Dana Billings

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.


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.


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


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