Robert Pickle

Spanish Fort, Alabama

Robert@varidrill.com

Current: 251-895-5248

 

 

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS:

 

29+ plus years in Oil & Gas Operations, 38 overall related, Domestic & International / Onshore & limited Offshore.

Specializing in Drilling. Including vertical, deviated some Horizontal, Have worked deep High Pressure High Temperature NG wells

 

Extensive experience:

·         Operations Manager, Rig Management & Project Management, Mainly as Drilling Contractor’s representative.  Have experience in High Pressure areas such as Anadarko Basin, drilling OBM slightly under-balanced, depths up to 26,500’ w/ MW as high as 19.0 PPG. Some Consulting in the Haynesville shale North La. Multi-well pad drilling as well as Multi-Lateral work.                                               

Worked the Hiwiyah Field, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia, extreme deviation, Oil, Saudi Aramco, Managing SCR Rigs with Top Drives up to 150 men & camps, isolated desert Drilling. Algeria, Siberia, Libya.

Operations Management for 30 rigs, Libya & Tunisia.

Project Management, Fire Fighting, water well design and drilling Kuwait.

CEO & Management US Incorporations, Know P & L, and the need to be cost effective and profitable.

Vast knowledge of Drilling Equipment Sales

Familiar with Most OEM Land Drilling Equipment, Mechanical, Hydraulic, SCR & variable Frequency, Top Drives, Etc.

Extreme Isolated Drilling, Mostly Vertical  in the Ourhoud Org, Sonatrach Fields in the Sahara, Mideast Algeria

Extreme Cold , remote Drilling Multi Pad deviated wells in Both North West Arctic Siberia Russia,  Kariyaga Field,  w/ Total Oil

All of Libya, and parts of Tunisia

Have experience, Land, Barge inland waters, Platform and some Jackup and Semi-Sub

Geological formations include: Anadarko, Tuscaloosa, Smackover, Cotton Valley, Haynesville, Permian, Fayetteville, Woodford, Eagleford, Austin Chalk, Utica, Lower Tuscaloosa, Estonia, Cambrian, Jurassic, Devonian,  Bakkin, Haynesville, Marcellus and many others.

IADC WellCAP Certificate.

Computer literate MS Word, Excel, PP, FrontPage and many more. Type very fast.

 

experience: 

 

 

 

 

Independent Consultant, Energen                                                            May – August 2011

West Texas, Permian Basin

 

 

Operations manager, Challenger Limited, tripoli Libya

Manage Drilling & workover operations, Libya & Tunisia                                April 2010 –May 2011

 manage 10 drilling, 10 workover and 10 soilmec

Water GMRA Project, Libya & Tunisia

 

Independent Drilling Consultant: North Dakota                                               Aug. 2009- March 2010

 

Nabors Drilling International, Hassi Messaoud, Algeria                                       Jan. 2009 – August 2009

Senior Rig Manager

Supervision of up to 150 personnel, 2000 HP SCR Top Drive Leap Frog configured rigs, Camps, Staging Bases, Logistics, In the remote Sahara, Algeria

Area Field Superintendent: Jozsef Orosz 011-36-20-3722093

 

 

 

Plaster & wald Petroleum Consultants, Independent Consultant                      Oct-2008- Dec-2008

Independent Drilling Consultant, Operator: Questar Petroleum

Supervised & Drilled 2 wells, Desoto Parish, North Louisiana, Haynesville Shale

Plaster & Wald, Bobby Tillman  (405) 376-1428

 

 

Nabors Drilling International                                                                 July 2008 October 2008

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Senior Rig Manager, Manage 125 men, plus Camp, Logistics, remote East Siberia, Russia.

2000 HP SCR w/ Topdrive, Extreme Cold Temperature. Multi Well Pad, up to 12 wells per location, all Deviated Wells

Operator: VCNG (Verkhnechonskneftegas)

 

Senior Rig Manager, Manage 125 Men plus, Camp, Catering, Mini Camp, Staging Base, Remote Artic North West Siberia Russia.

2000 HP SCR w/ Top Drive, Multi Well Pads, Deviated up 45 degrees.

Operator: Total

 

Parker-Al Rushaid Drilling International                                                  Jan 2008-July 2008

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Senior Rig Manager, 1500 HP SCR w /Top Drive HH/NOV rig. Supervise up to 85 drilling personnel, manage camps and Logistics, Remote desert Drilling, Oil and High Pressure NG, Hiwiyah Field, Saudi Arabia, OBM Deviated Wells

Operator: Saudi Aramco

 

Operations Manager: Jim Walker

Parker Drilling, Houston Texas (281) 406-2000

 

 

Independent Consultant                                                                           Aug. 2007- Dec 2007

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Assistant Drilling Superintendent. Instrumental in Securing Contract w/Denbury Resources to Drill Vertical wells in the Heidelburg Mississippi Field. Manage HRI Drilling Unit # 4, Liaison between Denbury and  Drilling.

