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Ambitious,analytical, reliable team player with practical approach to finding solutions and with a sole aim to adding value and learn new principles and skills
Professional Skills
  • Microsoft windows environment, windows server and office package (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint).
  • database management, windows server, word processing
  • Results-oriented
  • Quick learner
01/2016 to 12/2017
Graduate Assistant East Tennessee State University Johnson City, TN
  • Use computers for various applications, such as database management or word processing.
  • Supported office operations.
  • Create, maintain, and enter information into databases.
03/2013 to 12/2015
Site Geologist Bila Integrated services limited Warri, Delta state

  • Ensured in the cleanup of hazardous material spill.
  • Inspected facilities to monitor compliance with regulations governing substances such as asbestos, lead, or wastewater in compliance with standard regulations. 
  • Worked with customers to assess the environmental impact of proposed construction or to develop pollution prevention programs.
  • Prepared and packaged environmental samples for shipping or testing.
12/2011 to 10/2012
Geologist/ Mandatory post one year graduate internship. Nigerian institute of Oceanography and Marine Research. Victoria Island, Lagos
  • Assisted in supervising projects and logistics management
  • Performed important functions for the project supervisor including updating project schedule
  • Taking minutes at meetings
  • Evaluated the progress of projects to ensure timeline is followed steadily and consistently and also wrote progress reports to the project team.
07/2009 to 12/2009
Geologist Fiddil Limited Port Harcourt, Rivers State
  • Supported head geologist in designing pumping systems and pumping stations.
  • Supported head geologist in designing water storage tanks or other water storage facilities.
  • Conducted cost-benefit analyses for the construction of water supply system.
  • Supported in the design of water distribution systems for potable or non-potable water.
Education and Training
Dec. 2017
Masters: Engineering Technology East Tennessee State University Johnson City, TN GPA: 3.44
Curriculum: Strategic and Innovative Management, Investigation in Technology, Safety Management, Methods of Research, Modern Industry, Quality Assurance, Innovative and Advanced Entrepreneurship, and Essentials of Management. 
Dec. 2010
Bachelor of Science: Geology University of Port Harcourt Choba, Rivers State, Nigeria
GPA: 3.01,
Curriculum: Environmental Geology, Hydrogeology, Exploration Geology, Sequence Stratigraphy Sedimentology, Engineering Geology.
Thesis: Textural Analysis of Ajali Sandstone in Part of Okigwe and Uturu, Anambra South-East Nigeria
Strategic and Innovative Management, Investigation in Technology, Safety Management, Methods of Research, Modern Industry, Quality Assurance, Innovative and Advanced Entrepreneurship, and Essentials of Management.
Activities and Honors
Member, Alumni Association East Tennessee State University
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Professional Summary
Professional hard-working  individual, with a strong background in mechanical and electrical trades.  Works well with hand tools and power tools. Capable of operating heavy machinery.  Past Experience with operating tractors and heavy machinery.
  • Electrical drawings interpretation
  • Health and safety training
  • Motivated self-starter

