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Deepwater Lateral Network

Nathan Vollrath

Open Water & Subsea Hardware Engineer

Wantok Consulting LLC

Skilled Engineering Consultant with a stable history of working in the oil & energy industry. Experienced in technical, managerial and offshore installation roles domestically and overseas. Strong engineering professional with a Bachelor of Science focused in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.

Shell Oil Company Engineering Consultant

November 2013 - Present

Member of Shell's Open Water group. Conduct subsea equipment FAT, SIT, dock testing and subsea installation in conjunction with Shell's vendors and service companies.

AGR Subsea Sr Field Engineer

August 2011 - November 2013 (2 years 4 months) Houston, TX

Various duties as field & staff engineer supporting contracts, new construction, offshore operations, recruiting and technical documentation.

Wild Well Control Product Development Manager

January 2010 - June 2011 (1 year 6 months)

Develop tooling to perform well control, intervention, and abandonment operations on subsea wellheads and trees.

FMC Technologies, Inc. Systems Engineer May 2009 - January 2010

FMC Technologies, Inc. Sr. Applications Engineer January 2001 - August 2002

Lead engineer for subsea wellhead equipment and tools in Gulf of Mexico. Performed engineering design and analysis; attained ABS certification for new drilling products. Integrated into Operators’ well planning and daily drilling operations meetings. Travelled offshore to support equipment installation. Reduced field non-conformance incidents of drilling tools by creating inspection and refurbishment procedures. These became the basis for global company standards. Expanded my own technical knowledge of subsea drilling, production equipment, and well planning.


The University of Texas at Austin Bachelor of Science

Mechanical Engineering · (1991 - 1996)

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