BS degree, mechanical engineering, Kansas State University, 1974
Reservoir and production engineer with wide-ranging experience in onshore and offshore locations, both U.S. and international. Extensive background in upstream developments, optimization, planning, economic and technical evaluations and practical applications in both supervisory and non-supervisory roles.
Ryder Scott Co. LP 2003 to PresentEvaluate reserves and forecast production. Update production and pressure history in data base and re-evaluate reserves for client companies.
Global Resource Services 2001 to 2003Engineer ConsultantResponsibilities included all engineering dedicated to humanitarian projects in urban and rural settings in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
Gaffney, Cline & Assoc. 2000Provided engineering expertise in the evaluation of oil and gas reserves for Pakistan as well as the compiling and organizing of necessary data to set up a data room for companies to evaluate Pakistanís oil and gas resources for purchase.
Petroconsultants-Mai Ltd. 1998 to 1999Senior Economist/Engineer, Consulting GroupConducted economic evaluations and sensitivities for projects presented by outside companies. Evaluate farm-ins, farm-outs and rank wildcat exploration projects in all areas of the world. Provided economic evaluations and development scenarios for acquisition of exploration acreage and farm-outs offshore Australia, onshore Colombia and offshore and onshore Philippines.
Union Texas Petroleum Corp. 1994 to 1998Senior Petroleum Engineer, Technical Services GroupProvided economic evaluations of projects for other departments as well as for mergers, acquisitions, farm-ins, enhanced recovery projects and rank wildcat exploration projects in all areas of the world. Provided economic evaluations and development scenarios for potential acquisitions of exploration acreage in onshore Kazakhstan and offshore in the Caspian Sea. In support of the VICO (Virginia Indonesia Company) operations, evaluated AFEs from $200,000 to $10,000,000. Evaluated and tracked budgets and business interruption insurance and preparing F&O reports, SEC reports, weekly reports, latest views and strategic plans as they pertained to Indonesian reserves, expenditures and production. Developed UTP position on VICO operations and communicated same to the joint venture.
Huffco/Vico 1986 to 1994Reservoir Engineer Specialist - Nilam Field GroupSupervised national engineers. Selected drilling locations for infill and development wells and determined requirements for well tests, workovers and production priorities. Increased reserves base by 59 percent from 2.9 Tcf to 4.6 Tcf. Deliverability increased from less than 500 MMcf/d, and declining at over 30 percent to more than 750 MMcf/d. Improved log interpretation and reservoir evaluation through well performance appraisal techniques. Upgraded surface facilities for improved production monitoring and environmental enhancement. Developed internal program to track more than 1,400 reservoir tanks in the field by pressure, temperature, reserves and production.
Amoco Production Co. 1985 to 1986Senior Staff EngineerProvided engineering support for exploration projects and black oil reservoir modeling for projects in Africa and the Middle East. Presented results of major engineering projects at executive management committee meetings.
Engineering Section Head/Supervisor 1981 to 1985Supervised engineers and a technician, handled reserves and production issues for oil and gas fields. Supervised engineers in development of district-wide wellbore utility study. Re-engineered Razzak field which had been in steady decline for several years. Increased oil production by 50 percent within one year by re-evaluating logs, selective workovers and optimization of surface facilities. Improved daily oil production in the district, from 12,000 BOPD and declining, to a rate that topped 21,000 BOPD. Designed a field-wide electrical submersible pump system. The recovery increase was forecasted at more than 20 percent. Developed a 93-page Egypt Fact Book - an all inclusive reference manual of company operations in Egypt. Prepared and managed the engineering segment of the district's $3,000,000 capital expense budget and assisted in keeping projects within budget. Performed the analysis and approval justification of a $75,000,000 offshore construction project that resulted in a production and ultimate recovery increase of more than 25 percent.
Senior Engineer 1979 to 1981Evaluated new potential fields in Jordan which justified the acquisition of substantial exploration acreage. Prepared the technical justification for a lawsuit against a country that nationalized oil and gas assets. Designed and supervised well tests on rank wildcat wells in the Middle East (Oman and the U.A.E.).
Phillips Petroleum Co. 1976 to 1979Staff Reservoir EngineerAs part of the original Ekofisk complex production coordination unit, prepared and presented production forecasts, allocated field and plant stream production, monitored and ensured government-regulation compliance, monitored and contributed to planning of field development, detailed computer program specifications and developed field economics. As a member of the reservoir monitoring unit, designed and supervised special tests of key wells in the fields of Ekofisk to establish reserves and optimize development and exploitation. Helped implement a new multi-field measurement system in the North Sea, including startup of three new fields and a 2 Bcf/d pipeline. The result was a measurement and sampling system capable of allocating 500,000 BOPD to seven producing fields by component.
Engineer, London, England 1976Performed a feasibility study of offshore North Sea marginal oil fields to determine the most practical and economic development scheme, including subsea completions. Designed and conducted well tests of high deliverability Hewitt field gas wells to ensure future compliance with deliverability requirements.
Junior Engineer 1975 to 1976Planned and supervised the abandonment of depleted oil and gas wells in the Texas panhandle, salvaging the casing and other subsurface and surface equipment. Evaluated more than 900 productive wells in the district to maximize performance. This included a thorough investigation of well performance and workover and production histories to determine optimum workover and stimulation techniques.
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