Drilling Consulting between other assignments.

 

Superintendent: Larry Strong  (828)781-3785 

 

 

Strong & Associates Drilling Consultants, Independent                                    1999 – 2007

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Independent Drilling Consultant as needed for relief and fill in. Working the Texas Gulf coast, Central, Louisiana and Mississippi region, Wells from 10,500’ – 16,500’ Vertical, Deviated & Horizontal, OBM, WBM, Gypsum Base,  & Synthetic Oil type Poly Alpha Olefins

 

Larry Strong  (828) 781-3785

 

 

VariDrill Drilling Rig & Equipment Company                                                   1999- present owner

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CEO/President US Corporation Southern American Marketing, Inc.

Manage & Operate Drilling Rig Brokerage Sales and related Drilling Equipment Sales. Manage and Operate a Liquidation Company with average yearly Warehouse Domestic and International sales of 3.5 to 5.0 Million US Dollars.

 

 

American Merchandise Liquidators                                                                           1993-1999

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Vice President, Operations

Secure contracts with major Retailers to resale Distressed Merchandise, Grow Company to estimated 10 Million US Dollars per year

 

Phillip Wetherington COO  251-970-1100 Ext 212

 

Broughton Offshore Drilling                                                                                      1991-1993

Driller, 450’ Water Depth, 2000 HO SCR w/Top Drive, Jack-up Drilling Rig.

Supervise Drilling Crew, reporting, Well Control

 

Bankrupt

 

 

Al Mansoori Specialized Engineering                                                                       1990-1991

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Project Manager Abu Dhabi, UAE to Liaison between Al Mansoori and Kuwait Oil Company Ahmadi, Kuwait, and to oversee drilling project for deep water wells for Fire Fighting use.

 

Almansoori Specialized Engineering   (011) 971 2 6776335

Noble Drilling International                                                                                         1989-1990

Driller, Pontoon Barge, Niger River, Port Harcourt Nigeria Africa.

Supervise Drilling Crew, 2000 HP Barge Rig

 

Noble, Houston Texas -281-276-6100

 

 

Ensco Drilling Company                                                                                               1988-1989  

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Driller 2000 HP SCR w/ Tesco Top Drive Drilling Rig, South Texas. Supervise Drilling Crew, Run Rig, reporting, Well Control

 

Superintendent : Billy Joe Peterson

 

 

Parker Drilling International                                                                                      1987-1988

 Driller, Ascension Island coast Africa, Government DOD-DOE Volcanic Geothermal well, Downrange Nuclear Tracking Station, Heli-rig ™ 2000           

                                                                                                                                                                                             

Parker Drilling, Houston Texas (281) 406-2000

 

 

 

Parker Drilling Company , Lafayette LA Division                                                                1985-1987         

Toolpusher 3000 HP SCR Drilling Rig, Texas, Louisiana

 

Superintendent: Steve Patillo  

Closed Division

 

 

Continental Drilling                                                                                                                    1983-1985

Toolpusher 3000 HP Continental Emsco SCR New Builds, Elk City OK, Drilled Deep Vertical HPHT OBM, NG wells

Throughout Oklahoma, Depths average 24,500’

 

Superintendent: Tom Marshall

Bankrupt     

  

Resource Drilling  Company                                                                                                     1981-1983

Toolpusher, 2000 & 3000 HP, SCR Drilling Rig, Texas & Oklahoma, deep HPHT NG, w/OBM, Vertical, average depths 18,000-24,000

 

Company Bankrupt

 

 

 

Penrod Drilling Company                                                                                                          1977-1981

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Toolpusher 2000HP SCR Drilling Rig, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana & Texas

Mostly Deep HTHP, NG, OBM from 18,500’ to 22,500’

 

Company Bankrupt

 

 

 

Texas Gulf Coast and Offshore.

(Various Companies)                                                                                                                                                            1972 – 1977

Roughneck, Derrickman, Driller

Gulf Coast Area USA.

