Calgary Employees

Calgary Employees

Petroleum Engineering

Photo of Timour Baichev | Vice President – Project Coordinator

Timour Baichev | Vice President – Project Coordinator

Timour_Baichev@RyderScott.com Areas of Expertise More than 34 years of experience in different aspects of research and development in the oil industry.  Vast knowledge of petroleum engineering, including PVT, core analyses, well-test analysis, production and injection field data processing, aggregation, verification and analyses, decline-curve analysis, reserves evaluations and audits. …Read More

Timour_Baichev@RyderScott.com

Areas of Expertise

More than 34 years of experience in different aspects of research and development in the oil industry.  Vast knowledge of petroleum engineering, including PVT, core analyses, well-test analysis, production and injection field data processing, aggregation, verification and analyses, decline-curve analysis, reserves evaluations and audits.  Estimate and predict oil recovery factors through engineering analysis.  Hands-on experience in EOR methods, mostly in water flooding and thermal recovery.  Advanced experience in reservoir and project management.

Summary of Employment

Ryder Scott Petroleum Consultants, Calgary Office     2006 to Present
Vice President – Project Coordinator
Perform reserves evaluations and future net cash flows for oil and gas fields in various areas in western Canada (British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan) and China.  Extensive experience with application of traditional engineering techniques, including decline-curve analysis, volumetric calculations, well test analysis, material balance, PVT analysis, capillary-pressure analysis and other aspects of reservoir engineering.  Emphasis on reserves estimation and economic evaluation in accordance with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and SPE reserves estimation guidelines and NI 51-101 requirements.  Projects include detailed full-field economic analyses, property sales and acquisitions and project feasibility studies.  Review reserves and projections prepared by other companies to verify reasonableness.

Wood Group ESP Inc.     2004 to 2006
Business Development Manager, Russian and CIS (Moscow office)
Managed engineering and technical aspects of projects involving electric submersible and surface pumping systems.  Strengthened customer-network relationships in Russia and CIS countries.

GeoData Consulting LLC,  Moscow    2003 to 2004
Head E&P Department
Managed engineering and technical aspects of projects, including feasibility studies, reservoir performance analyses and reserves calculations for areas, including Vostochno-Inginsky and Pottymsko-Inginsky license areas and Poymennoe field in Orenburg area and Severo-Khokhryakovskoye.

United Consultants FDP, Moscow     1999 to 2002
Head E&P Department
Managed engineering and technical aspects of projects.  Conducted feasibility study for Vozeyskoye oil field.  Performed basic reservoir engineering, including PVT, routine and special core analyses; processed and verified well-test, pressure-test data, production and well-pressure data; conducted decline-curve analysis and estimated recovery factors.  Developed various cases for future production, including water and polymer-edging flooding, optimal well spacing, infill drilling and workover program implementation.  Recommended development plan for Priobskoye oil field in western Siberia.  Analyzed production performance history for Varioganskoye oil field, including analyzing completion, production and injection, well-test, log, pressure, perforation and well-machinery data.  Generated workover program and designed well-test and field-development programs.

Petro Alliance Co., Moscow     1999
Senior Petroleum Specialist
Conducted feasibility study for Vatyoganskoye oil field.  Calculated reserves and recommended development plan.  Created production and injection data base for more than 3,000 wells.

Russian Petroleum Consultants Corp.     1992 to 1999
Vice President – Chief of Moscow Office
Responsible for all aspects of operations, including administration, management and engineering projects in Russia.  Created data bases for production, geological and test data for various major Russian companies.  Performed geological audit for company in western Siberia.  Worked with Ryder Scott in providing engineering and management services.  Conducted feasibility study for the Eguryakhskoye oil field in western Siberia.  Performed feasibility studies for two oil fields in Kazakhstan.  Certified reserves for project financing from Eximbank for Pokamasovskoye oil field. Certified reserves for project financing for several oil and gas properties in Ukraine.  Conducted technical review of several feasibility studies for the development of properties in western Siberia.  Performed engineering study for the pilot production project of Eguryakhskoye oil field in western Siberia.  Conducted reserves audit of Ukrainian property.  Assisted in the reserves audit of oil fields in Crimea, Ukraine.  Conducted reserves audit and management study for the development of two oil fields in the Orenburg Oblast in Russia.  Conducted a comprehensive evaluation of the project’s organization and the business plan for the development of two oil fields.  Made recommendations for drilling, workovers, logistics, project management, oil transportation and sales.  Conducted geological audits of oil and gas properties in western Siberia and the Komi Republic in Russia.
Supervised all aspects of operation in western Siberia, including wells, production-rate calculations and approvals, well-test-program implementation, design and selection of artificial lift machinery, well and surface production equipment and workover program design and implementation.

Sonatrach Oil State Co.     1988 to 1992
Expert, Production Division
Performed reservoir engineering studies for Hassi-Messaoud, Ohanet, Gelta, Timedratine and other oil fields.  Conducted production data acquisition and processing.  Performed PVT analysis, routine and special core evaluation and pressure-transient analyses.  Generated and managed production data base.  Conducted reservoir and production engineering, including reserves calculations and oil reservoir-performance predictions.  Performed geological modeling, including log correlations.  Monitored well completions and evaluated well perforations and testing results.  Conducted decline-curve analysis, oil production forecasting and material-balance calculations.

