Contact Information

  • James Barry
    (281) 857-3693


Diverse background results-driven manager with a comprehensive experience in team building, mentoring coaching and business development expertise in the public and private sectors. Internationally experienced, comfortable with extensive travel. Effective communicator regardless of culture or language. Recognized as an expert in down hole technical and program development, business plan execution, logistics, safety and quality. A Multi-discipline manager with over 25 years experience, 15 in the Oil and Gas business. My primary focus for many years prior to entering the industry was logistics, training, quality and safety. I transformed my background upon entering the energy industry to QHSE and logistics. I have held senior positions in major service companies related to QHSE, Purchasing and Logistics as well as Business Development and Technical Business Development.
I received my training as a Mud Engineer at MI SWACO/ Schlumberger and have been trained and developed training for Lost Circulation and advanced Geo Mechanics as it relates to Lost Circulation for which I have received numerous Peer and industry awards for technical support and application of new technology. While working as a volunteer for the SPE in Northern Emirates I was elected to chair the section for multiple years and serve the community in many facets ongoing. I hold a BBA in Management from the University of Saint Thomas, Houston Texas along with multiple industry certifications from Schlumberger along with a Texas Teaching Certification for Math and Science.




2015-2021 TurboChem International: Managing Director _Technical Support
2007-2015 Schlumberger/ Mi Swaco: Regional Manager, Sales Manager, Logistics Manager, QHSE Manager, Drilling Fluids Engineer
2005-2007 Stallion Oilfield Services: Project Manager, Training/HSE Manager
2003-2005 CyFair Public School System: Teacher- Technology Liaison
1995-2003 Falcon Barcode: CEO - Consultant

Awards and Certifications

HSE Consultant, Beacon of Life, 1999-Present
Red Cross Instructor Trainer, 2003-
Professional Association of Diving Instructors, MSDT 1992-Present
Small Boat Internationally Licensed Captain, IYT 2014-
SPE Discussion Leader/Technical Committee Leader (Lost Circulation), 2014
SPE Leadership Keynote Speaker, Leadership Conference, 2014
President elect /Chairman SPE Northern Emirates 2015, 2016, 2017-
Leadership Award 2017
Member IADC, SPE 2005-
Chaplaincy, OCF Oklahoma SBC 2011-
Texas Teachers Association 2003-
Adjunct Faculty, University of Saint Thomas 2001-2003
Cameron School of Business Alumni Association 2003-
Guest Lecturer- American University Sharjah, UAE, 2012-
Guest Lecturer - Petroleum Institute Abu Dhabi, UAE 2016 –
Guest Lecturer- Herriot-Watt University, UAE 2012-2014
Published SPE Papers ARAMCO/ TurboChem International Collaboration 2018 KSA ATCE
IADC 2017- 2018/ IPTC 2020
Speaker/Lecturer 2017, SPE IADC Cementing Workshop
Speaker/Lecturer Committee Member 2017 Lost Circulation workshop
SPE IADC ATCE Committee Member 2017
ATCE Petrobowl Committee Member, Master of Ceremonies 2015
American University of Sharjah, Mentor Committee Member Society of Petroleum Engineers 2017-2018
SPE GCS Education Chair, Board level position July 2020’- July 2022’


University of Saint Thomas, Houston, TX
Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, , 2003
Schlumberger Management School, 2014 Cohort
Risk Management,
Project Management,
Sales Management,
Operations Management,
Advanced Negotiations,
Oilfield Sales,
SLB Six Sigma Expert Practitioner 2014 $100 mm verified savings
Lost Circulation Specialist, 2012
ILM Certified Sales Trainer/Coach, 2014
Advanced Mud School, Lost Circulation and Advanced Business for Advanced Mud School, Co-Creator & Trainer 2012-2015 M-I SWACO/Schlumberger
M-I SWACO Fluids Engineer 2011
Negotiations, M-I SWACO 2010
LEAN Six Sigma SLB Advanced Practitioner (MIS Black Belt) M-I SWACO 2009
Onshore Offshore Safety Trainer: M-I SWACO 2007
TAP ROOT Lead Investigator Incident Investigation: TAP ROOT 2007-
Drive SMARRT Trainer: Schlumberger 2007-
Solids Control and Waste Management (Level 1, 2 & 3) Trainer & Program Creator: 2005-2007, Stallion Solids Control
Leadership/Mentoring and Managing Teams effectively (Lead Hand Training) Trainer and Program Creator: 2005-2007, Stallion Solids Control
Texas Qualified Public Teacher Highly Qualified MATH/SCIENCE 5-12: 2003 Texas Region IV
Chaplain OCF 2011


University of Saint Thomas, Houston, TX
Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, , 2003

Schlumberger/ Mi Swaco
Drilling Fluids Engineering, 2010