2002 Medicine
Collected and maintained project data which included vital signs of animal of study.
Maintained laboratory standards.
Responsible for care and well being of subject of study.
Administered medication and drew blood through IV lines as needed.
Performed blood gas tests, blood hematocrit tests, and blood coagulation tests using proper equipment.
B.A. Degree: Biology2006 The University of Texas at Austin Biology