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I can answer questions related to the technical issues associated with the drilling and completing of oil and gas wells; very familiar with the cementing process, LWD tools and Coiled Tubing operations. Limited knowledge of mineral rights and/or royalties.

Experience in the area

Seventeen years working as an engineer in the industry both in the field and in the office. Field locations include offshore, land, and overseas. Office locations include Lafayette, LA and Houston, TX.




SPE Drilling and Completion Magazine, World Oil, Harts E&P.


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, UL Lafayette 1995. Strategic MBA, University of Houston-Victoria 2010

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Major and Independent Oil and Gas Companies.

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Recent Answers from David Traugott

2016-10-04 Wireline on a well on a vacuum:

If the well is on a vacuum then the chances of getting the wireline tools stuck in the well are increased; this risk is increased the most if the tools will be traveling to the depth where the fluid is

2016-02-27 Oil Price:

The third type is called OPEC basket; you can learn more at the link below.    Also, Mexico would

2016-02-01 The pipe string neutral point calculation:

Here is the definition for the neutral point:    The formula is quite complicated and typically this calculation is made using torque

2016-01-21 Producing wells:

The onshore wells in the US are regulated by individual state agencies (see links for TX,LA & OK below) whereas the offshore wells (i.e. beyond the state borders in the water) are regulated by BSEE (see

2015-09-16 Flow check frequency:

This will probably vary depending on who you are working for and who the regulatory agency is. Typically, a member of the rig crew will monitor the trip tank during tripping operations and record and communicate


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