Deepwater Completion Engineer
Barney Paternostro received a Bachelor in Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University in June of 1987. His career began as a Production Engineer in South Louisiana with Mobil Oil. Over the following ten years with Mobil Oil, he gained valuable experience in several different Petroleum Engineering disciplines including Production, Completions, Drilling and Reservoir Engineering. In 1997, he began working for independent oil companies such as Forcenergy, Dominion and LLOG where he specialized in Completion Engineering and Production Optimization. With Dominion, he was responsible for the design and execution of 8 subsea completions in water depths up to 8,000’. Five of these deepwater completions were “Intelligent Wells”.
Barney is currently the Deepwater Completion engineer for LLOG Exploration where he has completed 12 subsea completions. In the last seven years Barney has completed 20 subsea wells of which 12 are “intelligent completions”. Barney has also prepared the P&A and decompletion of six subsea wells in the GoM.
Barney currently serves on the Advisory Board for the API – Delta Chapter. He has a wife of 23 years and six children ages 19, 17, 15, 13, 11 and 8.