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  • Andrea Switzer


Results-driven and detail-oriented Drilling/Production/Reservoir Engineer with eight years of immersive field and office experience providing top performance and continuous improvement to any project assigned. Data-driven, problem-solving analytical engineer with multiple fast learning curve experiences; adaptable and flexible to changing industry/business needs.





Houston or Midland, TX


SOTAOG 2020 - Present

Senior Technology Engineer – Midland, TX
• Production Engineer: Generated production engineering optimization calculations as SME for software developers
• Application Team Lead: Created & enhanced visualizations for engineering workflow optimization
• Project Manager: Streamlined data onboarding process and initiated workflows for new features

Apache Corporation 2013 - 2020

Production/Reservoir Engineer, Team Lead - Midland, TX
• Increased oil production by 10% with waterflood management for a ~600 well field in Central Basin Platform
• Created Spotfire Field Analysis tool to reduce manual data gathering and highlight key problem areas
• Collaborated with field staff to reduce LOE by analyzing failure reports and chemical programs
• Optimized rod pump operations by increasing longevity of the pump without compromising production

Drilling Engineer - Midland/Houston/San Antonio/Tulsa – Multiple Fields
• Designed and executed long reach horizontal wells in Southern Midland Basin
• Decreased drilling times by utilizing data gathering/geological projects, vibration analysis, utilization of Spotfire tools, research of new mud motor/bit technologies and actively managing drilling parameters with rig crew

Drilling Rig Supervisor – Delaware Basin
• Worked as the night then day supervisor on 1500 HP rigs, boosting performance with Spotfire engineering analysis
• Implemented engaging safety meetings and interactive morning on-site meetings to create a team environment

Industry Collegiate Internships: Summers 2010, 2011, 2012
• BHP Billiton: Deepwater Drilling & Completions Engineering Intern in Houston, TX
• Southwestern Energy: Production Roustabout Intern in Damascus, AR


• Extensive technical skills and field experience
• Excellent analysis, problem solving, leadership and project management successes
• Strong team player and leader; experienced communicator
• Experienced well operations in multiple disciplines
• Team Lead experience with cross discipline coordination
• Efficient logistics manager and adept coordination with contractors
• Diverse Field Supervision experience with proven safety record

Other Skills:
Field Surveillance ◾ Leadership ◾ Communication ◾ MS Office Suite ◾ Wellview ◾ Cygnet ◾ Spotfire ◾ Basware ◾ SAP ◾ Avocet ◾ OFM ◾ Petrel ◾ OpenWells ◾ Aries ◾ WellEZ ◾ Gas Lift ◾ Rod Star ◾ ESP ◾


COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES - B.S. Petroleum Engineering: GPA: 4.0 - May 2013