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Expert in Drilling and Completion of Deep Water, Onshore and Offshore Drilling

Expert ID: 732435 Virginia, USA

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Expert is a senior lead drilling engineer. He has worked for major oil companies and dealt with many horizontal, extended reach, multi-lateral and re-entry drilling projects. He is experienced in vital worldwide on- and offshore shallow and deep water drilling projects, as well as applied new drilling technology and drilling optimization to minimize the NPT impact to reduce drilling cost and enhance drilling performance.

His expertise includes the following:
1. All aspects of the directional drilling technology and applications.
2. Evaluation of oil tools and equipment: Evaluated downhole motors of many vendors in the market.
3. Experience in "TIC"; testing, inspection and certifications in the oil industry.
4. Discussion and evaluation of mergers and acquisitions in the oil industry.
5. Major oil companies measures and planning during the slow period.
6. Economical aspects and competition trend of new mergers in the oil industry.
7. The competition landscape and the future trend of global tubular manufacturers.
8. The OPEC perspective towards the oil prices and the differences among the OPEC members.
9. Wear-resistant materials and hard-facing in the oil industry.
10. The importance of "re-entry" projects during the slow period compared to drilling new costly wells.

Expert has utilized tubular wear technology, torque & drag software for extended reach well design. He has managed, designed and executed vital Extended Reach wells and workover re-entry projects. His responsibilities have also included preparing drilling and completion programs, including smart well completion, preparing AFE’s, drilling budget and cost.

Experienced in oilfield development and utilized the latest technology to execute the planned offshore wells to enhance the oil productivity of the drilled wells. Through this experience, it was possible to solve many drilling and well completion problems that may directly impact the NPT "non-productive time".
During the well completion with ESP's (Electrical Submersible Pumps), the best installation procedure & steps were followed to make sure the ESP was installed correctly.

His work experience has included negotiating contracts, joint operation agreements and interacting with oilfield service companies. He is experienced in business development and the setup of services for marketing oil tools and equipment.

Provided consulting in the following areas:
1. Tubular technology, casing and tubing and new connections of high quality casing manufacturers.
Studied the market landscaping and competition of the casing manufacturers worldwide
2. Experienced in all tubular in the oil and gas industry, drill pipe, drill collar and heavy weight drill pipe
3. Provided study about the premium casing connections to be applied in complex deep wells and deep water projects.

Provided the following consulting in the oilfield services:
1. Provided consulting to include the tubular services in the oilfield
2. Provided consulting to evaluate the equipment and oil tools rental in the middle east and the impact of this service at current downturn of the oil industry. Also elaborated on the major players of this service and the competition and the near future growth of this business.
3. Studied the economical impact on the oilfield services and the effect on the services including the market share among the major players.
4. Evaluated the offshore rig inspection and the acceptance criteria by the operator company
5. Studied the "Turn-key" drilling concept compared with drilling contracting concept in Saudi Arabian oilfields

Domestic and International Upstream Projects Experience:
Deep-water well construction, well planning and detailed well design
Extensive experience in the Gulf of Mexico deep water upstream projects
International Onshore and offshore project management ; engineering and operations
Experienced in all aspects of the directional drilling projects; horizontal well drilling projects
Worked on many “Re-entry” offshore wells to enhance the oil recovery of existing oil wells
Offshore oilfield developments to increase the oil productivity
Evaluation of new oil tools and equipment and trial tested them in the oilfield operations
Experience in “drilling data management” and analyzing drilling data real time
Experienced in downhole drilling and completion equipment and tools
Solving many drilling and completion problems to save time and cost
Prepared many drilling budgets while planning and monitored drilling cost
Drilled and completed vital extended reach and multi-lateral offshore wells
Domestic and international experience; in USA, Europe & North sea, Middle East and West Africa
Designed and installed many ESP’s “electrical submersible pumps”
Worked and contributed in many well completion projects in offshore operations

