Dario is an independent consultant, primarily in Production Chemistry, and is now associated with Scale Protection. He represents a valuable resource to further improve quality of our services and to provide world class scale management advice to our customers, says CEO Ole Magnar Drønen.
The majority of his career has been with Shell International, based in The Netherlands, UK and USA, where his most senior role was Global Lead in Production Chemistry. His E&P career started within R&D in The Hague, where he worked on well stimulation, water shut-off, various flow-assurance topics, oilfield microbiology and novel geothermal energy. After transferring to Shell Expro (Aberdeen), he held operational positions as team leader in Production Chemistry and Senior Production Technologist. He moved to Houston, initially as a Deepwater Completions Engineer, before returning to Production Chemistry to build up a team supporting global Shell projects being developed in Houston. He returned to The Hague in 2009 as the “Chief Production Chemist”, as well as the Principal Technical Expert in Process Chemistry and Waterflooding, and in 2012 moved to Tenerife where he continued as Principal Technical Expert, providing technical support to the whole of Shell’s Upstream operations, working remotely from home. Since 2014 he has been an independent consultant.