Familiar Technologies: Aerated Muds, Light and heavy Completion Brines, Lignosulfonate/Lignite, Lime and Gypsum, Potassium Carbonate Mud, Potassium Chloride/SSPHPA/Glycol, Potassium Nitrate, Potassium Silicate, Potassium Sulfate, Potassium Sulfate/SSPHPA, Polymer Systems, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Silicate, WARP (Weighting Agent Reduction Particle), Weighted and Non-Weighted Invert Emulsion Muds (Diesel & Synthetic Based)

Regions of the world you have worked: Canada – Foothills of the Rockies,
Canada – Offshore – North Atlantic
Equador – Foothills of Andes


Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Canada
• Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education
• Degree in Education
• Major in Physical Geography / Geology
• Major in Psychology

Memorial University (Marine Institute)
• Basic Survival Training (Offshore)

Petroleum Industry Training Service, Nisqu, Alberta
• Advanced Mud School
• Pre-employment Floorhand Tickets
• WHMIS, GELS, H2S Alive.

Additional Training
• Centrifuge maintenance
• Cuttings Reinjection
• Environment, Drilling Fluids Disposal and Waste Management
• Flat Time Reduction
• Fluid Dynamics, Hydraulics & Well Integrity
• Performance Culture
• Shale Shaker performance & screen optimization
• Total Fluids Management
• Work Relationships & Team Building.


2011 – 2004
Drilling Fluids Engineer (Consultant)
• M-I SWACO Inc.

Drilling Fluids Engineer (Employee/Consultant)
• Q’MAX Solutions Inc.

Assistant Derrickman (Offshore)
• Sedco-Forex

Roughneck/Mudwatcher (Offshore)
• Rowan Companies Inc.


• Experience drilling simple to complex, high angle/multiply directional holes as deep as 10 222-m.


• Anhydrite
• Barite sag (high angle wells)
• Borehole Instability
• Carbonate contamination
• Cement contamination
• Coal seams
• Differential sticking
• Gas kicks
• High formation pressures & high mud temperatures
• Hole cleaning
• Hydrogen sulphide gas
• Lost circulation
• Sloughing shales
• Water inflows


• Ability to work alone and as a team member; effective as both leader and collaborator.
• Highly motivated, honest, compassionate, outgoing, diligent, and dedicated to exceeding customer and employer expectations.


• Experienced in conducting safety and regulatory compliance inspections.
• Experienced in providing technical support for drilling, workover, and completion fluids.
• Familiar with hardware/software for Mud Engineers to write or complete mud
reports, managed wellsite inventories and accessed technical information.
• Helped with the logistical requirements of maintaining operations for 7, 14, 21 or 28 day periods on projects onshore and offshore.
• Highly skilled in oil drilling and production, formulating and maintaining drilling fluids.
• Kept jobs files current & neatly organized with mud reports, delivery tickets,
mud program, price lists, contact information & other significant well information.
• Kept mud recaps updated, including an accurate reporting of mud properties &
well conditions & procedures, as well as accurate tracking of inventories & daily
& cumulative mud costs.
• Mud analysis conducted as per API standards.
• Provided routine & non-routine mud engineering.


Available upon request