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 Expert  723745

Expert in Oil and Gas Well Management, Operations, Production, Negotiation, and Property Acquisition.

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Texas (TX)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert has provided expertise to company production operations in U.S. and Canada including hiring new professional and field staff. He has prepared and supervised the annual budget. He completed acquisition of production and subsequent 1P, 2P, and 3P reserve estimation. He provided continued evaluation of acquisition candidates and supervision of evaluation staff.

He has been providing expertise for obtaining incremental reserves as well as beneficial infill development and EOR/AOR opportunities utilizing the latest available technology. He has been responsible for the supervision of the engineering, geology, geophysics, and day-to-day operations of production. He has experience providing professional expertise to business and investment leaders in North America, Asia, Australia, and Europe.

He provided petrophysical log analysis and supervision, production engineering and geological support for successful redevelopment of incremental and new pool reservoirs. He set up the office and company operations in Casper including hiring professional and field staff. He set up a modern, completely computerized, permanent exploration and development staff using the latest available technology. He supervised the acquisition of initial production, subsequent 1P, 2P, and 3P reserve estimation and provided support for reporting to the ASEC in Australia. He has provided support for quarterly reporting requirements to the ASEC.

Expert evaluated outside generated ventures for potential participation and prepared presentations for joint venture partners. He set up and evaluated seismic programs, multi-well electric and mud logging programs, well log analysis and core analysis. He coordinated drilling budgets and AFE's, and acted as liaison between geological, engineering, land departments and upper management. He has also recommended well completion and treatment techniques.

Expert has prepared annual exploration programs, drilling budgets and AFE's, and presented data to upper management. He has provided petrophysical log analysis and supervision. Expert also has had extensive well site geological duties

Some specific projects Expert has worked on are: • Rock Well Petroleum and Gravity Drainage in Wyoming • Fuhrman Mascho Fields (Permian Basin), Texas – Waterflooding • Pinnacle Gas Coal Bed Methane in Powder River Basin, Wyoming and Montana • Drilling cost analysis in major producing basins of U.S. and Canada • Provided a redevelopment plan for the Grieve and South Sand Draw Field in Wyoming. • Developed exploration programs and prospects in Texas and Oklahoma. • Developed and evaluated prospects in the Eastern Shelf, Fort Worth Basin, and North Texas areas. • Conducted studies on petroleum trapping mechanisms in West Central Texas as well as depositional environmental studies


crude oil recovery


enhanced oil recovery


fluid injection


formation fracturing


oil exploration


oil well logging


oil well perforating


petroleum engineering


petroleum industry


petroleum production


petroleum production engineering


primary oil recovery


stratigraphic exploration


well completion equipment


well perforating


oil management


geological engineering


gas industry

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Houston, Texas;  Pasadena, Texas;  Beaumont, Texas;  College Station, Texas;  Baytown, Texas;  Bryan, Texas;  Sugar Land, Texas;  Port Arthur, Texas;  Galveston, Texas;  and Missouri City, Texas.

Often requested
with this expert:

Oil and Gas Prospect and Property Evaluation, Geologic and...
Oil and Gas Exploration and Management
Oil and Gas: Opportunities Worldwide, Evaluation and...
Completions & Workovers of Oil & Gas Wells

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1975   B.S.   Geology   Southern Methoodist University  
2001   M.E.   Petroleum Engineering   Colorado School of Mines   Pi Epsilon Tau, Petroleum Engineering Honor Society

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1991 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)



Petroleum Engineer and Geology Expert


2004 to 2006


Elk Petroleum, Ltd. Australia


Elk Petroleum, Inc. U.S.A.




1986 to 1991


Texakoma Oil and Gas, Inc.


Exploration and Production


Chief Geologist


1981 to 1986


American Trading and Production Co.


Exploration and Production


District Manager


1976 to 1981


Mitchell Energy, Inc.


Exploration and Production


Senior Geologist


Career Accomplishments:

Society of Petroleum Engineers; American Association of Petroleum Geologists; Pi Epsilon Tau, Petroleum Engineering Honor Society


P.G., CPG.

Professional Appointments

Society of Petroleum Engineers, SPE, Wyoming Petroleum Section, Chairman, term 2004-2006; SPE, Wyoming Petroleum Section, Secretary, term 2002-2004; Appointed by SPE president to the international membership committee for 2005-2008; American Association of Petroleum Geologists, AAPG, DPA, Certified Petroleum Geologist, AAPG; Professional Geologist, Wyoming, U.S.A.; Eligible for registration as a Professional Petroleum Engineer; Wyoming Geological Association, served as 2nd VP and 1st VP 2002 to 2004;

Publications and Patents Summary

5th International Conference on Inverse Problems In Engineering: Theory and Practice, Cambridge, UK, A Practical Method for Extraction of Methane from Methane Hydrate Deposits: High Power Ultrasound and Microwave Technology; Society of Petroleum Engineers, Cost-Effective Integrated Petroleum Engineering Focusing on Implementing New Strategies for Solving Complex Petroleum Production Problems; Wyoming Geological Association, Efficient Downhole Water Disposal Using Rod Pumps, ESP's, and PCP's in Gas, Oil, and Coalbed Methane Wells