All-Union Oil And Gas Research Institute     1980 to 1988
Moscow Laboratory For Thermal Recovery Methods
Senior Research Scientist
Analyzed development of Uzen oil field in Kazakhstan with hot-water injection.  Performed numerical modeling for estimation of influence of histeresys of oil viscosity factor to the production performance caused by cold-water injection into horizons with high paraffin content in the oil.  Acquired and verified production and injection-well data.  Optimized well spacing.  Recommended infill drilling locations.  Assisted in field development planning in accordance with the Russian law.  Conducted pilot test studies of in-situ combustion in deep formations with high water saturation in Arlanskoye oil field in Bashkiria.  Analyzed production, pressure-test and injection data.  Recommended well production rates to increase recovery factor.

Education

Ph.D. degree, petroleum engineering, Moscow Institute of Oil and Gas, Russia, 1987
Post graduate school, Moscow Institute of Oil and Gas, Russia, 1980
BS and MS degrees, petroleum engineering, Moscow Institute of Oil and Gas, Russia, 1977
Evaluation of Canadian Oil and Gas Properties, Petroleum Society CIM course, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 2006
Engineering Economics, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 2007

Professional Associations

Registered Professional Engineer, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists in Alberta (APEGA)
Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers
Member, Petroleum Society – Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum

Languages

Russian (native), English (fluent), French (basic knowledge).

Photo of Vitaliy Charkovskyy | Vice President

Vitaliy Charkovskyy | Vice President

Vitaliy_Charkovskyy@RyderScott.com Areas of Expertise Provided reservoir engineering evaluations of heavy and conventional oil and gas at a major operator and consultant.  Knowledge of classic reservoir engineering, numerical simulation, improved and enhanced oil recovery methods and reservoir fluid characterization.…Read More

Vitaliy_Charkovskyy@RyderScott.com

Areas of Expertise

Provided reservoir engineering evaluations of heavy and conventional oil and gas at a major operator and consultant.  Knowledge of classic reservoir engineering, numerical simulation, improved and enhanced oil recovery methods and reservoir fluid characterization.

Summary of Employment

Ryder Scott Petroleum Consultants, Calgary Office    2012 to Present
Vice President
Perform reserves evaluations and analyze field performance and economics applying various engineering techniques.  Emphasis on reserves estimations in accordance with SPE-PRMS, NI-51-101 and U.S. SEC guidelines.

Saskatchewan Research Council, Energy Division     2010 to 2012
CO2-EOR Business Unit
Performed field-scale numerical simulation with history match of primary production from ultra-low permeability reservoir in the Bakken formation with hydraulically fractured wells.  Characterized complex reservoir fluid systems using equation-of-state package.  Performed history-matched core flood simulations for miscible CO2 injection project; conducted history-matched core flood simulations of waterflood, immiscible CO2 WAG, surfactant-polymer flood and polymer-enhanced-foam flood in heavy oil reservoirs.  Developed new correlations for estimation of minimum miscibility pressure and solvent-oil viscosity using nonparametric regression techniques.

University of Regina      2008 to 2010
Research Assistant, petroleum systems engineering department
Performed complex numerical simulations of CO2 geo-sequestration in saline aquifers.  Used analytical models and numerical simulation to describe subsurface conditions and quantify the amount of CO2 migration from the storage formation.

Ukrnafta     2006 and 2008
Intern

Mera Group     2007
Intern

Martin Luther University     2005
Research Assistant

Education

MS degree, petroleum engineering, University of Regina
MEng degree, oil and gas recovery, Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas
BEng degree, oil and gas recovery, Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas

Professional Associations

Engineer-In-Training, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta
Engineer-In-Training, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan
Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers

Languages

Fluent in Ukrainian (native), English and Russian.  Basic knowledge of German.

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David Haugen | Senior Vice President

Dave_Haugen@RyderScott.com Areas of Expertise More than 27 years of reservoir and development engineering experience with junior, intermediate and large-cap oil and gas companies. Experienced reservoir / development engineer who leverages years of evaluations expertise for major engineering consulting firm to conduct property valuations using all major reservoir analysis techniques.…Read More

Dave_Haugen@RyderScott.com

Areas of Expertise

More than 27 years of reservoir and development engineering experience with junior, intermediate and large-cap oil and gas companies. Experienced reservoir / development engineer who leverages years of evaluations expertise for major engineering consulting firm to conduct property valuations using all major reservoir analysis techniques. Expertise in unconventional gas development, planning, reserves evaluation and business lines advancement. Performed due diligence for acquisition and divestiture (A&D) transactions on behalf of buyers, sellers and consultants. Managed annual capital projects valued at more than $400 million. Led multi-disciplinary teams involved in reservoir, production and facilities engineering as well as in geology, geophysics, operations, environment, surface land and stakeholder relations.

