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TERRY L. SIMS
2114 Lilac Meadows Lane
Richmond, Texas 77407
Cell: (281) 844-2019
Searching for a challenging position as an HSE Consultant/Advisor/Manager with a growth-oriented
organization, which offers diverse job responsibility and opportunity for short term, as well as long term
advancement. With over 20 years of hands-on HSE management experience that includes successfully leading
critical projects for major companies in the Oil and Gas industry, seeking the opportunity to utilize extensive
skills and experience in an HSE position. Open to relocation, travel as needed and/or a rotating work
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
ISO 9001, 2008 Quality
Internal Auditor (DNV-
I S Networld
Global Drilling &
Safety & Environmental
Safety Case Outlines &
Job Safety Analysis(JSA)
HSE Safety Manuals
Regulatory & Standards
Incident Reporting &
Investigations (Tap Root
and Kelvin Top Set)
OSHA – 1910 & 1926
ISO 9001, 14,000 &
U.S.C.G., ABS/IMO &
Microsoft Suites (Word,
Excel, Power Point)
Summary of Qualifications:
Having a demonstrated ability to deliver significant reductions in the Total Recordable Incident Rate
(TRIR), effectively championed and promoted safety across diverse cultures, plus met international and
domestic safety management, compliance and training requirements.
Have been able to deliver positive outcomes across a range of HSE initiatives.
Skilled in communicating the importance of Safety Management/Compliance and Training
Worked internationally and domestically with proven success in promoting safety in all cultures
Worked on several large shipyard projects building new rigs ($362 million, plus) and refitting older rigs
($15-20 million) in the domestic and international markets.
Excellent ability in relating to Operations Management and staff
Function well as both a Team Leader and as a Team Player
Possesses polished interpersonal and communication skills to lead and train multi-cultural teams, skills
and experience to help elevate HSE standards to the next level. Roles in the past have ranged from
HSE Manager for Buccaneer Energy, Consultant for BP on the Deep Water Horizon Project, and HSE
Manager for Chiles Offshore, consultant for EOG Resources. Contributions include:
Executed critical operations for the major BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and performed a role as
1 of 2 HSE onsite advisors with no instances of injuries.
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Conducted safety inspections on the refurbishment of the Super 116 jack-ups for a newly formed
company between Qatar Petroleum and Japan Drilling Company with 3 land rigs and 2 jack-ups
operating in Doha, Qatar.
Achieved zero LTA (Lost Time Accidents) for 2 Chiles Offshore drilling rigs for Shell Oil over a two
(2) year period.
Developed Safety Management Systems, authoring HSE Safety Manuals, formulating Safety Case
Outlines and developed Environmental Management Systems for numerous major players in the Oil
and Gas industry.
Played an active role in the development of the ‘Crew Master’ Computer Based Training (CBT)
Program that won the 2002 Safety in Seas Award from the National Ocean Industries Association
PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE:
SIMS SAFETY & RISK MANAGEMENT, Richmond, TX 2003 - Present
Perform Health, Safety & Environment consulting work for Oil and Gas companies.
Act as team lead and mentor on diverse projects with a focus on championing the Safety Management
Systems function across all areas including production and drilling.
Develop Behavioral Base programs and performed JSA (Job Safety Analysis).
Managed teams of up to 12 HSE advisors.
Devise and conduct Team Leadership courses.
Emergency Response Plan – developed for Buccaneer and Chiles Offshore plus updates with other
Crisis Management – Chiles Offshore, Scorpion & Buccaneer Energy (Alaska).
Developed Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasure Plan (SPCC) – Chiles, Scorpion & Buccaneer.
Completed Bridging documents with Total (Africa) & Buccaneer (Alaska).
Developed and updated Emergency Evacuation Plans (EEP) and Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan
(SOPEP) for the GOM and Alaska – Dealing with the U.S.C.G.
Performed key HSE management roles on projects with a focus on reducing the Total Recordable
Incident Rate (TRIR), reducing downtime, and significantly improving operational organization.
Project Lead for ABS Consulting, 2013: Consulted with Noble Drilling management with problems
dealing with IMO, ISO, and USCG issues on 3 drilling rigs, 2 rigs were located in Alaska and 1 deep
water rig was located in the Gulf of Mexico.
QHSE Manager/Consultant for Bass Drill Management, 2011-2012: Devised Safety
Management Systems, developed a HSE Safety Manual and a Safety Case Outline (TOTAL-Africa) and
created an Environmental Management System.
Consultant with BP on the Deep Water Horizon Project in the Gulf of Mexico, 2010-2011:
Executed critical operations for the major Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Acted as 1 of 2 HSE onsite advisors
with no instances of injuries. Conducted intervention work including a Top Kill operation with flaring
and plugged of an MC2 well on board the Helix Q 4000 rig. Performed oil clean up in shipyards in
Galveston, Texas City and Lake Charles.
Consulted with Hess on Global Drilling and Completions and consulted with Woodside on Safety
Management System audits.
Consultant for EOG Resources, 2006-2010: Consulted in Rocky Mountains and Bakken Field,
North Dakota. Oversaw all HSE land operations aspects on 11 Drilling rigs and 6 Completions rigs.
