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Expert in Nuclear Open-hole Logging and Sensors. Log Interpretation, QA/QC, Tool Hardware and System Apps

Expert ID: 728570 Texas, USA

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Expert is considered a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the area of nuclear open-hole wireline logging. This includes, but is not limited to, nuclear sensor applications, log QC/QA, petro-physical response, electrical hardware design and systems. The scope of his expertise in relation to nuclear logging products covers Gamma Ray, Spectral Gamma Ray, Neutron Porosity (thermal neutron), Epi-Thermal Neutron (air drilled app.) and Spectral Density. Cased-hole applications included are radioactive Spectral Tracer-Scan (multiple isotope application), Directional Gamma-Ray (radial response in isotope-laced environment), pulsed neutron Sigma, Waterflow, CO apps. Due to working with induced radioactive material, Expert has 25+ years of active involvement in radiation safety of high dose-rate logging sources such as Cs137, Am241Be and Cobalt 60. Expert has been used as a consulting expert in the design, usage, testing, risk, and NRC compliance in relation to well logging radioactive sources. His familiarity with open-hole and cased-hole logging has afforded rigorous dedication to global technical support, mentoring, training, Operational Excellence, qualification / commercialization, and project management that includes heading a multi-dicipline logging tools and system. Expert is qualified in specifying and qualifying Mil-spec integrated circuits and components which included specified functionality, reliability, and environmental testing. Expert has worked closely with Research and Sensor Physics for 20+ years and has included multiple generations of nuclear logging tools and algorithm/software improvements.

Expert consulted as a nuclear logging expert for a startup thru-drillpipe company. He was chosen due to 25+ years in the industry of nuclear logging and recommendation of his peers.He was approached by owner and president of a petroleum equipment company from China. Upon recommendation from a former Halliburton co-worker, he was retained as a subject matter for logging technology in general including open-hole, cased-hole, and perforating. Expert worked directly with the former president (Mr. Wu) of CNLC (China National Logging Company) . Mr. Wu founded CNLC in 1995 and acted as its first president. Mr. Wu, with 40 years in the logging industry, considers Expert on par with his knowledge and one of a handful of experts in China on nuclear tool technology.

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: 1980 Degree: BS Engineering Technology Subject: Electronics, Telecommunications - Minors in Petroleum Eng. and Geology Institution: Texas A&M University - College Station, Texas

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2009 to 2010 Employer: Thrubit LLC Title: Consultant - Logging Department: Engineering/Manufacturing Responsibilities: Expert examined the design, testing, and calibration of a thru drill-pipe (2.125") Neutron and Density logging tools. The accomplishments in this area included 'fixing' the Neutron detector and instrument manufacture, temperature qualification, procedures and response. Expert accomplished a feasibility study of the calibration and qualification physics for the Spectral Density tool and submitted report.
Years: 2009 to 2009 Employer: Gowell Petroleum Equipment Company Title: Technical Consultant North America Department: Beijing head office, PRC Responsibilities: Expert was commisioned by Gowell's President and owner to actively review China's logging technology and make recommendations based on visiting a relative cross-section of engineering, manufacturing, research, design and competitive landscape. Based on acquired first-hand data, Expert compiled and presented a business model describing feasibility and actionable items to comply with the President's request.
Years: 2005 to 2009 Employer: Halliburton Energy Services, Houston, TX Title: Principle Technical Professional Department: WPS Technical Services Responsibilities: Expert had technical and operations involvement on a new generation Hostile High Temperature High Pressure (HTHP, 500 F & 30,000 psi) Nuclear tools and Releasable Cablehead. He was also involved in a ‘Super-Slim’ OH project, 2.35” through drill bit Density/Neutron. He performed Field Operations Reviews (FOR) focusing on Performance Improvement Initiative (PII - circa 1997) which measured improvement in Service Quality and Health Safety and Environment (HSE). This initiative fell under Operational Excellence which drives a culture of performance excellence, constant improvement, measurable data, established processes and procedures. Audits were a significant component in measuring improvement in Service Quality, HSE compliance (Radiation, Explosives, HAZMAT), Competencies, Training, Key Process Indicators, Maintenance, Logistics, Log Quality, and Well-site Operations.
Expert performed FOR Audits for Perth Australia, Papua New Guinea, Odessa TX, and Luanda & Malongo Angola.
Years: 2003 to 2005 Employer: Halliburton Energy Services ,Houston, TX Title: Program Manager Department: L&P Technical Applications Group Responsibilities: He managed a large, multi-discipline Wireline Technology project: specifically, Halliburton’s Openhole logging suite and surface system LOGIQ, which included down-hole Telemetry, Gamma, Density, Neutron, Acoustic, and Resistivity with complete surface system hardware and software.
He was charged with finding $3.4 million in unaccounted for equipment, resulting in accouning for all but $110,000. He conducted field testing on commercial wells and was directly involved in deployment, providing hands-on leadership.
Expert managed the first eight production logging strings manufactured, qualified and tested for external clients, increasing revenues.
Years: 2001 to 2003 Employer: Halliburton Energy Services ,Houston, TX Title: Technical Advisor Department: L&P Technical Services Responsibilities: Expert improved Job Efficiency 2%, in Russia, by support focus and meeting with local management and customers in Nizhnevartovsk and Surgut, West Siberia. He participated in regional and country management meetings in Moscow.
He also performed a Service Quality Intervention in Al Khobar Saudi Arabia. Aramco had issue logging operations, Service Quality and Safety. He participated in analysis, training, and meetings with Aramco management, resulting in the resution of stated problems.
Performed FOR Audits; Perth Australia, Farmington NM, Vernal UT, and Odessa TX.
Years: 1999 to 2001 Employer: Halliburton Energy Services ,Houston, TX Title: Principal Technical Professional Department: L&P Technical Services Responsibilities: Expert performed FOR Audits in Jakarta & Duri Indonesia, Perth Australia, Papua New Guinea, Algeria, Egypt, Bakersfield CA, and Maturin Venezuela.
Years: 1993 to 1999 Employer: Halliburton Energy Services ,Houston, TX Title: Sr. Technical Professonal Department: L&P Operations Engineering and Technical Services Responsibilities:
Years: 1981 to 1993 Employer: Halliburton Energy Services (formerly Welex), Houston, TX Title: Operations Engineer Department: L&P Operations Engineering and Technical Responsibilities:

