AppWell Ltd
Oilfield Consultancy
Our Primary Consultant's Curriculum Vitae

Name : Wally Burnett Web : http://www.appwell.ltd.uk

   Date of Birth: 28 September 1954 Email :

     Nationality : British Tel : (web phone)

Summary of Experience

Our Primary consultant has over 38 years experience which covers:
  • Subsea, platform & onshore completion/intervention/workover project management.
  • Offshore/onshore DST and Well Testing project management.
  • Programme writing.
  • F.A.T., prototype, and integration testing.
  • Platform well Decommissioning/Abandonment.
Management of operations is provided both onshore and offshore and includes input to string design, programme writing; onshore review, selection and verification with all service providers of components & operational interfaces; HAZOP reviews; onshore preparation supervision & loadout confirmation; offshore supervision of preparation of equipment; mentoring all disciplines; production of completion/DST tally's; daily preparation of look-aheads and operational detail; providing daily SID's (Standing Instruction for Drillers) covering in fine detail the operations to be performed; providing daily progress reporting; logistics & budget tracking; identifying and follow up on improvement opportunities; production of Well Handover document and End Of Well Reports.

Qualifications and Management Training
IWCF Supervisors Combined Well Control
Well Interventions Engineer Competence
Quality Systems Auditing
Project Management
Safety Leadership Workshops
Level II Operational Risk Assessment
Models for Supervision
Leadership & Communication Workshops
Seminars on Contractual/Legal Issues

Work Experience
July '15 Dec '15              BG, Trinidad & Tobago                               Well Test Supervisor
Further contracted to BGTT to be involved in programme writing, conducting HAZOPs/HAZID's and supervising onshore preparation by all suppliers prior to providing offshore supervision on a semi for two DST's with SRO downhole gauges, downhole samples and multi-rate well tests, in >1,000-ft of water SE of Trinidad.
Well abandoned after extensive drilling problems.

Aug '13 June '15              BG, Trinidad & Tobago                               Senior Completions Supervisor
Returned for medium term Contract to BGTT to be involved in programme writing, conducting HAZOPs/HAZID's, supervising onshore preparation by all suppliers and providing offshore supervision on a 2nd Generation Semi for the batch installation of horizontal cased and open-hole gravel pack completions. Wrote End Of Well Reports.

Feb June 13                  Shell, Malaysia                                              Senior Wells Consultant
Contracted to Shell to review/comment on the programmes, supervise onshore preparation by all suppliers and provide offshore supervision on a DP semi for the installation of two deep water 7 by 95/8 bottleneck completions offshore Philippines utilising Coiled Tubing conveyed perforating with contingency N2 lift.

Oct '11 - Nov' '12             RashPetCo/BG, Egypt                                  Senior Well Services Supervisor
Contracted to Rashid Petroleum Co/BG Egypt to supervise performance for deep water vertical cased and open hole single, dual & triple gravel pack smart completions, work-overs, interventions, integrity and well test work on MODU's.

Jan '11 - Aug '11             EnQuest, Aberdeen                                        Senior Well Services Supervisor
Contracted to Enquest to supervise preparation and performance for completion, work-over, intervention, integrity and well test work on MODU's and platform based wells. Supervised preparation and acceptance testing of Electrical Submersible Pumps.

Aug - Dec '10                   BG, Tunisia                                                    Senior Well Services Supervisor
Contracted to BG Tunisia to supervise performance of intervention, completion, frac, integrity and well test work on platform based wells.

June - July '10                  Axis Well Technology, Aberdeen                 Well Test Engineer.
Contracted to Axis Well Technology to perform offshore DST/Well Test supervision for Hurricane Exploration on a granite basement exploration well, west of Shetland.
Operations for two separate zones consisted of running well clean-up string, run isolation packer, run IRDV DST string with BH Samplers, Acoustic SRO Gauges and NoGo on seal assembly. Utilised Coiled Tubing N2 lift to underbalance the reservoir and performed a conventional well test. Tight hole status.

Apr 06 May 10            BG, Trinidad & Tobago                               Senior Well Services Supervisor
Contracted to BGTT Ltd long term. Writing programmes and working mainly on subsea horizontal gravel pack completions both in virgin and depleted reservoirs. Completed installation of five (5) horizontal gravel pack subsea wells, two (2) horizontal gravel pack onshore wells and twelve (12) horizontal gravel pack completions from a platform based rig. Also performed well integrity and intervention/workover operations on subsea, platform and land wells. All work was completed with no LTI's and the platform based completion installation work was completed 81 days ahead of schedule.

