Contact Information

  • Amable Espina
    (832) 907-7712


B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, MBA and M.Sc. in Finance with proficient knowledge of global energy markets, technical and economical company valuations, and strategy implementation to optimize business value as well as development of new business. Solid experience in upstream services, leading, planning, executing, and managing all phases of a directional drilling job in the Oilfield Services industry. Dual citizenship (American and Venezuelan) with international experience working in large cross-functional teams in multicultural settings such as Russia, Ecuador, Angola, Venezuela, and the USA. Highly motivated team player, customer-driven, results-oriented, and energized by achieving outstanding results. Excellent interpersonal, communication, leadership and negotiation skills. Agile and forward-thinking mindset, operating in rapid learning and fast decision cycles with a strong decision making capability.




VOPAK MODA HOUSTON, a midstream liquids terminaling and logistics company Houston, TX
Project Manager Sept 2019 – Dec 2019
• Managed engineering, procurement, and construction of a rail-served NGL Terminal for a major oil operator in Deer Park, TX
DUARTE VIVAS & ASOCIADOS, a commodity brokerage, trading & consulting services firm Caracas, Venezuela
Consultant July 2016 – July 2019
• Executed technical and financial feasibility assessments of oil & gas projects
• Analyzed engineering proposals, CAPEX estimates, and commercial quotes in support of contract negotiations and business planning
• Provided valuation of upstream service companies with active contracts with Venezuela’s NOC
• Prepared and executed tender offers to Venezuela’s National Petrochemical Company resulting in two successful spot trade cargoes
• Redesigned accounts receivable procedure for a client with uncollected accounts from Venezuela’s NOC by switching to a derivative trade-in method resulting in a successful collection of US$27M
• Provided investment benchmarking and transaction due diligence support to private sector clients
SCHLUMBERGER Cabinda, Angola
Sr. Directional Drilling Engineer July 2013 – Jan 2016
• Achieved Schlumberger’s StethoScope® world record by completing 91 stations (>3.3 Stations/hour) supervising logging directional control in Chevron’s Tombua-Landana project (TOM-B09-ST1) increasing logging revenue by US$3.5M
• Provided offshore (shallow and deepwater) directional drilling & completions services: managed all phases of the projects providing in-house upstream consulting support to Chevron and Total E&P
• Executed Chevron’s CRX-Congo River Crossing (>US$100M), a gas pipeline project to transport 250MMSCFD of natural gas by intentionally colliding two wells under Congo river canyon
• Improved client’s drilling times by 30% through drilling software optimization and Rotary Steerable Systems implementation which resulted in 12% revenue increase
• Improved employee safety metrics by 40% by revising Schlumberger’s mentorship program training for junior engineers
Directional Drilling Engineer Aug 2010 – July 2013
• Supervised rig HILONG-16 complete drilling campaign as the on-site lead Directional Driller throughout Ecuador’s geo-market expansion in 2012, completing more than 20 wells from planning to execution for Ecuador’s NOC
• Accomplished the successful implementation of the first ROC (Remote Operations Center) in Ecuador for Consorcio Shushufindi Project, a joint venture between Schlumberger and Ecuador’s NOC to enhance Shushufindi’s mature oilfield production
• Provided onshore directional drilling services, managed all phases of a directional drilling project, mobilized personnel and equipment
SCHLUMBERGER Usinsk, Russian Federation
Field Engineer June 2009 – Aug 2010
• Prevented more than 35 potential washouts and LIH (lost-in-hole) incidents by implementing effective Shocks & Vibrations mitigation techniques in high Dog Leg Severity environments
• Provided direction & inclination, gamma ray, resistivity, and density measurements to support directional drilling services
PROCTER & GAMBLE Caracas, Venezuela
Process Engineer April 2008 – Oct 2008
• Supported Line Managers to enhance the lifecycle of 3 production lines delivering strategic maintenance planning, performance optimization, and blueprint layout design for a new technology production line (US$55M project)
• Yielded 80% product savings by reducing material losses and improving logistical and financial data management


Consulting Services | Business Development | Business Management |
Market Analysis | Management Consulting | Valuation | Upstream Oil & Gas Operations | Drilling Operations | Directional Drilling


Master of Science, Finance, GPA 4.08/5.00 Nov 2019
Master of Business Administration, GPA 4.14/5.00 June 2019
Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering, GPA 3.73/5.00 Nov 2007