During the midst of an oil price war and the onset of a global pandemic, petroleum engineer Zayman Villegas did what very few were doing—he launched a business. While his initial vision wasn’t to build an engineering consulting firm, that’s exactly what happened. “What started as a way to make ends meet materialized into job opportunities for a group of intelligent, like-minded individuals,” he explains. During college, Zayman interned at Devon Energy for 2 summers and Statoil before working as a pumper, and an engineer for Saguaro Petroleum. In 2020, he founded Fiducia Energy Consulting, where, as president, he leads a Texas-based team of petroleum and mechanical engineers with over 20 years combined experience in the oil and gas operator and service industry.
Located in the Permian Basin, the firm specializes in contract operating, field development strategy, and turnkey implementation, along with state and federal regulatory compliance. With a proven track record for executing multimillion-dollar technical projects from concept to completion utilizing systems that meet or exceed functionality, production, and reliability targets, they’ve completed over 150 projects for a dozen clients to date. And they’re just getting started.
Zayman holds a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from Texas Tech University, where he’s a member of the Petroleum Engineering Industrial Advisory Board and was keynote speaker at the 2021 Texas Tech Petroleum Engineering Senior Dinner. He was formerly the senior operations engineer for Saddleback Exploration, a private equity-backed start-up E&P. Zayman is currently the engineering & business manager for Saguaro Petroleum and Return Disposal.
President & Founder — Fiducia Energy Consulting
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