Drilling Rig Electrical Field Engineer AC and SCR expert.
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Since leaving GE, almost two years ago, I have
been working as a Self Employed Contract Consulate and would be willing to
continue in that or take a full time position. With my knowledge, my previous
accomplishments, and team work experience
I will become a vital asset to your organization in either position. I
have worked on all Drilling Rig SCR's in my 25 years and am an expert on
applying the new AC inverters to Draw Works and Mud Pumps.
I pride myself in the ability to solve
problems and make global decisions. I've found that with motivational
leadership, regular training and making the employee feel like he is a
vital part of the organization, work habits and performance increase.
I am an individual who is looking for
a professionally challenging and rewarding career. I've acquired
leadership skills within the rapidly expanding deep water and harsh environment
segment of the worldwide energy arena..
My history of technical leadership and
establishing solutions for the past 35 years, has proven to be very rewarding.
University Electrical Engineering at Lafayette and Calumet Campus in Indiana
USAF Electronics and Auto Pilot School Chanute AFB
Salem GE Industrial Systems Schools Toolbox, ACDCEx2000, UC2000, and Innovation
AC Inverters (ACDCEx2000, GE Innovation, VACON)
Automation Control (GPS, DP Systems, PLC, etc.)
PLC System Design (GE, Allen Bradley, PLC Direct, etc.)
SCR, Generator Controls (Ross Hill, Baylor, IPS, Tech Power,
GE, International Switchboard, etc.)
Top Drive and Rotary (PLC, Electronic, Electric, Hydraulic, and Mechanical)
Pneumatics (Tubing, and Controls)
Hydraulics (Controllers, Power Positioning)
Briefing of senior management on operational implications and limitations
of AC/DC PLC systems.
Expert Field Engineer with GE Drives; especially AC and DC offshore deepwater
oil Drilling Rigs.
Over 35 years experience electrical/electronic troubleshooting, installation and
25 years experience as an Electrician / ET on all types of large Oil Drilling
Rigs with SCR and AC Drives.
Successfully trained national crews in high American standards of
Skilled at troubleshooting all electronic systems at the hardware and software
Setup and monitored Preventive Maintenance to significantly improve downtime on
I Offer expertise in conceptual design, engineering and physical layout of
electrical high and low voltage power generating and distribution systems for
offshore industrial and/or marine vessels. I have experience organizing
and motivating large staffs of engineering, technical and construction
supervising personnel; and negotiating work order changes with shipyards and/or
contractors to ensure conformance with project schedules and cost constraints.
As a Field Engineer for GE I worked worldwide in all industries; Plastics,
Metals, Paper, Marine and especially Oil Drilling. I taught many classes, in
Houston, for GE on their DC Drilling Rig Drives (Generation I, II, & III and
MicroDrill 1000 & 2000) and the 752 DC Drilling Motor. I worked extensively with
R&B Falcon Drilling (now Transocean SEDCO Forex) on their Deepwater Drilling
Rigs startup in Korea shipyards and maintaining their AC Drilling Motors (with
AC2000 IGBT inverters fed with CB2000 DC SCR rectifier source) worldwide. I
successfully installed remote diagnostics on these rigs with UC2000 computers
that can link up to their GE Drive systems from anywhere in the world.
Also in my career I have had the opportunity to work extensively with: AutoCAD
and Computer Programming (PLC, SCADA), design and repair of electronics,
computers and software, Motor Control and Air Conditioning. I have experience
with implementation of Preventive Maintenance data analysis, management, and
auditing (ISO9000) programs. I can provide my own tools, test equipment,
notebook PC (equipped with GE Toolbox, AutoCAD and PLC software), portable color
printer, EPROM programmer and Logic Analyzer (all packed for air travel), with a
complete electronic-computer shop/office in my home to draw resources from.
I have supervised and trained all the Electricians and Electronic Technicians on
two Semi-Submersible rigs (Willrigs Winner and Legend, my former Penrod rigs).
In Brazil, working only one week a month on each rig. The Legend, a fourth
generation Semi Submersible, held the Wilrig record for least down time 1993 and
1994 with my all Brazilian crew. I Worked also in the Wilrig Lafayette office
where I set up an electronics shop: building a Bi-M (an old 16 bit PLC Rig
Management System based on the TI9900) simulator, repairing boards, and going to
rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.
