Lawrence has over 37 years of experience in production operations of which 27 years have been focused on artificial lift and production optimization in a variety of roles ranging from field and application engineer to Global Artificial Lift Domain Head for Schlumberger. He has recently founded his own consultancy business (Camilleri & Associates SAS) focussing on production optimization, or as he likes to say “drilling and completing winning wells!”. He has published over 19 SPE conference papers and 5 patents covering all aspects of ESP operation such as inflow characterization and advanced completions and was SPE Distinguished Lecturer for 2019/2020 on the topic of production optimization. This body of work is particularly noteworthy as it combines theoretical explanations and field case studies demonstrating how real time data can provide full inflow characterization.
Mr. Weishoff is the Vice President of Production for Kraken Oil & Gas. He joined Kraken in October of 2016 as a Sr. Production Engineer. He was promoted to VP of Production in January of 2019. Since starting in 2016, Kraken’s production has grown from 3,500 gross barrels of oil per day to approximately 50,000 gross barrels of oil per day from the Bakken shale in the Williston Basin.
Prior to Kraken, Mr. Weishoff worked with Continental Resources in the Bakken as a Sr. Production Engineer. He played an integral part in CLR’s testing and development of flowback and artificial lift optimization and strategies within a multiple discipline team. Mr. Weishoff also spent 2 ½ years working as a Senior Production Foreman in charge of workovers, chemical program, and starting a failure tracking program.
Mr. Weishoff was raised and graduated high school in Ray, ND. He earned a B.S. degree in Petroleum engineering from Montana Tech.