International R&D Manager / Director

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International R&D Manager / Director
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$150,000 to $300,000

Resume Summary
15yrs experience of highly successful product/technology development. Led multi-disciplinary international R&D teams in all aspects of project/product life cycle management. Strong focus on efficiency improvements, process optimization & QHSE standards. Technical expertise in electrical/mechanical systems, advanced materials & numerical simulation.


Senior R&D Manager seeking leadership role in research or product/technology development in industry or consulting.

Personal Statement:
Im a highly motivated and creative R&D manager with strong experience in developing and commercializing innovative technologies. An independent thinker with excellent problem solving, analytical and organizational skills. Proven ability to motivate and manage effectively in a multi-cultural environment.

15 years of experience in the oilfield service industry with a proven record of highly successful product and technology development.
Led multi-disciplinary international R&D teams with up to 100 individuals in all aspects of project and product life cycle management in the UK, Russia and USA with a strong focus on efficiency improvements and process optimization.
Technical expertise in mechanical and electro-mechanical systems, advanced materials and numerical simulation.
Established extensive collaborations with internal and external research organizations, laboratories and universities to complement the product/technology development process.
Broad experience working with business development and marketing teams in defining product development portfolios and developing intellectual property strategies.
Defined, implemented and promoted Quality, Health, Safety and Environment initiatives and standards.

Key Skills:
- Domain: Directional drilling, well testing, subsea engineering, downhole tools, well stimulation, mechanical design, advanced materials, numerical simulation
- Management: Product & technology development, R&D processes, staff development and leadership, knowledge management, QHSE management systems, operational efficiency and process optimization, decision making

Professional Experience:
Schlumberger - Rosharon Technology Center, TX, USA 2013 to 2014
Technology center specializing in product development, sustaining, rapid response projects, reliability testing and manufacturing of the following product lines: Subsea Landing Strings, Downhole Testing & Reservoir Sampling.

Center Engineering & Sustaining Manager - Budget: $22M
Managed product development and sustaining activities of three product lines for reservoir characterization.
- Commercialized two Landing String NPD projects as acting Project Manager as well as three Downhole Testing projects
- Developed and implemented a knowledge management strategy to address challenges of low seniority workforce
- Created and launched an NPD specific supply chain process and team for improved efficiency and reduced project lead times
- Established cross functional review process to improve concurrency through enhanced communication and collaboration
- Conducted extensive retrospective project reviews to identify opportunities for process improvements
- Led several high visibility HSE field and center impact projects

Schlumberger - Novosibirsk Technology Center, Russia, 2008 to 2013
Technology center specializing in new product & technology development, sustaining, rapid response projects and reliability testing for Surface Well Testing and Well Stimulation.

Technology Center Manager (2011-2013) - Budget: $11M
Managed R&D center with focus on developing oilfield products for both Russia-specific and worldwide applications for reservoir stimulation, reservoir characterization.
- Expanded collaborations with the Russian Academy of Science by 50%
- Established and implemented center-specific HSE program
- Commercialized key product - HiWAY for horizontal wells in shale formation
- Developed fiber-based stimulation system for well stimulation, loss circulation control and sand management
- Implemented online proppant portfolio management database

Program Manager - Surface Well Testing (2008-2011) - Budget: $5.5M
Managed reservoir characterization projects for Russian and international market with responsibility for product & technology development, rapid response and sustaining activities.
- Built, mentored and led a now highly regarded development team
- Initiated very successful University/Research collaborations with the Russian Academy of Science for reservoir characterization projects
- Defined product development strategy in line with stakeholder expectations
- Established and grew support for Russian multiphase flowmeter business, including setting up radioactive source manufacturing in Russia and obtain accreditation for multiphase flowmeter metrology

Schlumberger - Stonehouse Technology Center, UK, 2000 to 2008
Drilling Center of Excellence for Schlumberger  providing rotary steerable systems, downhole mud motors and power source products through innovative engineering and quality-driven manufacturing.

Project Manager - Rotary Steerable Systems (2006-2008) - Budget: $5.4M
Managed next generation rotary steerable drilling system development for global market.
Additional positions held: Project Leader (2004-2006), Lead Mechanical Engineer (2003-2004), Mechanical Engineer (2001-2003), Research Engineer (2000-2001)
- Invented novel Steering Unit for more precise, repeatable and accurate directional performance with unique, industry leading steering capability
- Developed next generation Rotary Steerable System - step change in performance, reliability and cost of service delivery - Powerdrive Archer
- Commercialized industry first slimhole rotary steerable drilling system
- Established close research collaboration with several top rated universities in the UK, US and France  funded and supervised Ph.D. research projects
- Achieved 10-fold service life and reliability improvement through innovative design and advanced material selection facilitating substantial market share growth
- Established knowledge sharing community at center level and collaborated closely with creating global Schlumberger Eureka technical community
- Led global Schlumberger Mechanical Community for a full year
- Introduced numerical simulation techniques to product development process to reduce development cost and lead time

Ph.D. - University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
CEng - ECUK Chartered Engineer
MEng (Dipl.-Ing) - Fachhochschule Osnabrück, Germany
BEng - University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

Winner, C. Schlumberger prize for Technical Depth for Burner Development
Performed by Schlumberger Silver Award for HiWAY
Performed by Schlumberger Bronze Award for Horizontal Drilling Bench

Patents & Publications:
Over 15 international patents granted related to oilfield service tools
Eight technical publications published in peer reviewed journals

IMechE Member
SPE Member
IoP Affiliate

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