Staff

CraigKrummrich
President and Founder

Mr. Krummrich received his mechanical engineering degree from West Virginia University and has worked in the upstream oil and gas industry for more than thirty years.  Craig spent fifteen years with Chevron Corporation in many different types of responsibility and geographic areas, from drilling and workover foreman/engineer through supervisory and training positions in onshore and […]

Mr. Krummrich received his mechanical engineering degree from West Virginia University and has worked in the upstream oil and gas industry for more than thirty years.  Craig spent fifteen years with Chevron Corporation in many different types of responsibility and geographic areas, from drilling and workover foreman/engineer through supervisory and training positions in onshore and offshore operations in areas including the mid-continent, the West Coast and overseas.  Craig then took the position of Engineering Manager for two years with Kenai Drilling Limited, a California based drilling contractor, developing their turnkey and managed project business.  Craig then spent two years as the Drilling Manager for Venoco, Inc. where he helped build a high performance drilling department that engineered and managed drilling, completion and remedial operations in seven oil and gas fields in four states and four different oilfield areas.  In October of 1998, Craig left Venoco, Inc. to start Krummrich Engineering Corporation.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

KRUMMRICH ENGINEERING CORPORATION                                                 1998 – Present
ceo/cfo – Ventura, CA

Chief Drilling Engineer

Project Management

Business Development

Software Development

VENOCO, INC.                                                                                                                   1996 – 1998

Drilling Manager – Santa Barbara, CA
Managed an eight person drilling department operating from two different offices (Santa Barbara and Denver).

Supervised four engineers, a technician, and two technical assistants.  Managed drilling, completion, and major workover operations in seven fields in four states, including Santa Clara CA (~8,000’ highly deviated directional wells, and one horizontal well), Willows/Grimes Northern CA (~8,000’ 12 – 14 ppg emw gas wells), Beverly Hills CA urban site (moderately deviated directional wells), Pieance Basin Colorado (6,500’ straight-holes), Big Mineral Creek Texas (highly deviated directional from offshore pads in Lake Texoma), and Gwinville Mississippi (6,000’ – 14,000’ normally pressured gas wells).

Managed the refurbishment of the LA Basin Beverly Hills urban site-drilling rig that had been stacked for 15 years and brought it back to working condition and drilled two wells.

Managed the construction and mobilization of a 15,000’ very versatile platform-drilling rig onto Platform Holly, located in the state-waters of California.  This was significant because Platform Holly is a 30-year-old platform that has severe political, air emission, space, and power constraints.

KENAI DRILLING LIMITED                                                                                  1995 – 1996

Engineering Manager – Bakersfield, CA
Opened and managed a satellite office in Bakersfield, CA.

Developed turnkey and managed project business.

Project manager for wells drilled from 6,000’ to 11,000’ in the San Joaquin, Central California, and Coastal California areas.  During this period drilled six turnkey wells and project managed the drilling of five wells.

Developed a computerized well planning and wellsite reporting system used to accurately plan and track projects in real time.

Trained rig pushers to effectively utilize a computer and the wellsite reporting systems.  Researched and made recommendations for the current Kenai 401K plan.

Orchestrated the development and contracting of a 3-man shallow drilling rig which moved in 2 hours and fit on small production pads.

CHEVRON CORPORATION                                                                                            1980 – 1994

Drilling Superintendent/Engineer – Bakersfield, CA (1992 – 1994)
Engineered and supervised the drilling of wells at Lost Hills, Coalinga, and in Northern California.  Initiated and managed a wellsite incentive program that helped reduce drilling costs in Lost Hills by 30%.

Sr. Drilling Engineer – Elk Hills, CA (1989 – 1992)
Worked with the Chevron team of production and reservoir engineers, geologists, and facility engineers to oversee, in concert with the Department of Energy, the operations of Bechtel Engineering at Navy Petroleum Reserves #1 & 2 at Elk Hills.  Worked along side Bechtel engineers to plan and drill the first series of highly successful horizontal wells.  Received quality management training and then helped train many Elk Hills employees in quality improvement techniques and processes.  