  • Installation and repair specialist
  • Dependable and reliable
Work History
Apprentice Electrician 10/2017 to Current
W E Electric Elm Mott, TX
  • Able to read and wire commercial and residential buildings according to specific blue prints.
  • Installation of service panels according to required amperage  per building and home.
  • Dig trenches by hand or with machinery according to job needs.
  • Build underground and overhead services 
  • Run PVC, EMT and Ridgid Conduit from 1/2" up to 5" along with recommended wire sizes per job. 
  • Measured devices, including analyzers, amp meters and volt-ohm meters.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the use of cable reels, stripping tools, voltage detectors, crimping tools and wire and cable cutters.
Apprentice Electrician 03/2015 to 10/2017
Chatfield Electric China Spring , Texas
Mud Logger Geologist 08/2013 to 03/2014
Texas Geologic Services Giddings, TX
  • Set up poly-line for monitoring and evaluation of gas readings for oil wells.
  • Interpreted drilling and testing information for personnel.
  • Monitored the completion and evaluation of wells, well testing or well surveys.
  • Analyze and Evaluate rock formations according to drilling depth per well.
  • Analyze speed of drilling per well for gas readings according to depth.
Certificate: Fire Academy 2012 McLennan Community College - Waco, TX
  • Firefighter I & II certification
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations Certification
Cerificate: Emergency Medical Technician 2011 Mexia Training Associates - Mexia, Texas
  • Coursework includes Emergency Medicine
  • CPR certification
High School Diploma: 2009 Sherrard jr. sr. High School - Sherrard, Illinois
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Professional Summary
[title] with [number] years of experience in [job category]. Areas of expertise include [skills]. Professional [job title] with proven performance in sample analysis, report writing, regulatory compliance and documentation.
Work History
Project Geologist IIT Madras - Chennai, TN 06/2014 - Current
Exploration Geologist Ramgard Minerals and Mining Ltd. - Bellary, Karnataka 11/2013 - 06/2014
  • Performed data analysis and provided recommendations to achieve [goal] .
  • Played key role in designing [project] that resulted in [positive outcome] .
  • Prepared pipe spool/structural details and assembly drawings for shop fabrication and field erection.
Master of Science: Applied Geology Pondicherry University - Kalapet, Puducherry, India 2013
  • Customer Service
    Investigated customer or public complaints to ensure problem resolution and customer satisfaction.
  • Quality Assurance
    Served as technical support representative for all commercial and military product programs, ensuring proper handling and product quality performance.Resolved quality operational issues for worldwide distribution.
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M.S. Petroleum Engineer with over 9 years of professional experience in formation evaluation, petroleum geology and petrophysics. Background in measurements and logging while drilling operations.
Halliburton Sperry Technology January 2017 to Current Field Service Quality Control
  • Engineer in charge of exploration geology and petrophysics for the Halliburton Drilling Technology Facility.
  • Recommended log program, planned and coordinated openhole wireline and borehole seismic services for exploration well including logistics and budgeting.
  • Perform geosteering and interface with directional drillers and rig drilling supervisors during real time well plan changes.
  • Identification of fractures, unconformities and other geologically driven risks through available log data and incorporation in the well design.
  • Integrated wireline, LWD and mudlogs to provide comprehensive formation evaluation. 
  • Supervision and coordination of mudloggers, defined their tasks and deliverables, designed workflows and reporting protocols, and managed costs associated to their services. 
  • Identification of fractures, unconformities and other geologically driven risks through available log data.
  • Calculation of rock strength from acoustic measurements to determine optimal mechanical properties for future technology tests. 
  • Provide written reports and verbal presentations of lessons learned, risk assessment and well planning.
  • Surface data analysis for drilling optimization and test performance metrics. 
  • Data management and data delivery quality control.
Lagniappe Onshore LLC May 2016 to December 2016 Petroleum Geologist
  • Participate in Hydrocarbon Prospecting projects oriented to develop drilling opportunities in the north Louisiana region. 
  • Research of prospect geological features such as stratigraphic columns and basin structure.
  • Collect and integrate well data including well logs and production information of existing wellbores in the region using public databases. 
  • Identification of formation tops, correlation of well logs, contour mapping and cross sections of areas of interest using Golden Software Surfer.
Louisiana State University January 2014 to December 2015 Research Assistant
  • Analysis of sonic logs from the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale region for formation evaluation.
  • Determination of the formation's dynamic elastic constants related to the design of hydraulic fracturing.
  • Calculation of Bulk, Shear and Young's Moduli and Poisson's Ratio from compressional and shear velocities using Interactive Petrophysics.
  • Identification of hydrocarbon bearing intervals through Passey's method.
  • Integration of available core data (SCAL) and well logs
Schlumberger Drilling and Measurements March 2009 to September 2013 Field Engineer
  • Drilling and measurements operations on land, offshore and deepwater wells.
  • Data acquisition of logging services including Gamma Ray, Resistivity, Density-Porosity, Acoustics and Well Placement in vertical, deviated and horizontal wells.
  • Assessment of proper parameters for processing and correcting raw logging data based on environmental needs.
  • Identification and reporting of geological markers expected in exploratory wells.
  • Real time monitoring and interpretation of Drilling Parameters and Well Logs to ensure wellbore stability and correct well deviation.
  • Collaboration with the Geomechanics department to update pore pressure models in real time using sonic logs.
  • Successfully Field tested new technology in deepwater wells.
  • Real time transmission of logging measurements to PEMEX Petrophysics and Geomechanics departments.
  • Responsible for onsite directional drilling and measurements procedures in remote operations.
  • Decision Space Petrophysics
  • Decision Space Insite
  • Interactive Petrophysics
  • Petrel
  • ArcGIS
  • Schlumberger Techlog Drilling Performance
  • Schlumberger MaxWell
  • Microsoft Office
  • English 
  • Spanish
Louisiana State University 2015 Master of Science: Petroleum Engineering USA Geology, Petrophysics, Seismic, Drilling and Reservoir Engineering
Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education 2008 Bachelor of Science: Mechatronics Engineering Mexico
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I have over 25 years of mining and mineral exploration expertise. As a Canadian, I started work in isolated mining camps throughout the Canadian north. As an expat, I have worked in South America and Africa. I also have green-card status in the USA.

