David Rathgeber, Petroleum Engineer

Description

David Rathgeber

Butte, MT 59701 · 406.560.6860
daverathgeber@gmail.com ·  www.linkedin.com/in/david-rathgeber-a5803865

 

Petroleum/Drilling Engineer

Drilling Operations

Safety and Quality Focus

Problem Solver

Cross-Team Collaboration

Eager Contributor

Excel at interfacing with customers, engineers, and management.

Talent for quickly learning new information, procedures, and technologies.

Exceptionally organized and able to multitask. 

Continually focused on identifying, isolating and resolving issues.

Accomplished communicator skilled in building and strengthening relationships across functions to drive cohesive, strategic operations.

Education and Achievements

MONTANA TECH OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA, Butte, MT

Bachelor of Science, Petroleum Engineering with Minor in Business

Completed Collegiate Fundamentals of Drilling Well Control through Wild Well Control; Successfully completed FE Disciplines Exam

SAIT POLYTECHNIC, Calgary, AB

Diploma in Petroleum Engineering Technology

Professional Development

·      Certification in Standard First Aid/CPR

·      Certification in H2S Alive; Spill Responder, Enform

·      Certified in WHMIS and TDG Training

·      Training in Confined Space Entry, AIP

·      Energy Sector Driver Improvement Program, FSI

·      First Line Supervisor’s Blowout Prevention, Enform

·      Upgraded to Level 2 Rig Technician Apprentice

·     Rig Pass, IADC

·     Fall Protection and Fall Rescue for Rig Work, Enform

·     Oilwell Blasters Permit/Certificate, Enform

·     CTEC Advanced Driver Training

·     Upgraded to class 16 Driver’s license, Cameron Driver Training

·     Airbrake Endorsement Training

·     Load Securement Training

Technologies

WellView; Spotfire; Compass; Landmark; Petrel; Eclipse; SAP; Live Link; ERA Software; Accumap; PEEP; Microsoft Office Suite

Professional Experience

NEXEN CNOOC LTD. · Calgary, AB                                                                                                             

Engineering Intern, SAGD Drilling, Summers 2014, 2015 and 2016

Provide technical and operational support for drilling and completion projects, including the use and support of WellView and other database tools; collection, analysis, and presentation of engineering and operational data. Perform engineering calculations and analyses, and report results to project engineers; create and maintain spreadsheets and files; and, generate presentations, graphs, and reports for use by engineers and leadership.

  • Engineering Project Management: Integral part of infill program development team. Identified and developed critical parameters for directional survey QC and accountability.
  • Continuous Improvement: Identified gaps and corrected weaknesses in the New Grad training program. Developed and implemented detailed cost analysis and assessment of multi-lateral wells as a replacement for infill wells.

PHOENIX TECHNOLOGY SERVICES · Calgary, AB                                                                               

Project Support Technician, High Side Survey Management System, Summer 2013

Verified and input data into various reports to support business activities. Mined and retrieved records in response to information requests and ensured that documents met quality standards and complied with customer specifications.

  • Leadership: Selected to train field supervisors on understanding both the internal and field systems. Spearheaded inventory development of directional tools in SAP database software.
  • Client Service: Delivered technical and program support via phone and email to internal customers.

DEVON CANADA · Rocky Mountain House, AB                                                                                      

Production Engineering Intern, Summer 2012

Managed and maintained databases containing production and reservoir data and assisted engineers with analysis of data. Contributed to development of internal, and external, reports or tools to utilize production and reservoir data efficiently. Supported production surveillance and analysis to help engineers identify projects that may improve development in assets.

  • Production Optimization: Identified and corrected erroneous data from well files in XSPOC, increasing system accuracy.
  • Engineering: Performed fluid shots measuring fluid level in casing on various oil wells, allowing proper well diagnosis. Monitored and adjusted water injection wells on a weekly basis, ensuring accurate injection pressures and rates.

TRINIDAD DRILLING, LTD. · Nisku, AB                                                                                                   

Derrickhand / Motorhand / Floorhand, 12/2007 – 8/2011

Directed the smooth operation and support function of the mud module (sack area, mud pumps and mud pit / shakers), anticipating potential problems, pre-planning and implementing corrective action in a timely manner, helping to ensure outcomes align with company goals for drilling operations. Ensured optimal performance of all working/moving equipment on the drilling rig and wellsite.

  • Safety: Oversaw continual preventive maintenance and repair of equipment used in drilling operations; ensured continual cleaning and housekeeping in and about drill floor. Advanced knowledge of emergency shut-in procedures and able to respond to any emergency efficiently and professionally.
  • Drilling Operations: Managed and performed all drilling operation functions from rig up, drilling to completion and rig out; assisted with critical wellbore calculations. Maintained and supervised Drilling Fluids and Drilling Mud Circulation system. Executed technical troubleshooting and problem solving for various mechanical and drillstring/circulation systems.
  • Leadership: Performed roll over supervision, management and instruction for Floorhands and Motorhand.

ENSECO ENERGY SERVICES · Red Deer, AB

Equipment Operator and Night Specialist, 3/2006 – 12/2007

Performed daily operation and maintenance of equipment in a safe manner in accordance with HSE regulations to support a wide variety of tasks in gas and oilfield operations. Successfully executed duties with varying working conditions including inclement and/or extreme weather as well as other unforeseen conditions.

