Derrick Woolward Telephone: (403) 396-5849
32 Vancouver Crescent – Red Deer, Alberta T4R 0N6
Reliable, energetic, efficient and agile; Drilling Fluid Specialist; 12-years consecutive experience in the Petroleum Industry
working on various size land rigs in Western Canada and have resourceful knowledge of Shallow Gas, Sweet & Sour Wells
and Heavy Oil Drilling fluids applications. Attention to detail; regulations, procedures and safe work ethics demonstrating
commendable safety records. Time schedule conscious. Actively seeking an opportunity to apply my strong combination of
organizational competencies, skills and abilities into a Drilling Fluid Specialist position, for a Safety focused, professional
and reputable employer. Team oriented, flexible, able to start immediately and work abroad.
Profile of Skills & Abilities
• Maintain drilling fluids on varieties of mud systems including HTHP, OBM, WBM, Inhibitive and Non-Inhibitive Mud,
specialty systems including Potassium Silicate, Calcium Chloride Brine and Bitumen Encapsulation.
• Utilize logistical planning skills to ensure the well is supplied with material and services in a timely manner based on
• Provide recommendations at the well site to maintain or change the drilling fluid based on customer requirements or mud
• Formal training in colloidal and general chemistry, volume and hydraulics calculations.
• Provide ongoing support and problem solving skills to assist operations in providing customers the most cost effective,
environmentally safe drilling fluids available while optimizing the well-bore construction process and maximizing our
• Able to provide excellent administrative abilities used to maintain mud log reports etc., computer literate individual who
is fully functional in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel while also able to quickly learns new and company specific
programs and databases
Highly adaptive individual who can quickly acclimate to new settings and responsibilities; fast learner who can take
direction, observe and then implement newly developed skills in a timely manner
Team oriented Drilling Fluid Specialist who fully understands the importance of a functioning team setting; contributes
to a positive team environment while also able to maintain output when working independently.
Ethical and driven applicant who works hard to complete all assigned tasks, often exceeding employer expectations
while remaining reliable, responsible, punctual and trustworthy.
Motivated and self starting employee who is willing to take all required training and professional development as needed
in a fast paced and always evolving industry
Flexible individual who is willing to work all required hours such as shift-work, days, evenings, weekends in all extreme
weather conditions can work away from home for log periods of time as needed by job demand.
Current Certification & Education
Basic Mud School – Marquis Alliance Energy Group – Calgary, Alberta 2011
Rig Technician Level 2 – Red Deer College – Red Deer, Alberta 2009
Rig Technician Level 1 – Southern Alberta Institute of Technology – Calgary, Alberta 2006
High School Diploma – Notre Dame High School – Red Deer, Alberta 2002
H2S Alive Standard First Aid & CPR Level A
Automated External Defibrillator Confined Space Entry/ Rescue
Ground Disturbance Live Level 2 Fire Extinguisher/ Loader Training
Fall Arrest High Angle Rescue
Microsoft Excel Level 1 Class 5 Drivers license
Air Brake Endorsement
Relative Employment History
Drilling Fluid Specialist - Secure Energy Drilling Services / Marquis Alliance Energy Group 2011-Present
Derrickhand/ Motorhand - Savanna Drilling – Nisku, Alberta 2009- 2010
Derrickhand– Technicoil Corporation – Red Deer, Alberta 2008- 2009
Derrickhand- Trinidad Drilling Ltd. - Nisku, Alberta 2006- 2007
Excellent References Available Request