My objective is to find a new position in a discipline that aligns with my broad oilfield experience, from laboratory services to upstream oil & gas operations and product line management to working with patent agents, attorneys and technical SMEs on patent strategy, trade secrets and publishing for freedom to operate. I'm very flexible, adaptable and enjoy teaming with diverse coworkers to achieve positive results.
2019-Present Chevron Houston, Texas
Intellectual Property Advisor, Drilling & Completions, Alliances and HSE
Identified $300M in savings by reconciling an idle patent portfolio with accepted well completion practices.
Captured and protected company innovations through consistent teamwork with business partners, inventors, project managers, portfolio manager, patent agent and an attorney, leading to decisions to file patents, publish inventions for freedom to operate purposes or keeping inventions as trade secrets.
2015-2019 Weatherford International Houston, Texas
Sr. Applications Engineer
Created and launched sand control fluids product line by creating fluid formulations, mixing manuals, quality standards and testing procedures for shore base and rig site operations.
Developed and implemented a low temperature, delayed acting open-hole WBM filter cake breaker system that achieved zero-skin completion efficiency for two wells offshore Australia.
2012-2015 Chevron Houston, Texas
Deepwater Completion Engineer
Developed worst case discharge risk matrix for four deepwater Wilcox wells to determine liner and casing integrity in the event of a blowout or “worst case discharge” to the sea floor.
Initiated successful cooperation with Baker Hughes to test microemulsion surfactants on JSM crude oils and wellbore strengthening drilling fluids in anticipation of drilling-related formation damage as seen on Tahiti.
Petroleum Engineering Training Coordinator
Prioritized $8MM budget for reservoir and production engineering training course updates and deliveries.
Decision Executive on phase-gate projects to create and update training courses on time and on budget.
1988-2012 Baker Hughes Houston, Texas
Product Line Manager, Sand Control and Well Stimulation Fluids
Managed profit margins for $160MM product line by managing technology development, intellectual property, purchasing, shipping and inventory expenses and setting price book values.
Granted US Patent 8,349,771 for double emulsion technology and benchmarked competitive patents.
Aided in executing the $5.5B acquisition of BJ Services by preparing timely and accurate market intelligence presentations for company executives.
Technical Advisor, Sand Control and Well Completions
Developed novel horizontal well gravel packing technology and predictive models utilizing lightweight gravels and proppants by using large-scale research models.
Published a technical article in World Oil in May, 1997, on the damaging effects of clay migration in producing wells and the interactions of clays with different brines, clay stabilizers and combinations thereof.
1985-1988 Universal Treating Co. Levelland, Texas
Developed well stimulation fluid mixing, quality control and pumping procedures for field operations.
Reduced producing well sucker rod failures by 50% on West Texas leases by optimizing corrosion inhibitor formulation and implementing a rigorous treating schedule.
Bachelor of science in petroleum engineering, Texas Tech University, 1982