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I have 5 years of experience working with NASA and their CPAS parachute project. I have extensive experience in R&D work both space and oil field. I have project management experience, Engineering Lead experience, I have lead a team from 5 engineers to
John P. Scoggins
922 Heathgate Drive-Houston, Texas 77062
Dedicated Mechanical Engineer with 18 years of experience in the design, development, testing, and implementation of major mechanical, electro-mechanical, and subsea control systems.Eleven years of hands-on experience in all design, testing and operational aspects of managed pressure drilling systems; including, subsea dual-gradient and riser level control.Extensive knowledge of test procedure development and execution, test performance and data analysis, and adherence to applicable standards both in the Oil Field as well as NASA.Consistent track record in meeting and exceeding project goals.
·Establishing design standards in compliance with industry standards such as API, ASME, and NACE.
·Participate in API Revision 21 meetings, specifically with regards to API BX ring gaskets.
·Perform FEA analysis (both linear and non-linear) on various equipment such as flanged connections, flow filters, lifting heads, heat exchangers and high pressure high temperature valves.
·Perform FEA analysis on flow systems.
·Design a new series of 10,000PSI high temperature high pressure ball valves.
ENHANCED DRILLING; Houston, Texas2014-2016
Operations Coordinator – Gulf of Mexico
Establishing and implementing the Operations Division for the introduction of EC Drill to the Gulf of Mexico.
·Interviewing/hiring to assemble a team of operators.
·Coordinating orientation of new employees including training and skill development of offshore personnel and creation of specific training elements as needed.
·Designing and maintaining facility for testing/qualifying, refurbishment, and warehousing parts in support of EC Drill Operations in the Gulf of Mexico.
·Developing procedures for first Gulf of Mexico deployment and operation of EC Drill.
·Developing procedures for System Integration Testing.
·Developing maintenance processes and procedures for EC Drill operations.
·Designing and building in-house flow loop for subsea simulation testing.
Managing all aspects of EC Drill operations onshore and offshore.
·Writing/reviewing procedures in conjunction with Engineering to meet project and customer requirements.
·Leading testing phase and trouble shooting, as necessary.
·Coordinating with customer regarding personnel training and skill development to ensure alignment/compliance with customer requirements.
·Conducting technical reviews including early rig survey rig integration of EC Drill and specialty equipment.
·Acting as point of contact for rig owner’s project preparation team.
·Coordinating with project planner ensuring milestones achieved pre-mobilization.
·Supervising System Integration Testing of EC Drill prior to delivery.
·Directing Project Administrator in maintaining project schedule and personnel logistics including travel, accommodation, and distribution of Personal Protective Equipment.
·Supervising preparation and mobilization of equipment, including installation, rig HUC, and testing.
·Monitoring start-up and early operation of equipment.
·Overseeing all day-to-day operations of EC Drill both on and offshore including quality assessments and inspections to ensure customer and regulatory compliance.
·Maintaining operational budget.
·Reviewing operational data and daily reports before submitting to customer.
·Assembling data and operational summary for weekly reports to customer.
·Assembling pre and post well review reports for submission to customer.
·Acting as HSEQ Duty Manager to receive emergency notifications and if necessary, follow the Emergency Response Plan.
·Troubleshooting problems and determining viable and safe solutions/adjustments.
·Designing, developing, and implementing improvements to EC Drill equipment and procedures based on operational adjustments.
·Managing warehouse facility, parts inventory, and shipping procedures to receive equipment and perform between well and preventative maintenance to ensure all equipment maintained at operational ready status.
·Conducting semi-annual performance reviews of all operations crew.
Coordinated with the Dual Gradient Drilling Project team and business partners to develop improved equipment to be used in the world’s first commercial Dual Gradient Mudlift Pump System.
·Developed and implemented the Solids Processing Unit.
·Developed and implemented the Subsea Rotating Device.
Incorporated lessons learned during the Subsea Mudlift Drilling JIP to develop and manufacture improved Mudlift equipment, including:
·Hydraulic Power Unit capable of operating hydraulic control valves on the Mudlift Pump in 10,000 feet of water for the duration of a well with no intervention.
·Hydraulic Power Unit capable of operating the Solids Processing Unit and the Subsea Rotating Device.
Coordinated with the Dual Gradient Drilling Project team in establishing procedures for flow loop-testing of the Mudlift Pump, including:
·Developed all mechanical and electro-mechanical procedures for characterization testing and Factory Acceptance Testing.
·Ensured that all test procedures would determine the operational service capabilities of the Mudlift Pump in compliance with certifying authorities.
Developed a flow loop capable of full-scale testing to achieve certification of the Mudlift Pump according to established procedures.
·Established operating procedures to assist in proper design of the flow loop, ensuring achievement of testing/certification goals.
·Designed the flow loop, incorporating:diesel-driven mud pumps, diesel-driven centrifugal pump, diesel-driven generator, 20 thousand gallon reservoir, seawater power fluid filter system, and all associated flow control valves and piping.
·Procured all necessary equipment and materials for flow loop construction.
·Supervised construction of flow loop.
Coordinated with the Dual Gradient Drilling Project team on the design and development of systems to be used on the drill ship in the testing, handling, and deployment of the Mudlift Pump.
·Designed a flow loop for the pre-deployment testing of the Mudlift Pump.
·Designed a hydraulic charging/operating system capable of supporting pre-deployment testing.
