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 Expert  723763

Expert in Oil and Gas: Opportunities Worldwide, Evaluation and Management

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New Mexico (NM)
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Oil or petroleum exploration has evolved from an obscure, specialized prospecting activity into a complex, sophisticated, highly technical global industry. In a basic sense the industry involves identifying areas in sedimentary basins that have evidence for generating hydrocarbons and the potential for structural or stratigraphic traps that may be petroeum reservors. Petroleum exploration involves identifying areas with potential traps, obtaining licenses for exploration, planning and managing a program to evaluate the petroleum potentail of the areas. It requires large investments in cash, technolgy and time with high risks for failure.

Expert has over 35 years experience in petroleum exploration and production work. His professional background emphasizes geoseismic evaluations, field exploitation studies, exploration and production management, joint venture management and negotiations. Before early retirement from Conoco, Inc., he held several senior E&P management positions including: General Manager, Exploration, in London; Exploration Manager, Onshore US; President and GM, Conoco Indonesia in Jakarta; President and GM, Conoco Asia-Pacific in Tokyo.

After retirement he was active in petroleum E&P consulting and was a principal in a South Texas production venture and in several drilling projects. He has wide international exploration experience with special expertise in Libya, the North Sea and Southeast Asia. Primary strengths are in subsurface studies, managing exploration and exploitation programs, property evaluations, project analysis. He has conducted many farm-in/farm-out projects and has organized joint venture projects. Expert is a Certified Petroleum Geologist. Educational background is a BS (Geology), graduate studies (Economics and Engineering) and the Executive Business Program.

A geologic map records and presents the distribution of geologic and stratigraphic units at or near the surface of land. They are generally displayed on topographic base maps and boundaries between geologic units are surveyed to be tied to topographic boundaries. Geologic maps are the basis for land use, water use, mineral use and all resource use decisions. These maps are used for resource evaluation and explotation, to identify and protect resources and to identify and avoid risks from natural hazards. Subsurface exploration involves the integration of all available data to interpret the gelogic conditions of the subsurface Geoscientists integrate surface geology, geophysical data, bore hole data and any other information to prepare subsurace maps, cross-sections and computer models. These interpretations are the primary vehicle for petroeum exploration.

Geology is the primary Earth Science. It is the science and study of the Earth's solid matter, its composition, history, structure and physical properties. It involves the study and understanding of the processes that make up the Earth and our Solar System. Stratigraphy is a special branch of Geology and the Earth Sciences that is study of layered rocks. Layering of rocks is called "stratification" and has two primary subfields, "lithostratigraphy" and "biostratigraphy". This study is used primarily for sedimentary and layered volcanic racks.


oil exploration


seismic interpretation


crude oil


oil detection




geologic mapping


subsurface exploration






oil distribution


geological engineering

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Albuquerque, New Mexico;  and Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

Often requested
with this expert:

Oil and Gas Prospect and Property Evaluation, Geologic and...
Oil and Gas Well Management, Operations, Production,...
Oil and Gas Exploration and Management
Petroleum Exploration and Exploitation

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1956   BS   Geology/Engineering   Univ of New Mexico   Sr Geology scholarship
1965   none   Economics   Univ of CA  
1974   Executive Business Certificate   Business management   Emory Univ  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2005 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)




Petroleum exploration consulting for oil and gas companies, contractors andinvestor groups; subsurface studies, property evaluations, managing exploration and exploitation programs

2003 to 2005




petroleum exploration consultant


His primary work was evaluating oil and gas drilling proposals made to small companies and to individual investors.

1994 to 2003


Thunderbird Energy



He initiated several new drilling prospects with the objective of finding new oil and gas reserves.

1959 to 1992





Career Accomplishments:



AAPG Cerfified Professional Geologist

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He obtained drilling contracts and supervised evaluation of exploration wells in Robertson and Goliad counties, Texas
  • He prepared evaluation report to identify possible property acquisitions in East Shetlands Basin, North Sea
  • He evaluated investment proposal for interests in shallow gas project in the North Central Platform, Texas
  • He reviewed recent well results and evaluated proposal to acquire an equity interest in an offshore contract area, Irian Jaya (W. New Guinea), Indonesia
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:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Oil drilling expert needed for consulting on the use of down hole tools and evaluating damage opinions on wells.
  • 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
1989 to 1992   Japan   Conoco, Inc.; President, Asia Pacific managed company exploration and production activities; company representative for joint venture partners in region
1985 to 1989   Indonesia   Conoco, Inc.; President and GM for Conoco Indonesia, the subsidiary company oil and gas exploration and production
1975 to 1982   Europe   He was exploration manager for Conoco Europe/West Africa and for Conoco, North Sea. Managed company's oil and gas exploration activities
1962 to 1971   Libya   He was geologist, supervisor of subsurface studies for Oasis Oil Co.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   He has basic proficiency--needs review and immersion
Japanese   He was able to communicate at basic level while living in Japan; can read Hiragana but not Kangi

Market Research:
Considerable experience marketing exploration projects, "farm-outs" and forming joint ventures

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.


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