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  • David Dwayne Saucier
    (713) 751-9746


Senior Drilling Engineer | Operations Manager

 Drilling leader with a 10+ year track record of best-in-class performance safely leading domestic and global exploration teams in Deepwater Gulf of Mexico, Australia, Angola and Kazakhstan.Guiding Exploration Teams: Leads personnel by example, providing remote and onsite leadership, setting clear goals, engaging team members, resolving conflict and recognizing team / crew members’ contributions.

Þ Drilled challenging Norphlet wells in high pressure reservoirs with up to 19,000 ft sub-salt structures, bottom hole temperatures greater than 350° F and well depths between 3,500’ and 6,700’ of water. Improving Safety Processes: Sets clear Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) performance expectations, holding field execution teams and rig management accountable for creating a culture that drives for zero harm.

Þ Approved on a $10M AFE by Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and Chevron to outfit a Pacific Sharav drillship on handling H2S while drilling exploratory Norphlet wells. Optimizing Well Longevity: Consistently delivers best-in-class drilling programs based on well type, specific area challenges, rig availability and crew constraints to guarantee efficient, cost effective and safe operations.

Þ Led 2 non-operated joint venture (NOJV) drilling operations projects for client / operators Hess and Chevron, drilling volatile wells in 3,500’ water with 3 pay zones and tar-based subsurface hazards.




·      Drilling & Completions Supervision

·      Exploratory & Development Projects

·      Well Engineering & Operations

·      Failure Analysis Recommendations

·      Workovers & Interventions

·      Applications & Permits

·      Operations Management & Logistics

·      Bid Evaluation & AFE Generation

·      Real-Time Data Analysis

·      Drilling Rig Management

·      Performance Optimization

·      Increase Overall TD

·      Project Management

·      High Pressure High Temperature

·      Budgeting & Cost Controls

·      BHA / Casing Design

·      Business Development

·      Performance Optimization

·      Plug & Abandonment

·      BSEE / Safety Compliance

·      Global Location Setup

·      Hiring, Training & Mentoring

·      Staff & Engineering Teams

·      Vendors & Technical Teams

·      Directional Well Planning

·      Rig Site Supervision

·      Client / Operator Relations


Katy, TX