Bhavesh Ranka has more than 12 years of experience in the well control industry. He is involved in all aspects of well control engineering, blowout intervention, and firefighting operations and recovery. He is also involved in all phases of well control engineering, including blowout contingency planning, dynamic well kill design and execution, underground blowouts, rig equipment inspections, drilling plan reviews, gas dispersion modeling, engineering, and field operations. He has been a lead engineer in third-party inspections for compliance with BSEE regulations. Bhavesh possesses regional experience
in the majority of the petroleum-producing states in the United States. He has worked on well control and well control engineering projects in Australia, Cameroon, Canada, India, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Spain, and United Arab Emirates. He also has experience in land and offshore well control events, inland barge blowouts, H2S wells, oil-based mud kicks, and high-pressure wells. He has been a team leader on various well control projects, like blowouts, kick circulation, etc. He has been involved with surface and subsurface well control remedial projects. He has experience with special service projects that include hot tapping, dry ice and cryogenic freeze jobs, and post-event consulting.
Bhavesh graduated from University of Mumbai with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering. He also has a master’s degree in natural gas engineering from Texas A & M University, Kingsville. Bhavesh is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and is IADC WellSharp certified. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas.
Gene Sweeney’s industry experience includes an unyielding focus on safety, incident planning, reliability, and response. He began his career at the US Naval Warfare Assessment Center working on fire control systems trouble and failure reporting for the submarine ballistic nuclear program. Earning a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from MIT as well as graduate degrees from University of Michigan and Texas A&M, Sweeney has led and supported extensive well control event mitigations both onshore and offshore. Gene led BP’s global well control team where he was responsible
for strengthening BP’s well control capabilities in the wake of the Macondo incident.
Eddie Goodman possesses an impressive 43-year career in the oilfield; 37 of those years have been devoted to firefighting, blowout, and well control operations. He has controlled exploratory and production wells onshore and offshore related to the following scenarios: conventional capping, drillpipe capping, large-bore diverter operations, critical well environments (H2S), geothermal operations, and pressure investigation of deepwater wells. Goodman has engineered well kill programs on several onshore and offshore well control operations worldwide. He has comprehensive knowledge of hydraulic and rig-assist
snubbing as well as coiled tubing and wireline operations. As an instrumental contributor in “pioneering” the first coiled tubing drilling unit in the early 1990s, Goodman shares a patent for that technology and application. A current member of SPE, he has coauthored several technical papers and gives customer presentations throughout the world.
Goodman has acquired a broad list of international operation locations, including Angola, Argentina, Canada, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, and Venezuela. Domestically, the list consists of Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.