James E. Smith & Associates, Inc.
Petroleum Engineers and Geologists
Kenneth Wayne Smith
11/05 Present James E. Smith & Associates, Inc.
Wellsite Supervision on Cotton Valley and Haynesville wells, both vertical and horizontal. Supervise snubbing and workover operations.
08/05 10/05 Ovation Energy
Drilled two Travis Peak Wells 10-11,500 in Nacogdoches, TX.
11/04 07/05 Exco Resources, Inc.
Drilled five wells in Henderson Area and one workover, repair casing.
07/04 09/04 Comstock Oil & Gas, Beckville, TX
Drilled one well, perf and frac, and run completion.
01/04 03/04 Petro Quest Energy, Inc.,
Well planning & AFEs for five wells, rig selection, preparation and location, integrated services performed or supervised.
07/99 12/03 Senior Drilling Supervisor, Addington Exploration, Carthage, TX
Well planning, supervise drilling operation staking wells, building locations, drilling wells, frac wells, turn wells to production. Have drilled a total of fifteen wells in the Deadwood Area.
12/97 07/98 Senior Drilling Supervisor, AMOCO ETPG, Marquez, TX.
Supervise drilling a Wildcat reef well in Marquez, Texas, to 18,500 using water base and oil base mud @ 18.3 ppg. Completed well one of the fastest, under-budget and least problem wells that Amoco drilled in this area.
08/97 12/97 Senior Drilling Supervisor, Sonat WSBU Reef Team, Marquez & Jewitt, TX
Supervise drilling a Wildcat reef well in
Marquez, Texas to 18,000, using water base and hematite oil base mud @ 18.3 ppg. Completed well
and run well frac.
Moved rig and re-built mud system and choke manifold system
on rig. Supervisor drilling a
11/96 8/97 Senior Drilling Supervisor , Union Texas Petroleum, Pakistan:
Supervise re-building mud system, and up grade rig. Moved rig and drilling 10,000 feet to 18,000 feet deviated exploratory well in remote area using KCL-polymer mud.
10/95 - 11/96 Senior Drilling Supervisor
, Walter International Congo, Inc.,
Implement and supervised drilling, completion and workover operations on 16 hole load bearing platform. Used a self erecting Tender and platform rig. Wells deviated to 98 deg., drilling horizontal in H2S environment. Run open hole screen completion, Gravel pack, and acidizing. Run downhole variable speed motors & pumps installed.
04/95 - 09/95 Senior Drilling Supervisor , Union Texas Petroleum, Singapore and
Organization and supervision loading out drillship and supply
barge, with all drilling and testing equipment for remote drilling operation in
the anchor system on drill ship from 1,500 feet, to be able to anchor up in
2,000 feet of water. The drill
ship moved to
02/95 - 04/95 Senior Drilling Supervisor, Union Texas Petroleum, Argentina:
Drilled two exploratory wells with PHPA mud in with a semi in 400 feet of water. Well Depth was +/- 14,000 feet.
10/94 Retired from AMOCO.
07/94 - 10/94 Drilling Supervisors , AMOCO, U.S.A.
Supervised air drilling gas wells on 3 land rigs to a depth of +/-8,500 ft. in Red Oak, Ok.
03/83 - 07/94 Senior Drilling Supervisors , AMOCO, International
03/94 - 04/94 Senior Drilling Supervisor, AMOCO, Trinidad:
Drilled high-pressure gas well to 16,000 ft. off jackup with mud weight up to 23.0 ppg hematite mud.
12/93 - 02/94 Senior Drilling Supervisor, AMOCO,
Assignment to Mayanmar to evaluate Government land drilling rigs for utilization for drilling project. Ways and means of moving rig in remote jungle area for drilling and cost efficient.
09/93 - 10/93 Senior Drilling Supervisor, AMOCO, Trinidad
Evaluate drilling equipment and set up inventory control for new drilling rig built for AMOCO.
09/90 - 05/93 Senior Drilling Supervisor, AMOCO, Congo
Supervised drilling and completion of two 16-hole platforms in an H2S environment from self-erection Tender. Wells deviated to 86 deg., open hole completion, gravel packing (longest in world at this time), downhole variable speed motors & pumps. Ran coiled tubing operations to pull plugs and acidize wells. Reclaim one slot using the Metal Muncher (TRI-STATE). Drilled 300 meters of 13-3/8 casing.
11/92 - 12/92 Senior Drilling Supervisor, AMOCO, Congo:
Supervised drilling of 2 offshore wells in a H2S environment for ARCO International. Wells drilled safely and under budget in record time.
