Driltek Staff


Petroleum Engineer




Petroleum Engineer with expertise in Drilling Operations & Engineering since 2005. Operational experience in drilling and production in seven states, including California, Colorado, Texas, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Wyoming, and Nebraska. Drilling experience diversified in Drilling Fluid Engineering, Directional Drilling, and Drilling Engineering & Project Management. Specialization in operational safety, reducing costs of existing drilling programs, minimizing costs in new drilling programs, and proactive planning to avoid operational complications before they arrive.



Driltek, Inc.

2011 - Present

Project Engineer & Management - MacPherson Oil Company (2014 - Present)

Engineering and project management for the Round Mountain Field developmental program in Kern County, CA. Drilling consisting of three rigs, drilling horizontal and vertical wells completed in Vedder and Pyramid Hill sand formations. High risk and complex horizontal drilling conditions, with minimal to no circulation and rotary steerable application. Extended reach well bore profiles with Horizontal Section:TVD ratios exceeding 3:1.

Project Engineer & Management - Golden Gate Oil Operations, LLC (2013 - 2014)

Engineering and project management for Santa Maria Valley developmental program in Santa Barbara County, CA. Performed cost estimates, project planning and engineering, and project management for implementation of drilling the Monterey formation. Operations included underbalanced/aerated drilling fluid techniques of wells exceeding horizontal (100°+ inclination).

Project Engineer & Management - Pacific Coast Energy Company, LP (2012 - 2014)

Engineering and project management for Thermal Diatomite and Monterey developmental and re-drill program. Performed developmental/re-drill planning, cost estimates, project engineering, and drilling project management for the Orcutt Field in Santa Barbara County, CA...Operations includes, Thermal Diatomite drilling, Monterey drilling, and Monterey re-drilling...~60+ wells...minimizing surface footprint and well costs.

Project Engineer & Management - ERG Operating Company, LLC (2011 - 2013)

Performed well history due diligence, regulatory permitting, developmental planning, project engineering, and drilling project management for the Cat Canyon Field in Santa Barbara County, CA...Operations includes, but not limited to, re-drill and abandonment for Sisquoc thermal redevelopment program and Monterey new well drilling ...~140+ wells...Magnetic ranging directional drilling, under reaming and gravel pack liner completion, horizontal drilling.

Project Engineer & Management - Various Operators (2012 - Present)

Drilled Monterey wells for various operators in Santa Barbara County, California at depths in excess of 9,500'. Performed well history due diligence, regulatory permitting, cost estimates, abandonments, project engineering, and drilling project management for the Zaca, Blair, Los Alamos, Barham Ranch, and Santa Maria Valley Fields in Santa Barbara County, CA...Operations included, abandonment, work over, re-drill and new well drilling...High angle and horizontal directional drilling.

Drill Site Manager - MacPherson Oil Company (2011 - 2011)

On site supervisor for drilling operations for MacPherson Oil Company...Made operational decisions for successful drilling operations...Project organization and implementation.

Weatherford International ltd., Casper, WY

2010 - 2011

LWD Engineer

Operated directional drilling tools including Rotary Steerable, Multi-Frequency Resistivity, Gamma Ray, Neutron Density, Bore and Annular Pressure, and Temperature throughout the Rocky Mountain and Gulf of Mexico regions...Provided real time data to operators to determine immediate geo-steering decisions for horizontal wells in the Eagleford, Hainesville, Almos, Spearfish, Dakota, Niobrara, and Bakken formations.

Territory Resources LLC, Stillwater, OK

June - August 2009

Production Intern

Performed comprehensive engineering review for future development of South Ponca Multi Zone Unit...Engineering review included well log correlation, structural geology, and formation saturation to determine well potential...Performed research to determine mechanical figuration of well bore...Designed work-over procedures and prioritized remedial work-over and re-completion by immediate financial impact...Acted as Assistant Supervisor for packer setting, swab tests, blow-down and build-up tests, acid stimulation, fracture stimulation, and perforation processes.

Quality Drilling Fluids, Ft. Lupton, CO

December 2004-August 2005, May-August 2007, May-August 2008

Mud Engineer

Responsible for Testing Drilling Fluids in the Denver-Julesberg Basin in Northeastern Colorado for various operators and contractors...Worked with Operators to design drilling fluid programs and recommended necessary changes for drilling fluids during implementation...Observed drilling operations which included horizontal and directional drilling.



Bachelors of Science: Petroleum Engineering, Minor: Geological Engineering

Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO



  • Horizontal & Directional drilling and engineering
  • Underbalanced drilling and engineering
  • Down hole and surface equipment engineering and operations
  • Hydraulic system engineering and optimization
  • Completion design and engineering
  • Drilling fluid engineering, wellbore stability & integrity, skin minimization, and loss circulation control
  • Design stimulation, drawdown and build up tests, well bore abandonment, and other work-over operations
  • Expertise with Microsoft Office Programs including Excel and Visual Basic Programming