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Carlsbad, NM 88220
• Petroleum Engineer with extended experience in reservoir and petrophysical engineering and geosciences. Team leader, communicator, coordinator and negotiator sensitive to management, professional and clerical staff, and field personnel. • Uses reservoir description, engineering, simulation, etc., according to project needs, budget, and company priorities. Works alone or with Resource Management Team (RMT) for accurate descriptions, evaluations, documents, forecasts, and economics. • Extensive analytical knowledge of and field experience with reservoir rock formations: Permian Basin, San Juan Basin, Uinta Basin, East & South TX, South LA, Midcontinent, and Gulf of Mexico. Common formations recently have been tight gas (tight shales, sandstones, and carbonates). Vuggy/fractured and oil-bearing carbonates, and tripolitic chert oil reservoirs were more common before 2007. • Master of Petroleum Engineering, University of Houston 1986: Reservoir description, simulation, & engineering, well testing, EOR. Simulation of waterfloods, miscible, chemical, and thermal EOR. Petrophysics, geostatistics, geology, and geophysics.
• Forecast production and set 2008 economic value of 4,000+ Texas oil and gas leases, including 5 top-20 EOR Units, another 10 large Units, 1,000 stripper leases, and everything in between. Negotiated settlements using confidential financial details. • Improved accuracy of 10-K Report reserves, production forecasts, and economic property valuation in several South American fields, using log analysis, reservoir volumetrics, geology, Aries, and especially oil, gas, and water production histories.
• Teamwork with RMT, used original PVT data, special core analysis (SCAL) and compositional miscible reservoir simulation to re-characterize Eugene Island #99 reservoir (Louisiana Gulf of Mexico) after 20 years of production. This was a volatile oil reservoir under a secondary gas cap, previously thought to be oil ring under primary cap of gas-condensate. Enabled greatly improved recovery of liquids. • Major petrophysical study of a $4 million rank wildcat exploration well to identify numerous uphole zones with proven potential vital to its eventual economic salvage.
Suttles Logging, Inc., Midland, TX Wellsite Geologist: duties same as below, TX & NM Permian Basin. Projects were mostly horizontal lateral wells for gas and oil in shale and tight SS/siltstone reservoirs, especially Delaware, Bone Springs, and Avalon formations. Aug 2008- EPRS Corporation (failed startup), Chief Engineer & Geoscientist: Jan 2010 acquisition screening, economic valuation, AFE’s: field development, drilling, EOR, workovers, recompletions, and stimulations. Petrophysics. Jun 2007- Thos. Y. Pickett & Co, Inc., Dallas, TX, 82-yr old consulting firm. Aug 2008 Petroleum Engineer: Economic evaluation of 4,000 TX Leases, with MICA, using operators’ confidential proprietary lease operating expenses (LOE), capital expenditures. Projections of the above, oil, gas, and water production up to 10 years in the future. Successfully negotiated all final Appraisals with operators and their Agents, including 5 $1B+ EOR Units. Jan 2010Feb 2012
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Quality Logging, Midland, TX, 50-yr old Permian Basin geologic company. Wellsite Geologist: Report to operator geologists and engineers on well operations and problems, gather combustible gas data, analyze oil and gas well geologic samples, construct online log. Assist with DST depths, casing points, directional drilling, lots of horizontal drilling, and wellsite safety, including long multi-well assignments lasting over 1 year. PASON & TOTCO real time drilling operations software, MS Office Excel, Word, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint. Wellsite Job Safety Analyses (JSA’s). Selman & Associates, Midland, TX, 20-year old, wide-ranging geologic services company. Wellsite Geologist: Same duties as at Quality, fewer horizontal wells, more wellsite training. W.& S. TX, UT, WY, NW & SE NM. JSA’s
Employment less relevant to Petroleum Engineering:
Computer & Internet work, Taught High School Algebra, etc. Richison & Associates, Houston, TX, contractor to Ryder-Scott. Petroleum Reservoir Engineer: Calculate reserves, forecast production and evaluate present worth of oil & gas fields for 10K Reports to SEC, w/Aries. University of Houston, Houston, TX, Electrical Engineering Dept. Well Logging Group. Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant: Image reconstruction for geologic CT scans of full cores, EOR Lab. Construct Shaly Sands lab. Geophysical programming. Geologic database assembly for African and South American Basins. Geostatistics. Reservoir Simulation. Parallel computing. Completed miscible reservoir simulation project directed to well logging and testing. Analyze, process, and catalog Sohio’s Divine Test Site’s massive library of multiple-vendor well logs. Welex, Houston, TX, one of the first 3 US wireline companies, now HLS. Senior Training Instructor: Develop instructional materials & technical publications (below), and teach classes for Welex personnel. Columbia Gas Development Corp., Houston, TX, E&P arm of New England gas pipeline and distribution utility. Senior Reservoir Engineer: Volumetrics, reservoir simulation & material balance with PVT data, history matching, decline curve analysis, economic analysis. SEC classification. Resource Management Teamwork & Leadership, merging geologic & geophysical input, special core analysis, well tests, well logs. Reservoir simulation to confirm reservoir characterizations and optimize recovery. Gulf of Mexico, Williston Basin. Damson Oil Corp., Houston, TX, was the 2nd-largest oil and gas acquisition company in US, with huge packages including waterfloods, stripper wells, and everything in-between. Their business practices inspired me to migrate toward reservoir engineering and to become a more effective evaluator. Petrophysical Engineer: Evaluate new and producing oil and gas wells, analyze well logs, cores and well tests. Classify reserves according to SEC Guidelines. Evaluate logging service companies, design and take bids on logging programs, field supervision, joint venture operations. Create and supervise well and field file system to stop loss of vital data. Gulf of Mexico, Midcontinent, S. Louisiana, E. & S. Texas, Permian Basin.
