Siddiqui - Drilling Fluids Engineer - Kellyville, New South Wales, Australia

Mohammad Areeb Siddiqui

Kellyville, New South Wales, Australia


Drilling Fluids Engineer


As a drilling fluids engineer with over 5 years of experience, I have been involved with various technical and commercial aspects of the drilling fluids business. I have a very strong technical background and have worked with many different drilling fluids systems.

Work History

Technical Support Engineer

Baker Hughes

September 2012 - October 2012

Provided Technical support to Iraq operations. Responsible for training in-country tech support engineer and prepare in-country lab setup. Created product line HS&E MS for Basra. Involved in Integrated operations for LUKOIL and ENI. Carried out field engineer and fluids setup audits.

Mud Engineer

Baker Hughes

July 2012 - September 2012

Worked on first-ever exploratory well drilled in Musandam, Oman. Abraj-102, Petrotel Ghumdah - 1.

Regional Technical Support Engineer

Baker Hughes

January 2011 - January 2011

Technical Support Engineer for Drilling fluids for the MEAP region.

Mud engineer

Baker Hughes

October 2011 - December 2011

Running 6% Kcl polymer system in CCEDs development wells at Farha South.

Mud Engineer

Baker Hughes

June 2011 - July 2011

SP - 137 - Directional Drilling/ Deviated Development Well - CARBO-DRILL

Mud Engineer

Baker Hughes

May 2011 - June 2011

BWD - 136 - Deep Drilling development well - Carbo-Drill

Chemical Lab Technician

Baker Hughes

August 2009 - August 2009

Spent 2 weeks in the fluids technology center in Aberdeen. Learnt how to perform shale stability analysis with X-ray diffaraction and the CEM microscope, flow-through particle plugging apparatus and basic core permeametry testing (Hassler permeameter).

Mud engineer

Baker Hughes

June 2009 - July 2009

Rak petroleum - Sajaa Gas exploratory well - HTHP OBM (magma-Teq)

Lab Manager

Baker Hughes

January 2008 - March 2011

Currently managing the Baker Hughes Technology Lab in Dubai.
Responsible for Fluid formulations for tenders and pilot testing field mud samples for field solutions. QC/QA tests for analysis of drilling fluid products as per API ISO/DIS 13500 specifications. Co-ordination of field equipment and new lab setups.

Trainee Laboratory Technician

Baker Hughes

May 2008 - June 2008

Houston, Texas - Spent 2 weeks in the Baker Hughes Houston Technology center gathering knowledge and working with more advanced testing equipment related to drilling fluids. Equipment observed included the PPE (Pore Pressure) tester/ permeameter, Fann 75 HPHT viscometer and the Malvern Mastersizer particle size analyzer.

Trainee Laboratory Technician

Baker Hughes Drilling Fluids

March 2008 - April 2008

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia - Spent 5 weeks working in the Baker Hughes Drilling Fluids laboratory in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and acquired experience on various testing and mixing procedures required in the formulation of drilling fluids.

Process Engineer


July 2007 - September 2007

Completed an internship at Petrofac in the process design departments. Was involved in the process engineering work on the Kuwait Oil Company gathering centre designs. Also, was rotated around the different EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) departments of the company.



June 2006 - September 2006

Worked in the Oilphase labs of Schlumberger at Jebel Ali, Dubai. Carried out various PVT-analyses on sample oils such as Differential Liberation, Constant Volume Depletion and Constant Mass Expansion. Became familiar with fundamental concepts of petroleum and reservoir engineering and laboratory equipment used for oil testing and tools used for oil extraction


Regional Technical Support Engineer, Middle East and Asia Pacific - Baker Hughes EHO

Currently working as a technical support engineer for Baker Hughes drilling fluids by supporting the Middle East and Asia pacific regions.

Mud Engineer - Baker Hughes EHO - U.A.E., Kuwait, Oman, Iraq

Worked as a mud engineer on various rigsite locations with various drilling fluids systems in the above mentioned countries.

Laboratory Manager - Baker Hughes Drilling Fluids, Dubai U.A.E.

Setup and was responsible for running the Baker Hughes Drilling Fluids Technology laboratory in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Qualifications & Certifications

Chemical Engineering

American University of Sharjah

Ibn Seena English High School


Engineering Development Program 2

Water Based Muds Programming

Water Based Muds Programming

High Performance Water Based Muds (PerforMax)

Performax School

Completions and Remediations Course

Completions and Remediations Course

Chemical Engineering

American University of Sharjah

Leadership Excellence and Development Program

Engineering Development Program

Drilling Fluids Technology Course (Mud School)

Drilling Fluids Technology Course

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