Drilling – Completion
Graduated from Edhec Business School (2007), Thibaud is an expert in deploying drilling & upstream teams in challenging and remote areas. He has worked for Technip and the upstream staffing behemoth NES Fircroft before taking the helm of XWells Mexico. He has built teams of hundreds of expats in the Middle East, West Africa, North & Latin America. He is currently based in Mexico where the drilling activity is intense (land, Shallow & Deep waters) following the 2013 Energy Reform, and where the 2020 outsourcing law makes upstream activities particularly challenging. He currently services IOCs and Pemex. Languages are French, English and Spanish.
Graduated from ECAM Ecole Catholique d’Arts et Métiers de Lyon (1976) and ENSPM Ecole Supérieure Nationale du Pétrole et des Moteurs (1980) Senior Drilling and Completion Engineer. He started in the pipeline non destructive control and cathodic protection business for Pipeline Services. He worked during 35 years for ELF Aquitaine / Total in the drilling and completion business. He was specialized in completion techniques, work over , cutting re-injection and SIMOPS simultaneous operations. Languages are English, Italian and French.
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Graduated from Institut Universitaire de Technologie (Génie Mécanique – Besançon – 1975). He has 24 years of experience in field drilling operations as Drilling Supervisor, Senior Drilling Supervisor and Drilling Superintendent. First working for 15 years with TOTAL CFP then as Consultant with several international oil companies (TOTAL, BHP, ELF, WASCANA, ALEPCO, FINA, QATARGAS, PETRONAS). He has a broad experience in exploration and development wells : vertical, deviated, and horizontal, on onshore and offshore installations (jack up, swamp barge, fixed platform, semi-submersible). Also active in personnel training for SONATRACH and as Project Manager for HALLIBURTON INTEGRATED SERVICES in Algeria.
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