Drilling Foreman – Northern California (1988 – 1989)
Wellsite supervision of the drilling, completion, and remediation of straight-hole and directional gas wells in the Willows, Grimes, and Rio Vista areas.

Offshore Platform Drilling Engineer – Ventura, CA (1985 – 1988)
Engineered and supervised, under the guidance of a drilling superintendent, ten highly deviated wells on Platform Hidalgo in the Point Arguello field in Federal OCS waters.  Engineered and supervised an offshore exploratory well drilled from a semi-submersible drilling vessel.

Construction liaison between drilling, mud, and cement contractors and Chevron platform facility groups.

Responsible for negotiating initial drilling rig, cement, mud, catering contracts for Platforms Hermosa, Hidalgo, Gail, and Esther.

Worked with Chevron Offshore Technology division to help design the drilling rigs and associated equipment for seismic design acceptability.

Drilling Engineer/Foreman – Spain/Mediterranean Sea (1985)
Worked with a team in Madrid to engineer the Montinaso deep-water drilling project, a well drilled in 2,500’ of water offshore Spain from a dynamically positioned drill ship, at that time, the deepest- water subsea well to date.  Part of a six-man drilling foreman team that successfully drilled the well.

Drilling Engineer, Chevron Training Group – New Orleans, LA (1983 – 1985)
Taught well control at Chevron’s domestic drilling office locations and international locations: Saudi Arabia, AberdeenScotland, and CopenhagenDenmark.  Taught advanced drilling and floating drilling courses in New Orleans and Aberdeen.

Offshore Drilling Foreman – La Habra/Oxnard, CA (1982 – 1983)
Wellsite supervision of the drilling and completion of platform wells in the Santa Barbara Channel.  Wellsite supervision of exploratory and delineation wells from semi-submersible, drillship, and jack-up rigs in the Point Arguello field.

Drilling Foreman – Midland, TX (1980 – 1982)
Wellsite supervision of the drilling, completion, remediation, and fracture and acid stimulation of wells in the West Texas and New Mexico areas.

Wellsite supervision of the drilling, completion, remediation, and fracture and acid stimulation of wells in Northeast Texas and Oklahoma areas.

ptcodd
COO and Principal

Paul graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering in 1989. Paul started his career with Westcoast Petroleum as a field operator and progressed to a Production Engineer responsible for Northern Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada. Following an Area Engineer role at NAL that included reservoir engineering and A&D […]

Paul graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering in 1989. Paul started his career with Westcoast Petroleum as a field operator and progressed to a Production Engineer responsible for Northern Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada. Following an Area Engineer role at NAL that included reservoir engineering and A&D responsibilities as well as all operations, he joined a junior Canadian oil & gas company operating in Northern Russia as a Sr. Operations Engineer responsible for drilling, completion, and production operations. Between 2003 and 2010 Paul was involved in starting up several businesses. The first, McGinnisCodd & Associates was an engineering firm that helped small E&P start-ups with asset evaluation, their subsequent operations, and also provided project management, operations engineering, and field personnel for international projects in S. America, N. Africa, and India. Paul was then COO/VP Engineering for two small E&P start-ups that were built and successfully sold. Paul moved to the US in 2011, with BNK Petroleum, to familiarize himself with unconventional resources. As Manager of Engineering and Operations he was responsible for all drilling, completions, and production operations in the Woodford and Caney shales, while also managing reserves and the Land Department. Paul is very experienced in managing the day-to-day operations of both production and consulting companies that also provided project management and engineering services for drilling, completions, and production operations both Internationally and in the USA.

PerKristiansen
Principal

Mr. Kristiansen received his mechanical engineering degree from the University of Stavanger in 1978.  He is a multi-functional drilling engineer with more than thirty years of industry experience.  Per’s integrated team leadership and project management skills developed through work on a variety of domestic and international drilling projects.  His operational background includes experience with most […]

Mr. Kristiansen received his mechanical engineering degree from the University of Stavanger in 1978.  He is a multi-functional drilling engineer with more than thirty years of industry experience.  Per’s integrated team leadership and project management skills developed through work on a variety of domestic and international drilling projects.  His operational background includes experience with most well and formation types encompassing offshore subsea and platform work, onshore remote and urban drilling sites, HTHP and horizontal wells.

