James E. Smith & Associates, Inc.

Petroleum Engineers and Geologists

Tyler, Texas

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Donald E. (Buck) Rice Jr.

Work Experience

1999- Present, Independent Consultant, Tyler, Texas

Projects include EOG Resources Offshore GOM, Petrolera Ameirven, GE/Allied Signal Chemical.

2000-2002, Management Representative, PEIROLERA AMERIVEN, Eastern Venezuela

Project Development and Start-up of Hamaca Heavy Oil Project in Eastern Venezuela. EH&S Advisor to Drilling Department -Develop and Implement EH&S Plans for Drilling, Completion, Workover and Service Operations and Simultaneous Operations Plans with Construction and Production.

1998-2000, Drilling Superintendent, PEIROLERA AMERIVEN, Eastern Venezuela

Senior company representative in remote area. Budget and Schedule development for 1,000+ Horizontal Wells and 200,000+ BOPD. Develop company relationships, negotiate contracts, hire and manage staff and field operations. Developed basic Spanish language skill.

1992 - 1997, Construction Site Project Manager, ARCO Environmental Remediation

Supervise engineering, demolition and construction phases of projects at refinery, chemical, nuclear and metals manufacturing sites and product terminals (operating and non-operating).

1974 -1992, Drilling Supervisor, Senior Drilling Supervisor, .Al'ea Drilling Supervisor, ARCO Oil & Gas Co., (AKCA- TX- GOM- Rocky Mt. -Mid Continent)

Supervise Drilling, Completion and Workover Operations. Onshore; in towns and remote locations. Offshore; Platform, Jackup, Semi-Submersible and Drills hip MODUs in water depths to 3,500 ft. and hostile environments (Gulf of Alaska and South China Sea). Area Drilling Supervisor with responsibility for company drilling operations in Gulf of Mexico.

Senior Drilling Supervisor, ARCO International Oil Gas Co. (China- Indonesia)

Offshore South China Sea with Chinese National Oil Company rig and crews.

Area Drilling Supervisor, ARCO h1ternational Oil Gas Co. (China- Indonesia)

Offshore NW Java Sea. Responsibility for multiple drilling, completion and workover operations with Indonesian counterpart. Training Indonesia Nationals for Oil & Gas Operations.

All positions include line responsibility for worker safety and regulatory compliance.

Drilling, Completion, Workover And Operations Experience

Deep High Pressure OBM (S. Texas, S. Louisiana, Calif.)

Deep High Pressure WBM (GOM, Calif.)

Shallow High Pressure (N. Calif., Wash)

Shallow, Fast, Multiple Rig Development (Calif., Venezuela)

Overthrust, Deep & Medium (Wyo., Calif. Sespe)

Directional/Horizontal (Calif., Alaska, GOM, Texas, Indonesia, Venezuela)

Snubbing & Coiled Tubing Workover, Service, Drilling (Alaska, GOM, S. Texas, Calif.)

Field Operations (E. Texas, Calif.)

Other Relevant Experience


Oilfield Services -Drilling Fluids Engineer, Area Engineer, Area Engineering Manager

Area Manager, Dresser Oilfield Products & Services- Magcobar, Swaco, Security, Guiberson, Atlas

1961 -1967

Oilwell Drilling Contractors - Rotary Helper, Derrickman, Driller

1958 -1961

U. S. Navy -Underwater Demolition


1978, Engineering Science, University of Alaska at Anchorage, AK

1964, Petroleum Technology, Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA


Well Control, Drilling, Completion & Workover Supervisor, Surface & Sub-Sea

Advanced Sub-Sea Well Control

Snubbing, Stripping and Coiled Tubing Operations

Coiled Tubing Drilling

Completion Technology

Hydrogen Sulfide Safety, Supervisor

Offshore Survival, Supervisor

OSHA Safety Supervisor

OSHA Hazardous Materials Emergency Response

OSHA Emergency Response Incident Commander

DuPont STOP Actions Employees Can Take

DuPont STOP Safety Supervisor

Spill Prevention, Control and Clean up

Offshore and Onshore Fire Fighting and Damage Control, Land, Marine and Offshore Facilities

Professional Affiliations

American Petroleum Institute

Society of Petroleum Engineers

International Association of Drilling Contractors

Petroleum Pioneers, Associate

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