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1990 to 1990 Country / Region: Australia, Perth and Barrow Island Summary: Expert performed a new tool and service technology and operations transfer to operations and technical staff. This new service accounted for $12 MM USD over the next two years.
Years: 1996 to 1996 Country / Region: Indonesia, Duri Summary: Expert introduced new technology and participated on six wellsite operations to train operations and technical staff on log response, interpretation and processing.
Years: 1999 to 1999 Country / Region: Australia, Perth - Papua New Guinea Summary: He performed Field Operations Reviews (FOR) focusing on Performance Improvement Initiative (PII - 1997) which measured improvement in Service Quality and Health Safety and Environment (HSE). This initiative falls under Operational Excellence which drives a culture of performance excellence, constant improvement, measurable data, established processes and procedures. Audits are a significant component in measuring improvement in Service Quality, HSE compliance (Radiation, Explosives, HAZMAT), Competencies, Training, Key Process Indicators, Maintenance, Logistics, Log Quality, and Well-site Operations.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert's consulting skills have encompassed critical design, manufacturing, and response in the commercialization phase of the startup company, Thrubit LLC. He was brought in due to lack of progress in the area of qualification and log response of their neutron and density products.
Expert also performed an acessment of China's current logging industry as a whole to advise on technology, research, and specifications required of their current open-hole logging tools, surface hardware, and software. He also reviewed hardware specifications to determine the magnitude of engineering, research, and physics necessary to accomplish their goals.
Training / Seminars
Expert's training experience includes hands-on new product introduction, operations and service manuals. The scope of this area includes a magnitude in the area of 30+ relative to new product global support and technology transfer. He has conducted 10+ training courses on an as-needed basis and was called upon to travel internationally to participate in critical operations root cause analysis.
Vendor Selection
Expert has a broad array of vendor interaction based on project, obsolescence, and engineering needs. This is consideded a part of conventional business practice for the position he held.
Marketing Experience
His involvement in a global department and focused expertise puts Expert in an up-stream position which is considered to directly affect client value and CVA (Cash Value Added). This position carried a management bonus attachment. His field operations and technology experience made Expert a constant resource for current and legacy information. All nuclear projects required Expert's attendance and advice as the expert.
Other Relevant Experience
He is very dedicated to the tasks at hand and exhibits a constancy of purpose that yields detailed results based on knowledge and research.

Fields of Expertise

americium isotope, becquerel, cadmium, cesium isotope, curie, dosimeter, gamma radiation, iridium isotope, isotopic tracer, nuclear oil-well logging, radiation risk assessment, radiation safety, radiation sensitivity, radioactive contamination, radioactive material, spectral gamma, consumer safety, road traffic safety, hazardous nuclear material, safety inspection, saw safety, nuclear safety, horse safety, health safety, equipment safety, employee safety, workplace safety and security, activation logging, IEEE/ANSI Standard C95.1-1992, medium-energy nuclear theory, cobalt-60, iodine-131, iridium-192, radioactive contamination treatment, electric circuit safety, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, radio-frequency electronic equipment, alpha radiation, radiation burn, radiation sickness, radiation damage, laboratory safety, photonuclear reaction, lead equivalent, film badge, background radiation, depleted uranium, boron counter, electrostatic-discharge safe, optical radiation, nuclear radiation measurement, biological material radiation effect, radiation shield, electrical safety code, optical engineering, electrical product safety, electric field effect, safety auditing, wellsite safety, safe semiconductor material manufacturing, machine safety, personal protection equipment, safety, materials safety data sheet, nuclear code, radioactive isotope, nuclear radiation, beta radiation, uranium isotope, tritium, thorium isotope, thallium isotope, stable isotope, silver isotope, scandium isotope, safety code, radium isotope, nuclear radiation shielding, radiation safety code, radiation effect, National Fire Protection Association code, isotope, gold isotope, explosion safety, europium isotope, electrical safety, cobalt isotope, cesium, californium isotope, californium, antimony isotope, antimony, americium, actinium

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