Work History: Past 5 Years
2002 April present Contract
Employment C. R. Townsend Inc. Houston TX
Field Engineer: Self Employed Contract Consulate & Service Provider: Drilling
and Industrial Systems
Supervised the Startup of NOIs first AC Land Rig (using Vicon Inverters) in
Edmonton CA (DRECO) and Dubai, also did their NOIs AC Land Rig (the Pioneer 7)
in Zapata TX. Through NOI (for billing and Insurance) I have done many jobs for
Transocean and HiTec Offshore on the Deepwater rigs I supervised the GE drives
For S&S I have commissioned two GE DC rigs, one in China and another in Iraq
last year. I worked many times in Edmonton CA for the DRECO Fabrication Yard
testing their new 4000 to 6000 hp Drawworks and presenting qualification data to
1998 - 2002 April GE Industrial
Systems Houston TX
Field Engineer: Metals, Paper, Plastics, and Marine Industrial Systems
Repair and Installing AC and DC Drives, PLC systems, and HMI. Taught classes for
GE on their Drilling Drive systems. GE Field Engineers schools for; ACDCEx2000,
Ex2000, DC300, Innovation, Fanuc 90/30 & 90/70 PLC. Also successfully worked on
all GE Drives and Fanuc PLC systems in the Metals, Paper, Plastic, and Marine
Industries. Installed PLC replacements for all relays on Generation III GE on
the Transocean M G HULME JR.
These are a just a few of the accomplishments I have
completed in the past. I'm in good shape, ready to offer
you my expertise. I have worked with the following and am fluent with the
Ross Hill Controls|
Tech Power Controls|
Varco Drilling Equipment & Controls|
National Oilwell Equipment|
Allan Bradley PLC Controls|
PLC Direct Controls|
GE PLC Controls|
Siemens PLC Controls|
IBM Computer Controls|
Work History: Past 35 Years
My involved job history experience is more due
to the fickle nature of the oil drilling business than any lack of loyalty and
dedication on my part.
1997 1998 Transocean Offshore Houston TX
Senior Electronic Technician: Driller
Set up new ET Shop on the Driller (with SIMRAD; [trained in
Norway for] DP system) in Nigeria.
1995 1997 Broughton Drilling Houston TX
Rig Electrician / ET: Mr. Bice
Repaired ISC SCR problems and put rig drawings into AutoCAD.
1994 1995 Dual Drilling Houston TX
Electric / Electronic Troubleshooter:
Worked in China (a lot of my 30 year old Mandarin came back) on
Ross Hill and Varco Top Drives.
1992 1994 Wilrig USA Houston TX
Senior ET / Electrician for TWO Rigs:
Legend and Winner
Trained and assisted Brazilians to take over
They are the most complex
Semi-Submersible rigs in the world with a
1991 1992 Global Marine
Drilling Co. Lafayette LA
Rig Electrician: Biscay II then the
Worked on Commission Testing of the Compact Driller, the last new
116 LeTourneau from Vicksburg.
1990 - 1991 Flint Drilling of
South America, East Venezuela
Electrical Superintendent: Land Rigs.
1990 - 1990 ODECO Drilling
Rig Electrician: Ocean Voyager.
1989 - 1990 Penrod Drilling
Rig Electrician: Penrod 87 then
1989 - 1989 Hercules Drilling
Co. Lafayette LA
Rig Electrician: Hercules II.
1988 - 1989 Dolphin Titan Inc.
Rig Electrician: DT-105
1988 - 1988 Broughton Drilling
Co. Houston TX
Rig Electrician: Mr. Bice (the second
time I worked for Mr. Broughton).
1987 - 1988 GH Hensley Inc.
Lead Electrician: nights in large
Steel Casting plant.
1986 - 1987 Paragon Property
Mgt. Dallas TX
Maintenance Manager: 380 unit
1985 - 1986 Broughton Drilling
Co Houston TX
Rig Electrician: Broughton II (the
first time I worked for Mr. Broughton).
1984 - 1985 Shilling Chilling
Co. Indianapolis IN
Chief Electrician: the largest
heating and cooling Co. in Indianapolis.
1982 - 1984 Townsend Electric
Inc. Bloomington IN
Licensed Master Electrician:
1981 - 1982 SEDCO International
Rig Electrician: SEDCO 700 then the
1979 - 1981 Diamond M Co.
1975 - 1979 AMTRAK Diesel Shop
New Orleans LA
1973 - 1975 Toyota Equipment
Sales Jackson MS
Service Manager: Electric (SCR),
Propane, and Gas/Diesel Forklifts.
1970 1973 Inland Steel as a
Rigger then ET Gary IN
1966 1970 USAF Airman:
AFSC 32550 Chanute AFB 1 year then
Vietnam 3 for years