March '06                          Total, Congo                                                  DST Engineer
Requested by Total to return for a second DST, similar to the previous. Fine tuned the programme and reviewed preparations in light of Lessons Learned and Recommendations from the last well's EoWR.
Drilling was abandoned.

Jan - Mar '06                     Total, Congo                                                  DST Engineer
Contracted to Total as a DST Engineer for a Deep Water appraisal well test. Finalised the programme and witnessed onshore preparations prior to providing offshore supervision, tubing tallies and detailed work instructions.
A standard DST string with a seal assy, to stab into a previously run PerfPak packer, was run. Standard Deep Water Subsea equipment was utilised but with the addition on an N2 injection sub to enable the well to be brought on. The well was tested successfully with no accidents, incidents or injuries.
An End of Well Report, covering operations, supplier performance, improvement opportunities, recommendations, etc., was issued.

Nov '05 - Jan '06                Total/KOC, Kuwait                                        Test Engineer
Contracted to Total as a Test Engineer for Kuwait Oil Company for High Pressure/High Temperature DST's. Provided detailed work instructions and on site supervision.
A 5" packer with seal bore extensions & TCP guns was run and set. A Slimline DST toolstring with seal assembly was then run on a hanger and a production tree was installed. 20K Coiled Tubing was utilised for displacement and to spot acid. Acid bullheading was also undertaken. The well was tested using a 20k well test system.
3 x DST's were performed with no accidents, incidents or injuries.

Sept - Oct '05                      KBB JOC, Malaysia                                       DST Engineer
Contracted to ConocoPhillips as DST Engineer for Kebabangan Joint Operations Company (KBB JOC) to provide offshore supervision for two DST's.
A programme had not been written, but an outline for testing an oil well had been prepared. Both zones to be tested were gas. Reviewed the equipment planned; required further equipment to comply with safety standards. TCP guns were run on a seal-bore packer & the seal assembly, run on the DST main string, was free-floating. Wrote detailed work instructions in lieu of a programme and was sole offshore DST supervisor.
Both DST's were completed successfully with no accidents, incidents or injuries.
An End of Well Report, covering operations, supplier performance, improvement opportunities, recommendations, etc., was prepared.

March - Aug '05                Occidental, Albania                                       DST Engineer
Contracted to Occidental as DST  Engineer to finalise the planning, write the programme and manage the Services for a DST on a 10% H2S oil well on land.
The work entailed reviewing the preliminary planning, confirming string design and preparing the detailed programme, discussing with Suppliers the planning & needs for the project. Procedure was to run a slotted liner, run a packer with seal bore extension, run the DST string, with snap latch, and perform a Coiled Tubing wash over the slotted liner to displace the mud to acid. A full stimulation package to bullhead high volume acid prior to flowing the well. Gas incinerators were to be used to ensure maximum burning of H2S. SO2 was to be measured at the site and surrounding countryside.
The Service companies were located outside Albania, so requiring extensive careful planning to ensure all required equipment be available at the well site when needed.
Released on a retainer due to problems arising with drilling and the well having to be sidetracked.
Returned to witness the preparations, function & pressure testing of equipment and reviewed the certification packages but the well was not tested.

Nov '04 - Feb '05                Schlumberger Asia, India                            Test Supervisor
Contracted to Schlumberger as Test Supervisor to provide DST, Subsea, Welltest, Data Acquisition, Slickline and Sampling services to Reliance Industries Ltd.
The work entailed planning and overseeing the onshore preparation and providing offshore supervision with full responsibility for Schlumberger supplied services. Underbalanced testing was undertaken on one zone. All zones produced waxy crude with a pour point of 23 Deg C. Downhole and surface samples were collected.
Responsible for accurate reporting during the test and the End of Well & Improvement Opportunities reports on completion of testing.

