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Expert in Petroleum Engineering, Drilling Engineering and Operations

Expert ID: 729942 Texas, USA

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Expert's career in the oil and gas industry spans over 30 years. He has applied this experience in academic, engineering and management positions with entities such as Arco Alaska and Nabors Drilling.

Expert spent his time at Arco as a drilling engineer; he then worked several years as an on-site drilling supervisor. Within a year of joining Nabors as on-site drilling supervisor, Expert became Vice President of the Turnkey Drilling Division of Nabors (based in Houston). During this time Expert cultivated strong experience drilling difficult HPHT wells along the Gulf Coast, including many wells drilled deeper than 19,000 feet. In 2002 he left Nabors and joined his current firm as VP of Operations. There, Expert was responsible for well design of extreme HPHT Deep Bossier, HPHT Knowles Horizontal, and Marcellus and Eagleford resource wells. His responsibilities also included drilling, completion and stimulation operations management; gas gathering; and gas sales.

Expert currently holds a faculty position at the university level. He has earned a Ph. D in Petroleum Engineering. Expert is a 25-year member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, serving as a Distinguished Lecturer in 1995-96.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Antonio, Texas - Austin, Texas - Waco, Texas - Killeen, Texas - College Station, Texas - Bryan, Texas - Round Rock, Texas - Temple, Texas

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1986 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Petroleum Engineering Institution: Louisiana State University
Year: 1984 Degree: M.S Subject: Petroleum Engineering Institution: Louisiana State University
Year: 1981 Degree: B.S. Subject: Geology Institution: Louisiana State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2009 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Undisclosed Department: Responsibilities: Teaching and Research
Years: 2002 to 2011 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Vice President Department: Responsibilities: Operations Management
Years: 1996 to 2002 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Vice President Department: Responsibilities: Operations Management
Years: 1990 to 1996 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Engineer/Sr. Engineer/Drilling Supvervisor Department: Responsibilities: Planning and supervision of drilling operations
Years: 1987 to 1990 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Assistant Professor Department: Responsibilities: Teaching and research
Years: 1981 to 1986 Employer: Louisiana State University Title: Undisclosed Department: Responsibilities: Teaching

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Numerous depositions and court testimonies.
Training / Seminars
Developed and taught horizontal drilling short course, presented at Chevron in Houston for over 10 years.

Fields of Expertise

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