Over eighteen years in the petroleum industry includes workover & recompletion proposals, waterflood analysis & monitoring, reserve valuation & reporting, well operations supervision, economics evaluations and artificial lift design & optimization.
Raised permitted pressures in tight-sand waterflood via step-rate tests adding 20 BOPD (Texas Energy). Increased production 140 BOPD via recompletion (Texas Energy). Participated in four acquisitions adding 70 BOPD (Ginnings). Increased production 100 BOPD via workover (Eagle). Testified before Texas Railroad Commission (RRC) for unitization of leases prior to waterflood operations (Ginnings).
Senior Petroleum Engineer July 2013 to May 2016Texas Energy Holdings, Inc － Wichita Falls, TX
Conventional oil in Red River Arch.
Directed operations of 110 wells & 180 BOPD in Texas District 9.
Redesigned chemical treatments & artificial lift equipment on wells in two waterfloods reducing well failure rate by 50%.
Designed, proposed & executed 15 recompletions and workovers adding average of 5 BOPD.
Amended permits on injection wells increasing waterflood recovery by 10 MBbls oil.
Submitted documentation to RRC avoiding $60M in remedial cement work.
Engineer September 2007 to May 2013Ginnings Co － Wichita Falls, TX
Conventional oil in Eastern Shelf, Bend Arch & Ft Worth Basin.
Evaluated 40-50 properties making four acquisitions & adding 70 BOPD.
Evaluated existing waterflood for additional reserves and implemented $750M development work adding 30 MBbls oil.
Designed, proposed & supervised 10 recompletions and workovers adding average of 5 BOPD.
Reviewed property tax appraisals on company assets of 250 BOPD & 70 wells in Texas Districts 6 & 9 ensuring accuracy and least cost to company.
Ensured company operations were compliant with RRC avoiding fines & severances.
Production Engineer March 2003 to June 2007Eagle Oil & Gas Co － Wichita Falls, TX
Conventional oil/gas & shale gas in Bend Arch & Ft Worth Basin.
Supervised fracture treatments in Oklahoma & North Texas including $1MM Barnett Shale horizontal well.
Evaluated marginal and shut-in wells for workover and recompletion potential recompleting one well for 200 BOPD.
Surveilled four waterflood projects in Mississippi & East Texas activating one well for 15 BOPD and added second pump on another for 100 BOPD.
Compiled latest production data & recurring expense data for annual valuation of company reserves reporting results to bank and management.
Evaluated outside-operated project AFEs recommending participation where economical.
Ensured company operations were compliant with RRC & EPA avoiding fines & severances.
Field Engineer January 2001 to January 2002Discovery Operating, Inc － Midland, TX
Conventional oil & gas in Permian Basin & TX Panhandle
Supervised drilling operations including safe & successful installation and cementing of intermediate (5,100 ft) and production (10,200 ft) casing strings.
Supervised completion operations including fracture treatments (Wolfcamp/Spraberry) via casing and installation of sucker rod pumping equipment.
Supervised workover operations including acid stimulations and conversions to injection.
Supervised/coordinated remedial well operations including pump, rod, tubing and casing repairs.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science : Geological Engineering, 1997University of Missouri - Rolla － Rolla, MO, USA
Summa Cum Laude
Eta Chapter of Beta Sigma Psi National Lutheran Fraternity
Licensed Professional Engineer in Texas (#92735) since 2003
Echometer (Q-Rod, TWM)
Texas Section of Society of Petroleum Engineers – Member since 2003,
Treasurer since 2015
* Our Redeemer Lutheran Church of Wichita Falls – Member since 2003, Elder from 2009-2012, Treasurer since 2014
* University Kiwanis Club of Wichita Falls - Member since 2004, President in 2009, Treasurer since 2014