·Designed a hydraulic cooling circuit capable of supporting surface testing of the Mudlift Pump.
·Established and implemented Hook-up and Commissioning test procedures.
Directed offshore operations in partnership with the Dual Gradient Drilling Project team.
·Troubleshooting and repair of all Mudlift Pump systems, including:bladder change-out, high-pressure fitting repair and replacement, and flow meter repair and replacement.
·Serviced Mudlift Pump hydraulic power units using customer-supplied equipment.
·Developed a lifting procedure to overcome fitment problems between the Mudlift Pump and the drill ship’s BOP lifting cap.
·Operated Mudlift Pump during pre-deployment and deployment testing.
·Operated and supervised operations by field service engineers of the Mudlift Pump during drilling operations.
JACOBS ENGINEERING, ESCG; Houston, Texas2005-2010
Mechanical Engineer – CPAS Project Team Lead
Developed both mechanical and electrical system hardware and software for the deployment of parachutes during flight-testing of the next generation Crew Exploration Vehicle Parachute Assembly System (CPAS).
·Develop drawings conforming to AMSE Y14.5 and AMSE Y14.100 stnadards.
·Designed and developed test instrumentation/avionics used to gather flight data during all of CPAS testing including:sequencer systems, pitot tube system, tension measuring system and cabling between the data acquisition systems and sequencer systems.
·Selected and qualified test instrumentation including:accelerometers, pressure transducers, differential pressure sensors, IMU flight sensors, impact sensors, camera systems, DAQ systems, batteries and the above mentioned designs.
·Operated and managed in-house qualifications including:altitude chamber and EMI/EMC testing.
·Supervised third-party qualifications including:vibration and temperature testing.
·Installed and operated all test instrumentation for CPAS.
·Designed, developed and installed instrumentation trays and associated hardware used to house CPAS testing equipment.
Coordinated with CPAS Simulation Team to develop payloads with correct mass properties, flight characteristics, and drag area to ensure good usable data is obtained during each CPAS parachute test.
·Calculated mass properties:weight of payload, center of gravity and inertias.
·Established proper placement of all instruments used in testing to ensure the most accurate flight data results.
·Post-processed all CPAS flight data to confirm usability for post-flight analysis by CPAS Simulation Team.
Developed and implemented all instrumentation procedures for pre-flight, flight and post-flight.
·Coordinated with CPAS Instrumentation Team, YPG, NASA, Airborne Systems and Fox Parachutes to synchronize all day-of-flight agendas and procedures.
·Performed pre-flight powering up and check-out of all instrumentation systems according to procedure on day of flight.
·Downloaded data and powered down instrumentation systems post-flight.
Mechanical Engineer - Mars Drill Project
Developed mechanical and electro-mechanical hardware for use on the Mars Drill.
·Designed, implemented and tested drilling and coring bit to be used in interplanetary surface drilling.
·Designed, implemented and tested mechanical rotor and control system to operate the bit in the drilling and removal of core samples.
Developed mechanical and electro-mechanical hardware to interface the Mars Drill with the SCOUT Rover.
·Designed, implemented and tested attachment bumpers, vehicle leveling jacks and SPUD tube motors and controllers.
·Integrated the Mars Drill control software through the SCOUT Rover control software to facilitate the remote control capabilities of the Mars Drill through the control van.
·Participated in demonstrating the effectiveness of the Mars Drill in conjunction with the SCOUT Rover for the 2005 Desert RATS field campaign.
Developed tools used during further testing of the Mars Drill in extreme climate conditions intended to simulate possible interplanetary climates.
·Developed manual core extraction tool for use during the High Arctic testing of the Mars Drill.
·Developed manual drill extraction tool for use in the event the drill became lodged in the drill hole during High Arctic testing.
HYDRIL COMPANY; Houston, Texas1998-2005
Coordinated with engineers, designers and lab personnel to ensure that the required manpower, expertise and resources were in place to complete testing within budget and safely following all test procedures and requirements.
·Performed testing of annular and ram blow-out preventors including high-temperature testing, API 16 A monogramming, shear testing, stripping tests, and hang-off tests performed at Hydril Test and Demonstration Facility’s lab.
·Developed and maintained Bill of Materials for annular and ram blow-out preventors and diverters.
·Reviewed and/or dispositioned non-conformances with both in-house machine shop and outside vendors.
Coordinated with engineers, designers and lab personnel for the development, assembly and testing of the Subsea Mudlift Drilling system.
·Contributed to design, development and proof-testing of subsea hydraulic system components, including subsea valve pack, pressure compensated subsea hydraulic reservoir, and subsea flow meters.
·Designed, developed and proof-tested subsea pressure transducer isolators for Subsea Mudlift Pump.
·Contributed to design, development and proof-testing of many aspects of Subsea Mudlift Drilling Pump chamber, including P-80 pump chamber bladder, inlet and outlet valves, compression and decompression valves, bladder position indicators and pump chamber electro-hydraulic control system.
·Operated and maintained flow loop testing for Subsea Mudlift Drilling system.
·Developed and implemented proof-testing of the ½” 2-way SPM valve for use in Subsea Mudlift Drilling system.
·Coordinated assembly and testing procedures within time and budget constraints.
·In-house, hands-on experience in the design and building of Subsea Mudlift Drilling system, including mechanical design and testing of both surface and subsea equipment such as seawater supply system, cooling systems, electrical power systems, telemetry systems, and the Subsea Mudlift Pump.
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