James E. Smith & Associates, Inc.
Petroleum Engineers and Geologists
Donald E. (Buck) Rice Jr.
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
Oilwell Drilling Contractors - Rotary Helper, Derrickman, Driller
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
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
American Petroleum Institute
Society of Petroleum Engineers
International Association of Drilling Contractors
Petroleum Pioneers, Associate
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