I have worked at three start-up situations and one closure as well as steady state mines. I have also done brown-fields exploration that has lead to one producing mine. I believe that I have a unique collection of skills that especially lends themselves to situations where processes and ore genesis models are still being defined.

I have over 13 years of senior level geology management experience in both underground and open pit environments. I completely understand what it takes to manage a highly productive geology department.

I have a proven ability to do geological research to create a viable ore genesis model. I use this understanding to make good mining decisions to maximize Net Present Value for the mining company.

I am able to manage a multicultural workforce and get the best out of each of my coworkers. I operate in a collaborative manner but recognize that I am the manager and my job is to make the key decisions for my department. Open consultation and decisive decision making is my management style. 

Geological interpretation/application

Departmental management

Surpac Software proficiency

Vulcan Software proficiency

Geotechnical data gathering and analysis

Operational Production Geology

Strong Mentoring skills

Gold and Copper Mining

Chief Geologist 08/2016 to Current First Quantum Minerals MCM, Mauritania
Management of the production and near pit exploration of a 65,000 ton per day copper mine.
Manage a staff of 6 geologists and 27 ore spotters and samplers.
Insure that the geological section is working in a zero harm environment so that everyone goes home safe and healthy everyday.
Act as mentor for production geologists for the new ore blockout process instituted as the minesite. Organize the ore control field work with operation and mining departments to insure that ore and waste are sent to the proper locations.
Create a monthly reconciliation process to document the accuracy of ore control, ore reserve models against the monthly actual production.
Consult with planing engineers for attainment of short and LOM extraction of ore to maximize profit.
Manage the blend feed and stockpile systems to deliver forecasted grades to the process plant.
Provide geological guidance for negating the effect of deleterious elements contained within the feed.
Guide the development of a pit and regional geological framework for the exploration of additional ore sources within the tenement package.
Manage the minesite geology budget and contractor geology budget.
Guide the geological research into the potential for underground operations.
Senior Mine Geologist 03/2014 to 05/2016 Nevsun Resources Bisha, Eritrea

Daily management of the geology department of a 40000 ton per day gold, copper and zinc mine.

Supervise a geology staff consisting of 7 production geologists and well as 45 ore spotters and samplers.

Insure that budget and forecast production is occurring in a safe and efficient manner.

Mentor the production geologists to attain best practice in ore control, mapping and field sampling. Write and implement all SOPs for these responsibilities.

Support and supervise Geo-technical Geologists when the Senior Geo-technical Engineer is offsite.

Implement the following processes to increase profitability and efficiency. MPX and GCX processes for ore block-out and reporting. ArcPad for in-pit mapping and geotechnical data gathering. Create all SOPs and insure that geologists are educated and proficient in the use of these processes.

Consult with the engineering department for all planning and forecasting processes.

Consult with the Ore Processing groups to insure maximal recoveries are maintained and optimal blends are fed into the mill.

Supervision of all stockpile activities.

Stand-in for the Chief Geologist when he is offsite.

Senior Geologist 09/2011 to 09/2013 Kinross Gold Corp Tasiast, Mauritania

Daily management of grade control department for an open pit gold mine operating at 280,000 tons per day.

Department grew from a start of 6 national geologists and 15 technicians to present crew of 15 geologists and 45 technicians.

Grade control department has the lowest incident/accident rate of all the production departments at Tasiast.

I was responsible for all incident investigations as well as writing most of the SOPs and JSAs.

Responsible for all grade control block models and ore block-outs

Use MP3 simulation software to calculate grade control block models.

Use Surpac software to create mining block-outs.

