STEVEN R. RIDENOUR
515 S. Hidalgo St.
Mathis, Texas 78368-2939
Steven R. Ridenour, Sr., holds more than 35 years of experience as a drilling fluids engineer. He started his career in the drilling fluids industry in February 1978 when he joined IMCO Services. Since then he moved through the ranks serving in management capacities with Southwestern Drilling Mud, Inc. and Drilling Mud, Inc. before starting and operating Matex Drilling Mud, Inc. in 1981.
Steve Ridenour started consulting in 1986 providing
only top quality drilling fluids engineering service to Newpark Drilling
Fluids, Spirit Drilling Fluids, Baroid, Baker Hughes/Inteq, M-I Drilling
Fluids, as well as several independent mud companies. His experience
ranges in all types of water-based, oil-based, and synthetic-based drilling
fluids, and wells with depths to 20,000' and mud weights up to 18.8 ppg, and in
areas covering South Texas, Central Texas, East Texas, and Louisiana. He is currently working with Carrizo Oil & Gas and Newpark Drilling Fluids drilling horizontal wells to 20,000’ in
Eagle Ford Shale areas in Southwest Texas.
Seeking opportunities to utilize my experience, my strengths, and my abilities.
June 1986 to Present self-employed Drilling Fluids Consultant
Self employed Drilling Fluids Consultant providing drilling fluids engineering services to drilling fluid chemical companies throughout the South, Central, and East Texas area on vertical and horizontal wells to depths of 18,500 feet and mud weights of 18.8 ppg. Engineered all types of water-based and oil-based drilling fluid systems. Researched and prepared drilling mud programs.
May 2006 to December 2007 Lee McNiel Consulting
While continuing to handle my mud engineering duties, I worked closely with and assisted Abaco Operating drilling consultant, Lee McNiel, handling day to day drilling operations based on operators drilling program and specifications. Completed morning & daily reports. Helped to coordinate job schedules and needs with general contractors, service companies & suppliers to ensure a smooth operation of the project.
July 1983 to June 1985 BoJac Companies, Inc.
CEO/President of BoJac Companies, Inc. General contractor involved in designing and building new homes, remodeling and additions of existing homes in and around the San Patricio, Bee, and Jim Wells county areas. Purchased and developed real estate. Sold company in 1985.
August 1981 to June 1986 MATEX Drilling Mud, Inc.
CEO/President of MATEX Drilling Mud, Inc. Established and managed warehousing, drilling mud sales and engineering operations in the South Texas area. Researched and prepared drilling mud programs. Actively involved in the oil and gas industry providing water-based and oil-based drilling fluid chemicals and engineering services throughout the South Texas area to depths of 14,000 feet.
February 1981 to August 1981 Drilling Mud, Inc.
South Texas District Manager. Established and managed warehousing, drilling mud sales and engineering operations in the South Texas area. Engineered all types of water-based and oil-based drilling fluid systems to depths of 14,000 feet. Researched and prepared drilling mud programs.
October 1979 to February 1981 Southwestern Drilling Mud, Inc.
Assistant Manager South Texas District. Assisted in managing drilling mud sales and engineering operations in the South Texas district. Researched and prepared drilling mud programs. Acted as trouble shooter and assisted other engineers servicing problem wells. Engineered all types of water-based and oil-based drilling fluid systems.
February 1978 to October 1979 IMCO Services, Inc.
Mud engineer working the Gulf Coast and South Texas area. Engineered all types of water-based and oil-based drilling fluid systems.
June 1974 to January 1978 U.S. Civil Service
NAS Corpus Christi, Texas
Employed as public relations photographer.
November 1970 to May 1974 U.S. Air Force
Aerospace Photographic Systems technician from May 1971 to June 1973. Disc jockey for the American Forces Radio and Television Service from June 1973 to May 1974.
Education & Training:
Institute of Biblical Studies, Lynchburg, Virginia
Graduated March 2001 – March 2002
Graduate of Advanced Study of Prophesy
Institute of Biblical Studies, Lynchburg, Virginia
Graduated March 2001
Graduate of Biblical Studies
Bee County College, Beeville, Texas
June 1980 to May 1981
Oil & Gas Technology
IMCO Services Drilling Fluids School, Houston, Texas
February 1978 to May 1978
Drilling Fluids Engineering and Applications
Del Mar Junior College, Corpus Christi, Texas
June 1975 to December 1977
U.S. Air Force Electronics School, Denver, Colorado
December 1970 to May 1971
Aerospace Photographic Systems Repair
Mathis High School, Mathis, Texas
August 1966 to May 1970
Computer literate (upgrades, software installation, applications), public relations, management, leadership, supervision.
August 1998 to Present
Pastor of Church Without Walls
Mathis, Texas 78368
I am friendly, easy going, and have a tendency to draw people to me. I have excellent phone skills. I have 36+ years of planning and organizing. I can get results. I am computer literate and have an extreme ability to learn.
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