Miguel Contreras is a Senior Consultant with Asset Performance Networks, based out of the company’s office in Houston, Texas. Miguel possesses a wide range of experience in management consulting, benchmarking, and turnaround and project management. Over the course of his career, he has worked with energy and petrochemical organizations across the globe to optimize project portfolio planning, conduct comprehensive risk assessment and mitigation, and leverage benchmarking assessments to drive competitive performance.
Prior to joining AP-Networks, Miguel led the benchmarking function within Chevron PRC’s Project Assurance group. As Senior Benchmarking Advisor, he provided Executive Leadership and Major Capital Projects with insights from benchmarking and competitive analyses to support key decision making. He was involved in assessments and evaluations at different phases of multiple offshore and onshore field development megaprojects in Australia, Kazakhstan, West Africa, and the Gulf of Mexico. Before his time at Chevron, Miguel led the Risk Management function for a BP deepwater project in the Gulf of Mexico.
Earlier in his career, Miguel spent more than a decade as a project consultant. His responsibilities included researching, developing, and implementing practical and customer-tailored project management solutions to enhance capital effectiveness of primarily upstream capital projects. Miguel took part in the assessment of more than 100 mega and gigaprojects in the Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, West Africa, Mexico, the Middle East, and the North Sea. He also led workshops focused on asset and project definition, project execution planning, and value improvement practices, and developed and delivered courses in energy and petrochemical capital project delivery excellence. He began his career in the oilfield services sector with Halliburton’s wireline logging/formation evaluation group.
Miguel holds an MBA and a master’s degree in Business Informatics from the Rotterdam School of Management, as well as bachelor’s degrees in Petroleum Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin. He is fluent in English and Spanish, and highly proficient in Portuguese.