Developed and taught Team Building to 325 personnel, taught Orientation, and led Kick Off meetings
for all new rigs. Implemented Behavioral Base program and emphasized Hazard Identification.
Contract HSE Director for Gulf Drilling International Ltd., 2005-2006: Travelled to United Arab
Emirates to conduct safety inspections on the refurbishment of the Super 116 jack-ups for a newly
formed company between Qatar Petroleum and Japan Drilling Company with 3 land rigs and 2 jack-ups
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operating in Qatar. Managed all areas of ABS, IMO and SOLAS and led a project team in developing a
safety case for Qatar Gas which was in partnership with Royal Dutch Shell and ConocoPhillips
Contract Assistant Safety & Training Manager for Grey Wolf Drilling Co., (Land Drilling
contractor) 2003-2005: Supported management of safety and training initiatives for 45 rigs in South
Texas, Gulf Coast and Wyoming. Created an Incident Reporting Procedure and a Behavioral Base
BUCCANEER ENERGY, Houston, TX 2013-2014
HSE Manager (Filed Chapter 11 – 2014)
Developed the Safety Management and Environmental Management systems, created a Behavioral Base
program, and ensured compliance with all air and water permits. Delivered training to all company employees
and contracted personnel on the Buccaneer Energy Safety Management System. Developed effective
relationships with state agencies.
Worked with Production, Drilling, & Completions.
Achieved a Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) of 1.4 for 200 personnel across 2 rigs.
Maintained strict compliance with the standards of Alaska for all permits and training.
Developed an Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan (ODPCP) for state of Alaska.
Supervised third party personnel – National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (APDES) – Buccaneer
Dealt with EPA in Alaska, plus dealt with Alaska Oil & Gas Conservation Commission (AOGCC), which is the
same as BSEE in Alaska.
SCORPION OFFSHORE, Houston, TX 2006
Director of Health, Safety & Environment
Inspected work in progress on the Super 116 jack-up rigs for a new drilling company with 5 new rigs being
built in Texas. Activities included dealing with USCG, ABS, IMO and SOLAS.
Created a training matrix, authored a HSE safety manual, developed Environmental Management and
Safety Management Systems, and devised a Safety Case Outline.
ENSCO OFFSHORE, Broussard, LA 2002 - 2003
Played a key role in orchestrating the merger transition between Chiles Offshore and ENSCO Offshore. Created
the Safety Management System including Risk Assessment and Permit to Work initiatives.
Developed Safety Cases, a Behavioral Base Safety program, and Key Performance Indicators.
Conducted Tap Root Analysis and developed and led a Crew Master Training Program (CBT).
CHILES OFFSHORE, Houston, TX 1998 - 2002
HSE Manager (Merged with ENSCO Offshore)
Performed both rig and office activities. Acted as Safety & Training Coordinator (STC) on the Chiles Magellan
in the Gulf of Mexico. Developed diverse systems including Safety Management, Environmental Management
and Management of Change both domestically and internationally. Interfaced with regulatory bodies in
shipyards and on-site overseeing USCG, ABS, IMO and SOLAS. Authored two (2) Safety Cases for rigs working
in the Gulf of Mexico (Shell Oil) and collaborated in the writing of a Safety Case for a Conoco/Phillips rig in
Australia. Designed Safety Leadership Programs, initiated a Behavioral Based Safety Program (SOC), and
planned certification of the rigs in ISO 14001, ISO 9001, and ISM.
Helped with development of the Crew Master Computer Based Training (CBT) Program that won the 2002
Safety in Seas Award from the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA).
Played an active role in assisting the company win the 2001 HSE Contractor of the Year Award from the
Shell E&P Company.
Achieved zero LTA (Lost Time Accidents) for two (2) drilling rigs over a 2 year period. Aided Shell Oil in the
Gulf of Mexico achieve a TRIR of 0.42 as of June 2002.
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NOBLE DRILLING INTERNATIONAL, Houston, TX 1993 - 1998
Safety and Training Supervisor / Division Safety Manager
Collaborated with ABS and USCG approval on rigs under refurbishment in Dubai between 1997 and 1998.
Managed the HSE Division on a rig in Venezuela for Royal Dutch Shell between 1995 and 1997. Participated in
operations on the Lynn Richardson in the Gulf of Mexico and aided in several shipyard projects related to ABS
and USCG regulatory approval between 1993 and 1994.
Additional Experience Provided Upon Request
CERTIFICATIONS and TRAINING:
Certified Occupational Safety Specialist
ISO 9001, 2008 Quality Management
System - Internal Auditor (DNV-GL)
Certified H2S Instructor
Industrial Marine Fire Fighting
First Aid / CPR Instructor
Able Bodied Seaman-Unlimited (AB/LB)
Lock Out / Tag Out
DuPont STOP Instructor
Environmental Boot Camp – ABS Consulting
OSHA Incident Command - ICS 100 & 200
Advanced Investigation Team Leader
Course - Kelvin Top Set
Well Control Instructor (MMS)
Offshore Water Survival
Handling Hazardous Material
Advance Safety Auditing (ASA)
Tap Root Training
American Petroleum Institute (API)
International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC)
Alliance Safety Council
Available upon request