Energy Oil and Gas Senior Project Manager

Last Updated: 26th June 2019 (over 3 years ago)



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Age Range
55 to 64

Qualification Level

English, French, Portuguese, Spanish


Influential and highly experienced Project Manager with 25+ years of achievement in the energy, oil and gas sector. Recognized as a globally-minded executive, able to coordinate budgets up to $1B and personnel across international environments in order to deliver on integrated end-to-end project deliverables. Experienced in managing projects related to construction of LNG plants, pipelines and power generation facilities, which are reflective of similar projects in the renewable energy sector. Empowering relationship builder and cross-functional leader, with an excellent reputation across leading oilfield service companies and drilling companies around the world. Fluent in English, Spanish and French, with proficiency in Portuguese, Italian, Indonesian and Arabic. Willing and able to relocate globally.

Core Skills and Competencies

 Integrated Project Management
 $1B USD Budget Management
 Quality Management Standards  Contract Bids & Negotiation
 Risk Management
 Continuous Improvement  Multi-Disciplinary Leadership
 Executive Decision Making
 QHSE Governance

Areas of Proven Performance

• Integrated Project Management: Manage and coordinate all the complex priorities associated with end-to-end turnkey well delivery projects, with an excellent track record of on-time, on-budget and on-spec project completion. Lead cross-functional teams to carry forward time-sensitive milestones, based on the client’s requirements.
• Global Experience: Adapted to the national environment of every project, having worked across countries including Iraq, Oman, Algeria, Mexico, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Egypt, Middle East, Southeast Asia, UK, Nigeria and Gabon. Created cohesion and progress by accommodating culture, regulations, and the needs of local communities.
• Project Budget Management: Held ownership of total project budgets of as much as $1B USD in total value, with budgets earmarked toward people, operations, technology, and other drilling work-over and production projects.
• Petroleum Economics & Finance: Managed multi-million dollar P&L for 15+ years across oilfield contracts. Exercised good judgment around managing feasibility, quality standards, timelines and contractual compliance in relation to financial assets.
• Complex Working Environments: Persevered as a leader and decision maker in hostile or politically sensitive environments. Directed teams and personnel in onshore and offshore roles in locations including jungles, deserts, warzones, and other settings. Maintained an ability to plan around and respond to circumstances without hesitation.
• Leadership & Relationships: Led teams of as many as 500 employees, and managed relationships with field professionals, senior management, and other key stakeholders. Empowered teams through an approachable style of leadership, and demonstrated strong aptitude for communicating with executives.
• Training & Development: Transfer industry knowledge and a high standard of performance into diverse stakeholders, through a combination of formal and informal training and coaching.
• Analytical Risk Management: Participated in the due diligence process behind identifying, assessing, mitigating and/or controlling risk associated with factors impacting a project’s likely ROI and success (geopolitical, financial, environmental, etc).
• Process Improvement: Championed innovative solutions to enhance service quality, boost profitability, grow revenue, reduce lost time, and enhance performance.
• High-Profile Consulting: Completed intermittent consulting engagements through a respected agency, to offer their clients guidance and direction on overcoming country-specific barriers to oil and gas well drilling, production and work over.

Professional Experience

Consulting and Project Management / Sr. Project Manager Mar 2017 – Sep 2017
Halliburton International Ltd., Iraq | Project: Well Delivery (Turnkey), ExxonMobil – West Qurna 1, Drilling Project, Iraq

Managed a drilling team of 20 to deliver on a 30-well turnkey drilling project using two rigs from planning to execution, as part of the second phase of this project. Held ownership of a $235M USD contract budget.
Professional Experience (Continued)

Consulting and Project Management / Senior Company Representative Jun 2016 – Nov 2016
Halliburton International Ltd., Oman | Project: Integrated Well Delivery, MedcoEnergi Oman – SIMSIM Field, Oman

Upheld the duties of a Drilling Supervisor and Senior Company Representative over a Medco-owned exploration drilling program.

