Oil&Gas Resume Sample


James “Ronnie” Barber

10104 Trailridge Drive • Shreveport, LA 71106

Cell: (318) 393-5772 • E-mail: ronnie27@bellsouth.net

Workover & Completions Specialist

Project Management • New Business Development

Accomplished project manager with special expertise in energy-production, construction, and facilities & land management. Expert in all phases of project development and execution. Consistently achieves goals and exceeds expectations on every project.

  • On-Schedule, On-Budget Project Manager: Expertly manages large, complex, and potentially dangerous (safety-critical) projects.
  • Entrepreneurial And Sales Skills: Launched a successful production & construction business. Applied natural sales ability to grow the business, and succeed as salesman and sales manager with NY Life Insurance Company (1988–1993).
  • Flexible, Can-do Management Style: Easily adapts to changing priorities and deadlines. Organizes high-performing teams and communicates clearly.

                                       CORE COMPETENCIES                                      

  • Project Management
  • Rig coordination
  • Cost Reduction
  • Downhole Budget Mgmt
  • Efficiency Enhancement Methods
  • Supervision, & Safety Inspections
  • Accurate Documentation of Well Work
  • Tracking Well Service and Material Costs
  • Sales & Marketing
  • New Business Development
  • Operator Qualifications (OQ) for natural gas pipelines.

                                  PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE                                

BENGAL PRODUCTION COMPANY                                          1994–2009

Production, Construction & Consulting Services


Established successful consulting production and consulting business – starting from scratch – that specializes in oil & natural gas leasing, procurement, project management, and preparation for drilling and daily production operations.

Project Management

  • Supervise, and coordinate contract personnel for daily oil and gas operations. Stake locations, bid on construction contracts, and review and award bids.
  • Communicate necessary directives to maintain an efficient and safe working environment.
  • Grow a profitable business by making correct decisions regarding surface and downhole operations.

Sales & Marketing

Leveraged earlier sales and sales management experience – with NY Life Insurance – to build a roster of top clients serves roster of top clients in the energy business that includes:

Petrohawk Energy Corp • Louisiana Energy Consultants • Classic Hydrocarbons
Sage Energy Company • Zadeck Energy Group • Nabors-Johnson Production • PAN-OAK
Vista Resources • Foresta Resources • Cass County Leasing



Business Administration, Finance, and Bookkeeping

  • Prepare all reports and maintain administrative records. Achieve exceptionally good regulatory compliance, Minimize costs by smart planning and budgeting.
  • Manage books and interface with complex accounting

Technical Expertise (Oil & Gas)

  • Extensive field experience – more than 30 years – installing and monitoring pumping units and unidraulic recovery systems.
  • Certified according to Management and Operator Qualifications (OQ) for natural gas pipelines. Bonded for oil & gas operations in Louisiana and Texas.
  • Specialization in cementing production strings, cased hole log correlation, perforating, completions, re-completions, P&A, squeezes, well stimulation, and isolation of multiple zones using of RTBPs and packers.
  • Collaborated closely with cross functional teams to achieve maximum production and injection efficiency. Reduced number of failures and problem wells.

Overseas Experience

  • Special assignment: Well Site Supervisor for APACHE-LUFKIN INDUSTRIES, Egypt (2002–2003): Coordinated production field operation for Khalda Petroleum through Apache’s Production Superintendent in Cairo and Houston.


Field Sales Representative | Sales Manager

Named top new agent during first year, succeeded in field sales (1988-1991), and then won promotion to Sales Manager.

  • Ranked among top 50 sales managers nationally (1991).
  • Achieved Million Dollar Round Table and the President’s Council.

                                    ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE                                   

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR AND FIELD SUPERVISOR (1982–1988): Daily maintenance and monitoring of oil wells – rig work up to 4800 – including all mechanical parts and chemicals. Enforced compliance with strict environmental regulations. Customers included Cities Service (Oxy), Texaco & Caruthers.

LANDSCAPING BUSINESS (1977–1982): Designed and installed bedding, plants, decking, fencing, arbors, gazebos, patios and drives.  Maintained several large business grounds and complexes.


B.S, Education, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA (1976)

Lettered in football (1974–1976). ALL-SEC honorable mention (1975) & ALL-SEC Academic (1975–1976).





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