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Dr Michael Woodmansee, PE

Operations Manager - Europe

Ensuring operational performance and financial results for Schlumberger Well Services (pressure pumping) operations across Europe.


Operations Manager - Europe  
Schlumberger, August 2019 to Present, Aberdeen United Kingdom
(Oilfield Services)
Management responsibility, including operational performance and financial results, for Schlumberger Well Services (pressure pumping) operations across Europe, from the UK to Ukraine and Turkey.

Operations Manager - US East  
Cameron International, July 2018 to August 2019, Houston, Texas United States
(Oilfield Services)
Responsible for service delivery, revenue and profitability of new equipment sales and wellhead, frac and flowback services for the East region, including South Texas, Ark-LA-TX, Mid-Continent and Northeast basins.

NAM Recruting, Training and University Relations Manager  
Schlumberger, July 2017 to June 2018, Houston, Texas United States
(Oilfield Services)
Oversight of recruitment and OFS-level training of university graduates for the US, Canada and Trinidad, including fresh-out placement for Field Engineers, Field Specialists, Maintenance Technicians and Functions hires. Focused on on-time delivery of staffing needs in-line with communicated Product Line requirements. I also managed the recruiting aspects of the NAM changeover to PeopleConnect R2.1

Operation Requirement - Interface and Delivery  
Schlumberger, April 2017 to June 2017, Houston, Texas United States
(Oilfield Services)
Responsible for the creation of Operations Requirement content for field delivery to the segments deploying the New Way of Working and managing the hand-off of Operations Requirements to the Deployment Organization. This assignment was focused specifically around quick turnaround of deployable content for the first Operations Manager OS Academy in Norway.

Analytics & Digital Solutions - Platform Operations Manager  
Schlumberger, January 2017 to March 2017, Houston, Texas United States
(Oilfield Services)
Single owner for Platform Support (e.g. SAS/Hortonworks, SAS/BIG DATA, Google Cloud, etc.) including infrastructure, data source/ingestion, design/architecture, development/testing, QAQC, deployment and operations. Supported the Analytics & Digital Solutions Development charter to provide people, tools, technology, processes and procedures to the proprietary workflows and analytics design teams. This assignment provided a unique opportunity to build knowledge in the areas of big data and advanced analytics, while drawing upon operations management best practices to ensure proper support of our IT workflows.

Division Manager  
Schlumberger, January 2016 to November 2016, Denver, Colorado United States
(Oilfield Services)
Responsible for the operations and financial results for US Land West Division. Service quality, client relation, planning and safety were key priorities.

Operations Manager  
Schlumberger, October 2013 to December 2015, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Russian Federation
(Oilfield Services)
Responsible for ensuring overall service quality and safe operations wherever Well Services operate in Sakhalin. WS SKG had the dominant position on the island and was the principal cementing service provider for the ENL Sakhalin-I project (operated by Exxon) the SEIC Sakhalin-II project (which has Shell as a major partner) and we tendered each year for the Gazprom Sakhalin-III summer campaigns, operated by NewTech and Gazflot. We also made forays into the low-tier land work being performed by Rosneft Burenie and SMNG.

Market Analyst  
Schlumberger, July 2011 to September 2013, Houston, Texas United States
(Oilfield Services)
Supported the North America Land Pressure Pumping Services team with both quantitiative an qualitative market research and analysis. Based in the North American headquarters, delivering direct analytical support to the Segment Vice President and other senior management. Providing input to long-term marketing and development strategy. Developing original analytical tools and models that characterized and forecasted trends in a $35B market.

Base Manager & Field Service Manager  
Schlumberger, November 2009 to July 2011

Location manager for Schlumberger's base in In Amenas, Algeria which is home to pressure pumping and wireline services as well as provides logistical support to other oilfield services. Also, field service manager for Well Services (pressure pumping operations) in the vicinity of In Amenas, including Zazaitine, Ohanet and Illizi, among others.

Field Service Manager (International Clients)  
Schlumberger, December 2008 to November 2009

In charge of ensuring the delivery of maximum quality of well cementing services for foreign clients in Algeria, including Shell, BP, Anadarko, Repsol and Ourhoud.

Senior Equipment Design Engineer  
Schlumberger, May 2006 to December 2008

Member of the design team for next-generation cementing equipment. My primary focus has been on design strategy implementation, build and test of the following systems: low-pressure slurry pumping, dry cement-delivery, slurry mixing, liquid additive system, hydraulic system, pneumatic system, power end lubrication, fluid end lubrication, radiator cooling and powertrain.

Field Engineer  
Schlumberger, February 2005 to May 2006

In charge of the complete Design-Execute-Evaluate cycle for cementing jobs in the area. Also completed high-intensity training of cementing of coal-bed gas wells in Sheridan, Wyoming, USA, as well as offshore cementing in Macaé and Vitória, Brazil.