  • Safety: Oversaw continual preventive maintenance and repair of equipment used in completions operations; ensured continual cleaning and housekeeping in and about drill floor and wireline unit. Advanced knowledge of emergency shut-in procedures and able to respond to any emergency efficiently and professionally.
  • Drilling Support: Performed safe rig up to wellheads; contributed by rigging up and running various down-hole tools, from perforating guns to plug setting tools, as well as cased hole logging equipment. Collaborated with gyro hands to implement directional tools off drilling rigs.
Location
Butte, Montana, USA
Experience

NEXEN CNOOC LTD. • Calgary, AB
ENGINEERING INTERN, SAGD DRILLING, SUMMERS 2014, 2015 AND 2016
Provide technical and operational support for drilling and completion projects, including the use and support of WellView and other database tools; collection, analysis, and presentation of engineering and operational data. Perform engineering calculations and analyses, and report results to project engineers; create and maintain spreadsheets and files; and, generate presentations, graphs, and reports for use by engineers and leadership.
• Engineering Project Management: Integral part of infill program development team. Identified and developed critical parameters for directional survey QC and accountability.
• Continuous Improvement: Identified gaps and corrected weaknesses in the New Grad training program. Developed and implemented detailed cost analysis and assessment of multi-lateral wells as a replacement for infill wells.
PHOENIX TECHNOLOGY SERVICES • Calgary, AB
PROJECT SUPPORT TECHNICIAN, HIGH SIDE SURVEY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, SUMMER 2013
Verified and input data into various reports to support business activities. Mined and retrieved records in response to information requests and ensured that documents met quality standards and complied with customer specifications.
• Leadership: Selected to train field supervisors on understanding both the internal and field systems. Spearheaded inventory development of directional tools in SAP database software.
• Client Service: Delivered technical and program support via phone and email to internal customers.
DEVON CANADA • Rocky Mountain House, AB
PRODUCTION ENGINEERING INTERN, SUMMER 2012
Managed and maintained databases containing production and reservoir data and assisted engineers with analysis of data. Contributed to development of internal, and external, reports or tools to utilize production and reservoir data efficiently. Supported production surveillance and analysis to help engineers identify projects that may improve development in assets.
• Production Optimization: Identified and corrected erroneous data from well files in XSPOC, increasing system accuracy.
• Engineering: Performed fluid shots measuring fluid level in casing on various oil wells, allowing proper well diagnosis. Monitored and adjusted water injection wells on a weekly basis, ensuring accurate injection pressures and rates.
TRINIDAD DRILLING, LTD. • Nisku, AB
DERRICKHAND / MOTORHAND / FLOORHAND, 12/2007 – 8/2011
Directed the smooth operation and support function of the mud module (sack area, mud pumps and mud pit / shakers), anticipating potential problems, pre-planning and implementing corrective action in a timely manner, helping to ensure outcomes align with company goals for drilling operations. Ensured optimal performance of all working/moving equipment on the drilling rig and wellsite.
• Safety: Oversaw continual preventive maintenance and repair of equipment used in drilling operations; ensured continual cleaning and housekeeping in and about drill floor. Advanced knowledge of emergency shut-in procedures and able to respond to any emergency efficiently and professionally.
• Drilling Operations: Managed and performed all drilling operation functions from rig up, drilling to completion and rig out; assisted with critical wellbore calculations. Maintained and supervised Drilling Fluids and Drilling Mud Circulation system. Executed technical troubleshooting and problem solving for various mechanical and drillstring/circulation systems.
• Leadership: Performed roll over supervision, management and instruction for Floorhands and Motorhand.
ENSECO ENERGY SERVICES • Red Deer, AB
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR AND NIGHT SPECIALIST, 3/2006 – 12/2007
Performed daily operation and maintenance of equipment in a safe manner in accordance with HSE regulations to support a wide variety of tasks in gas and oilfield operations. Successfully executed duties with varying working conditions including inclement and/or extreme weather as well as other unforeseen conditions.
• Safety: Oversaw continual preventive maintenance and repair of equipment used in completions operations; ensured continual cleaning and housekeeping in and about drill floor and wireline unit. Advanced knowledge of emergency shut-in procedures and able to respond to any emergency efficiently and professionally.
• Drilling Support: Performed safe rig up to wellheads; contributed by rigging up and running various down-hole tools, from perforating guns to plug setting tools, as well as cased hole logging equipment. Collaborated with gyro hands to implement directional tools off drilling rigs.

Awards and Certifications

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
• Certification in Standard First Aid/CPR
• Certification in H2S Alive; Spill Responder, Enform
• Certified in WHMIS and TDG Training
• Training in Confined Space Entry, AIP
• Energy Sector Driver Improvement Program, FSI
• First Line Supervisor’s Blowout Prevention, Enform
• Upgraded to Level 2 Rig Technician Apprentice • Rig Pass, IADC
• Fall Protection and Fall Rescue for Rig Work, Enform
• Oilwell Blasters Permit/Certificate, Enform
• CTEC Advanced Driver Training
• Upgraded to class 16 Driver’s license, Cameron Driver Training
• Airbrake Endorsement Training
• Load Securement Training

Skills

WellView; Spotfire; Compass; Landmark; Petrel; Eclipse; SAP; Live Link; ERA Software; Accumap; PEEP; Microsoft Office Suite; Drilling; Completions; Leadership; Project Management; Teamwork;

Education

MONTANA TECH OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA, Butte, MT
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, PETROLEUM ENGINEERING WITH MINOR IN BUSINESS
Completed Collegiate Fundamentals of Drilling Well Control through Wild Well Control; Successfully completed FE Disciplines Exam
SAIT POLYTECHNIC, Calgary, AB
DIPLOMA IN PETROLEUM ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

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