 

 

 

 

education:

High School Graduate

 

 

Current CERTIFICATIONS:

IADC WellCAP Supervisor, Certificate, expires 2012

 

Past Training includes:

TECHNICAL TRAINING RECEIVED

 

Class Description

Training Company

Month

Year

H2S

Parker Drilling

Jan

2008

Bloodborne Pathogens

Parker Drilling Company - Houston, Texas

Jan

2008

First Aid

Parker Drilling Company - Houston, Texas

Jan

2008

IADC Well Cap, Supervisors Level

Parker Drilling Company - Houston, Texas

Jan

2008

Fall Protection

Parker Drilling Company – Houston

Texas

April

2008

Rigger Training

Parker Drilling Company - Houston, Texas

April

2008

Survival and swimming

Shell, Nigeria Africa

Dec.

1991

First Aid, CPR

Red Cross International

Dec

1991

MMS Well Control

Randy Smith, Lafayette, LA.

Dec

1990

Management

Dale Carnegie Management

 

1996

Well Control, Supervisor IADC

Parker Drilling, Lafayette LA.

July

1984

Well Control, Supervisor IADC

University  Oklahoma @ Norman

Feb.

1983

Well Control, IADC

University of Southern Louisiana, Lafayette LA

Oct

1980

Supervisors in Management & Communications

University of Southern Louisiana, Lafayette LA

Oct

1980

Derricks, Substructures and Foundations

University of Southern Louisiana, Lafayette LA

Oct

1980

Safety at the Drilling Rig

University of Southern Louisiana, Lafayette LA

Oct

1980

Detection and Control

University of Southern Louisiana, Lafayette LA

Oct

1980

Draw-works, Traveling and Rotary Drilling Equipment

University of Southern Louisiana, Lafayette LA

Oct

1980

Prime Movers

University of Southern Louisiana, Lafayette LA

Oct

1980

Geology

University of Southern Louisiana, Lafayette LA

Oct

1980

Drilling Bits and Hydraulics

University of Southern Louisiana, Lafayette LA

Oct

1980

Drill String

University of Southern Louisiana, Lafayette LA

Oct

1980

Hole Deviation and Surveys

University of Southern Louisiana, Lafayette LA

Oct

1980

Special Well Control considerations & Mud Pumps

University of Southern Louisiana, Lafayette LA

Oct

1980

Mud Pump Fluid Ends

University of Southern Louisiana, Lafayette LA

Oct

1980

Mud flow systems and Mud Control

University of Southern Louisiana, Lafayette LA

Oct

1980

Differential Pressure Sticking & Pipe Handling Equipment

University of Southern Louisiana, Lafayette LA

Oct

1980

Directional Drilling

University of Southern Louisiana, Lafayette LA

Oct

1980

Open Hole Logging, Formation Evaluation & Perforating

University of Southern Louisiana, Lafayette LA

Oct

1980

Drilling Rate data & Diamond Bits

University of Southern Louisiana, Lafayette LA

Oct

1980

Casing, Tubing and Liner Design

University of Southern Louisiana, Lafayette LA

Oct

1980

Well Heads, Liner Hanging & Cementing Equipment

University of Southern Louisiana, Lafayette LA

Oct

1980

Fishing and Fishing Tools

University of Southern Louisiana, Lafayette LA

Oct

1980

Handling Pipe Under Pressure & Production Packers

University of Southern Louisiana, Lafayette LA

Oct

1980

Primary Cementing & Cementing Tools

University of Southern Louisiana, Lafayette LA

Oct

1980

Lost Circulation

University of Southern Louisiana, Lafayette LA

Oct

1980

Pollution Control and Drilling Well Planning

University of Southern Louisiana, Lafayette LA

Oct

1980

Economics of Contractors and Operators

University of Southern Louisiana, Lafayette LA

Oct

1980

1980

University of Southern Louisiana, Lafayette LA

Oct

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REFERENCES:

Ricky Carroll, K& M Technologies

Houston, Texas

870-299-0636

Ricky_carroll48@msn.com

 

Jerry Plymell,Petra Diversified Energies

Houston, Texas

jp@petraenergies.com

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Phillip Wetherington, Chief operations officer

American Merchandise

phillip@amlinc.com

251-970-1100 ext.212

 

Lucille Smith,Parker Drilling International

New Iberia, LA.

Lucille.smith@parkerdrilling.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Larry Strong, Drilling Consultant

Strong Energy Consulting

(828)781-3785

Cell  870-904-7434

188 Meadowlark Pl

Austell, GA 30168-4721

larry_strong@bellsouth.net

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Bill Campbell ,Drilling Superintendent

Unit, Texas

Cel: 337-380-6387

 

Wayne Brumbeloe

Consultant

Jackson Mississippi

pbrumbeloe@aol.com

601-954-2165

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Steve Robertson,Ourhoud Org./ Sonatrach

Field Superintendent

Algeria, Africa

OOH_FOR_Superintendent@ourhoud.com