Lloyd G. Wedow
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Senior Oil & Gas Drilling Consultant
Seasoned and results-driven professional with 25+ years’ experience in oil and gas drilling. Proven record of accomplishment in maintaining drilling equipment, mentoring and training workers, examining drilling sites, and enforcing safety standards. Lead daily rig operations, including monitoring cost and performance, and heading safe team operations throughout various drilling phases. Steer full project cycle at micro and macro levels, delivering to all specification parameters. Articulate and refined communicator, easily fostering strong rapport at all levels. Share complex information equally well with experts and neophytes.
Areas of Expertise & Technical Skills
Completed error-free drilling for 90+ wells as a consultant by promoting dedicated team concepts.
Led the drilling of directional, horizontal, and deviated wells, including Canada’s longest well of 6,875m.
Created a record of drilling land core of 64m in one run for the Chevron in 2012.
Deftly performed on the HTHP wells with concentrations of H2S in excess of 20%.
Progressed through Trainee to Directional Driller I and II, at Schlumberger Canada Ltd.
Efficaciously drilled high-volume wells for up to 5700m for numerous formations.
Introduced best practices to strengthen logistics division and minimise functional costs.
Enabled the achievement of bottom-line results by training and developing members of the staff.
Key Skills Assessments
Operations Management: Identify performance gaps and develop strategies to capitalise operations optimisation opportunities with full support for job costing, progress reporting, and man management.
Safety Management & Hazard Identification: Highlight existing and predictable workplace hazards, and take prompt corrective measures to eliminate issues while promoting a safe working environment.
Leadership & Coaching: Utilise “Leading from the Front” management style as a catalyst for restoring morale, directing staff, and instituting a transparent communication channel that build and sustain trust.
Information Administration: Ascertain needs, optimise operations, envision new concepts, and develop processes to reduce redundancy, improve accuracy, and achieve organisational goals.
Financial Management: Render exceptional financial management services as a consummate professional, heading cost engineering functions, budgets, reports, feasibility studies, and forecasting.
Business Intelligence: Use “Balanced-Judgment” approach to analyse information before making decisions, and deliver strong/viable execution plans to overcome obstacles.
Equipment Maintenance: Make sure equipment is in working condition by supervising the entire lifecycle, including repairs, maintenance, and decommissioning of selected equipment.
MULTIPLE COMPANIES 2005 - Present
Oil & Gas Drilling Supervisor/Consultant
Spearhead all aspects of single and horizontal well drilling for up to 5700 meters into Duvenay formation. Direct the working of angled onshore/offshore well completions and mud systems. Represent the client and meticulously oversee rig fleet and operational requirements, covering conventional wireline coring operations for the oil sands industry. Utilise engineering acumen for the delivery of rig modifications, SOPs, and design changes. Streamline the working by using wireline cores, VWP, piezometers, PVC wells, and SIN. Ensure seamless working by adeptly sourcing water/vac trucks, centrifuges, trash pumps, loaders, and numerous other required equipment.
New Vehicle Sales Consultant, Sherwood Nissan, Sherwood Park, AB, Oct 2015 – Jan 2017
Floor Hand, Nabors Drilling, Nisku, AB, Jan 2017 – Apr 2017
Oil & Gas Drilling Consultant, Petro Energy, Khartoum, Sudan, Sep 2014 – Sep 2015
Drilling Superintendent, Staroil Petroleum Operating Company, Khartoum, Sudan, Dec 2013 – Apr 2014
Oil & Gas Drilling Consultant, United Energy Pakistan Limited, Karachi, Pakistan, May 2013 – Nov 2013
Oil & Gas Drilling Consultant, Dragon Oil, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Jan 2013 – May 2013
Oil & Gas Drilling Consultant, Chevron, Calgary, AB, Sep 2012 – Jan 2013
Oil & Gas Drilling Consultant, NL Fisher Engineering Ltd., Calgary, AB, Sep 2011 – Sep 2012
Oil & Gas Drilling Consultant, EnCana Corporation, Calgary, AB, Apr 2011 – Sep 2011
Drilling Superintendent, Wellsite Masters Inc., Calgary, AB, Feb 2011 – Mar 2011
Drilling Manager, Predator Drilling, Red Deer, AB, Sep 2010 – Jan 2011
Oil & Gas Drilling Consultant, Saudi Aramco Ltd., Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, May 2010 – Sep 2010
Oil & Gas Drilling Consultant, Magus Engineering Ltd., Calgary, AB, Dec 2007 – May 2010
Oil & Gas Drilling Consultant, Pajak Engineering Ltd., Calgary, AB, Oct 2006 – Nov 2008
Directional Driller, Schlumberger Canada Ltd., Calgary, AB, Apr 2005 – Sep 2006
Introduce effective procedures and best practices to significantly reduce costs and maximise operational efficiency levels, resulting in increased revenues for the company.
Utilise astute analytical skills for the drilling and down hole operations, train staff members for gas influxes and high-pressure kicks, and ensure proper on-site equipment maintenance and use.
Enforce end-to-end controls for strict compliance with safety policies and standards, fully maintain logistics and service company requirements, and enhance awareness on environmental issues.
Source bit and mud material supplies, record rental equipment specifications, administer rig buildings and components, and order services for well procedure, tubular, and casing requirements.
Formulate progress reports and liaise with office personnel for the resolution of impeding issues as well as adroitly lead day-to-day operations for seamless working.
Prior Experience as Directional Driller, Relief Rig Manager, Driller, Assistant Driller, Derrickhand, and Motorhand at Various Sites
Education & Certifications
in Petroleum Engineering Technology
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), Calgary, AB
Degree in General Studies (Hons.)
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), Calgary, AB
Certificate in Public Administration, Athabasca University, Athabasca, AB
Certificate in Administration, Athabasca University, Athabasca, AB
Safety Management & Regulatory Awareness for Wellsite Supervision | Schlumberger Specialist & Advanced Directional Drilling Courses | Transportation of Dangerous Goods | Enform Second Line Supervisor’s Well Control | PITTS Petroleum Industry Safety Training | Man Rider/Slinging & Rigging | Power Drive Course, Bottesford, England | Spill Responder & Fall Protection for Rig Work | Safety First Red Cross First Aid & CPR | IWCF | Fall Rescue for Rig Work | WHMIS | Oilfield Boiler Course | Confined Space Entry | Safety First Enform H2S Alive | Train the Trainer Fit Testing | Loader Operator Course | QHSE Training
Safety Oversight | Ongoing Maintenance of Systems | Daily Progress Reports Preparation | Rental Equipment Coordination | Rig Related Reports | Equipment Handling | Installation & Maintenance | Developing & Debugging | Technical/Preventative Maintenance | Rig Training Requirements | Tracking & Troubleshooting |On-Site Directional Well Drilling | Convey Instructional Information | Mud Inventories | Hazardous Materials Awareness | Regulatory Compliance | Multi Project Coordination | Cost Reduction | Wellsite Drilling Operations | Data Drilling Practices | Survey Plots | Service Records | Re-Engineering | Client Servicing | Implementation of Drilling Fluids Systems | Inventory Administration | Water Usage Supervision |Site Management | Feasibility Analysis & Estimation | Directional Tools Operation | Process Validation |Fabrication Management
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