Texas A&M University Kingsville
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1996
Ryan Broglie possesses over 19 years of petroleum engineering-related experience gained through various positions both domestic and international. Currently, Broglie holds the title of Vice President of Bruington Engineering, LLC focusing on not only the management of a well-established Texas-based petroleum engineering consulting firm, but also serving as consulting drilling and completions engineer for various clients. Before joining Bruington in 2007, Broglie held various engineering positions with Smith Bits, a division of Smith International Incorporated. Over 11 years, from warehouseman to Advanced Services Engineer, he became familiar with the various drilling environments in South Texas, the Middle East, western Canada, and the Delaware Basin. After gaining a strong understanding of the drilling operation through the study and design of drill bits, drill string dynamics, drilling hydraulics, and mud systems, he joined Bruington and expanded that skillset into the engineering of complete wellbores.
The proliferation of hydraulic fracturing tight sandstones and shale plays has also opened up numerous opportunities for Broglie to explore, engineer, and create solutions to complex wellbore problems. He has designed, coordinated, and supervised numerous multi-stage hydraulic fracturing operations in the following formations: Austin Chalk, Olmos, Wilcox, San Miguel, Eagle Ford, and Pearsall. He has also designed, provided detailed, accurate AFEs, and managed the execution of numerous Eagle Ford shale wells as well as numerous wells in multiple formations in the Delaware basin including the Wolfcamp, Leonard (Avalon), and Bone Spring. Past and present clients include Shell (PDO), Alamo Operating, Austin Exploration, PetroCanada (now Suncor), BlackBrush Oil & Gas, Silverback Exploration, and EOG. Areas of experience consist of the state of Texas, southeast New Mexico, Louisiana, Kentucky, western Canada and Oman.
Unique projects that Broglie has aided/led the design consist of GasFrac (hydraulic fracturing with propane, butane, and heavier liquid hydrocarbons), a high-volume water well project in the Capitan Reef of southeastern New Mexico for the purpose of frac water supply, and complex remedial operations of horizontal wellbores using inner string packers/sleeves. His appreciation of the petroleum engineering discipline is manifested in transferring current drilling/completions practices between basins, motivating personnel towards a consistent, safe, and efficient project outcome, and most specifically: Tackling complex wellbore issues.
Broglie holds a B.S.M.E. from Texas A&I University (TAMUK), class of ’96, and is a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas. He lives in Spring Branch, TX, is married to wife Stephanie, and has two children, Gemma (9) and Staycer (7).