6/1979 4/1983 Dowell Div of Dow Chemical District
Engineer Grand Junction Colo. Regional Engineer Western Region.
Responsible for technical recommendations and operations in fracturing,
acidizing and cementing.
4/1983 4/1984 Norris Oil Co. Prod and Drilling Engineer
Western Colorado and Ventura Ca. Drilling and production operations in both
tight gas sand reservoirs in the Piceance Basin and unconsolidated sand
reservoirs in Ventura Basin.
4/1984 2/1990 McFarland Energy Co. Production Engineer,
Drilling Engineer and Field Superintendent Los Angeles Basin. Ran all field
operations for McFarland as well as provided production and drilling
engineering for the company there as well. Operations included urban
drillsites as well as high visibility leases in Seal Beach and Long Beach
2/1990 2/1992 Santa Fe Energy Co Senior Production
Engineer Los Angeles and Ventura Basins. Provided drilling and production
engineering for the company in the Los Angeles and Ventura Basins. Worked
on waterfloods in Los Angeles in the Rosecrans field as well as light oil
primary production in Sespe and Del Valle fields.
2/1992 7/1997 McFarland Energy Co. Manager of Engineering
and Operations, Vice President of Operations Operations in Louisiana, East
Texas, Los Angeles Basin, Ventura Basin, San Joaquin Valley and Sacramento
Basin Managed and conducted drilling and production operations in all
areas as well as reserve estimations with Netherland and Sewell, Degolyers
and McNaughton and Babson and Shephard. Responsible for budgeting and
capital programs at a corporate level.
8/1997 9/1997 Consulting for Drilltek
9/1997 4/2004 Stocker Resources, Plains Exploration and
Production Asset Manager for Arroyo Grande 9/1997 1/2000, Asset Manager
Mt Poso 2/1999 2/2003, Asset Manager Montebello 3/2003 to present
Have drilled and completed wells using foam in gravel packing techniques
at Arroyo Grande, drilled and or recompleted over 300 wells at Mt Poso
developing fracturing techniques that made that acquisition a success and
provided drilling and production engineering services to the Inglewood
assets in 2002, 2003 and 2004 including drilling 47 wells and completing 9
of the new producers with a newly developed fracture packing technique.
Successfully recompleted two exiting wells resulting in significant
production increases using a modification of the same technique. Published
a paper on fracture packing SPE #90975 Multistage Oil-Base Frac-Packing in
the Thick Inglewood Field Vickers/Rindge Formation Lends New Life to an Old
4/2004 7/2006 Vice President Western Business Unit Onshore
CA for PXP. Largest business unit in company with 65% of production (47000
boepd gross 42000 boepd net) and 80% of reserves (320 MMboe). Employee
headcount of 250 including technical staff and field operations. Capital
budgets of $200 million a year and expense budgets in excess of $180
million. Operations in LA Basin and San Joaquin Valley including both
light oil waterfloods and heavy oil steam projects in both conventional and
diatomite reservoirs. Activity levels included development of large
facilities projects (Turbo Expander Plant and Waterflood injection
facilities in Los Angeles) and several hundred wells per year drilling