07/90 - 09/90 Senior Drilling Supervisor, AMOCO, South Africa:
and rebuilt tender and drilling rig for Amoco
04/90 - 07/90 Senior Drilling Supervisor, AMOCO, Madagascar:
supervision getting drilling rig and road building related equipment together
to drill in remote location in Monbosba Kenya. Moved all equipment on
barges to Madagascar. Landed barges on beach and off loaded equipment. Built 30 miles of road
through jungles to transport drilling rig from beach landing. Built remote location & Moved rig in and
successfully drilled exploratory well to 9,800 feet. Moved rig out of jungle, and loaded it out on
barges for tow back to
01/90 - 03/90 Senior Drilling Supervisor, AMOCO, Ghana:
Drilled critical offshore exploratory well using a jackup rig. Drilled well to 12,500 feet using modified PHPA mud.
11/89 - 01/90 Senior Drilling Supervisor, AMOCO, Congo:
Supervised drilling of 2 exploratory well to 3,500 meters with a Semi in 400 ft. of water and completed drill stem testing using down hole motors.
08/89 - 10/89 Senior Drilling Supervisor, AMOCO, Kenya:
Supervised moving and drilling exploratory well in remote area to a depth of 12,000 ft. using PHPA mud.
02/89 - 08/89 Drilling Manager , GUPCO, AMOCO, Egypt:
Managed daily operations from 6 to 12 drilling rigs, jackups, and Tender rigs. Designed and implemented extensive drilling, completion and workover programs using drilling turbines (3 stage), oil base mud, coiled tubing, N2 gas, downhole pumps installations, tubing conveyed guns, etc.
03/82 - 02/89 Drilling Superintendent, GUPCO, AMOCO, Egypt:
Supervised from 2 to 6 drilling rigs, jackups, drillships and semi's. Implemented drilling, completion and workover programs using drilling turbines (3 stage), pdc bits, oil base mud, coiled tubing, N2 gas, downhole pumps installations, tubing conveyed guns, etc. Help TRI-STATE build metal Muncher for drilling casing and related equipment. Redesign and design surface equipment for handling steel cuttings for reclaiming old slots on platforms that could be used on different types of drilling rigs. Recovered a total of 18 slots +/-2,000 ft. on different platforms and rigs.
06/79 - 03/82 Senior Drilling Foreman To Drilling Supervisor, Egypt:
Supervised Jackup operations for drilling exploratory, and production wells. Completion and workovers on 8,000 ft. to 13,000 ft. wells using predominantly oil based mud ranging from 9.5 to 19.0 ppg
01/68 - 01/79 Tower-Pusher to Drilling Superintendent, Sonat, International, Egypt, Iran, Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Bahrain, Dubai, Sharjah, Pakistan, Nigeria, United Arab Emirates
Did just about everything there is to do on drill ships, jackups, platforms rigs, tendered rigs, land rigs. Extensive training in operations, maintenance, drilling fluid systems, cementing and completion services.
01/58 - 01/68 Roughneck to Toolpusher, Butler Drilling Company & Trico Drilling, Texas:
Worked all drilling equipment on land rigs over Texas. Drilled by the foot, and turn-keyed wells. Drilling from 5,000 to 19,000 feet.
1961 Graduated Channelview High School
1962 Attended Texas A&M (1962-63), Multiple Industry Schools (list attached)
2004 Randy Smith Well Control
2003 Randy Smith Well Control
1999 MMS Well control
1996 H2S Safety Procedures (stop)
1995 Randy Smith Well Control
1995 H2S Safety Procedures (stop)
1994 Randy Smith Well Control
1994 H2S Safety Procedures (stop)
1993 Randy Smith Well Control
1993 Presenter at Worldwide Drilling Conference (How to drill record wells)
1993 AMOCO patent drilling equipment designed by me.
1993 H2S Safety Procedures (Secorp)
1993 H2S Safety Procedures (stop)
1992 MMS Well control
1992 H2S Safety Procedures (Stop)
1992 Drilling Environmental Training Program
1991 MMS Well control
1991 H2S Safety Procedures (Stop)
1990 MMS Well control
1990 H2S Safety Procedures (Stop)
1989 H2S Safety Procedures (Stop)
1989 MMS Well control
1989 Supervisor H2S Class (Secorp)
1988 MMS Well control
1987 AMOCO patent drilling equipment designed be me
1987 MMS Well control
1986 MMS Well control
1986 Supervisory Management Development IIA (refresher)
1985 Wrote program for Elevation of drilling rigs and equipment for AMOCO
1985 MMS Well control
1985 Supervisory Management Development Program IIA
1984 MMS Well control
1984 Drilling Engineering Course - AMOCO
1983 MMS Well control
1982 MMS Well control
1981 MMS Well control
1977 Business Management - ICS School
1977 Petroleum Production Operation - ICS School
1974 Supervisory Course - Offshore Technology
1972 Jacking System and Mechanical Engineering
1971 Mud Properties and Pressure Control - GULF Oil Co.
1970 AIODC Drilling Technology School
1987 Helicopter Mobilization - Humble Oil
1985 Inert Mud Systems and Industry Mud - IMCO
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