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Gearhart Industries (now HLS) R&D Lab, Houston, TX: Project Engineer: Retrofit calibration and design improvements to existing Induction logging tool; supervision of electronic and electromagnetic technicians, electronic, mechanical, and electromagnetic design new slimhole Dual Induction logging tool. Worked closely on log and core analysis to support geologists in Midcontinent and TX Gulf Coast. Schlumberger Well Logging, Hobbs, NM, Corpus Christi & Laredo, TX: Senior Field Engineer: Field crew and logging unit maintenance supervision; logging tool maintenance, calibration, and operation; sidewall coring; wireline well testing; log analysis, presentation, and quality control. Consult and support geologists in Permian Basin, S. Texas & Gulf Coast.
Education: 1986-93: Ph.D. candidate, Electrical Engineering Department, University of Houston, Texas, GPA= 3.4 of 4.0. Ph.D. ABD (all but Dissertation: see details below). I finished Certification (digital signal processing, advanced mathematics, semiconductor processing, electronic design, image processing and reconstruction, electromagnetic modeling) in 1987 despite having been away from EE for 4 years. Then I jumped back into petroleum applications. I also studied groundwater pollution control and air pollution control. Dissertation Research with Advisor Dr. John Killough, on Numerical Simulation of Filtrate Invasion Profiles Created While Drilling Wells, completed in 1993, using MVIP, the Texaco-modified miscible version of JS Nolen’s Black Oil VIP program to address well testing and logging. Dissertation was finished and Defended. Dr. Killough approved my Defense, but the Dissertation Committee did not. He is currently a Research Fellow of Landmark, a division of Halliburton. This project built upon my previous extensive reservoir simulation work, and was not understood by Committee. 1983-86: Master of Petroleum Engineering (1986), University of Houston, GPA= 3.7 of 4.0. Advanced Physical Geology with lab, Senior level geology class, followed by Graduate level Origin and Development of Petroleum Reservoirs, designed and taught by Chapman Cronquist. EOR simulation (thermal, miscible, and chemical models) with Dr. Elmund Claridge and Black Oil simulator VIP with Dr. Herb Weinstein. Gary Crawford taught us pressure transient analysis (well testing) out of John Lee’s book. Petrophysical engineering (formation evaluation) and geostatistics with Dr. Wilmer A. Hoyer. Learned geophysical modeling and processing in Dr. G.H.F. Gardner’s Seismic Acoustics Laboratory. Reservoir engineering and chemical tracers with Dr. Harry Deans around 1990. I was already working as a reservoir engineer when I started this program, so the related curricula were very accessible and welcome to me, however challenging the work. I will happily forward my complete U. of H. transcript upon your request. BS, Electrical Engineering, 1972, Texas Tech University GPA= 2.7 of 4.0.
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Professional: Passed Engineer in Training (EIT) and Principles and Practice (P&P) exams for registration as Professional E.E. in Texas.
I have extensive experience with horizontal drilling for unconventional gas and oil recovery in tight carbonates and sandstone/siltstones, and especially shale formations, such as Barnett, Woodford, Eagle Ford, Haynesville, Marcellus, and Avalon/Bone Springs. I have good familiarity with waterflooding and miscible injection of CO2 for enhanced oil recovery in Permian Basin fields. I have worked the small-medium sized reservoirs of the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast and also the much larger accumulations required to set offshore platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. While in Houston, I regularly took advantage of the wealth of professional “living legends” residing or visiting there. I communicated regularly with my peers, professors and mentors, including those already mentioned and members of the Reservoir Study Group Program Committee, Houston Chapter of SPE.
My professional foci included: • The Shaly Sands Problem (Drs. Wilmer Hoyer & Monroe Waxman) is even more important today than when its investigations began in the 1950s. Now we routinely exploit very tight and/or shaly formations with horizontal drilling and stimulation. Shaly Sands analysis is a great potential tool for targeting the huge inventory of tight sandstone/siltstones and shales for unconventional gas and oil recovery. • Induction Logging (building on my tool design experience with Gearhart’s Houston R&D Lab), before and during introduction of the revolutionary new induction conductivity systems which soon replaced the venerable Schlumberger 6FF40 system of Dr. Tanguy • Emerging elements of geostatistics, geophysics, and petrophysical imaging to support evaluation, modeling, and simulation of vital reservoir processes. • Review of reservoir engineering applications of cased hole logs.
Publications and Events:
"Computation of Porosity and Shale Fractions from Nuclear Well Logs", 1984, presented at Clays in Well Logging Symposium, Clay Mineral Society, Baton Rouge, LA, September 1984. "Limitations of Induction Logging", 1985, withdrawn due to patent considerations, joint SPE/SEG conference, Houston, TX, January 1985. Organized “Forum on Reservoir Applications of Pulsed Neutron Logging”, Moderator Aytekin “Turk” Timur, April, 1986, SPE Reservoir Study Group, Houstonian Hotel, Houston, TX. "The Engineering-Geoscience Database Project Proposal", 1991, presented at National Petroleum Laboratory's 3rd Reservoir Characterization Symposium, Tulsa, OK, October 1991. In retrospect, this was a futuristic anticipation of modern petroleum geoscience and engineering software and data structures, at a time these were primitive or nonexistent. Professional Organizations: Eta Kappa Nu (EE honors fraternity), Sigma Xi (National Science Fraternity), IEEE, SPE, Reservoir Study Group, SPWLA, Clay Minerals Society.
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