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David P Coatney

EXPERIENCE: over 40 yrs global O & G – Up & Mid-stream; Marathon Oil ; HWCG Holdings LLC; Swift Energy; Noble Energy; Bechtel Engineering.


ROLES: Managing Dir; Production VP; Sr Technical Spclst-Gas Field Dev; Project Coord LNG Ops ; Manager Int’l Prod; GM - Syria /Egypt; Engrg Mgr; Field Ops Supt-Yates; OIM–North Sea; Ops Supv’n; Drilling Supv’n; & Prodn Engrg.


FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Asset Mgmt – strategy development; HSE compliance; Libya Re-Entry; Production contract negotiations; Disposition initiatives, Acquisition evaluations, International arbitration coord’n; Engineering Mgmt; Reservoir reserves management, Prod’n Geology; Petrophysics; Field dev / partner interfaces;.


Geographical EXPERIENCE – : Offshore and onshore:  Australia, Canada, Far East Russia (Sakhalin Island), Middle East (Syria, Iraq), New Zealand, North Africa (Egypt, Tunisia, Libya), West Africa (Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria), SE Asia (India, Indonesia), Texas, Gulf of Mexico and UK.


COMMERCIAL OIL & GAS ENVIRONMENTS: Tax & Royalty and PSC’s; War-zone reconstruction



Managing Director E&P Operators Deepwater Consortium:  Gulf of Mexico: technical, commercial & legal development. Integrated, comprehensive deepwater response solution to loss of well control. - Leveraged by member participation strategically protected from liabilities through a comprehensive set of bylaws and limited equity ownership in the response solution through equipment and services retainer agreements.


Vice-President, Production: Gulf of Mexico inland & offshore.  Engineering stds, operational protocols /efficiencies, accountability & PSM improvements, as change agenda.  Lead initiative for skills competency renewal for engrg dev.  Organizational efficiency improvements in Res & Prodn Engrg


Fast-track Field Development Coordination: - Central /East Iraq – War Zone; Mansuria Gas Field; Strategy & scope - implementation; Well reconstruction /testing /drlg.  Well intervention services; Contracts, strategy dev /audit; Interfaces: USAID, Bechtel Sr. Mgmt, Iraqi Min of Oil, & Integrated Svcs Provider


Project Coordinator–LNG Engineering /Design: –­­­­ Operations; OPEX / Manpower; Project controls – schedule, budget; Decision Support Package


Manager – Int’l Prod / GM - Syria: Commercial oversight; safety stds; Country Mgr relief; Optimization initiatives; Int’l budget mgmt; Syrian strategy; dispositions lead negotiator - Egypt, Tunisia, and Indonesia, FPSO charter agreement negotiator; Incident Commander


Engineering Manager – International: Development - 12 developing countries.


Engineering Manager – Yates Field: Reservoir & production engineering mgmt. Full field reservoir model initiative


Operations Superintendent (Yates Field): General mgmt. – field engineering, administration, integrated field & gas plant; OPEX optimization; 100,000 BOPD; 180 personnel


Offshore Installation Manager – North Sea: Integrated simultaneous operations: 128,000 BOPD; 408 persons


Additional early career engineering responsibilities, Gulf of Mexico


Career Special Projects:

Post offshore fire well control team (1981); Design team - world’s only full-scale working gravel pack model – (1982);

Incident Commander /Reconstruction Mgr - Yates Field following catastrophic storm – (1990); Core team - Marathon’s IT managed environment – (1997); Incident Commander of first PSC Contractor Emergency Strike Team to do full-scale drill on Sakhalin Island – (1998)


EDUCATION: B.Sc.- Petroleum Engineering, Louisiana State University – 1973-1977


LANGUAGES: Fluent in English




















DPC International Energy, LLC * PO Box 11581 * Spring, TX * 77391-1581 * USA