Accomplishments and Execution of Vital Upstream projects:
Complex well planning, modeling and design in deep water projects in GoM
Deep water well construction and detailed casing design
Team work in deep water projects to reduce operation cost in expensive deep water drilling
Worked with engineering team to improve drilling efficiency in deep water projects “GoM”
Drilled extended reach and multi-lateral offshore wells; engineering, design and operation
Sidetracked in horizontal wells from windows in casing and from open hole to make branches
Ran all types of “Rotary Steerable Systems” and monitored performance in the offshore fields
Benchmarking and bit selection of different types for evaluation purposes
Ran improved solids control equipment and evaluated them in offshore operations
Ran and witnessed many well completion projects using ESP’s
Recommended best practice in running drilling data management in “Real time center”
Came up with solutions to improve the drilling practice in international drilling projects
Evaluated drilling cuttings waste management equipment to reduce oil contamination
Prepared drilling budgets and drilling cost of vital offshore drilling operations
Worked with evaluation team to inspect offshore rig for acceptance purposes
Found hard metals to reduce casing and tool joint wear

Expert has consulted to Shell USA, real time monitoring, and provided consulting to a number of other clients.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Houston, Texas - Pasadena, Texas - Beaumont, Texas - College Station, Texas - Baytown, Texas - Bryan, Texas - Sugar Land, Texas - Port Arthur, Texas - Galveston, Texas - Missouri City, Texas

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1978 Degree: MS Subject: Petroleum Engineering Institution: Technical University Clausthal (Germany)

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2012 to 2015 Employer: (Chevron) Title: Senior Drilling Consultant Department: (Drilling) Responsibilities: He provides expertise in well construction, well planning, casing design and drilling cost. He utilizes drilling software for well modeling. Assignments have included well control and avoidance of loss of well control in deep water.
Years: 2011 to 2012 Employer: (Halliburton) Title: Senior Drilling Advisor Department: (International operations) Responsibilities: Expert joined the International project management group to work on “Turn Key” drilling projects in the Middle East and other international offshore drilling projects to enhance and optimize drilling operations. Responsibilities included well planning also.
Years: 2009 to 2010 Employer: (Software-Verdende) Title: Senior Drilling Consultant Department: Responsibilities: He served as a drilling specialist dealing with Real Time Drilling Optimization. Expert introduced new technology pertaining to Drilling Real Time Data acquisition and applications. He worked with drilling software development group on casing wear software for deep water drilling projects.
Years: 1998 to 2009 Employer: (Saudi Aramco) Title: Senior Lead Drilling Engineer Department: (Operations) Responsibilities: Expert's work in drilling engineering and completion covered on- and offshore operations, including smart wells. He was selected as a lead member of a drilling team to develop potential offshore oilfield and to test and evaluate the first Rotary Steerable System trial test runs in Saudi Arabia. Expert also solved many directional drilling problems related to building/ dropping angles in tough formations.
Years: 1988 to 1997 Employer: (Maurer) Engineering Title: Project Engineer / Project Manager Department: Maurer Technology Responsibilities: Expert introduced and managed the deep drilling/-casing and drill-pipe wear project. He selected new wear-resistant materials and alloys and took on special assignments in offshore operations.
Years: 1979 to 1987 Employer: (Mobil Oil) Title: Drilling Engineer Department: (Production) Responsibilities: His responsibilities included casing design, drilling programs preparation, deep gas well drilling in Germany, assignments in workover operations, and the evaluation of solids control equipment.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Member in journal petroleum technology
Licenses / Certifications
Received Chevron well control certificate
Publications and Patents Summary
He has published 6 papers in drilling technology.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Expert has contributed to workshops for well construction and well design in deep water.
Vendor Selection
He has interacted with major vendors including Schlumberger, Halliburton, FMC and NOV.
Marketing Experience
Expert has worked as marketing engineer to introduce new drilling software packages.
Other Relevant Experience
He has been selected to evaluate several drilling software applications.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German and Arabic Fluent in both languages

Fields of Expertise

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