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Fred Wiegand

Senior Petroleum and Drilling Engineer


Mr Fred Wiegand is a senior petroleum and drilling engineer with over 40 years of international experience in petroleum engineering, drilling & reservoir engineering, IWCF surface subsea drilling, work-over rigs & well completion, design of offshore & onshore production facilities, design & maintenance of many drilling rigs including drillships, semis & jackups, coring, stuck pipe, fishing, hole cleaning, directional drilling, deep drilling and well control. He is well-versed in Monte Carlo Simulation software and developed computerized methods for advanced technology in petroleum engineering. He is currently the President of Wiegand Engineering Inc., a company which provides petroleum and drilling related technical and consultancy services to many leading oil & gas companies all over the world. 
With Fred’s wealth and skills, he has designed drilling & well-completion projects, written programs, supervised operations on many types of land rigs and deepwater floaters.
Some of the recent projects that Fred has actively involved: 

- InterAct PMTI seconded to Sea Dragon – Egypt as Senior Offshore Drilling Superintendent, exploration directional well from TransOcean jackup rig # 103, Gulf of Suez near Zafarana - EPI seconded to ConocoPhillips, as drilling supervisor on Precision land rig #403, Wyoming, USA 


- Repsol Argentina Project, as Staff Drilling Engineer and Petroleum Geologist. Managed new drilling and production technologies, including casing drilling, DynaPumps, and fiberglass sucker rods. - EPI seconded to TXM


- Hungary as Sr. Drilling Engineer and Supervisor. Designed Mako #6 to 6000 m as the “deepest” 2005 exploration gas well in Hungary 


- As Shell SEPCO drilling foreman on Cognac Deepwater Platform, US GOM OCSG offshore Louisiana, simultaneous workovers on deepwater fixed production platform.


Summary of his professional achievement:

Fred is also a licensed Professional Engineer and is granted certification from the International Well Control Forum and IACD System. He is currently under review by the US Government for membership and participation on the US Department of Energy’s ‘Ultradeepwater Drilling Committee’ in Washington, DC. He is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the American Association of Drilling Engineers.