Brant Butler
Supervisor of ITNHGE (Institute Technological National Hydrocarbons Guinea Equatorial) and NCAT (Nationalization, Competency, Assurance and Training) at Wood Group Equatorial Guinea, Africa
OHST (Occupational Health & Safety Technologist)
CES (Certified Environmental Specialist)
Member of The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)
SEMS Auditor (Lead Auditor trained by accredited COS approved trainer)

Resume 2017

M. Brant Butler, MBA, OHST, CES.

Katy, TX 77450 | 832-833-2700 │


Global EH&S Manager

Results-Driven certified Global EH&S Professional with seventeen years of experience and proven ability to successfully manage complex projects, drive TRIR reductions, improve department performance, facilitate cross-cultural collaboration, and upgrade EH&S Compliance and Training Programs. 

Areas of Expertise

§ Project Management

§ Change Management

§ Writing / Auditing SEMS

§ EH&S Consulting

§ Training & Facilitation

§ Improving EH&S Performance


§ Cross-cultural Communication

§ Regulatory Compliance

Professional Experience

Training & Competency Supervisor | Wood Group, Equatorial Guinea, Africa          2015 to Present

Drive the daily operations of two impactful training programs; ITNHGE and NCAT. The Institute Technological National Hydrocarbon Guinea Equatorial Program is a 3-year training program to adequately equip Nationals for a successful career in the Oil & Gas Industry. Nationalization, Competency Assurance, and Training Program is a 4-year on-the-job training curriculum for Nationals employed/contracted through the Wood Group. Oversee global workforce of 17 nationalities and 350 team members to ensure programs’ consistency and effectiveness.

  • Successfully manage a Training Facility that consists of 98 Equatorial Guinean young adults and 14 instructional instructors. Upgraded training program to achieve record outcomes including this year’s graduating class accomplishing an overall average of 92%.
  • Improved training efficiencies in competency program that resulted in increased nationalization by 22%; achieved with a strategic reduction in headcount and concentrated efforts on effective communication across high context and low context cultures.
  • Proactively designed, developed, and implemented a Technical Career Progression Pyramid for offshore operators, electricians, instrumentation techs, and mechanics to improve retention and recognize top talent by providing formal growth opportunities.

SR. HSEQ Consultant/Project Manager | Wood Group, Houston, TX                       2013 to 2015

Leveraged expertise to provide multiple clients exceptional consulting services resulting in notable improvements in safety program management, audit outcomes, and safety compliance. Oversaw contractor safety to ensure adherence to company policies and procedures. Provide strategies to generate new business opportunities.

  • Composed EH&S and Quality Policies and Procedures that were in line with regulatory compliance and ensured adherence to all applicable laws for diversified International and Domestic Clients.
  • Facilitated “Train the Trainer” workshops in the Middle East as well as designed Safety and Emergency Response Training Curriculum for a Middle Eastern University that introduced workers to the hazards of working with and around natural gas.
  • Conducted Gap Analysis of current EH&S Programs to determine program alignment to strategic operational goals and program effectiveness. Developed action plans to bridge uncovered gaps. 
  • Successfully collaborated on several notable projects; Transocean Global HSE Management System, Transocean North American (NAM) Corrective Actions post Deepwater Horizon Audit, Hess SEMS for Gulf of Mexico, ENI Asset Risk Registers & SEMS, Nalco-Champion Integrated HSE Management System (IMS), ExxonMobil Quality & HSE Plan
  • SR. Environmental Health & Safety | Advanced Fire & Safety, Broussard, LA            2012 to 2013

Held Responsibility over multiple offshore operations in the Gulf of Mexico. Ensured strict adherence to regulations evidenced through positive safety and compliance audit results. Performed regulatory audits and Simultaneous Operations Overview to maintain compliance standards. Manage effective utilization of SEMS and SEMP Management Systems. 