Included in his experience are various abandonment projects, such as the removal of Exxon’s R-Platform in the Gulf of Mexico in 1984, the plugback and removal of numerous exploration wells and the removal of all of the wells on the Tommeliten subsea template in the North Sea in 2000. Mr. Kristiansen was also involved in theexcavation and reabandonment of 28 oil wells located within the port of Long Beach in preparation for the construction of a new pier.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

KRUMMRICH ENGINEERING CORPORATION                                               2001 – Present

Principal Engineer, Partner
Principal Engineer and co-owner of an engineering/consulting company specializing in project management and supervision of drilling, completion, workover and P&A projects for the oil and gas industry.  Duties include engineering, project management, well planning and design, permitting, cost estimation, contracts and services, cost control/tracking.  Mr. Kristiansen is also responsible for monitoring day‑to‑day field operations and coordinating activities of wellsite supervisors on a variety of drilling/completion/workover projects.  He is an active participant in business growth and development, including company software products.

STATOIL                                                                                                                            1982 – 2001

Drilling/Well Operations Supervisor – Stavanger, Norway (1999 – 2001)
Drilling, completion and workover of subsea wells, both horizontal and sub-horizontal with horizontal xmas tree technology, from a semi-submersible rig offshore Norway.  Drilling, completion and well operations on platform wells in excess of 19,000′, both horizontal and sub-horizontal (with SDP considerations), utilizing jack-up rig offshore Denmark with extensive use of large size coiled tubing.  Participant in project teams that planned and drilled deep HTHP exploration wells using semi-submersible rigs.  Participant in the project team that planned, plugged and abandoned the wells on a large subsea wellhead structure from a semi-submersible rig offshore Norway.

Engineering Manager – Stavanger, Norway (1996 – 1999)
Drilling Engineering Manager for the Åsgard field, with three semi-submersible rigs continuously engaged in drilling activities, offshore Norway.

Manager Åsgard Integrated Planning Team – Stavanger, Norway (1994 – 1996)
The Åsgard Development (the largest subsea development ongoing in the world at the time) consists of three fields, which was developed with two floating production units and a multitude of subsea templates.  Per successfully led a 12-person cross-functional team (including members from partnering operators and a service company) to:

  • Perform the feasibility study to screen and reduce 29 possible development scenarios to five scenarios
  • Conduct the conceptual evaluation of the five development short-listed scenarios to one final scenario
  • Prepare the Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) of the final selected development scenario and select the optimal drilling and completion methods using well life cycle management
  • Issue all necessary documentation to ensure development of the fields in a safe, most cost efficient and environmentally sound manner.

Assistant Drilling Supervisor – Stavanger, Norway (1990 – 1993)

Well Operations Manager – Stavanger, Norway (1987 – 1990)

Subsurface Specialist (seconded to Mobil) – Stavanger, Norway (1985 – 1986) 

Subsurface Engineer (seconded to Exxon) – New Orleans, LA (1983 – 1985)

Department Engineer – Stavanger, Norway (1982 – 1983)

DOWELL SCHLUMBERGER                                                                                    1979 – 1982
Service Engineer – Bolivia, Libya, Norway          

 

DanaBillings
Sr. Project Engineer

Mr. Billings, Project Manager and Principal,received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1979.  He has been in the upstream oil and gas industry for more than thirty five years working 25 years for Chevron and the past 10 years for Krummrich Engineering. He has participated at […]

Mr. Billings, Project Manager and Principal,received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1979.  He has been in the upstream oil and gas industry for more than thirty five years working 25 years for Chevron and the past 10 years for Krummrich Engineering. He has participated at all levels within drilling and workover operations both onshore and offshore. Capable of leadership, drilling engineering, peer review, training/mentoring or any combination thereof. Is actively involved with Drill Site and Well Site Manager recruitment, interviewing, selection and performance reviews.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE 

KRUMMRICH ENGINEERING CORPORATION                                     August 2004 – Present

Principal/Drilling Engineer/Superintendent

Provide drilling engineering, workover and completions engineering, project management, Drilling Superintendent service, training/mentoring as required by customer.

