Dave Richardson - Drilling Consultant
Dave Richardson, Drilling Well-Site Supervisor is presently working with Crescent Drilling Foreman, Inc. for an Operator in west Texas. In a contest held by Crescent, Dave captured one of the winning photos which have been used on multiple ads both in print and social media sites such as LinkedIn.
Turns out that not only is Dave a fantastic Drilling Well-Site Supervisor, he is also quite the photographer. Thanks, Dave! We are thrilled to have you on our team!
Elliott K. Leavell - Drilling Consultant
Elliott Leavell, Drilling Well-Site Supervisor, with Crescent Drilling Foreman, Inc., currently working with Guidon Energy, participated in a round table discussion and Q&A along with some of the most well respected and experienced Well-Site Supervisors and Superintendents in the industry. The Dallas Forth Worth Chapter of the AADE hosted the panel on September 11, 2019, at The Fort Worth Petroleum Club.
“Elliott Leavell has all the qualities that you look for in a Rig Supervisor; outstanding training and experience, strong leadership skills, calm under pressure, performance-driven, and a positive influence on the entire drilling team. His skills working tight hole are second-to-none. He does not cut corners and he is constantly offering guidance and suggestions on how we can improve our drilling operations. Elliott continues to make significant contributions to our success at Guidon Energy." – Andrew N. Hunter, Drilling Manager
Elliott began his career in the oil and gas industry in 1978 with Exxon Company U.S.A. where he spent 14 years building his career from a Drilling Technician to Drilling Superintendent. Following his departure from Exxon, he consulted for a variety of Operators as a Drilling/Completion Well-Site Supervisor.
Over the course of his career, he has managed drilling and completion operations of over 450+ wells; both onshore and offshore. His experience is extensive in the Eagle Ford Shale, Permian Basin, and Austin Chalk. He wrote Exxon’s first published teaching and resource manual on Horizontal Drilling, Technique Update. Additionally, he was instrumental in the research of underbalanced Horizontal Drilling operations for Exxon’s first medium radius underbalanced horizontal well, recommended drilling techniques and safety procedures, which resulted in lowered drilling costs and provided a safe working environment.
While part of the Exxon team, Elliott worked as a Safety Coordinator and conducted on-site Rig Safety Audits and meetings. He supervised a team of 40 and coordinated materials and equipment in the clean-up of beaches affected by the Valdez Oil Spill.
Since 2016, Elliott has worked with Crescent Drilling Foreman, Inc., providing Drilling Supervisory expertise to Guidon Energy for their west Texas Permian properties.