  • Effectively implemented a change management process that resulted in a strong behavioral based safety culture transformation resulting in a reduction in Lost Time Incidents by 28% and a decrease in Near Miss Incidents by 18% for team members and 31% for contractors.
  • Reworked and published multiple portions of the HSE manual in regards to Crane Operations, Fall Protection, Hot Work, Contractor Management, Stop Work Authority, SIMOPS and the proper use of JSEA’s.
  • Led various Incident Investigations to identify the incident’s root cause and work with operators to solve problems and implement corrective actions.  


Vice President of Operations/EH&S | Maxum Resources, LLC, New Iberia, LA                                                                                     2011 to 2012

Developed and started remediation company and coordinated daily operations of the Environmental Division. Provided data driven full service EH&S consulting services to diverse clients. 

  • Identified improvement opportunities in waste reduction that resulted in savings of over $200,000 for three clients within one year of providing consulting solutions.
  • Established proper flow and outlets for waste disposal for clients resulting in over $25,000 savings.
  • Acquired new business relationships and cultivated exiting relationships resulting in over $14 million in proposals within 8-month period.
  • Implemented solutions for a JV Program in the Bakken Shale and frac water issues through building relationships with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and partnering with the Governor of South Dakota.


Southern Louisiana Manager | Effective Environmental, Inc., Lafayette, LA                                                                                              2010 to 2011

Spearheaded the Hazardous Waste Transportation Division which resulted in the generation of new business accounts and revenue streams. Served as liaison between clients and the Louisiana Division to provide exceptional support and direction for Safety Operations. 

  • Acquired well sought after 3-year contract with Major Oil and Gas Giant, Energy XXI. Contract won due to strategies provided focused on offshore platform waste reduction as a result of construction and drilling practices.    
  • Generated new business ventures in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, totaling over $21 million utilizing exceptional salesmanship driven by ability to establish trust and build rapport with potential clients. 



Safety Lead | O’Brien’s Response Management, U.S. Gulf Coast                                                         2010

Held Safety Lead Responsibility over two functions including the Decontamination Assessment Team and Gulf Coast Operations. Provided decontamination oversight for upward of 800 boats. Supported Gulf Remediation Efforts through driving original safety initiatives.

  • Collaborated with team of experts to create the decon process flow process from beginning to end. 
  • Effectively managed 8 safety observers and over 300 laborers to safely perform job duties.
  • Facilitated OSHA weekly site inspections and partnered closely with EPA, ADEQ, Wildlife Officials, and the US Coast Guard to ensure adherence to proper protocols and procedures in a variety of arenas.



Director of Operations | Trans-Environmental Services, Valley View, TX   2006 to 2010

Redefined business model and increased company footprint from a local waste hauler to a regional waste transporter resulting in the unprecedented growth of 17 states in 16 months.

  • Improved safety performance resulting in zero lost time recordable incidents. .   
  • Identified opportunities on two transportation lanes to increase revenue stream yielding $630,000 through creatively partnering with existing clients resulting in 18% profit.
  • Initiated and pioneered the first group Brownfields Project between ODEQ, Region VI EPA, and private party in Southwestern Oklahoma.
  • Reduced TRIR by 40% within one year resulting in annualized savings of approximately $120,000 through the implementation of a cost-effective Safety Program.


Additional experience as Branch Owner for Turnkey Logistics and Vice President of Operations for S&J Transportation.

 Incident Commander / National Incident Management System (NIMS) trained / Incident Command System (ICS) trained / RCRA Consultant / Air Quality Monitoring / ISO, ANSI, DOT & OSHA Audits / ISNetworld /Hazardous Waste Transportation and Remediation / Business Development / Business Development Manager / National Sales

Education & Certificates

M.B.A Organizational Development | Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach, AL | Dec 2017

B.S. Environmental Management | Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach, AL | 2014

Associates | Lubbock Christian University, Lubbock, TX | 1993-1996



Occupational Health & Safety Technologist Certification | Board of Certified Safety Professionals


Certified Environmental Specialist |OSHA

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