Venoco Inc May 2005 to present

Offshore Drilling and Workover – Platforms Holly, Gail, Grace. Highlights include slot recovery and drilling of Extended Reach wells from Platform Holly to place wells at lease line boundaries. New wells from Platform Gail that include dual completions, ESP, Fiber Optic installation, Fracture Stimulation.

Mobilization and demobilization and retrofitting of Company owned rigs.

Onshore Drilling and Workover – Montalvo Field and onshore California Monterey Exploration Drilling

Scope and level of involvement vary from engineering and full project management to mentoring new engineers and monitoring progress – depends on  the internal staffing in place.

Chevron Corporation – San Joaquin Valley BU October 2010 to present:

Onshore Drilling – Kettleman Hills – Grassroots Wells Target Kreyenhagen

Onshore Drilling – Cymric Field – Relief Well Drilling Engineering – Conceptual Planning through Execution to target and intercept wells with shallow parted casing to properly abandon same.

Scope and level involvement varied from engineering and supporting the project manager to mentoring new engineers and monitoring progress – depends on the internal staffing in place.

Other

Support in various capacities for independents including – PACOPS, DCOR, Holmes Western, PRE Resources, PXP

 

 

CHEVRON CORPORATION                                                                                            1979 – 2004

Drilling Engineer Supervisor – Chevron Overseas Petroleum, Deepwater Drilling Group – Malongo, Angola (2003 – 2004)

Provide operations drilling engineer and supervisory support for the exploration and development drilling and sub-sea completions program in Block 14 Offshore Angola in Southern Africa. Work performed from moored and dynamically positioned drill ships – Transocean Deepwater Discovery and Transocean Sedneth 701. Work area is in Congo River Canyon with water depths of 1200’ – 430’.

 

Tengizchevroil/Chevron Overseas Petroleum – Tengiz Field, Kazakhstan (2001 – 2003)

Supervise Drilling Engineer Staff Group of 10. Project in ramp up phase to accelerate field development – 6 rig operations. Primary responsibility for well designs, contract development and administration, business planning, shareholder communications, asset development strategy and waste management.

 

Sour Gas Injection Project Team – Tengizchevroil/Chevron Overseas Petroleum, Project Offices in Houston, TX and London, England (2000 – 2001)

Drilling member on a project team that performed feasibility study and front end engineering for injection of high H2S concentration gas into the Tengiz Field in Kazakhstan. Injection conditions forecast to be 9200 psi, 17% H2S, 3% CO2. Responsible for subsurface aspects of project: Process Hazard Review, well designs, completion equipment and tubular designs, materials recommendations, retrofit of existing wells, business plan input and shareholder communications.

 

Drilling Engineer Supervisor – Hibernia Management Development Co., St Johns, Newfoundland (Loan assignment to Chevron Canada) (1998 – 1999)

Drilling Engineer Supervisor for two rig offshore Gravity Base Structure located on Grand Banks of Newfoundland. Project had $165MM annual drilling budget. Wells were extended reach drilling in excess of 28,000 ft and 75 degree angles. Designed, permit and tender Slurry Fracture Annular Injection system.  Functioned as both Drilling Engineer and Superintendent supporting multiple asset teams in South Timbalier 135/151, 148 and West Delta 117.  New wells and sidetrack to 18,000’, using 300’ Jack Up rigs, and dual gravel pack completions.

 

Drilling Superintendent and Abandonment Team Leader – Chevron North America, Ventura Profit Center (1994 – 1996)

Group completed wells and facility project to remove 4 offshore platforms off California including 137 well abandonments and severing of wells below ocean floor.  Represented Chevron on joint industry SWARS project, developed plans and procure permits for abandonment of sub-sea wells in State waters.  Responsible for drilling, work-over and completion of wells on 4 OCS Platforms including procurement of purpose build modular rig for offshore assets.

 

Drilling Engineer and Temporary Superintendent – Chevron USA, Western Region, So. Calif. Division (1988 – 1994)

Various offshore projects in the Santa Barbara area – Gail, Hermosa, Hidalgo and Grace and engineer and supervise 10 abandonment rigs in LA Basin including abandonment of wells in 3 urban drill-sites in Century City.

