Chase E. Dwiggins


Graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.  Following university, worked six years for two independent oil and gas operators as a drilling engineer, planning and managing several rigs and drilling over 100 horizontal oil and gas wells in a variety of challenging environments, with a heightened focus on operational optimization and cost reduction.  Spearheaded the development of a new, highly productive shale play, through detailed planning and mitigation of severe hole instability, lost circulation, and well control concerns.  Accepted an international role with Artificial Lift Solutions (ALS) in 2015, a consulting company with a focus on optimisation of artificial lift systems, particularly ESP’s.  Currently managing and growing ALS business in Asia, while seeking to further develop its service offerings and broaden its portfolio. Skilled in technical evaluation, engineering analysis, cost management, process organization, and business communication.

Professional Experience


ARTIFICIAL LIFT SOLUTIONS PTE LTD / DWIGGINS CONSULTING LLC

Oct 2019 – Present

Vice President, Operations, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

  • Provide technical expertise and support for all US Operations, seeking out new clientele and managing ongoing business with numerous clients.
  • Management of all Engineering Consultants supporting operations.
  • Field and remote support with all ongoing ESP operations, including installations, pulls, troubleshooting, DIFA, manufacturing, and report reviews for all of the above.
  • Frequent travel to all areas of operation, including Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Wyoming, and North Dakota.
  • Maintain customer relations and explore opportunities for ESP optimization and enhancement of customer support.
  • Implement new processes for enhancement of services.
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Oct 2015 – Oct 2019

Business Development Manager / Consulting Engineer, Singapore

  • Provide technical expertise and support for a wide variety of global artificial lift operations, with heightened focus on Electric Submersible Pumps (ESP’s)
  • Responsible for managing current business and seeking out new customers in the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions.
  • Intricate involvement in many core ALS services including DIFA, assembly and Supplier facility audits, workovers, and commercial tender preparation.
  • Develop new platforms and methods for technical services, marketing and advertising.
  • Prepare and manage commercial proposals, invoicing, P/L sheets.
  • Provide engineering support and review/editing of technical documentation and reports to ensure all documents submitted to customers are technically sound and professional.
  • Frequent travel to Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, Malaysia, Brunei, and the Greater Middle East to maintain customer support and seek out new clientele.
  • Hire and manage new experienced personnel in Asia to enhance ALS support for a growing customer base.

 

CONTINENTAL RESOURCES – Oklahoma City, OK

Nov 2013 – Apr 2015

Senior Drilling Engineer – Woodford / Springer Shale

  • South Central Oklahoma Oil Province (SCOOP)
  • Monitored and managed 3-4 rigs while implementing new programs for improving efficiencies
  • Team leader in designing new drilling programs outlining best practices for large scale development of the recently discovered Springer Shale play
  • Navigated complex and challenging drilling environments through constant monitoring of torque and drag, communication with the field team, and implementation of new technologies
  • Weekly trips to southern Oklahoma for team discussions, rig visits, and operational improvement

 

CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CORPORATION – Oklahoma City, OK

May 2009 – Nov 2013

Drilling Engineer II – Marcellus South

Jun 2012 – Nov 2013

  • Southern PA / WV Panhandle
  • Actively involved in permitting and regulatory requirements
  • Worked with land, geology, and regulatory to safely drill through coal mines and gas storage zones
  • Built AFE’s, drilling programs, and post-well analyses for wells drilled
  • Monitored and managed 3-4 rigs while maximizing efficiency and minimizing costs (drilled 68 wells)
  • Worked as sole engineer, managing drilling responsibilities for entire district from Jan to July 2013
  • Implemented new practices and procedures, effectively reducing cycle times and drilling costs
  • Monthly week long trips to PA / WV for team discussions, rig visits, and operational improvement

Drilling Engineer I – Marcellus North

Jan 2011 – Jun 2012

  • Northeastern PA
  • Actively involved in permitting and regulatory requirements
  • Worked to resolve migrating gas issues via casing and cementing procedures
  • Built AFE’s, drilling programs, and post-well analyses for wells drilled

Field Engineer – Anadarko Basin/Marcellus North

May 2009 – Jan 2011

  • Rotated on one week/two week hitches.
  • Developed an understanding of daily drilling procedures and chain of command.
  • Witnessed multiple fishing operations, cementing jobs, and directional drilling procedures.
  • Involved in drilling rollout of Wellview reporting software, training of company men, troubleshooting errors, and communicating with IT team on methods of improvement.
  • Spent 3-4 months monitoring completion/production operations – frac jobs, drill-outs, TCP jobs.

Production Engineering Intern – Arkoma, Woodford Shale

May 2008 – Aug 2008

  • Tracked daily operations and gained understanding of completion and frac design.
  • Developed limited entry calculations spreadsheet.
  • Worked alongside Senior Asset Managers and designed horizontal completions for 3 wells.
  • Oversaw multiple frac jobs and monitored production as wells were opened to production.

Field Intern (Roughneck) – Marlow, OK

May 2007 – Aug 2007

  • Worked one week hitches on Nomac 18 drilling rig.
  • Learned dynamics of drilling rig operations.
  • Hands on experience tripping pipe, making connections, mixing drilling fluid, and maintaining rig equipment while gaining full understanding of importance of safety during all operations.
  • Submitted weekly reports to Oklahoma City office related to learnings and career applicability.

Computer Software


  • Compass
  • WellView
  • Pason / MD Totco
  • PI/Dwights
  • Spotfire
  • Wellplan
  • Stresscheck
  • Microsoft Excel, Word and Powerpoint

Education


University of Oklahoma – Norman, OK

May 2009

BS Petroleum Engineering – GPA: 3.18 on 4-point scale


Academic Honors, Achievements, and Certifications


  • College of Earth and Energy Dean’s Honor Roll, Spring 2008, Fall 2007, Spring 2006, Fall 2004.
  • University Scholars Award for University of Oklahoma.
  • Mewbourne School of Distinguished Scholars Program, 2004-2005.
  • College of Engineering Distinguished Freshman Scholarship Award, 2004-2005.
  • Milton J. Gordon Memorial Scholarship, 2004-2005.
  • AP Scholars Award, 2004.
  • Member of Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE).
  • Member of National Scholars Honor Society.
  • Humanitarian Service in Haiti, March 2008, 2009, and 2011.
  • BOSIET certified – SMTC Global – 2017.