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Leo Meaney

 
US Address
UK Address
8650 Spicewood Springs Rd. #145
13 Alstred St.
Austin
Kidwelly
Texas, 78759
Carmarthenshire, SA17 4TN
Telephone: 1-713-893-8193
Telephone: +44 (0)7973-775196
E-Mail: leo@rhogas.com
Website: www.rhogas.com
Citizenship: American and British  
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EDUCATION
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University of London, Chelsea College
London, UK
Bachelor of Science, Physics and Chemistry
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WORK EXPERIENCE
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SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS:
- Over 30 years Oilfield experience, with approximately 5 years Drilling Supervisory experience
- Excellent communication and team-building skills
- Excellent safety record
- Experienced with High Angle, Extended Reach Wells
- Experienced with HTHP wells
- Experienced with Under Balanced Drilling
- Experienced in many environments from very remote to ultra deepwater
- Computer Literate and familiar with many reporting programs
- Current IWCF Subsea and Surface combined, Supervisor Level

2009– Present Senior/Day Drilling Supervisor – Tullow Uganda Operations.
Drilling shallow exploration wells and moving rapidly to the next well. This is a single supervisor operation.
   
2008 – 2008

Day Drilling Supervisor ConocoPhillips, Anadarko Basin.
Drilling for gas and condensate in the Anadarko Basin. These wells are drilled under balanced while flaring. Became familiar with the unique well control methods used in the area, dynamic kills while limiting the potential for loss of circulation and underground blow outs.

   
2007 – 2008 Senior Drilling Supervisor – Tullow Uganda Operations.
Drilling a high angle, extended reach well from the shores of Lake Albert, Uganda. This was a very remote location in a country with virtually no oilfield infrastructure. Familiarized with and followed K&M’s guidelines for extended reach drilling practice. Responsible for maintaining very high safety standards; no LTA’s with totally green national crews. Caught and controlled a gas kick that occurred while cement was setting on the intermediate casing. Set the drill site up for safe, environmentally sensitive fluid waste disposal, with no harm to a pristine area. Coordinate contractor work and prepared operational forecasts. Along with well site supervision was required to install wellheads and run fishing tools, etc.
   
2006 – 2007 Night Drilling Supervisor – Oxy, Libya.
Drilling Exploratory wells in the remote Libyan Desert. H2S Environment. Caught and controlled a high-pressure water kick during wireline logging. Maintained high safety standards. I was trained on Nabors Cyber chair, which was useful when new drillers were assigned to the rig. Along with well site supervision was required to install wellheads and run fishing tools, etc.
   
2005 – 2006 Drilling Fluids Specialist – ConocoPhillips, Qatar and Nigeria.
Nigeria – Developed mud program and supervised Drilling Fluids and Mud Engineers on the Onigun #1 a 7,500’ water depth well with a 5th generation drillship.
Qatar – Concurrently with the Onigun #1 well, work as a well site Drilling Fluids Specialist on a Jackup operation.
   
2004 – 2005 Drilling Fluids Specialist – Oxy, Peru.
Drilling in the Amazon Basin, on a Helirig in a very remote location.
   
2004 Drilling Fluids Specialist – ConocoPhillips, Nigeria.
Created mud program and supervised Drilling Fluids and Mud Engineers on the
Obeje #1 well in ±5,600’ water depth. Filled in as a Drilling Supervisor as required.
   
2000 – 2004 Drilling Fluids Specialist – CMS/Marathon, Equatorial Guinea.
Providing Drilling Fluid expertise for CMS and then Marathon after the buyout. Jackup operations in the Alba field offshore Malabo.
   
1999 – 2000 Drilling Fluids Specialist – Conoco New Zealand.
Created mud program and supervised Drilling Fluids and Mud Engineers on the
Waka Nui #1 well in ±5,000’ water depth from a 5th generation Drillship.
   

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Marathon Oil Company, Gabon – Directed drilling fluid operations on rig; focused on high performance levels and reduced costs. Recognized as the first well in Gabon that encountered H2S gas >23%.
 
Global Marine Integrated Services, Nigeria – Supervised drilling fluid operations for this turnkey drilling operation; challenged to drill into deep water with a Jack Up, from the shelf; angels between 65 and 70 degrees were required starting with the 26” hole section. Well was an extended reach, “S” shape design and was logged at TD without the use of TLC tools. Mud costs were $2,000,000 below offset well.
 
Conoco, Russia – Selected to provide Mud Engineers, Technical Expertise, National Engineer Training, and Drilling Fluid Materials coordination for the Northern Lights Project in the Ardalin Field. Instrumental in reducing drilling times and decreasing drilling fluid costs by >50%. Completed project met pipeline capacity with only 11 of the proposed 25 wells being drilled. Filled in as Drilling Supervisor as required.
 
ARCO, Louisiana – Drilled in the Tuscaloosa Trend from and inland barge, to a depth of ± 23,500’. Bottom hole pressure was 23,000 psi with a temperature of 411° Fahrenheit. Served as primary Drilling Fluids Specialist and also worked as Night Drilling Supervisor for 18 months.
 
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Early career experience includes positions as Drilling Fluids Engineer (International Drilling Fluids), Drilling Fluids Engineer (Global Drilling Fluids), Drilling Fluids Engineer (Chromalloy Drilling Fluids), Drilling Fluids Engineer (Astrabar Drilling Fluids, Baroid), and Plant Metallurgist (Anglo American Corporation)