MPD Engineer / Directional Drilling / Structural Engineer

Last Updated: 13th July 2018 (over 4 years ago)



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Age Range
35 to 44

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English, Portuguese, Spanish


Leandro Abi Samara Santana
Birth’s date: 02/14/1977
Working Papers: No. 40004 Series 92A - RJ
CREA’s Registration: 2001105220/D – RJ
Address: 8065 English Rose Way. Roswell, 30076, Estados Unidos
Mobile and phone: 55 22 992127210 and 55 22 997153050
E-mails: and

Ten years offshore and onshore professional experience

Desired Position: Field or Project Engineer


• Master’s Degree – Civil Engineering – Structures – Conclusion: March/2004 – North Fluminense State University – UENF - Campos dos Goytacazes – RJ
• University – Civil Engineering – Conclusion: December/2000 – North Fluminense State University – UENF - Campos dos Goytacazes – RJ
• High School – Electrician – Conclusion: December/1995 – Federal Technical School of Campos – Campos dos Goytacazes – RJ
Complementary courses

• MBA – Business Management – FGV – Campos dos Goytacazes - RJ
• MBA – Labor Safety Engineering – UFF – Macaé – RJ
• MBA – Submarine Engineering – Funcefet – Macaé – RJ
Work Experiences:


SPARROWSBSM - January 2018 – Nowadays
Title: Projects and Contracts’ Manager
Attributions: To elaborate engineering projects considering from general planning (objectives, activities, resources, deadlines and budgets) to design (concepts, detailing such as standards, alternative and impacts) also performance (construction, control and commissioning) and operational startup. Coordination upon workers activities offshore and onshore in order to achieve the results previously planned together with a high technical quality on all the duties being performed at national and/or international Companies.
Taking care of all daily reports so that by the end of the job all documents are ready to generate an invoice to be sent to the client’s payment consent. Weekly reports about the projects performance and monthly reports about commercial proposals, jobs already finished and revenues are also on my duties.
It’s my responsibility to assure that maintenance repairs at the base or even beyond be done by the time previosuly agreed according to the quality management system. I do perform internal audits to ensure that nowadays Company’s procedures and legislation are well accomplished.

WEATHERFORD - September 2014 – April 2016 (1.5 years)
Title: Operational Engineer – MPD (Managed Pressure Drilling)
Attributions: Prepare job-specific operating procedures in regards to MPD practices and well control. Responsible for MPD operations at rig site and safety standpoint, provide technical support to client representative on location and in office, support Managed Pressure Drilling field supervisors, supervised and performed installation, operation, and maintenance of equipment on location, analyze and resolve mechanical, electronic, and IT based issues on location, conduct pre-job daily safety meetings and enforce all applicable HSE policies.
• Microflux Academy – Houston, TX (2 months)
• Rotate Control Device (RCD)
• Integrated Joint and Hydraulic Power Unit (HPU) – EFC Group
• MC1 and MC2 – MPD´s Weatherford Program
• IADC WellCAP Well Control Accreditation Program

HALLIBURTON SERVICES LTDA - November 2010 – May 2014 (4 years)
Title: Directional Engineer
Attributions: Acting as Directional Drilling Engineer at Onshore and Offshore operations, responsible for drilling gas and oil’s wells for Halliburton’s customers, participating in the design and implementation of directional wells type "J", "S", "vertical" and "sidetrack". Experience with tools and high-tech equipments, analysis and proposed BHA, run directional Anti-collision analysis, Hydraulics and Torque & Drag with Compass and Insite programs, preparation and maintenance of Positive Displacement Mud (PDM) engines. Filling out directional spreadsheet, doing invoice, tools inventory and reports.
• Directional Drilling Training Course I
• Directional Drilling Training Course II
• Turbine - Turbopower Training Course
• Geo-Pilot (RSS) Training Course

ENGEVIX ENGINEERING S/A - May 2010 – October 2010 (6 months)
Title: Structural Engineer
Attributions: Calculation and verification of the metalic structure to feature the needs for modification and/or maintenance repairs for the platforms P-31, P-32, P-33, P-35, P-37 and P-47 at PETROBRAS on Campos Basin.

AIBEL OIL AND GAS LTDA - September 2006 – January 2010 (4 years)
Title: Structural Engineer
Attributions: Calculation and verification of the metalic structure to feature the needs for modification and/or maintenance repairs for the platforms PARGO, CARAPEBAS, VERMELHOS and GAROUPA at PETROBRAS on Campos Basin.

SANTOS ENGINEERING LTDA - February 2002 – August 2006 (4 years)
Title: Civil Engineer
Attributions: Work team coordination on residential, building and industrial constructions. Reinforced concrete’s structures calculation and project. Electrical and hydraulic projects. Technological concrete and land tests. Geotechnical foundation projects.


UENF - Universidade Estadual Norte Fluminense
Master’s Degree – Civil Engineering – Structures

   Mar 2000
— Jan 2004

UENF - Universidade Estadual Norte Fluminense
University – Civil Engineering

   Mar 1996
— Jul 2000

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