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Expert in Drilling Fluids

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Texas (TX)
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Expert has supervised the Drilling Fluids, Solids Control Equipment, Waste Generation & Waste Management in the international drilling sector since 1977. As well as being a Drilling Fluids Specialist, he is very knowledgeable as regards drilling operations, rig mobilization, running/cementing of casing, and safe rig-up/rig-down of equipment. He has worked with drilling fluids in more than 13 countries, for Drilling Fluids Companies and Operators, both on- and off-shore. Expert has also received Certifications in Mexican Labor Law Compliance, Mexican Occupation HSE Compliance and Mexican Handling & Disposal of Industrial Wastes Legislation Compliance. He in Bi-lingual, fluent in both English and Spanish.



drilling mud


drilling rig


horizontal drilling technology


offshore drilling


oil well drilling


solids-control equipment

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Houston, Texas;  Pasadena, Texas;  Beaumont, Texas;  College Station, Texas;  Baytown, Texas;  Bryan, Texas;  Sugar Land, Texas;  Port Arthur, Texas;  Galveston, Texas;  and Missouri City, Texas.

Often requested
with this expert:

Oil and Gas Exploration, Production, Construction and...
Frac Tank and Petroleum Engineering
Petroleum Engineering, Drilling Engineering and Operations
Petroleum Production Engineer

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1990   BS   CIS   University of Houston  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2006 to





Drilling Fluids Consultant


Expert is currently supervising the Drilling Fluids operations of 2 semi-submersibles in Equatorial Guinea, for an Operator.

In Villahermosa, Mexico, he supervised the Drilling Fluids, Solids Control Equipment, Waste Generation & Waste Management of up to 15 drilling rigs, drilling 3 well types, to 4,500 to 7,200-plus meter depths, in 25 geographic areas. The Mud weights ranged from 0.7 SG (underbalanced single & dual-phase, nitrogen-injected DF) to 2.0-plus Specific Gravity.

Offshore Ghana, Expert supervised the drilling fluids program aboard the Songa “Saturn” drill-ship in 1,100 meter water depths on a 2 well program, as one of the senior mud engineers.

Prior to that, he commissioned the drilling fluids/mixing/pumping/SCE systems of the drill-ship Songa “Saturn” during the trip from Tuzla, Turkey to Eq. Guinea. He wrote the Commissioning Report & Procedures Manual, as well as detailed the operational & safety issues to be addressed for these systems. As one of the senior mud engineers, he supervised the drilling fluids program aboard the same drill-ship, in water depths up to 1,000 meters, for all 6 exploratory wells of the project.

2005 to 2006


Scomi OilTools



Country Manager, Mexico


Expert executed start-up operations in Mexico for this Solids Control Equipment Rental & Waste Management company. He was responsible for a $9 million budget, 61 employees and all aspects of operations. He managed all logistics, importations & tracking of equipment. He established a processing plant that prepared Oil Based Mud Cuttings for incineration, as raw material, in the production of cement for CEMEX. He prepared documentation for 5 offshore bids, and gave quarterly presentations to the VP of International Operations & twice yearly presentations to the CEO.

2001 to 2005


Remedy Energy Services


Burgos Mexico


Consultant, Various Positions


As a “New Ventures Analyst” contracted to an international client, Expert prepared a market analysis of the Venezuelan drilling and drilling fluids market.

As an “HSE Manager”, contracted to Lewis Energy, Laredo, Mexico, he was responsible for compliance with Mexico's HSE laws during startup operations of Lewis Energy's Multiple Service Contract in the Olmos block, Coahuila, Mexico. He also prepared Lewis Energy´s Emergency Response Plan.

As a “Logistics & HSE Manager, contracted to Precision Drilling, Reynosa, Mexico, Expert was responsible for the Logistics & HSE department's functions for Precision Drilling in the Burgos Gas project, in Mexico. The project startied with 3 rigs & support equipment, then, imported 4 more rigs & support equipment. This represents 700+ employees, 200+ vehicles, 7 drilling rigs, 6 wire-line units/cranes, 6 well testing units, 2 office & 2 warehouse/yard installations, nuclear sources & explosives. He reduced fleet maintenance costs by 30%, Logistics Department salary expenditures by 50%, & hazardous and non-hazardous wastes generation by 25%. Expert assured compliance with Mexico's environmental protection laws that pertain specifically to companies drilling in Mexico, prepared Precision´s Emergency Response Plan, and participated in well planning & site construction/reduction of all 6 well types.

As a “Well Site Supervisor, contracted to Precision Drilling, Reynosa, Mexico, Expert managed a small land rig, supervising 6 expatriates and 24 Mexican nationals, in the Burgos Gas project. He was responsible for all drilling operations, rig mobilization, bit/nozzle selection, running/cementing of casing, etc. He completed theassigned drilling program 33% ahead of schedule.

While performing all the above mentioned duties, Expert was also the Remedy Energy Services “Drilling Fluids Specialist”, providing Management with insight regarding mud systems, problems & solutions.

1999 to 2001




MI-SWACO PetroZuata


Consultant, Senior Drilling Fluids Program Supervisor


As a “Senior Drilling Fluids Program Supervisor”, Expert supervised all aspects of the drilling fluids operations of 3 rigs, drilling extended-reach, multi-lateral, horizontal wells, at the Conoco-Phillips PetroZuata Heavy Oil Project, in the Orinoco River Basin, Venezuela. He supervised 12 Venezuelan Mud Engineers.

1998 to 1999


BlackHawk Drilling Products




Latin American Operations Manager


Expert prepared & executed the business plan for start-up operations in Mexico & Venezuela for this drilling fluids company. He wrote all mud, casing & hydraulics programs, as well as supervised mud engineering, mud products, solids control & cuttings disposal services and logistics for 5 rigs in the Burgos Gas Project, Mexico. He gave quarterly presentations to the CEO.

1995 to 1998


Sun Drilling Products




Country Manager, Venezuela & Colombia


Expert was responsible for all aspects of operations of this specialty drilling fluids chemical, and equipment rental company, in both Venezuela & Columbia. He supervised 20 Venezuelan nationals, and gave twice yearly presentations to Board of Directors.

1991 to 1995





Consultant Drilling Fluids Engineer


Expert worked as a contract mud engineer on/off-shore, in Nigeria, Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico & Wyoming.

1988 to 1991





Gulf Coast Sales Representative


Expert demonstrated software & hardware to +150 IBM distributors in a four state area, and at industry shows. Concurrently he attended the University of Houston, and completed a B.S. in Business Computer Information Systems.

Consulting Services:
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  • Houston based completion fluid expert for consulting on Completion fluid.
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Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on in Composition of Drilling Muds 1980-1885.
  • Transportation expert for consulting on drilling fluid transportation.
  • Drilling expert for consulting on Macondo oil spill
  • Expert in deep water drilling to consult on securities class action lawsuit.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
SPANISH   Expert has spent many years working in Latin America in 100% Spanish speaking environments.


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