Use BMT balls and software to measure blast movement and adjust blockouts for production accordingly. Mentor national geologists to complete this task.

Insure that all processes are in place and operating to keep mining proceeding uninterrupted .

At the beginning of my tenure the mine to mill reconciliation was 15-20% variance. Last 8 months have seen a mine to mill reconciliation of <4%.

Geologic Mapping of mining areas

Use Adamtech cameras and software to record and digitize structural data. Mentor national geologists to do this task

Map and mentor national geologists to map in lithologies, alterations and structural data into paper maps and transfer data into Surpac databases.

Assist Engineering Department with short and medium term mining schedules.

Mentor national geologists in proper design and execution of RC grade control programs.

Create accurate and timely month end reports.

Senior Geologist 06/2007 to 08/2011 Kinross Gold Corp Buckhorn, WA, USA

Daily Management of the Geology Department for an underground cut and fill gold mine operating at 2000 tons per day.

Start-up operation went from a department of 1 to 8 geologists and 3 technicians

Responsible for creating and writing all SOPs for the critical path processes of the Geology Department.

Insure that processes were followed and work was accurate and timely. This lead from a dilution of 12% in the first year being decreased to an average of 3% for the second and third years of my time there.

Mapping and Data Interpretation

Created all the processes for recording geologic data within Vulcan software of the daily mine advances.

Interpretation of this data to create surfaces and solids of lithologies and structural zones for future mining.

Strategic incorporation of Adamtech photogrammetry in structurally critical and dangerous situations.

Creation of a MRMR database where differing ground support techniques were applied to different qualities of rock.

Planning and execution of infill diamond drill programs and mentoring core logging as well as structural/geotechnical logging.

Creation of accurate and timely period ending reports.

Senior Geologist - Grade Control 04/2004 to 06/2007 Kinross Round Mountain Gold Round Mountain, Nevada, USA

Creation of Ore Block Outs for an open pit gold mine operating at 300,000 tons per day.

Insure that all production drill hole data is correctly entered and validated in the appropriate databases

Use Vulcan software to create a kreiged grade control ore model and block out mine-able blocks to report to the various processes at the minesite.

    Ore Reserve Drill Planning and Execution

    Insure that areas that have been under-drilled have RC drilling completed. Logged chips and entered data into the appropriate databases.

    Supervise drilling contractors to insure QAQC was properly completed and that this complete project was done in accordance to Kinross safety procedures.

      Geological and Geotechnical Mapping

      Insure that all lithologies and important alterations were recorded in a Autocad database.

      Complete Geotechnical Cell Mapping on all highwalls with differing lithologies to insure safe bench angles during lay-back mining.

      Senior Geologist Production 01/2000 to 03/2004 Kinross Lupin Mine Lupin, Nunavut, Canada

      Daily Management of Geology Department of an underground longhole open stoping mine operating at 3000 tons per day.

      Creation of short term ore block outs and assist in year end ore reserve calculation using Vulcan software

      Geologic and Geotechnical mapping of all underground headings

      Planning and execution of all underground diamond drill programs.

      Logging of core and assuring QAQC was properly conducted.

      Exploration/Production Geologist 06/1990 to 03/1995 Echo Bay Mines Ltd Lupin/Santiago, Nunavut/Chile

      Split responsibilities for the near site exploration at the Lupin Mine in Nunavut Canada and various exploration projects in Chile as well as production geologist at Lupin.

      Exploration Duties:

      Generation of drill projects and keeping databases current

      Daily management of diamond drilling and RC dilling projects

      Logging core and chips from drilling and conducting hole surveys

      Geological and geotechnical base mapping within project areas and creation of 2D and 3D maps and cross-sections.

      Budget reviews and report writing

        Production Duties

        Daily mapping and development control of underground ore headings.

        Supervision of sampling projects underground and keeping access sampling databases current.

        Geological data analysis of mapping and sampling data to generate ore and lithological solids within a Vulcan software platform.

        Generation of tonnage and grade and mining block reports with production engineers to create rolling three month production forecasts.


        Geologic Analysis and Interpretation

        Reduced dilution from 12% to 3%

        Accomplished by recognizing exactly what the controls of mineralization were and documenting these accurately

        Ore reconciliation of <4% variance

        Accomplished by recognizing the differing ore lithologies blast differently and BMT was introduced to track blast movement.

