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James Akin

Big Spring, TX


Independent Well Site Consultant/ Field Superintendent: Current US Passport

Work Experience

Robinson Drilling of Texas

April 2010 to Present

Tool Pusher, duties included managed day to day operations over rig, reported to superintendent daily regarding operations, maintenance of equipment, overseeing of drillers and their crews including the rig hiring. Coordinated rig moves. Developed and maintained relationships with all operators and field personnel.

Duties Rig Manager, all aspects of drilling shallow oil wells

Texas Energy
Burkburnett, TX

September 2008 to December 2008

My wells were in and around Burkburnett, Texas

Field Superintendent for a new company

Cactus Drilling Co

June 2006 to December 2008

for Jack Deaton, the former owner of Cactus Drilling Co., as well as consulting for him. And working in Sales for Frank's Casing.

Field Superintendent

Bronco Drilling Company

July 2005 to June 2006

Duties: Managed day to day operations over several rigs. I reported to Division Superintendent, daily regarding operations, maintenance of equipment, overseeing of personnel, including the hiring. Monitored rig managers. Coordinated rig moves. Developed and maintained relationships with all operators and field personnel. 
Before becoming Field Superintendent, I was a Tool Pusher for this company on several Oklahoma locations for Bronco, for approximately a month before being offered and accepting the Field Superintendent position

Journeyman Carpenter

Dick Pacific/Ghenmm
Fairbanks, AK

June 2003 to July 2005

This was my one trip out of the oilfields to try carpenter work.

Derrick hand

Doyon Drilling Company
Anchorage, AK

1999 to January 2003

I worked as Solids' control operator, during the production of the Alpine Project.

My pink slip read, "Great worker, should be rehire"

Driller Nordic Caslista

1996 to 1999

Tool Pusher, Lakota Drilling Company

1994 to 1996

Helped build and bring in the first rig out the yard. This company was purchased by Key Energy Company. 
• 1977 to 1994: Pushed Tools for Pool Arctic Alaska

Parker Drilling Company out of Alaska

1974 to 1977

Rough necked and worked derricks for Parker Drilling Company out of Alaska.


Some College for oil company. in All applied science for engineering in oil field.

Texas Tech -
Lubbock, TX

January 1996 to January 2000

Additional Information

Qualifications: In the 30 years working in the oilfield; I have taken pride in being safety minded. 
Getting the job done has always been my top priority. Years before the Trans Alaska Pipeline was built, I worked the North Slope. I broke out on the King Salmon Platform in 1974, for Parker Drilling Company, offshore Alaska. I have extensive offshore experience. I was employed drilling the Discovery Well, in the Brooks Range, in 1977, for Loftland Drilling Company. I was promoted to a driller by the age of 23. With my 30 years of experience, I am looking forward to furthering my profession. I now stand waiting for a rig. I have worked as a well site consultant in the Barnett Shell, for Quicksilver Oil Company. I know the Production Access Program, and various other programs. I also was a consultant on several Quicksilver Wells. I have been drilling in the Barnett Shell for the last 3 years, consulting and training with established consultants in this area.