 

Production Engineer – Chevron USA, Western Region, So. Calif. Division (19861988)

During Point Arguello start-up – Platforms Hermosa and Hidalgo.

 

Drilling Foreman/Supervisor – Chevron USA, Western Region, So. Calif. Division

(19791986)

Urban drill-sites, offshore California, Alaska, UK- North Sea.

MattRohret
Mid-Continent Manager / Sr. Project Engineer

Mr. Rohret, Business Development Manager and Project Engineer, received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Iowa in 1972.  He has been in the upstream oil, gas, and geothermal industries for over forty years.  Matt began his career with Phillips Petroleum in Odessa, Texas, and worked as a completion / production engineer […]

Mr. Rohret, Business Development Manager and Project Engineer, received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Iowa in 1972.  He has been in the upstream oil, gas, and geothermal industries for over forty years.  Matt began his career with Phillips Petroleum in Odessa, Texas, and worked as a completion / production engineer in the Permian Basin.  He eventually relocated to Denver, Colorado, where he worked as a drilling / completion engineer and later as a District Engineer for Kansas-Nebraska and Northern Natural Gas Companies.  In 1984, he worked as a well site consultant, drilling and completing wells throughout the Rocky Mountain and Mid-Continent areas of the USA.  In 1993, Matt was hired by Exeter Drilling Company as a Drilling Manager until their sale to Nabors Drilling, Inc.  In 1997, Mr. Rohret became the Operations Manager for Tom Brown, Inc., a highly successful independent producer in Colorado and Wyoming.  In 2001, he was hired by Ensign US Drilling, Inc. and worked as a Drilling Manager in the Rocky Mountains until 2006, when he was promoted to West Coast Area Manager and moved with the company to Bakersfield, California.  In April, 2012, Matt joined Krummrich Engineering Corporation as Business Development Manager, USA.  Mr. Rohret has drilled and completed oil, gas, and geothermal wells in fourteen producing states of the USA, as well as operations work in Canada.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

April, 2012 to Present:  Krummrich Engineering Corporation.  Bakersfield, CA.

Business Development Manager / Drilling, Workover, Completions Engineer
Responsible for expanding KEC’s engineering, wellsite supervision, and product reach in oil, gas, and geothermal operations.  Provide clients with skilled, competent wellsite supervision.  Personally provide engineering and project management as requested by client Operators for all phases of drilling, completion, and workover planning and execution.  Prepare well design programs and AFEs.  Provide technical advice to improve performance and/or avoid problems uncovered in previous operations.  Supervise daily operations through well site supervisors on location.  Produce post-drilling, workover, and completion performance reports evaluating expected vs. actual results, and review of problems encountered during daily operations.  At client’s request, provide on-site supervision and assistance during critical operations (horizontal drilling and completion operations, snubbing operations, frac stimulation, fishing jobs, etc.)

April, 2001 to April 2012:  Ensign United States Drilling Inc.

May, 2006 to April, 2012:  West Coast Area Manager, Bakersfield, CA.
Managed operations and conducted business for the Ensign California division.  Supervised a work force of 1,000 employees.  Made employee safety the top priority of our field operations.  Increased the rig fleet by the addition of nine new ADR technology drilling rigs by yearend 2012.  Directed expansion of operations into offshore platform work and geothermal drilling during the 2009 downturn.  Planned and executed several turnkey geothermal drilling operations.  Maintained a very close and highly visible working relationship with the rig managers, drillers, and rig crews.

April 2001, to May, 2006:  Drilling Manager, Denver, CO.
Managed the operations of assigned groups of rigs in Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado.  Bid solicitation, contract execution, AFE preparation, invoice preparation.  Turnkey and footage planning and execution.  Daily contact with rigs (morning reports, daily operations, troubleshoot downhole problems, equipment issues, rig personnel challenges).  On-site assistance during critical operations (fishing jobs, well control issues, equipment failure, etc.).

February, 1996 to April, 2001:  Tom Brown Inc. (acquired by EnCana Corporation).  Denver, CO.

