Dear Customer,

Curtis Energy Consulting provides consulting advisory services for petroleum engineering and high-performance contracting for drilling and completions. I am a subject matter expert in the pressure pumping disciplines, especially cementing and hydraulic fracturing. My expertise also includes creating high-performance drilling & completions contracts to reduce costs, minimize cycle time, achieve perfect execution and deliver results.

Since 2013, through my company Curtis Energy Consulting, I have provided full-time consulting advisory services as a subject matter expert and a performance contracting advisor for a super-major operator's Angola business unit, where I transformed cementing into the best-performing service line. I also jointly overhauled the drilling & completions (D&C) contracts and oversaw the bidding and new contract execution, achieving significant first cost reductions, reducing CAPEX spend on a major capital project by $85 million. The new contract structure helps minimize D&C cycle times and drive supplier performance via a novel performance incentive plan. Based on the lessons learned, continuous improvement and successful results and in Angola, I helped this customer's Permian Basin business unit implement similar contract amendments to drive performance improvements in their shale oil operations.

I previously worked for twenty-three years for Baker Hughes, BJ Services and Nowsco, where I held various positions of increasing responsibility, including Global Director of Offshore Cementing, Western Hemisphere Business Development Director for Pressure Pumping, and Technical/Sales/Business Development Manager for both the Europe/Africa and the Latin America Regions for all of the company's product service lines. I have lived and worked in North and South America, Europe and Africa. I am fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

I look forward to solving your contracting challenges and to optimizing your operations performance. Please contact me to learn how we can add value to your operation.


James Curtis, Owner

Curtis Energy Consulting

Telephone +1 250 268 8150