October '04                        Cairn Energy, Bangladesh                            Well Services Supervisor
Contracted to KBR to act as Well Services Supervisor for Cairn Energy on a 4 well intervention project.
Offshore supervision covered installation of Slickline, E/line and Well Testing equipment, and work in performing drift runs, static & flowing PLT's, re-perforation and further PLT's.
Operations on only one well were undertaken, due to production requirements, encompassing the activities noted above, but further requiring that a Through Tubing Inflatable Bridge Plug be set, with cement dumped on top, to isolate a sand producing zone. Perforation of a higher pressure upper zone was undertaken and the well was flowed for clean-up through a temporary well test package to a temporary flare boom.

Feb - Aug '04                     Schlumberger Asia, India                             Test Supervisor
Contracted to Schlumberger to provide deepwater DST services to ONGC. The Client contract was for Schlumberger to provide management services encompassing TCP, DST, Subsea, Well Test, Slickline, E-line and Sampling.
Wrote the operations programme, managed HAZOP reviews and onshore equipment preparation for tests in water depths up to 6,000 feet. Responsible to the Client for managing the offshore DST operations, e.g. ensuring equipment ready & fit for purpose, preparation of tallies, lookaheads, detailed work instructions, safety briefings and reporting. Ensured service reports were accurate and complete.
Prepared end of well reports and reviewed opportunities for improvements & lessons learned for incorporation into the next well programme.

Dec '03 - Jan '04                VAALCO, Gabon                                         Well Test Engineer
Contracted to VAALCO to prepare for a DST on a Jack-up, offshore Gabon.
Reviewed well parameters - high permeability & porosity. Selected DST string, DST tools & TCP guns. Reviewed Well Test package. Wrote the programme and held a programme review with Suppliers. Prepared a HAZOP review. Drove preparation of Well Test, Slickline, DST & TCP equipment. The well was not tested.
Prepared a further outline programme for a Semi-Submersible DST to be conducted later in the year.

Oct - Nov '03                     Helix-RDS, Westhill, Aberdeen                 Well Test Engineer
Contracted to Helix-RDS to act as Talisman Well Test Engineer for a TCP/DST welltest on an exploration well in the central North Sea. Wrote the programme, contributed to string design & held review and HAZOP meetings with the contracted suppliers. During offshore preparation confirmed all equipment was available & correct tool functions, witnessed pressure testing and provided TCP/DST & Landing String tallies. Confirmed space-out for Sub Sea Test Tree & gun depth for perforation. Supervised running the TCP, DST and Sub Sea tools and also the Perforation & Welltest operations, including Slickline firing head setting, surface & E/line downhole sampling and E/line LINC interrogation of downhole gauges.
Wrote the End of Well Report.

September '03                  Sakhalin Energy Croydon, England          Well Test Engineer
Contracted to Sakhalin Energy Investment Company to review the viability of operation of a well test package to clean up new wells on a platform to be located east of Sakhalin Island, off eastern Russia. Clean-ups are to be performed prior to the platform process facility being commissioned
The review considered location and operation of the equipment, including low temperature operability, platform cooling in extreme low temperature, SIMOPs for drilling & boat/helicopter operations and HS & E issues arising. The report then provided is to be issued as a controlled document.
Workscope was extended to include the preparation of a well test package specification document for subsequent tendering.

July - Aug '03                   Helix-RDS, Westhill, Aberdeen                 Well Test Engineer
Contracted to Helix-RDS to act as Talisman Well Test Engineer for a TCP/DST welltest on an exploration well in the central North Sea.
Visited all Suppliers checking their understanding of programme & readiness for loadout. During offshore preparation confirmed all equipment available & correct tool functions, witnessed pressure testing and provided TCP/DST & Landing String tallies. Confirmed space-out for Sub Sea Test Tree & gun depth for perforation. Supervised running the TCP, DST and Sub Sea tools and also the Perforation & Welltest operations, including surface & E/line downhole sampling and E/line LINC interrogation of downhole gauges.
Wrote the End of Well Report.

June '03                             Petro-Canada, Aberdeen                          Well Intervention Supervisor
Contracted to Petro-Canada to provide onshore review/planning for fluids management during sand wash operations on a failed sand screens workover well & to provide supervision offshore during the well cleanup, plugging, tubing cut and recovery phases.