Operations Manager
Successful independent oil and gas company.  Well planning, budget preparation, drilling schedules, contract negotiation, invoice approval.  Average $100 million budgets over four year period.  Designed, directed, and helped execute completion programs for all company wells.  100% of completions involved hydraulic frac programs.  Pumped several CO2 foam fracs, also extreme pressure N2 foam fracs.  Directed “no kill” policy (snubbing operations only) after stimulation, continuing until shut-in for pipeline connection.

May, 1993 to February, 1996:  Exeter Drilling Company (acquired by Nabors).  Denver, CO.

Drilling Manager
Supervised seven drilling rigs.  Performed all functions necessary to secure, execute, and complete work contracted for my rigs.  Complete planning and execution of all footage and turnkey operations.  Set several area drilling records in the Green River, Powder River, and Big Horn Basins, Wyoming.  Set world record (at the time) for most footage in one day using conventional rotary rig (5,539’ in 20 hours while picking up singles).  Supervised five rigs in the Amoco Green River Basin project (50 wells to 13,000’ Dakota sandstone in one year).

February, 1984 to May, 1993:  Independent Consulting Engineer.
Well site supervision.  Drilled and completed in all major basins in Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma.  Air and parasite string drilling.  Cavernous formation drilling.  Directional drilling.  Remote wildcat work.  High pressure gas completions (SITP up to 9,600 psi).  Max oil flow rates up to 3,000 BOPD.  Snubbing operations (ram to ram) up to 5,000 psi.  Pumped wide variety of frac treatments (slick water, crosslinked gel, emulsion, alcohol, CO2 foam, N2 foam) and proppants (sand, resin-coat, ceramic, bauxite) in several formations throughout Rocky Mountains and Mid-Continent.  Was part of a three-man team that set record for frac treatments (Elk Exploration, 1993).  Supervised 163 frac jobs totaling 12.7 million gallons of frac fluid and 48.7 million pounds of sand in 12 weeks time. (Halliburton worldwide record at that time).

April, 1979 to February, 1984:  Northern Natural Gas Company (now Enron), Denver, CO.

District Engineer
Joined company at the start-up of their Rocky Mountain operations.  Directed all phases necessary to establish a drilling and production office.  Drilled and completed discovery well Fuller Reservoir Field, Wyoming.  Subsequently developed into 32 well development program, and successfully developed low rate “mini-frac” stimulation to minimize breakthrough into adjacent water sands.

November, 1975 to April, 1979:  Kansas-Nebraska Natural Gas Company (now Kinder Morgan), Denver, CO.           

Drilling Engineer
Well site work throughout Rocky Mountain and Mid-Continent regions.  Worked closely with    Colorado School of Mines to develop alcohol/N2 foam fracs for Niobrara chalk formation.  (SPE papers listed below.)  Also supervised slick water fracs at over 300 BPM, Hugoton Gas Field, Liberal, Kansas.\

May, 1972 to November, 1975:  Phillips Petroleum Company

Production Engineer, Odessa Texas
Work included completion, workover, and production programs in the Permian Basin.  Emphasis on Sprayberry/Dean completions in Midland area, Morrow gas completions in SE New Mexico.  Underbalanced perforating, N2 and CO2 acid and frac programs in Morrow gas sands.  Supervised my first frac treatment in 1973 (Sprayberry formation, linear gelled water).

Professional Papers

  • “Stimulation of the Niobrara Formation Using Foamed Methanol-Water”. SPE Paper 7174 presented at SPE Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting, Cody, Wyoming.
  • “Niobrara Shallow Chalk Completion and Development”. Presented at Heart of America Drilling and Production Institute, Liberal, Kansas.
JakeZackery
Sr. Project Engineer

After graduating with honors from Texas Tech University with a Mechanical Engineering, Mr. Zachry relocated to California and began a career in oil and gas as a Field Engineer for Baker Oil Tools. Jake quickly rose through the ranks at Baker Hughes and held several Field and Applications Engineering positions before ultimately becoming the Western […]