Consulting and Project Management / Senior Project Manager Jan 2012 – Feb 2016
Halliburton International Ltd., Iraq | Project: Well Delivery (Turnkey), Shell Iraq Petroleum Development – Majnoon Oilfield, Iraq

Managed a 100-person drilling and workover team to deliver on a turnkey project encompassing 27 wells and 45 workover wells, with a total project value of $1B USD. Upheld Halliburton’s commitment to deliver service across 10 separate service lines, within timelines, budget and regulatory requirements.

Consulting and Project Management / Senior Project Manager Jan 2011 – Dec 2011
Halliburton International Ltd., Iraq | Project: Well Delivery (Turnkey), ExxonMobil – West Qurna 1, Drilling Project, Iraq

Led a team of 28 to deliver on a 15-well turnkey drilling contract for ExxonMobil, with a total project value of $80M USD.

General Manager / Project Manager, International Drilling Integrated Services (IDIS) Jan 2010 – Dec 2010
Weatherford International Ltd., Algeria

Held executive influence reflective of a CEO, in the global leadership of an integrated project to drill 61 wells with 5 drilling rigs. Maximized the effectiveness of a $500M budget as part of a joint venture with local exploration company Sonatrach. Successfully coordinated the priorities and milestones of 500 employees, 5 direct reports, and a network of third-party contractors.

26+ Years of Progression with Schlumberger Oilfield Services 1983 – 2009

Consultant, Mexico, and Central America (2002 – 2009)

Assumed leadership over on-call contracts across Mexico, Venezuela and Ecuador. Held distinction as a subject matter expert on exploration, development and production in the region, with success liaising with government agencies, global clients, and regional teams. Drove the growth of business at all steps of the contracting process, including (but not limited to) creation and distribution of Call for Tenders, Invitation to Bid, Request for Expressions of Interest, contract negotiation, claims, award, and others.

Service Quality Manager, Mexico (2000 – 2001)

Fulfilled a quality-focused role over the improvement of profitability, negotiation of risk, transformation of operations and reduction of cost in regional markets. Successfully influenced a 15% increase in revenue, 35% reduction in lost time, and acquisition of two competitive contracts in El Salvador and Guatemala.

Operations Manager, Mexico (1996 – 1999)

Marketing Manager, Venezuela (1994 – 1996)

Country Manager, Ecuador and Peru (1992 – 1994)

Held a series of earlier onshore and offshore roles with Schlumberger from 1983 to 1992, with titles including Integrated Project Manager, Field Service Manager, Field Engineer I, II, III, and other roles in the areas of training, recruitment and sales.

Formal Education

Diplome D’Ingenieur en Electrotechnique - Hydaulique (equivalent to US Master of Science in Engineering)
Ecole Nationale Superieure D’Electrotechnique D’Electronique D’Informatique et D’Hydraulique de Toulouse (ENSEEIHT), France

Diploma, Industrial Electromechanical Engineering (Equivalent to US 4-Year Bachelor of Science)
Instituto Tecnologico de Queretaro, Mexico

Professional Memberships/Affiliations: Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) | American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) |
Project Management Institute (PMI)

Additional Credentials: Project Management Professional (PMP) | H2S Valid Certificate | IADC-Well Control Valid Certificate
IWCF Certificate (Valid until August 2018)


ENSEIHT Toulouse France
Mechanical Hydraulinc Engineering

   Jan 2010
— Sep 2017


Halliburton Intl Iraq
Sr. Project Manager

   Jan 2011
— Sep 2017

Consulting and Project Management / Sr. Project Manager – Well delivery Turnkey Contract
ExxonMobil – West Qurna 1, Drilling Project, Iraq
Management of the drilling team (20 people) responsible for well planning, engineering, logistics, procurement and execution of a 30 well turnkey drilling project using two rigs drilling concurrently on the West Qurna field (phase 2), in Iraq on behalf of ExxonMobil. Approximate contract value; $ 235 million USD.

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