|More than six years with Conoco, operated the Miguelito Field with roughly 7,000 bopd of production|
|As the Drilling Engineer for Unocal, Steve supervised the Santa Barbara Channel and Ventura County drilling operations|
|At Benton Oil & Gas, Steve organized the reactivation of a large oil field in Venezuela|
Over the past 25 years, Steve McLean has specialized in all phases of oil and gas engineering, with a strong emphasis on complex drilling, workovers and completions for thousands of wells located both domestically and throughout the world. He has served in a variety of roles including, President, Principal, Manager of Operations, Drilling Engineer, Drilling Superintendent and Production Engineer. Throughout his extensive career Mr. McLean has worked with numerous major and junior upstream oil companies including, Conoco, Unocal, Driltek and Benton Oil & Gas.
Steve founded Sentinel Oil and Gas Consultants in 2010 and as an independent consultant he is the Vice President of Operations for various oil companies. He directs the companies’ day-to-day production operations in multiple basins and oil fields throughout California. Steve is responsible for the companies’ drilling, workovers and completions in new and revisited project developments.
Prior to Sentinel Oil and Gas Consultants, Steve was co-owner of Driltek, Inc., an engineering consultant firm in Bakersfield, California. Driltek provided technical and operational engineering expertise for more than 100 major oil companies’ drilling projects. As a Principal, Steve was responsible for the planning, operations and management of a number of large, multi-rig drilling projects including the Los Angeles Basin. He was the Project Lead for two Los Angeles based re-abandonment projects, and was known for significantly reducing costs through improved well designs and area operational expertise.
Previous to Driltek, Mr. McLean was a Drillling Superintendent, Drilling Engineer and Production Engineer for major oil companies throughout California, including Conoco and Unocal. Specializing in complex drilling assignments, workovers and completions, Steve planned and supervised the production operations located on and off shore, both domestically and internationally. Steve holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Marietta College and a MA in Business Administration from California Lutheran University.