Contact Information

  • Larry Crump
    (832) 758-0118


Petroleum Engineer and artificial lift Subject Matter Expert (SME) with extensive experience working production surveillance, well
intervention, and artificial lift design (AL). Experience in both conventional and unconventional reservoirs across multiple basins
worldwide. Accomplished in field operations across 4 continents. Led and coached teams of engineers, operation, completions and
well intervention staff throughout career. Recognized for skills in maximizing run life and troubleshooting systems, e.g., diminished
Permian rod pump (RP) failure rate by half over a 4-year period.
Major project achievements include new technology development, Electrical Submersible Pump (ESP) redesign for reliability,
leadership of Shell's Colorado Oil Shale Plug and Abandonment (P&A) project, delivering ~2 years ahead of schedule and increased
production by 20K bopd for Yukos Oil & Gas in Russia. Knowledgeable in major AL design and surveillance applications: Autograph,
S-Rod, Subpump, Theta data analytics. Collaborated with multi-disciplinary teams to optimize operational expenses and deferment,
while mitigating HSS&E risks. Active contributor to Enhance Problem Solving Team, leading to AL improvement in Shell
Unconventional and global assets. 




SHELL OIL AND GAS, Houston, TX 2018 - 2020
Artificial Lift Central Team Lead
Managed production optimization, reliability improvement, contract management, capabilities development, and new technology
deployment. Provided regional and global support for ESPs, gas lift (GL), and RP artificial lift (AL) systems.
 Defined new operational procedure for ESP startup after workover (WO), resulting in Permian asset saving excess of $1MM.
 Delivered with CWI sand diverters in ESP wells, decreasing deferment and saving Permian asset $0.8 - $1.2MM per year.
 Guided CWI, C&P, and operation on standard ESP design, decreasing cost >$1MM and reducing beam pumping unit cost by
SHELL OIL AND GAS, Houston, TX 2014 - 2018
Permian Artificial Lift and Reliability Team Lead
Created and led artificial lift team focusing on delivering reliable artificial lift systems, maximizing run life, troubleshooting,
equipment teardowns, establishing standard designs, system performance management / improvements, equipment specification,
and contract management.
 Developed artificial lift system strategy and process document, enhancing effectiveness 20%.
 Created synergies between CWI and AL&R team to update Well Services Request (WSR/Lite), decreasing workover well cycle
time 10%.
 Acquired and deployed new technology, extending run life, slimline tubing anchors, king cobra guides, and co-rod.
 Initiated weekly rod pump teardowns witnessed by Shell field engineer, gaining knowledge for redesigns.
 Facilitated Permian monthly failure meeting with internal and external stakeholders, resulting in ~$3.5MM in decreased AL
SHELL OIL AND GAS, Houston, TX 2013 - 2014
Eagleford Artificial Lift Production Engineer
Surveillance engineer delivering 20% of production. Managed all artificial lift installations (rod pumps, plunger lift and gas lift).
Mentored young engineering staff and provided training to field staff.
 Coordinated installation of all artificial lift systems, meeting production targets.
 Consulted with operations and vendor, resolving plunger and gas lift issues.
 Orchestrated efforts with operations, maintaining 30 KOBE/day after field development stopped prior to asset sale. LARRY W. CRUMP PAGE TWO
SHELL OIL AND GAS, Houston, TX 2012 - 2013
Global Artificial Lift Engineer
Liable for ESP artificial lift, and research project. Seconded back to Colorado Oil shale to manage project.
 Supervised Texas A&M ESP half-frequency vibration research project, investigating extended run life.
SHELL OIL AND GAS, Houston, TX 2006 - 2012
Colorado Oil Shale Project Engineer
Worked in a multi-disciplinary team to demonstrate freeze wall viability as a robust containment system for commercial oil shale
development. Managed subsurface projects, design lift systems, managed contracts, developed project cost, consulted with
stakeholders, responsible for P&A program, and new ways of working. Leveraged and implemented new technologies.
 Commissioned new technology from other industries, to monitor reservoir pressures in multi-zones, decreasing cost by $10MM.
 Managed P&A project, to plug 633 damaged completions, protecting domestic use aquifers.
 Negotiated P&A strategy with state regulatory agency, simplifying project schedule by 1.7 year and $13MM.
WOODGROUP GLOBAL, Houston, TX 1999 - 2006
Operations / Optimization Engineer
Wood Group ESP, Inc. contract engineer working for Kerr McGee, ExxonMobil, Yukos oil companies. Worked in North and South
America, China, Africa, and Russia. Managed Pay-For-Performance contract, optimizing ESP and Progressive Cavity Pumps (PCP).
 Reduced ESP failures in Chad from 0.93 to 0.45 failure / well / year through AL redesign efforts.
 Oversaw installation of tubing sand diverter in 85 wells in Venezuela, resulting in decreased failure rate, saving ~$3MM.
 Facilitated ESP and RP optimization efforts for Yukos Oil & Gas, leading team of engineers overseeing 1,286 wells.
 Mitigated production issues related to surface pressure and ESP pump curves, increasing production by 20k bopd.
 Managed 314 well Pay-For-Performance (PFP) contract for Kerr McGee Oil & Gas in West Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.
 Collaborated with vendor, increasing run life by 1.3 years, saving $500K in motors and $1.5MM in rig cost.
Production Engineer
Oversaw wireline, gas lift optimization, and troubleshooting operational issue in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.
Worked field operations prior to university and project during university accountable for 150 rod pump wells.


Global Artificial Lift Electrical Submersible and Rod Pump SME
ESP Production and Run Life Optimization, Through designs, operations, troubleshooting, teardowns,and equipment selection


Petroleum Engineering (BS), Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX -1996