Mike A Swatek


Summary

Run life improvement through root cause analysis of ESP systems has been a primary focus of 26-years in this industry, and remains my favorite technical endeavor. I can help with your failure investigation or evaluation of a design to improve run life.



Principal Engineer
Baker Hughes Centrilift
Claremore, OK
November 2008 – June 2016 (7 years 8 months)

Responsibilities:

  • System and manufacturing process root cause analysis.
    2014-16
  • R&D Engineering (vibration, product improvements and root cause analysis).
    2014-16

Principal Engineer
Weatherford ESP / Borets Weatherford
Claremore, OK
August 2007 – October 2008 (1 year 3 months)

Responsibilities:

  • Failure analysis, product development and manufacturing process improvement.


Engineer
Baker Hughes Centrilift
Claremore, OK
October 1993 – August 2007 (13 years 11 months)

Responsibilities:

  • System root cause analysis.
    98-07
  • Motor and seal engineering manager (product and manufacturing)
    96-98
  • Product integrity and seal section engineering manager
    94-96
  • Seal section engineer
    93-94


Engineer
Reda Pump Company (now Schlumberger)
Bartlesville, OK
June 1990 – September 1993 (3 years 4 months)

Responsibilities:

  • North Sea Alliance Engineer responsible for runlife improvement
  • ESP Abrasion Resistant Pump product development (ARZ pump patent)
  • Horizontal pumping system development, failure analysis and vibration mitigation.
  • Vibration studies and mitigation for ESP components and systems


Propulsion Systems Engineer
Rockwell Rocketdyne (now Pratt Whitney)
Canoga Park, CA
1987 – 1990 (3 years)

Responsibilities:

  • Developed rocket propulsion systems with high thrust/weight ratio for kinetic kill vehicles to knock out ICBMs back in the Reagan Star Wars days.


Mechanical Engineer
Positech Corporation
Laurens, IA
1985 – 1987 (2 years)

Responsibilities:

  • Developed the SAM (Simple Air Manipulator) product. Modularized the custom end effector designs to improve reliability and business efficiencies end to end. Full spectrum of engineering responsibilities.


Bachelor
University of Oklahoma
Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering
1986, 3.98 GPA

Responsibilities:

  • Minor in Economics.


Draftsman
Transworld Drilling / Kerr McGee
Oklahoma City
1980 – 1982 (2 years)

Responsibilities:

  • Designed piping, structural steel and equipment installations for offshore drilling rigs.