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2004 to 2005   U.S. Department of Energy   Project Manager   STRATEGIC PETROLEUM RESERVE # 3 • Management, production optimization, EOR, operations, and AFE preparation. • Artificial lift and workover design and supervision.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • 2004 – PRESENT Contract and consulting petroleum engineer, Houston, TexasAvante Petroleum (Technical Director), Geneva Switzerland; Falcon Gas Storage Company, Houston, Texas ; Goldman, Sachs and Company, New York; MKM Longboat Capital Advisors LLP , London, England; Go Capital Asset Management, Rotterdam, Netherlands; QVT Financial LP, New York; Cyrus Capital Partners, New York; Serengeti Asset Manaement, New York; TCW, Los Angeles; Wapiti Energy, LLC., Houton, and local independent operating companies.
Recent Client Requests:
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Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert witness and litigation consulting.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Oilfield accident expert needed for consulting on personal injury in the oilfield.
  • Oilfield property evaluation expert for consulting on real property valuation from landowner perspective prior to entering into oil and gas lease.
  • Oil production business expert to consult on oil business evaluation issues.
  • Oil and gas well expert witness for consulting on Gas Well Management.
  • Oil and gas development expert for consulting on well drilling and implied covenant to develop.
  • Expert in history well logging radiation for consulting on history of well logging and API units.
  • Expert for consulting on drilling rig accident.
  • Expert witness in oil field separation equipment.
  • Oil and gas drilling expert for consulting on surface jarring operations.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1991 to 1992   France   • Developed exploration programs, frontier plays, enhanced recovery in tight gas reservoirs in problem areas using cutting edge completion and production techniques. • Prospect evaluation, basin analysis, and technological training using 2D and 3D modeling resulting for cost-reduced solutions.
1992 to 1998   Russia   • Worked with the geological committee to establish a comprehensive development plan for the undeveloped giant VOSTOCHNO TARKOSALE oil field in the Tyumen region of Western Siberia. • Provided petrophysical log analysis, production engineering and geological support for successful field redevelopment. • Design of a gas-lift system together with an integrated production and facilities infrastructure for this giant oil field (over 1 billion barrels of oil proved recoverable reserves and 1.5 TCF gas). • Part of a mostly Russian team that developed a reservoir management, drilling, completion, and production program for four separate Cretaceous sands. • Provided technical support as part of a World Bank and Russian Oil & Gas Rehabilitation Loan for the Sovietskoye, Vahkskoye, and Pervomaiskoye fields in Western Siberia. • Provided petrophysical log analysis, production engineering and geological support for successful field redevelopment. • Training Russian Technical managers resulting in developing sound drilling, operations, completion, production, production facility, and reservoir management practices. • In order to bring the field on line he helped to develop a cost-effective infrastructure and field development plan. • Provided detailed reservoir characterization study conducted on these fields in order to establish a comprehensive and economical workover schedule. • Identified new drilling locations for continued economical field development.
2004 to 2006   Australia   • Raised AU$20,000,000 in capital in Australia to fund the company. • Preparation and supervision of annual budget. • Acquisition of initial production, subsequent 1P, 2P, and 3P reserve estimation and provided support for reporting to the ASEC in Australia. • Supervision of the engineering, geology, geophysics, and day to day operations of the company. • In charge of liaison between Australian and U.S. offices. • Provided support for quarterly reporting requirements to the ASEC.
2007 to 2008   Colombia, Argentian, Mexico   AVANTE PETROLEUM (TECHNICAL DIRECTOR) • Provide field optimization and advanced recovery expertise for Avante Petroleum's Rio de Oro, Puerto Barco, Maria Conchita fields in Colombia, S.A. and Tartaruga field in eastern Brazil. • Provide field optimization, waterflood, MEOR, and advanced recovery expertise for the Trefoil Fields: Chañares Herrados, Puesto Pozo Cercado, Puesto Rojas and Cerró Mollar Oeste and Atuel Norte fields in the Mendoza area of Argentina. • Evaluation and field optimization recommendation for Trefoil (Argentina) Properties in Argentina, S.A.
2008 to 2009   Peru   • Provide reservoir and production expertise in Block 39 in the Amazon rainforest of Northeastern Peru. Several wells have been drilled since 2007 exploration campaign for Repsol YPF, all resulting in the discovery of heavy oils (API<15°, mo>500 cp, GOR<40 scf/stb) from the Casablanca, Chonta and Vivian formations.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   Good to Excellent

Market Research:
• Petroleum Engineer and Geologist with more than 30 years of multi-disciplinary experience in oil and gas and the management of oil and gas well production, operations, negotiation, and property acquisition. • Specialize in Enhanced and Accelerated Oil Recovery for primary, secondary, and tertiary recovery. • Problem solver and the application of emerging and traditional technology to mature assets.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL: 2004 Slickwater Fracing, PTTC, Casper; 2003 Open and Cased Hole, Logging tools, Schlumberger, Casper; 2002 Professional Ethics, PTTC, Casper; INDUSTRY REQUIRED: 2001 H2S Safety, Radiation, First Aid, Firefighting Courses, Schlumberger, Rock Springs, WY; SOFTWARE TRAINING: 2004 Microsoft Office 2003, Microsoft Project and Visio; 2001 Well-Flo, Colorado School of Mines.

Other Skills and Services

• Providing professional expertise to business and investment leaders in North America, Asia, Australia, and Europe.


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