Joseph Payne

Luther, OK


Experienced Petroleum Engineer in operations, production, drilling, gas compression, and project management. Successfully lead operations in US and International locations with varying levels of team experience and cultural differences. Skilled in LOE management, lost opportunity identification, implementation of best practices, budget generation, KPI tracking, and team building, with a strong understanding of all oil and gas field operations and regulatory regulations. Demonstrate leadership skills optimizing the working collaboration between disciplines ensuring clear execution between the field and corporate guidance.


Ossidiana Operating, Cheyenne, Wyoming

Apr '19 - current

  Field Operations Manager

·   Responsible for field construction, drilling, completion operations in WY assets

·   Successfully Drilled and Cored three Strat wells on time, within budget and with zero incidents or accidents

·   Field liaison for production well thru pad construction, drilling operations, and frac operations

·   Accountable for all field budget generations, vendor appraisal and selection for associated field ops

·   Developed great working relationship with WOGCC

Motley Services, Odessa Texas

April '17 - April '19

  Engineering Manager

·   Responsible for running all coil tubing simulations for multiple operators in Texas and New Mexico

·   Inventory and track usage on all 7 CT strings in Motley fleet

·   Order and evaluate all CT strings based on operator need and future wells

·   Stimline contact for Motley services

·   Developed the AP/AR tracking system

·   Worked with permitting dept and issued travel permits for oversized loads on TxPros TDPS system

·   Lead drilling Operations Readiness Review for Heritage Tanzania Hammerkop (Camrac - London 4/2018)

DCP Midstream, Permian Asset, Hobbs, New Mexico

July '15 – April '17

  Linam Field Supervisor

·   Responsible for all gas transfer/Compression activity and equipment in the Linam field

·   Managed 6 field operators, maintain and operate 10 booster compressor stations

·   Project manager for engineering project work undertaken in the Linam field

·   Improved customer relations with producers supplying gas to the Linam field ensuring gas transfer operations

are conducted in a timely and safe manner with minimal downtime or loss of production due to gas shut in

·   Ensure HSE adherence and safe operations for all individuals in the Linam field

·   Generated and responsible for 2016/17 Operations Budget and cost associated with NM capital and operational


Apache Corp, Permian Unit, Midland, Texas

April '14 – July '15

   Sr. Staff Drilling Engineer

·   Responsible for Drilling and Well Operations for multiple rigs in TX/NM

·   Prepare drilling programs associated with multiple horizontal/vertical wells TX and NM

·   Optimize well operations with emphasis on cost/time/safety

·   Work with BLM and OCD on permitting requirements and regulatory approvals

·   Work closely with Drilling Supt to ensure drilling operations were conducted in a timely and safe manner with

emphasis on HSE

·   Responsible for continuous time/cost reductions associated with rig operations

Sandridge Energy, Odessa/Andrews, Texas

Feb '12 – April '14

  Permian Completions to Field Operations Manager

·   Accountable for all operations in the SD Permian Trust. (800 producing, 550 to be drilled at a later date)

·   Identified staff, and generated org required to fully operate the SPT (all divisions)

·   Responsible for building SPT team to remain on seat for all WO/Completion/Production/Construction

operations of the Permian Trust following sale to Sheridan

·   Manage SD Permian operations with focus on KPI’s, HSE, Government regulations, Best Practices

·   Direct liaison between Permian Field Operations and SD Corporate Office in OKC

·   Communicate SD Corporate guidance to field for both completion and production operations

·   Responsible for all SD completion operations in the Permian District

·   Managed 4 supts/15-23 completion rigs/14 completion foremen with focus on HSE/Cost/Best Practices

·   Completed 581 wells (April-October) accounting for a 41% increase in Capex budget volumes

Chesapeake Energy, Midland, Texas

Oct '10 – Feb '12

  Permian Operations Manager

·   Responsible for all CHK operations in the Permian District (TX and NM)

·   Manage CHK operations with focus on KPI’s, HSE, regulatory

·   Direct liaison between Permian Field Operations and CHK Corporate Office in OKC

·   Budget/Personnel responsibilities including

o   TX Operations +800 Wells, 12.5 M BOPD, BS/WC/Sprayberry

o   $46MM/yr Operations Budget, $0.91/ MSCF LOE

o   101 Headcount including 2 Prod Supt, 1 WO Supt, 7 Ops Engineers, HSE group, office staff

o   NM Operations +690 Wells, 4.5 M BOPD, Yeso/Avalon/Bone Spring

o   $37 MM/yr Operations Budget, $2.09/MSCF LOE

o   57 Personnel Headcount including 1 WO/ Prod Supt, 3 Ops Engineers, HSE group, office staff

Kinder Morgan Incorporated, Midland, Texas

Nov. '07 – Oct. '10

  Well WO Operations Manager

·   Responsible for all WO Rig operations (Avg. 20 rigs) within Snyder Sacroc field (1800+ wells).

·   Responsible/Managed Baker Centrilift contract. Contract consisted of 400+ ESP units in the Sacroc field

·   Managed Sacroc Regulatory group ensuring all Well Operations were in compliance with the TRRC

·   Managed a staff of up to 3 well engineers, 6 rig supervisors, 1 field superintendent, 1 reverse unit supervisor,

13 reverse unit operators, 3 engineering technicians, 1 financial analyst, and 1 operational excellence advisor,

and associated rig crews.

·   Manage day to day well related activities for all workover + reverse units (20), PA (2) and CTU operations (1) for

KM SACROC CO2 field.

·   Responsible for SACROC Well Operations Opex and Capital Budget for 2008-2011

·   Introduced and Developed Well Operations KPI’s 2007-2010 (services spend)

·   Negotiated, generated and implemented Rig cost savings agreement with Nabors and Key energy for all

services in the Sacroc field. Savings amounted to $30/rig/hour savings with Nabors and a 55% cost reduction

from Key.

·   Conducted vendor cost reduction negotiations amounting to $21MM in savings in 2009

·   Introduced, coordinated and developed optimization committees to address major improvement needs within

SACROC field involving KM personnel, KM field personnel, multiple contractors, directors, and managers.

Amerada Hess Corporation, Bome, Equatorial Guinea

Jul. '06 – Nov. '07

  Sr. Operations Engineer      (28/28 Rotation)

Shell Malaysia Exploration & Production, Miri, Malaysia

Feb. '02 – Jul. '06

  Deepwater Well Engineer Operations

Chevron Co. USA, Midland, Texas

Jan '98 – Feb '02

  Production Engineer      (Area Production Engineer, Midland, TX.)


Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA. B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering , May ‘97


Member City of Midland O&G advisory board 2017/2018
AADE (American Association of Drilling Engineers)
SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers)
Earned special recognition award for development of BP Staffing Model