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Jean-Michel Lae

Expert in Project and Risk Management

57 years old
Driving License
Professional Status
Open to opportunities
About Me
29 years field & managerial experience in the upstream Industry working with a service company for a multitude of International & National Operators.
My technical expertise range from Well Testing to Completions with a Project Management Qualification (PMP).
I have strong team leading experiences in business, sales, operations & various high profile projects. I currently hold a position in Schlumberger Completions HQ as Development and Integration Manager for operational organization, processes and business systems. I also instruct Completions Project management courses for the company and am a corporate contact point for Risk management.


Schlumberger Operation Systems Development Manager

Since September 1995
Various International Locations
United States - Texas
  • Schlumberger is the leading oilfield services provider.
    $32.8 billion operating revenue (2018)
    100,000 employees of 140 nationalities operating in approximately 85 countries
  • Joined Schlumberger, Sept 1995
  • Started as a Field Specialist working for the Schlumberger Asian Well Testing flying squad (Sept 95 - Aug 97)
  • Well Test Supervisor and Data acquisition and TCP specialist, Shekou, China (Aug 97 - Sept 00)
  • Project coordinator and Well test supervisor for Woodside Echo Yodel project, Perth Australia (Sept 00 - Feb 02)
  • Field Service Manager Testing & Completions Kalimantan, Indonesia.
    Well Testing, Slick Line & Completions activity for TOTAL & Unocal.
    (Feb 02, Nov 02)
  • Multiphase Well Testing Project manager for Indonesia.
    Responsible for the sales & implementation of Multi-phase well testing in Indonesia
    (Nov 02 - Feb 03)
  • Production Real Time Project manager, Indonesia.
    Responsible for the design & implementation of Real Time solutions for Production, Completions & Artificial Lift divisions in Indonesia.
    (Mar 03- Jul 04) CNOOC & Caltex
  • Completions Architect, Abu-Dhabi
    Supporting Middle East countries in design and implementations of advanced completions with technical and project management expertise. (Smart completions for Saudi Armaco, Occidental & TOTAL)
    (Aug 04 - Feb 06)
  • Completions Operations Manager, Qatar -
    Managing the “Completions” Division of Schlumberger in Qatar and operations with Maersk, TOTAL, Occidental, Anadarko & Qatar Petroleum.
    (Mar 06 - Sept 08)
  • Schlumberger Project Manager for TOTAL Pazflor Completions (Deep Water), Angola (Oct 08 - Dec 10)
  • Schlumberger Project Manager for Petrobras Intelligent Completions Systems (LULA field, Deep water, Pre-salt reservoir), Brazil (Feb 11-June13)
  • Advisory Project Manager for Schlumberger Completions South America Area and Project Management Instructor (July 13 - June15)
  • Current: Operations Systems Development Manager for Schlumberger Completions department. It is mainly related to Organization, Processes, ERP deployment, Training, Compliance, Projects Monitoring and Risk management.

Geoservices Production

June 1990 to September 1995
Port-Gentil, Pointe-Noire, Port-Harcourt, Songkhla, Balikpapan, Vung-Tau
  • Geoservices started as an independent upstream oilfield service company founded in 1958. It was employing about 5000 people and is the World N° 1 in Mud Logging services. It got acquired by Schlumberger in 2010.
  • Joined Geoservices (June 1990)
  • From trainee to Chief operator in Well testing and Data acquisition, mainly West Africa (Jun 90 - Jan 93)
  • Surface testing and Data acquisition Chief Operator in Thailand and Vietnam (Jan-93 - Jan-95)
  • Engineer In Charge (Geoservices Production), Balkipapan, Indonesia (jan 95 - Jun 95)


College St-Anne
January 1989 to May 1989
Temporary Work
  • Mathematic teacher in College St-Anne (11 to 14 years old children), Ouessant, (Fr)