After graduating with honors from Texas Tech University with a Mechanical Engineering, Mr. Zachry relocated to California and began a career in oil and gas as a Field Engineer for Baker Oil Tools. Jake quickly rose through the ranks at Baker Hughes and held several Field and Applications Engineering positions before ultimately becoming the Western Area Engineering Manager. After leaving Baker Hughes, Mr. Zachry worked as an offshore wellsite manager in both state and federal waters before joining the Krummrich Engineering team in 2012 as a Sr. Project Engineer.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

July 2015 to Present:                                                     Krummrich Engineering Corporation
Reno, Nevada

Sr. Project Engineer
Provide drilling, workover and completion engineering services to oil and gas operators in California and Nevada. Responsible for technical recommendations, cost estimation and AFE preparation, regulatory compliance and general project management.

August 2012 to July 2015:                                            Krummrich Engineering Corporation
Ventura, California

Sr. Project Engineer
Provide drilling, workover and completion engineering services to oil and gas operators in California. Responsible for technical recommendations, cost estimation and AFE preparation, regulatory compliance and general project management.

March 2012 to August 2012:                                      Krummrich Engineering Corporation
Ventura, California

Drilling Consultant
Supervised offshore well work including completions, work-over, remedial/stimulation and fishing operations. Managed equipment, material and personnel scheduling and logistics. Worked in both state and federal waters and acted as primary on-site contact for respective regulatory agencies (DOGGR and BSEE). Responsible for regulatory compliance of well work operations.

November 2010 to March 2012:                             Baker Hughes – Baker Oil Tools – US Land
Ventura, California

Applications Engineering Manager, Western Area
Oversee applications engineering team and technical support activities in US Land, Western Area. Assist Western Area Field Engineers in career advancement and development.  Manage a team of ten engineers with varied levels of experience and education. Act as new product and technology champion for Western Area. Work with customers on high priority, technically challenging projects. Assist University Recruiting Team with recruiting and hiring new graduate engineers US Land Region.

July 2008 to November 2010:                                  Baker Hughes – Baker Oil Tools – US Land Ventura, California

Western Area Support Engineer
Provided applications engineering services and technical support for all Baker Oil Tools districts and product segments in California including Cased Hole Completions, Wellbore Intervention, Wellbore Construction and Sand Control Services. Assisted HS&E and Quality teams in implementation and maintenance of new programs and systems.

October 2006 to July 2008:                                      Baker Hughes – Baker Oil Tools – US Land Ventura, California

District Engineer
Provided applications engineering services and technical support for Baker Oil Tools Ventura district. Worked intimately with customers to design cased hole completions, fishing programs and  workover operations to best address their specific applications. Trained and mentored field engineers and field service trainees. Spent a considerable amount of time in the field supervising the installation of Baker Oil Tools equipment on land and offshore. Supervised 80+ field installations while in this position.

February 2006 to October 2006:                              Baker Hughes – Baker Oil Tools – US Land Ventura, California

Field Engineer Trainee – Cased Hole Completions
Worked in warehouse redressing and repairing used rental tools and customer equipment. Attended classes and training sessions to increase knowledge of Baker Oil Tools products and general industry knowledge. Observed field operations and trained with experienced, qualified personnel. ‘Broke-out’ and began supervising field installations independently by April 2006.

June 1999 to August 2004:                                      Erb Products
Carson City, Nevada

Centrifugal Compressor Technician
Repaired, refurbished and modified Paxton, McCollugh and Kaiser centrifugal superchargers for vintage automobiles. Used machine shop equipment to build and repair obsolete and unobtainable replacement parts. Repaired and modified heavy equipment such as bulldozers, loaders and tractors.