Biomechanical Scientist  
The Titan Corporation, September 2003 to November 2004

Investigated the causes of stress fractures in military boot-camp recruits. Formulated and implemented a comprehensive modeling strategy used to predict incidence of injury due to various activities and training programs.

Engineering Intern  
Sandia National Laboratories, May 1999 to August 2002

Revised a kinetic Monte Carlo-based model to describe the coarsening of solder in 2D and 3D. Implemented a multiscale approach to modeling stress-induced accelerated coarsening in solders that combined finite element stress analysis with the Monte Carlo microstructural evolution simulations. Worked 3-4 months/year.

Graduate Research Assistant  
Georgia Institute of Technology, August 1997 to December 1999

Provided research support to Dr. Rick Neu in the area of mechanical behavior and consitutive modeling of materials.

Engineering Intern  
GE Transportation, May 1997 to September 1997

Improved building-wide tool calibration system for locomotive final assembly. Attained 100% ISO-9000 compliance and documented methods used, for which I was later flown in to receive a company award and bonus from GE corporate.

Engineering Intern  
Bristol-Myers Squibb, September 1995 to August 1996

Developed skin adhesives and associated mixing processes for colostomy, urostomy and other applications at the BMS ConvaTec division. Documented testing according to ISO-9000. Worked as part of a multinational team to design a mixing procedure for a previously unmixable skin adhesive.


Georgia Institute of Technology  
Mechanical Engineering, Jan, 1999 to Jan, 2003

Georgia Institute of Technology  
Mechanical Engineering, Jan, 1997 to Jan, 1999

Cornell University  
Mechanical Engineering, Jan, 1993 to Jan, 1997
Graduated Cum Laude


  • Professional Engineer
    Texas Board of Professional Engineers (100487)


A Method for Continuously Batch Mixing a Cement Slurry  (7,464,757)    
Inventors: .  Issued December 16, 2008  in United States

Vertical Cantilever Centrifugal Pump for Pumping Cement Slurry  (7,740,447 )    
Inventors: .  Issued June 22, 2010  in United States

Non-contact method for using guided-wave radar sensor for level measurement  (7,775,106)    
Inventors: .  Issued August 17, 2010  in United States

Automatically configurable hydraulic system  (8,596,056)    
Inventors: .  Issued December 03, 2014  in United States

System and method for reducing foam in mixing operations  (8,672,029)    
Inventors: .  Issued March 18, 2014  in United States

Container System  ( 9,010,989)    
Inventors: .  Issued April 21, 2015  in United States


Effect of Stress and Strain Rate on Heterogeneous Coarsening in Sn-Pb Solder     
Published by (Acta Materialia)
Authors: M.W. Woodmansee and R.W. Neu.  Published 

The Influence of Prior Strain Rate on Stress Relaxation in Metals     
Published by (Materials Science and Engineering A)
Authors: M.W. Woodmansee and R.W. Neu.  Published 

Thermomechanical Behavior of 96Sn-4Ag and Castin Alloy     
Published by (Journal of Electronic Packaging)
Authors: Neu, R.W., Scott, D.T., and Woodmansee, M.W..  Published 

Measurement and Modeling of Back Stress at Intermediate to High Homologous Temperatures     
Published by (International Journal of Plasticity)
Authors: R.W. Neu, D.T. Scott and M.W. Woodmansee.  Published 

Response of 60Sn-40Pb Under Thermal and Mechanical Cycling     
Published by (Thermo-mechanical Fatigue Behavior of Materials, Third Volume, ASTM STP 1371)
Authors: Woodmansee, M.W. and Neu, R.W..  Published 

Simulation Of Microstructural Evolution During Thermomechanical Cycling In Pb-Sn Solders     
Published by (Proceedings of the 2002 MRS Spring Conference, W6.4)
Authors: Woodmansee, M.W. and Tikare, V.T..  Published 

Two-Scale Model-Based Simulation of a Solder Alloy     
Published by (Proceedings of the Surface Mount Technology Association International Conference, Chicago, IL, 2000)
Authors: Woodmansee, M.W. and Neu, R.W..  Published 

Experimental Determination of Internal State in Highly Rate-Dependent Metals     
Published by (Proceedings of SEM Annual Conference on Theoretical, Experimental and Computational Mechanics)
Authors: Neu, R.W., Scott, D.T. and Woodmansee, M.W..  Published 


NPSC Doctoral Fellowship
National Physical Sciences Consortium, 2000-2004

President's Fellowship
Georgia Tech 2000-2004

ASME Leadership Development Initiative