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Expert in Seals and Sealing Technology for the Oil and Gas Industry

Expert ID: 733423 Texas, USA

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1.Thirty five years in Polymer Science and Materials relating to Seals and Sealing Technology.
2. Written and co-authored eighteen (18) technical papers related to materials for the Oil and Gas Industry.
3. Granted thirteen (13) patents related to non-metallic materials for the oil and gas industry.
4. The applicant while at Halliburton developed a materials program in conjunction with Exxon to test perfluoroelastomer seals for the hostile down hole environment found in the Jay Florida oil field.
5. The applicant while at Otis Engineering (Halliburton), using special seal materials, Otis completed the first well for Shell Canada that produced 90% Hydrogen Sulfide. A presentation was developed and presented to Shell,s Engineering and Management Group related to these seals. Based on this presentation Otis (Halliburton) was awarded the contract for other difficult wells for Shell.
6. While managing the materials group, seals were developed for steam injection.
Condition ranging from 250*F to 600*F and 2000 psi.Seals are used in both Canada and California.

Present Seminars and Consulting on non-metallic seals to customers both Domestic and Foreign in the Oil and Gas Industry.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Dallas, Texas - Fort Worth, Texas - Arlington, Texas - Plano, Texas - Garland, Texas - Irving, Texas - Grand Prairie, Texas - Mesquite, Texas - Carrollton, Texas - Richardson, Texas

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1972 Degree: Post Graduate Subject: Chemistry Institution: University of Texas Dallas
Year: 1958 Degree: Bachelor of Science Subject: Chemistry Institution: Samford University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1975 to 2010 Employer: Halliburton Title: Manager of Polymeric Materials Department: Engineering Responsibilities: 1.Selecting a testing of seals for down hole equipment.
2.Contact with management of major and independent oil and gas producers. Both domestic and international.
3. Intensely involved in the development of Kalrez, Viton, Fluorel and Aflas for use in oil and gas production.
Years: 1960 to 1966 Employer: Southern Research Title: Research Chemist Department: Polymer Chemistry Responsibilities: 1.Assigned a research program for NASA to develop high temperature polymers for space flight
2. Designed ans built an apparatus to study weight loss of the polymer as function of time and temperature.
Years: 1968 to 1975 Employer: Texas Instruments Title: Process Engineer Department: Process Engineering. Responsibilities: 1.Assigned projects to solve problems encountered in manufacturing procedures.
2. Designed test to evaluate potting materials (filled epoxies) used i electrical connections as to Exotherm at cure,Gel Time, Volume Resistivity, Dielectric Constant and Coefficient of Thermal Expansion.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1976 to 2015 Country / Region: Various Summary: Traveled on business for Halliburton to all major oil an gas producers over the world except Russia

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Energy Polymer Group
National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Licenses / Certifications
1.Certified Manufacturing Engineer - Organic Coatings 1979 - 1982
2.Association for Finishing Processes of SME Senior Member 1978 -1979
Professional Appointments
1. Chairman-- Symposium on Elastomers for the Oil and Gas Industry -- Americam Chemical Society (ACS) Rubber Division May 1980
2. Chairman -- Advisory Committee to Battelle Institute for the Study of Elastomers in Sour Gas (H2S) Service. 1981
3. Chairman --Symposium on Demands for Elastomers in Oil and Gas Production -- American Chemical Society (ACS) Rubber Division
October 1983
4. Chairman --Symposium on Materials Technology for the Oil and Gas Industry September 1985
5. Chairman -- Corrosion Symposium 1997
6. Chairman -- NACE Task Group T- 1G - 26
Awards / Recognition
1. September 24 - 26, 1975 the assignment was given to organize a seminar and invite seal suppliers to attend and understand the problems encountered with seal materials in down hole environments. This was the first meeting of this type for service companies (Otis-Halliburton)to invite suppliers and explain to them the problems theindustry is having with current materials on the market. From this meeting research as done at the supplier level to improvement sealing materials.
2. NACE 25 year Membership
3.University Level Management Development Program October 3,1980
Publications and Patents Summary
1. Elastomeric September 1986 Pages 24 - 27 Effects of Organic Amine Inhibitors on Elastomers
2. Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology,January - March 1979 Pages 91 - 95 Evaluation of Seal Materials for High - Temperature H2S
3. World Oil October 1992 Pages 81 - 83 Designing Equipment for Hostile Environments .
4. Rubber Chemistry and Technology March- April 1981 Vol.54 No. 1 Pages146-154 Fluoroelastomer Polymers - Compounding and Testing for
Downhole Environments.
5. Processing Digest -3M Company September 1990 High Performance Elastomers Meet Petroleum Equipment Requirements.
6. Rubber Chemistry and Technology July - August 1994 Vol.67 No.3 also Gummi Fasevn Kunststoff March1996 Pages 230 -234 Nitrile Rubber Past Present and Future.
7.High Pressure - High temperature Seals for Oil and Gas Production October 28 -29 1996 International Conference on Oilfield Engineering with
Polymers London,England.
8. Patent U.S. No. 3,228,895 -- Infusible Silyamine Polymers and Processes for Producing Same
9. Patent U.S. No. 4,227,573 -- Reinforced Seal Units for Pumpdown Pistons of Well Swabs
10.Patent U.S. No. 4,753,444-- Seal and Seal Assembly for Well Tools
11.Patent U.S. No. 6,854,522-- Annular Isolators for Expandable Tubular in Wellbores
12.Patent U.S.No. 4,270,761-- Seals for Geothermal Well

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
1.Energy Rubber Group -- Educational Symposium - Rubber Technology in the Oil Industry September 24-25 1991
2.University Level Management Development Program Larry Ragland and Associates
3.Energy Rubber Group -- Education Symposium - Basic Oil Patch Rubber Chemistry
4.Rubber Division- Basic Rubber Technology and Engineering Design with Elastomers
5.Energy Rubber Group -- Educational Symposium - Elastomer compatibility and Reliability for Oilfield Service
6. Energy Polymer Group --Asia Pacific Tackling HPHT at the Design Stage July 9,2015
Vendor Selection
At Otis Engineering ( Halliburton ) selected vendors/suppliers for non-metallic seals for surface and downhole equipment

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