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  • Kirk Deshotels
    (832) 544-6854


Skilled in completion/production engineering and operations with 15 years’ experience in conventional and unconventional assets.


Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Louisiana


PetroEdge Energy IV, LLC
Houston, TX
Completions/Production Manager 3/19 – 5/20

• Responsible for managing wells and meeting production forecast in Eagle Ford
• Accountable for field production oil/gas allocations with central facility locations
• Heavily involved with EOR huff & puff project – high pressure sour gas injection
• Showed operational success with huff & puff program and proved uplifted oil production
• Provide field personnel technical and operational problem-solving support
• Reduced LOE throughout field development to improve economics
• Increased field production by 33% after workover campaign
• Presented weekly operational updates to management and board members
• Experience with compression, production facilities, pipeline, gas management, rod pumps, construction, and P&A
• Proficient with gas lift design and optimization
• Familiar with facility design, permitting, and drilling operations

Completions Manager 3/17 – 3/19

• Responsible for building designs, AFE’s, and procedures for completions on new horizontal wells and workovers in the Eagle Ford (Atascosa Co.)
• Investigate fracture design and new technology to increase production - successfully brought on top tier wells for the area
• Collaborated with Reservoir and Geology to identify key components to optimize stimulation treatments for improved economics
• Track actual spending to ensure project meets budget objectives
• Achieved substantial cost savings by improving frac efficiencies
• Optimize completions and flowback strategy with an engineered approach to increase EUR

ESP Petroleum Consultants
Houston, TX
Completions Consultant 5/14 – 3/17

• Supervised completion operations in Eagle Ford, Permian Basin, DJ Basin, TMS
• Stimulation specialist on location and held accountable for job execution
• Responsibilities included: job setup, coordination between all service lines, enforce safety requirements, well control, time management, job reporting
• Focused on reducing completion costs by increasing efficiencies and tracking daily costs
• Provided engineering support to field operations
Compass Well Services
Houston, TX
Technical Manager – Frac 10/11 – 8/14

• Leadership role with a pressure pumping startup
• Designed jobs with the use of technical data and frac modeling for customers operating in South Texas, West Texas, and Central Texas plays
• Provided technical/operational expertise on location
• Generated frac sales by building competitive proposals with market conditions
• Built long term frac pricing packages and managed accounts (EOG, CHK, Lewis Energy, EROC)

Halliburton Energy Services
Kilgore, TX
Senior Technical Professional - Frac/Cement Engineer 8/10 – 10/11

• Cross-trained in the cement product service line
• Designed cement slurries and executed jobs on HPHT Haynesville Shale wells
• Mentored/trained engineers and business development associates

Technical Professional - Field Frac Engineer 07/07 – 8/10

• Executed high profile stimulation jobs primarily in Haynesville Shale
• Job types: conventional, multi-stage horizontal, foam, acidizing, pinpoint stimulation
• Proficient with design models and HES software
• Core priorities consisted of environmental health & safety, quality assurance, and customer service

Associate Technical Professional – Stimulation 07/06 – 07/07

• Phase I Training: Drilling, Cementing, Reservoir Geology, Logging, Completions, Tools
• Phase II Training: Rock and Fracture Mechanics, Fracturing Equipment and Fluids, Engineering Calculations, Software, Frac Analysis and Design, Proppant Evaluation, Sales Demonstrations
• Phase III Training: Caught jobs and presented in Kilgore, TX on the following: Frac Equipment, QA/QC and Fluid Systems, Engineering Responsibilities, Breakout- Cotton Valley formation


Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX 2001-2005
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science/Chemistry Minor