Experience

  • Engineering Manager

    at Cameron Canada Corporation

    October 2014 - June 2015

    Alberta

    Responsible for the profitable and effective management of product design and project execution. Oversaw daily activities and direction of an Engineering team of 11 direct reports ensuring performance was conducted in a safe, cost-effective and environmentally sound manner, and in line with production objectives.

  • Staff Business Consultant - Business Analyst

    at Nexen Inc.

    July 2011 - November 2012

    Alberta

    Supported the Long Lake Oil Sands operations leadership team in continuous improvement and efficiency to optimizing continuous process plant operations and production of 32 Kbpd of bitumen and upgraded products. Led production planning meetings and processes integrating asset development and operations performance to the 2012 and 2013 annual $0.7 Bn Opex budget and to long-term production forecasts. Successfully planned 2012 facilities & plant work activities associated to ramp-up/down of the year’s turn-around. Controlled power/natural gas consumption data & submitted 2012 SAGD Energy Intensity regulatory report.

  • Manager Production Planning/Coordinator

    at Suncor Energy Inc.

    April 2008 - April 2010

    Alberta

    Developed and established procedures for new production forecasts at Firebag Oil Sands project coordinating with asset teams and targeting short term production growth from 40 to 58 Kbpd in 1 year. Led production planning team coordinating operational status, productive capacity, setting priorities, maintenance schedules and plans achieving 100% upstream and downstream reliability on new heavy oil production forecasts. Worked directly with engineers, control room operators and shifts team leads to take action on problem areas and execute improvement actions that led to production growth to 58 Kbpd. Managed a positive work environment within operations leading daily operational reviews and production performance discussions that assisted asset teams to achieved planned production growth. Provided coaching and growth opportunities to 2 engineer’s direct reports, administered performance evaluations yearly and established objectives, priorities, and support their daily activities.

  • Production and Operations Engineer

    at Orifuels Sinoven, S.A.

    August 2005 - April 2007

    Monagas

    Performed production engineer and advisor roles for Joint Venture between CNPC & PDVSA implementing resource recovery strategies to produce 125 Kbpd of bitumen from an Eastern Venezuela asset. Implemented commissioning, start-up and ramp up actions achieving 70 Kbpd initial production from 48 horizontal wells with operations in an upstream flow station and a downstream water and oil continuous treatment plant. Provided leadership and displayed operational and safety excellence daily as well as environmental responsibility when evaluating production facilities and well’s down-hole production equipment configuration. Assumed a lead role during the emergency situation of exposure of Company field personnel and hired Contractor teams to abnormal and lethal levels of H2S gas environment in critical well testing work activities.

  • Operation and Production Manager/Planning -Maintenance Lead

    at Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A.

    June 1985 - January 2003

    Amazonas

    Please refer to attached Resume for various progressively increasing responsibilities in diverse roles during 17 years working for PDVSA.

Education

  • Professional Engineer

    at APEGA

    2011 - at Present (7 years) Alberta

  • MBA Specialist in Management

    at Universidad de Oriente, Venezuela

    1989 - 1994 (5 years) Anzoátegui

  • Chemical Engineer

    at University of Louisiana at Lafayette

    1982 - 1984 (2 years) Louisiana

  • Chemical Engineer

    at University of Louisiana at Lafayette

    1979 - 1984 (5 years) Louisiana

  • Chemical Engineering Technologist

    at Loyalist College

    1979 - 1982 (3 years) Ontario

Languages

  • Spanish Native

  • English Negotiation

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