        Develop a chip logging and interim face mapping program at Bisha. Integrate this process into the GCX ore blockout process to better define ore zonations and aide in geological interpretation.

        Change over from blast hole sampling to RC drilling for the collection of ore control data after study revealed a consistent bias in the blast hole sampling data. 
         Introduce a new ore blockout procedure that incorporates all the data in a geostatistically sound manner for more accurate forecasting and decreased reconciliation variance. 

        Staff Mentorship and Management

        Large staff with highly variable skill sets

        Critical skills identified and individuals lacking these skills were individually mentored to insure they could achieve standards

        Highly skilled individuals were identified and given more freedom and responsibilities

        Develop a Performance Management Review Process at Bisha where geologists have established responsibilities and metrics for measuring their development

        Develop new organizational structure for the Geology Department with clear developmental pathways for national staff.

        Bachelor of Science: Geology 1986 Brandon University Brandon, Manitoba, CANADA

        Honors Degree in Geology

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        • Project management
        • Self-motivated
        • Powerful negotiator
        • Data management
        • Staff development
        • Team liaison
        • Strong verbal communication
        • Conflict resolution
        • Extremely organized
        • Team leadership
        Professional Summary
        30 years of experience; working within a team environment to grow small oil and gas companies. Transforming them into large independent energy companies. I'd like to use my expertise and knowledge to assist in the growth of a new enterprise.
        Work History
        SandRIdge Energy Geological Director - New Ventures and Appraisals | November 2015 - February 2016
        • New Ventures team established to explore and evaluate new plays for company exploration and development effort.
        • Review prospects and plays both domestic and international.
        • Require mapping of large areas with quick results.
        • Was part of team that evaluated and vauled SandRige's new assest in the North Park Basin Niobrara play of Colorado.
        • Use new SmartSection mapping tools from Geographix to map and plan horizontal drilling program.

        SandRidge Energy Chief Geologist | February 2016 - December 2016
        • Responsible for guidance and development of geologist sin Midcontinent and Rockies Business Units.
        • Led team of technical experts in the assessment and development of Merger and Acquisition targets for SandRidge.
        • Maintained and supervised geological software and technology licenses and support.

        SandRidge Energy Geological Manager | August 2013 - October 2015
        • New Ventures team established to explore and evaluate new plays for company exploration and development effort.
        • Review prospects and plays both domestic and international.
        • Require mapping of large areas with quick results.
        • Use new SmartSection mapping tools from Geographix to map and plan horizontal drilling program.

        Kirkpatrick Oil Company Vice Prsident of Exploration | January 2012 - July 2013
        • Responsible for direction and development of company exploration program.
        • Supervised nine employees.
        • Developed drilling schedule and formulate and maintain 20 to 30 million dollar exploration budget.

        SandRidge Energy Senior Geologist | September 2006 - September 2010
        • Worked in interdisciplinary exploration and drilling effort in companies core asset in Pecos County, Texas.
        • Structuarl play in the frontal Marathon Fold and Thrust Belt.
        • Assisted and trained geological teams in mapping, drilling, and completion aspects of the field.
        • Participated in drilling and completing over 600 wells to date.
        • Established mapping protocols for model building and surface construction using Midland Valley's 2DMove and 3DMove software.

        Chesapeake Energy, Inc. Senior Geologist | November 1999 - September 2006
        • Worked Wichita Mountains through North Texas generating drilling prospects.
        • Supervised geological responsibilities for drilling wells.
        • Drilled over 200 wells in seven years.
        • Sucessfully established new field production in West Chitwood Field with Springer reserves of near 50 BCF.
        • Continued companies long established activities in the Golden Trend and Southern Oklahoma

        Samedan Oil Corporation Geologist | January 1987 - October 1999
        • Continued mapping and prospect generation in Southern Oklahoma.
        • Extended area of responsibility to include Seminole Platform, Golden Trend, Central Oklahoma, Arkoma Basin, Northwestern Oklahoma Shelf, and Wichita Mountain Front.
        • Generated and provided geological oversight for the installation of several waterfloods from Central Oklahoma to Southwestern Kansas.
        • Certified and experienced with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission and the Texas Railroad Commission.

        Bachelor of Science Geology Baylor University 1982