May '02 - May '03           BP, Aberdeen                                            Well Services Supervisor
Contracted to BP to provide offshore supervision during the 26 well abandonment phase on the North West Hutton platform. Duties included supervision of Slickline GR/CCL, BHP/BHT & Perforating or Splitting runs using Nan Gall memory technology; Slickline fishing; Electric line Logging, Perforating & Cutting; Cement Mixing & Pumping; Coiled Tubing Cementing, plug setting, milling & fishing; Wellhead Maintenance; preparation of work instructions & reports.
Most wells had damaged tubing & completion components.

April - May '02                Amerada Hess Ltd, Aberdeen                 Well Test Supervisor
Contracted to Amerada Hess Ltd to provide onshore support and offshore supervision for an exploratory well test.
Onshore support included programme review & comment, risk assessment, preparation of loadout lists & manning plans and yard visits to suppliers to witness preparation and verify procedures.
The well was P & A'd prior to testing.

Jan - Mar '02                   Agip (UK), Aberdeen                               Well Services Supervisor
Contracted to Agip (UK) to provide onshore support and offshore supervision for a six well Interventions programme using a DP vessel. The project was to log producing intervals for re-perforation and/or water shut-off where necessary. Operations included Slickline drift runs; E/line PLT, CBL, Perforation runs and plug setting; cementing. Scale removal using acid & dissolver was also undertaken. An abandonment and Xmas Tree recovery was performed on one well.

April - Dec '01                 Amerada Hess Limited, Aberdeen          Well Interventions Supervisor
Contracted to Amerada Hess Ltd to provide onshore programme review, onshore preparation with Service suppliers, and offshore supervision for a six well Interventions/Workover and Completions programme.
Offshore supervision of operations included providing daily operation instructions, progress reporting, identifying and follow up on improvement opportunities, logistics, budget tracking and input into well Handover Document and End of Well Reports. The operational area covered aspects within workovers relating to killing the well & setting barriers, recovering the completion, picking up new completion subassemblies, running hanger, testing the system, perforation, clean-up & evaluation.
Contract extended to include a further water shut-off intervention which additionally involved preparing parts of the programme.

Oct '00 - April '01              ExxonMobil, Aberdeen                          Well Services Supervisor
Contracted to ExxonMobil North Sea Ltd. to provide onshore support for preparation of a five well completion programme. Member of audit team for award of contract for Subsea Intervention equipment used for horizontal Xmas trees. Prepared Deck Management plan for batch setting 5 x Production Flowbases & 5 x Horizontal Xmas Trees from a semi-sub. Reviewed programmes; liaised with suppliers to ensure equipment availability; followed up on opportunities for improvement; wrote & updated operational procedures. During this time also wrote programme for, & supervised, platform well interventions.

Mar - Sept '00                   Mobil, Aberdeen                                      Offshore Operations Engineer
Contracted to Mobil North Sea Ltd. to provide onshore programme review, onshore preparation with Service suppliers, and offshore supervision for working over three Injection & Producer wells in the Northern North Sea. Offshore supervision included providing daily operation instructions, progress reporting, identifying and follow up on improvement opportunities, logistics, budget tracking, preparation of well Handover Document and End of Well report.
The operational area was from establishing guidewires, re-entry, killing the well & setting barriers, recovering the completion to installing a new completion; i.e., recover Xmas Tree, run BOP, wellhead cleanup & measurement, picking up tailpipe & sub-assemblies through running hanger, testing the system, pulling BOP, running & testing the Xmas Tree, perforation, clean-up & evaluation to suspending the well & retrieving guidewires.

Oct '99 - Mar '00              Halliburton, Aberdeen                            Well Services Supervisor
Contracted to Halliburton Integrated Solutions to provide onshore preparation and offshore supervision for workover completion wells in the Northern North Sea within Halliburton's Lead Contractor contract with Shell Expro Subsea. Prior to mobilisation involved in review, selection and verification, with all service providers, of string design, completion components & required interfaces. Offshore supervision of operations included providing daily operation instructions, logistics, budget tracking, progress reporting, identifying and follow up on improvement opportunities, preparation of well handover document and End of Well Report. The operational area covered all aspects relating to workovers and completions. Completions from wellhead cleanup & measurement, running sand control equipment, picking up tailpipe & subassemblies through running hanger, testing the system, pulling BOP, running & testing the Xmas Tree, perforation, clean-up & evaluation to suspend & retrieve guidewires. Workovers encompass work from establishing guidewires, re-entry, killing the well & setting barriers, recovering the Xmas Tree, running the BOP & recovering the completion through to installing a new completion.  Standard completions with packers & also liner top completions were run. Wellhead conversions from Vetco 135/8" SG-1 to Cameron 18" STM 15 were also performed.

