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Industrial Engineer Concentration-Well Construction & Stimulation (Artic-Offshore) Expert

Technical Consultant #2490



Mechanical and field engineer with focus to analytics, technologies and communications. Performing management positions on international assignments and challenging environments with a rich cultural diversity. Oversee dangerous and dual-use materials, (i.e., concentrated acids and bases, oxidizers, radioactive materials, solvents, liquid N2, and others).

Specialty Areas

  • Oil and gas well integrity,
  • Oilwell cementing,
  • Reservoir stimulation,
  • Fracturing: Unique acid fracturing services and fracturing fleets,
  • Project management,
  • Contracting, sales and client management,
  • Hazardous materials procurement, logistics and management,
  • Professional technical trainer,
  • Data management and analytics,
  • Statistics, probability and multivariate analysis; (MATLAB, STATA, eVIEWS),
  • Communication in written, oral form and presentations to multi-cultural audiences,
  • Theoretical and hands-on electro-mechanical aptitude.


Independent Consultant, Present

  • Providing support to the transportation sourcing team for land and maritime services within Europe, North Africa and Turkey.
  • Contract reviews, rates requests, negotiation, KPI (Key Performance Indicators) reviews, data gathering and transportation systems support for the production ramp-up of Madrid mill containerboard project.

Schlumberger LTD, Tyumen, Russia, Training Center Manager, 2012 - 2016

  • Managed teams that run theory and practical technical training for field personnel, engineers and customers at the biggest training center of the company.
  • Analytical project manager and sponsor on process improvements projects.
  • Oversaw setup, installation and technical support of complex offshore operations simulators.
  • Budget planning, HSE (Health Safety Executive), worked closely with contractors, sales department and directly with external clients.
  • The training center includes real industry machinery set-up with more than 20 mechanical units, laboratory, hazardous chemicals and radioactive materials facilities, high pressure equipment and others.
  • Contribute to accident investigations, root cause analysis training and HSE management system audits.
  • Provided technical support and set up for new technology trials at training center in conjunction with research and development centers prior to field testing phase of new technologies.

Key Accomplishments

  • Four years without accidents.
  • Turned the most expensive corporate training center to the most cost-effective (More than $100 million invested over a five- year period on the training center).
  • Increased training activity by 35% without significant additional capital expenses or headcount.
  • Standard work instructions creation and implementation based on risk analysis.
  • Development of new type of delivery content using simulations and virtual training content for enhanced distant learning and  effective use of specialized field equipment.
  • Received internal company recognition as senior technical level due to extensive contribution to the well construction technical community.

Technical Instructor, 2010 - 2012

  • In charge of all field engineer, entry level, 6-week training courses including delivery of theoretical, practical and hands-on training sessions.
  • Training delivery on basic SQ and HSE management systems, incident reporting, service quality incidents field data gathering training and investigation reviews.
  • Oil and gas well construction training for non-field population and external clients.
  • Reservoir stimulation training for non-field population and external clients.
  • Development of new training material for distant learning and on-the-job assessments.
  • Permanent participation on the technical evaluation committee for experienced well construction and reservoir stimulation engineers.
  • Coordination on conference visits to Tyumen State Oil and Gas University.
  • Participation on fresh hire candidate selection and evaluation process.

Key Accomplishments

  • Received internal company recognition for the highly effective training provided to field engineer world population.
  • Participant role in SQ (Service and Quality) and HSE management system audits and accident investigations.
  • Implemented LEAN processes in the training center.

Location Manager, 2008 - 2010

  • Direct management of over 50 employees providing well construction and reservoir stimulation services.
  • Project coordination and startup of unique acid fracturing services for Kharyaga phase 3 oilfield development on new wells and workover operations located 60km North of the polar circle.
  • Project management for well construction services for offshore artic operations located around Timan-Pechora region.
  • In charge of operations, laboratory, chemical warehouse, maintenance and support functions.
  • HSE, corporate and regulatory complince.
  • Procurement and contract negotiations, business administration, budgeting, bidding and tendering process, capital expense planning.

Key Accomplishments

  • Increased location revenue from $3.5 million to $11 million (USD) meanwhile improving net income.
  • Created and implemented a multi-skilling training plan effectively reducing headcount meanwhile providing more benefits and career opportunities.
  • Field testing and implementation of multiple new technologies in cooperation with research and development centers.

Service Manager, 2007 - 2008

  • Management of over 200 employees with fracturing fleets, maintenance department and support positions.
  • Service quality and HSE control including off-site contractor management.
  • Equipment planning for commissioning, decommissioning and maintenance.
  • Observation of compliance with local regulations.
  • Chemical usage forecasting, inventory management and long-term purchase order planning.
  • Personnel training and development.

Key Accomplishments

  • Reduced relevant service quality and HSE indicators, thanks to personnel training and restless strive for safety standards compliance.
  • Meanwhile keeping similar revenue, increased location net income over 10% YoY by detecting different projects synergies and improving personnel utilization.

Stimulation Technical Sales Engineer (Maracaibo, Venezuela), 2005 - 2007

  • Sales, design, execution and evaluation of stimulation operations performed on offshore wells.
  • Propped and acid fracturing.
  • Sand control.
  • Water control.
  • Matrix acidizing.
  • Fracturing and pack techniques for offshore drilling and workover rigs.

Key Accomplishments

  • Increase client’s oil production and location revenue by implementing well stimulation candidate selection processes and introduction of new technologies.

Cementing Field Engineer, 2001 - 2005

  • Design, execution and evaluation of oil and gas well construction operations.
  • High pressure and high temperature deep well operations.
  • Retrievable service tools operations on drilling and workover rigs.
  • Cement bond quality logs analysis for well repairs and wellbore isolation operations.
  • Well abandonment and kick off plugs designs for multilaterals and reentry operations.

Key Accomplishments

  • Introductions of new technologies on drilling and workover operations using win - win strategies
  • Project management for ENI-AGIP operations located at client’s office for DACION project.

Honors & Publications


 Course Work

  • Energy Economics
  • Telecommunication Economics
  • Invizion - Well Integrity Engineer
  • Project Management – PMI
  • Train the Trainer School      
  • Service Manager School
  • Advanced X-training
  • Performance Management
  • Management Tools
  • Transport Economics
  • Well Integrity Design & Analysis
  • Management Essentials II
  • LEAN Methodology
  • Management Essentials I
  • QHSE for Managers
  • Sales School
  • Finance School for operations
  • Oil & Gas E&P


  • Spanish
  •  English
  • Russian

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Society of Petroleum Engineer
  • Colegio de Ingenieros de Venezuela


  • M.S. Industrial Economics and Markets, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineer, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela  
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