NOTABLE PROJECTS

Horizontal Producers                                                                                                           2015

  • Worked with a California operator to drill 3 wells near San Ardo, California
  • First well was a test well that was drilled to 2231′, logged and abandoned to surface in 4 days
  • Second and third wells were horizontal producers drilled to ~3600 MD, 1700′ TVD

Exploratory Gas Wells                                                                                                         2014-2015

  • Worked with gas storage operator to engineer and drill two exploratory wells in search of native gas near Goleta, CA
  • Drilled both wells on time and under budget
  • Engineered and supervised the completion and testing
  • Drill site located in Santa Barbara County, in the flight path of the Santa Barbara Airport, on a site of cultural significance to the Chumash tribe and approximately 200 yards from the ocean
  • Worked within environment, noise, transportation and cultural guidelines put in place by the state, county, city, FAA and other applicable regulatory agencies

Coalinga, Pyramid Hills and Midway Sunset Drilling                                             2013-2014

  • Drilled 14 wells in Coalinga
  • Drilled 38 wells in Midway Sunset
  • Drilled 4 wells in Pyramid Hills

Entire project completed on time and under budget with only one recordable incident and no recordable injuries

Directional Redrills                                                                                                               2012-2013

  • Worked with local operator and out of state partner on two challenging directional redrills
  • Wells originally drilled in the 1940s. Remedial work was required before redrilling could commence
  • Exited 7” casing 9000’+ deep and directionally redrilled 6-1/8” hole to 10,100’+ TD
  • Completed wells with high pressure liner equipment for anticipated fracture stimulation

Midway Sunset Cyclic Steam Drilling Project                                                                  2012-2013

  • Worked with independent operator to drill 22 shallow steam wells in the Midway Sunset area
  • Reduced average days per well from four to three
  • Reduced average cost per well by approximately $20,000 (10-15% savings)

Primary Production and Cyclic Steam Pliot                                                                      2012-2013

  • Worked with independent operator to recomplete two purchased wells near Coalinga and place on primary production
  • Managed primary production of wells into temporary facilities
    • Minimized daily cost while gathering invaluable production data
    • Based on success of initial program, operator has planned to drill four new wells and launch a steam pilot program

Safety Joint with Indicating Feature          US Patent Application 13151,878                2011

  • Designed Rotationally Locked Shear-Out Safety Joint with indicating collet for positive reengagement
  • Allows operator to retrieve and reuse valuable gravel-pack assembly and replace it with low-cost isolation assembly. Collet and matching housing profile provides positive indication of reengagement and verification by over-pull
  • Designed two product models: 3-1/2” and 5-1/2” nominal sizes
  • Coordinated with local machine shop to build prototypes. Conducted all function and integrity tests locally 

AT Liner Hanger Design and Marketing                                                                2010 – 2011

  • Collaborated with Region Engineering group and Area Sales group to develop a low-cost, hydraulic-set, rotating liner hanger for California market
  • Coordinated with outside suppliers to ensure compliance with BHI quality plan
  • Consulted with Area Sales group to bring AT Liner Hanger to market
  • Reduced cost of sales by over 40% and regained lost market share

Western Area Pressure Testing Initiative                                                              2008 – Present

  • Designed pump systems for hydraulic pressure testing of down-hole equipment in five district facilities
  • Liaised with vendors to procure system components
  • Assembled and installed pump systems on-site
  • Evaluated existing test enclosures and made necessary modifications to ensure compliance with Health Safety and Environmental policy
  • Wrote site-specific testing procedures and provided hands-on training and certifications for operators
  • Designed and built digital data acquisition module to record pressure tests
  • Perform yearly calibration process on data acquisition transducers

California Public Resource Code Revision                                                                           2008

  • Petitioned California Department of Oil Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) to revise antiquated regulations preventing the use of liner-top packers
  • Gathered field data demonstrating real-world benefits of liner top packers
  • Researched and presented examples of US and Canadian legislation that had been revised in light of technological advances in liner-top packers
  • Hosted several meetings with DOGGR representatives and officials
  • Succeeded in persuading local DOGGR to adopt a Field Rule allowing the use of certain liner-top packers. Field Rule was eventually nullified by DOGGR in Sacramento

Equalizing Injections Tool for Heavy Oil Conditioning   US Patent 7650941                2007-2010

  • Designed injection tool to provide equalized pressure and flow-rate while injecting fluids over long intervals
  • Built and tested prototype
  • Filed patent in 2007; Patent was granted in 2010

EDUCATION

Texas Tech University         Lubbock, TX                                      Graduated December 2005

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with Minor in Mathematics
Graduated Cum Laude in Honors Studies