May - Sept '99                  Halliburton, Aberdeen                             Project Leader
Contracted to Halliburton Integrated Solutions to provide onshore Project Management for workovers and completions. The position encompassed programme writing; review of string design for and control, selection and management of contracted suppliers; equipment selection; operation processes budget; review of best practices; identifying and follow-up on improvement opportunities; reporting on project execution and preparation of End of Well Report. Operational areas as noted above.

Feb - April '99                  Halliburton, Aberdeen                            Well Services Supervisor
Contracted to Halliburton Integrated Solutions to provide onshore preparation and offshore supervision for two subsea completion wells in the Central North Sea. Workscope extended to three subsea completion wells. Duties & operational areas as noted in Well Services Supervisor above.

Aug '98 - Jan '99             Amerada Hess Ltd, Aberdeen                 Petroleum Engineer
Contracted to Amerada Hess to provide onshore preparation and offshore supervision for two Southern North Sea exploration wells. Work included writing the well testing programme for E-line logging & perforation, TCP, DST, Stimulation, Welltest and Slickline, liaison with contracted suppliers, design of string, selection of equipment and preparation of testing strategy to provide data per the reservoir engineer’s objectives. Preparation of time, manning & equipment schedule plans and AFE budget. Offshore work included supervision/reporting throughout operations. On returning onshore followed up on improvement opportunities; input lessons learned to database; appraised performance and completed of EoW Reports.
Workscope was extended to preparation for an exploration well off Holland & provision of well site supervision for a subsea completion.

July '96 - Aug '98            Halliburton, Aberdeen                             Well Services Supervisor
Provided offshore management for Shell Expro Subsea completions within the Halliburton Integrated Solutions Lead Contractor contract. Workscope as previously noted for Well Services Supervisor.
Assigned, for the last year, as dedicated Well Services Supervisor to the Kingfisher Field project.

June '94 - July'96            Halliburton, Aberdeen                            Project Functions Co-ordinator
Selected as part of the team to provide onshore management for Subsea completions for the newly formed department for Halliburton Integrated Solutions Lead Contractor contract with Shell Expro to provide subsea completions management services. Provided systems to assess both the capability of Service Providers and their responses to tenders. Prepared sub-contract documents in conjunction with the London legal department and Shell Expro. Provided a system for billing which reduced all Services invoicing to one per month for each Project. Involved in building the management systems under which the department operated. Wrote Excel spreadsheets to provide itemised tracking of operations & billing throughout the Project phases and databased the collected results. Co-authored a Completions Performance Analysis for Subsea Wells, using the database. Involved in a Shell Subsea Quality Improvement Process team as the Halliburton focal point. Instigated the formation, and was chairman, of a Quality Improvement Team for Halliburton. Was the driver for the department’s improvement process through the use of the ‘System Information Report/Feedback system, used in tracking both problems and improvements, where root cause analysis was the requirement to assure problems did not recur.

May '91 - June '94        Halliburton Reservoir Svcs, Aberdeen Various Positions
Returned to the UK. Initially worked offshore then asked to drive the change required in onshore maintenance by working as Workshop foreman. Transferred to E-line and gauge department as supervisor until Halliburton decided to discontinue those services out of the UK. Then assigned to the position of Field Service Co-ordinator providing Amerada Hess with onshore management services for DST Tool & Well Testing operations.

July '89 - May '91        Halliburton Reservoir Svcs, Egypt        Well Test Dept Supervisor
Responsible for the Welltesting department; callout & long term contracts with Local and International Companies, hiring, firing, maintenance, etc..

Aug '77 - July '89        Otis                                                        Well Test Operator/Supervisor
                                    North Sea; North America; South America; Middle East; North Africa; Asia

Welltesting, including work on HP/HT wells. Also involved at various times, as an Operator or Assistant, in Wireline, Completions, Coiled Tubing, E-line, Memory Gauges and Sampling.

Apr '70 - July '77        British Army, Royal Corps of Signals   Radio Relay Electronic Technician
Trained at Army Apprentices College to faultfind, repair and perform specification testing on Radio Relay equipment.
Posted to Herford, Germany
Posted to Bulford, England

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