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Miqueias Massanca

Address: Cabinda 1st of May Street, Angola

Phone:+ (244) 913 064 259
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High-energy, reliable and dedicated oilfield service technician with over 19 years experience working in
start-up projects utilising extensive knowledge and skills for first rig installation. Hands-on experience in
working independently to install new products and conduct equipment repairs with zero rig lost time for
customers while controlling expenses and maintaining assets. Instrumental in providing apt project
support, as required, for all new projects, including: attending design review of equipment and tools,
reviewing installation procedures, assisting in project factory acceptance tests and reviewing project
training requirements for service personnel. Skilled in assuring all equipment, service tooling and spare
parts are on location and ready to use and function prior to beginning each job. Effective communicator
fluent in English and Portuguese. Expert in recording critical dimensions to assemble work and
obtain/create product running procedures.

Installations, Repair and Troubleshooting Performing Visual Inspections Training and Coaching
Quality Assurance Root Cause Failure Analysis Problem Assessment and Identification
Preventative/Predictive Maintenance Performance Monitoring High Quality Customer Service
Complex and Difficult Tests HS&E Policies and Procedures Administrative and Inventory Tasks
Installations in Hazardous Areas

Building Effective Relations/Custom Specifications At Ge Vetco (Costumer- Chevron)

Successfully performed ESP and different types of activities including completion, spading and
wellhead nipple for five years with zero downtime. Effectively maintained collaborative working
relations with customers to facilitate ongoing business and communication with the companys
representative on issues including job procedures, spare parts requirements, function fit and critical
dimension measurements. Completed a Tally book/other form to communicate procedures, spare
parts requirements, critical dimensions and customer questions and complaints.

Reducing Downtime/Quality Standards/ Equipment and Tools Proficiency At Ge Vetco

Instrumental in ensuring integrity of multimillion-dollar oilfield equipment to avoid downtimes by
also maintaining visual aspect of oilfield site to promote cleanliness thereby enhancing the
companys safety record.

Training and Development At Ge Vetco Provided extensive training to new employees in

onshore and offshore wellhead equipment, enforced safety practices and eliminated work hazards
utilising team abilities, thus maintaining zero incident record.

Awards and Recognition At Ge Vetco Accurately followed all customer safety requirements and
proactively pursued safe work practices/procedures and participated in safety meetings and
training. Bestowed with several safety awards from customer for completing all assigned task within
stipulated timeframes.

Hazard Identification/Safety Protocols At Ge Vetco Played a pivotal role in reducing about

30% lost time accident by reporting abnormal conditions or acting effectively by isolating and
eliminating work hazards. Actively participated in hazard hunt, stop cards and work authority for
safe work installation.

Valves Repair/Wellhead Technician At Ge Vetco Showcased capability, hard work and

commitment along with exceptional technical and wellhead skills which resulted in being promoted
to assist the drilling wellhead technician post successful production valves maintenance.

Troubleshooting Errors/Incidences At Ge Vetco Effectively performed various activities

offshore and troubleshot issues during emergencies or routine work.

GE Vetco; Malongo Cabinda/ Angola
Surface Wellhead Engineer

Mar 2006 Jun 2016

Miqueias Massanca |Phone: + (244) 913 064 259 |

Assisted in operating all sizes of conductor casing, rig up and installation of any size of casing cutter
required for cut casing, nipple up casing head or any kind of starting head to be installed,
installation of casing hangers, test protector if required, mandrel hanger, packoffs and all upcoming
Worked on surface wellheads equipment such as conventional wellheads, close proximity, duals,
NT2 connection, multi-bowls such as MB-218, MB-257 and MB-268 etc.
Performed work over, of ESP and other types of completion, including exploration or production
Effectively set and retrieved plugs such as all types of back pressure valves from rig floor or
platform with lubricator or single point, VR plugs, BOPs test plugs, etc. also set and retrieved wear
bushing (sleeves).
Managed and controlled equipment on rig or platform, visually checked the same and conducted
feed/pressure test, as required, to minimise equipment downtime.
Accurately prepared field service reports, tickets and other administrative forms, as required,
carried out job safety analysis and assisted in developing job action with customer on location.
Organised operation meeting with the companys representative on issues such as rig/platform
management, other existing services and the companys onboard discussion about ongoing or
upcoming operations.
Performed on-site systems/equipment installation and ongoing preventive maintenance, repair and
calibration post installation; responded to requests for emergency repairs and services to
troublesome equipment.
Provided technical instruction and assistance to customer representatives regarding installation,
operation, calibration, repair and maintenance at customers sites.
Developed and further expanded technical knowledge and expertise on currently recognised
industry standards for engineering ability; provided on-the-job training to co-workers during
operation and also during free time.
Maintained knowledge of applicable product line warranties and accomplished effective warranty
Planned, prepared and/or instructed both internal and external training programs, as required, to
impart and perpetuate field engineering and/or product knowledge in area of specialisation

ABB Vetco Gary to GE Vetco; Malongo Cabinda/ Angola

Apr 2003 Mar


Workshop Foreman

Organised daily meetings with co-workers to sign all work papers before commencement of work.
Conducted pre tour safety meetings before initiating operation at all times, signed all required work
paper as per customer safety requirement and secured work area.
Instrumental in repairing and fixing all types of existing gate valves in this field, WKM valves,
pneumatic, bowl valves, check valves, etc.
Set and pulled plugs such as back pressure run workshop operation ensuring maximum security and
safety of crew.
Organised crew to ensure focus on task, controlled moves of all equipment to be refurbished and
ensured proper torque on connections to avoid leaks.
Assisted in equipment pressure testing to prevent NPTs offshore, conducted equipment inspection
offshore and filled up required work papers.

GE Vetco; Malongo Cabinda/ Angola
Surface Drilling Tools Coordinator
GE Vetco; Malongo Cabinda/ Angola
Production Maintenance

Aug 2001 Mar 2003

Jun 1997 Aug 2001

Higher Secondary
High School of Bio-Chemical and Mechanic

Feb 1994 Nov 1998


Surface and Subsea Drilling

Land and Platform FSE Training

Miqueias Massanca |Phone: + (244) 913 064 259 |

FSE Surface Wellhead and Flow Control

H2S Awareness and CSBA Training
Helicopter Underwater Escape Training
Fire Fighting

Confined Space Entry

Manual Handling Safety Awareness
Lock out Tag out
Swing Rope Training
Escape route


Date of Birth: 12 Feb, 1973

Marital Status: Single

Nationality: Angolan
Drivers Licence: Angola
References available on request

Miqueias Massanca |Phone: + (244) 913 064 259 |