Summary of Employment

Ryder Scott Petroleum Consultants, Calgary Office    2016 to Present
Senior Vice President, Manager of Calgary Office
Project manager for Canadian oil and gas property evaluations and reservoir studies; responsible for developing market to grow business. Provides support for international petroleum project evaluations and leads property evaluations in A&D projects. Collaborates with oil and gas companies, financial institutions, private equity owners and other stakeholders. Manager of all Canadian operations.

Quicksilver Resources Canada Inc.    2012 to 2016
Vice President, Engineering
Led engineering teams in reservoir, development and production operations. Directed community relations, surface land and environmental teams. Managed corporate reserves position and served as an integral member of the executive team for the marketing and sale of the company’s key assets. Provided support as a key member for marketing of a fully-integrated, billion-dollar LNG facility opportunity. Led the development strategy for Horseshoe Canyon CBM and Horn River resource plays.

Encana Corp.   2000 to 2012
Engineer/Team Lead 
Generated business opportunities and initiated joint-venture relationships. Led a team responsible for expanding market development for increased use of gas. Responsible for generating new business opportunities and new joint venture relationships. Directed technical and business modeling efforts for use in regulatory and government advocacy. Provided engineering support for early-life, multi-stage-frac horizontal well development and delivered portfolio management strategy during construction of the corporate capital budget. Supported A&D and property swap evaluations, including a number of value-added transactions. Provided senior leadership to a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, geologists and geophysicists. Managed capital programs valued at more than $400 million for early growth of Cutbank Ridge play.

GLJ Petroleum Consultants/Wascana Energy/Northrock Resources   1989 to 1999
Engineer
Conducted detailed evaluations of oil and gas properties throughout Canada. Provided detailed reservoir engineering support for conventional and unconventional gas plays as well as engineering support for early development of horizontal wells in southeast Saskatchewan. Developed pool-depletion strategies, including oil waterflood optimization. Regularly delivered presentations to senior executives and to external clients and stakeholders. Negotiated unit agreements and unit operating agreements.

Education

B.Sc. degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Alberta
Diploma from Canadian Securities Institute

Professional Associations

Registered professional engineer, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers

Photo of Jean LiuHalfe | Vice President

Jean LiuHalfe | Vice President

Jean_LiuHalfe@RyderScott.com Areas of Expertise Extensive experience on multidisciplinary teams conducting a range of technical analysis in reservoir engineering and reservoir management. Reservoir Engineering: Comprehensive understanding of traditional reservoir engineering techniques including performance curve analysis, volumetrics, well test analysis, material balance calculations, waterflood analysis, gas deliverability, infill drilling analysis and other reservoir engineering applications. …Read More

Jean_LiuHalfe@RyderScott.com

Areas of Expertise

Extensive experience on multidisciplinary teams conducting a range of technical analysis in reservoir engineering and reservoir management.

Reservoir Engineering: Comprehensive understanding of traditional reservoir engineering techniques including performance curve analysis, volumetrics, well test analysis, material balance calculations, waterflood analysis, gas deliverability, infill drilling analysis and other reservoir engineering applications.  Evaluated broad range of projects in onshore and offshore development: shallow gas, deep gas, coalbed methane; conventional oil, heavy oil, and oil sands.

Integrated Reservoir Studies: Routinely work with petrophysicists, geologists and geophysicists on projects that require the consolidation of interpretations of all types of data into an integrated answer that fully describes the best solution to a reservoir evaluation.  Have a working knowledge of various geoscience concepts to allow for a better understanding of the techniques required for the most accurate reservoir characterization coupled with reservoir applications that will lead to a completely integrated reservoir study.  Effectively combine geological and engineering principles into practical, usable solutions.

Reserves Determinations: Well acquainted with reserves definitions of Canadian National Policy 2-B, National Instrument 51-101, U.S.  Securities and Exchange Commission, and World Petroleum Congress/Society of Petroleum Engineers.  Performed both detailed reserves estimates and audits of clients’ internal reserves estimates.

Economic Evaluations: Conducted numerous oil and gas economic evaluations for use in security filings, bank reports, acquisition and divestiture transactions, project and investment justifications and various other end uses.  Extensive experience in the use of both in-house economic software and several commercial packages, as well as in modeling production-sharing contracts and joint-venture agreements.

Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures: Have completed numerous reservoir evaluation studies for use in both acquisitions and divestitures of oil and gas properties for many of Ryder Scott’s clients in Canada, the United States and Internationally.  Fully understand the concept and the process of delivering highly confidential and meaningful results on extremely tight deadlines.  Aware of the business and financial aspects of both acquisitions and divestures and the importance of the due diligence process.

Reservoir Simulation: Familiar with simulation concepts, proper application and limitation.

Summary of Employment

Ryder Scott Petroleum Consultants, Calgary Office    2002 to Present
Vice President – Project Coordinator
Evaluate reserves, field performance and economics applying various engineering techniques.

NRG Engineering Ltd.    1999 to 2002
Performed reservoir and economic evaluation studies of domestic and international onshore oil and gas properties.  Provided reservoir engineering and reservoir simulation support for exploitation and EOR studies.  Evaluated and recommended petroleum reserves and reservoir simulation software.

Sabbatical    1998 to 1999
Took extensive industry sponsored courses in petroleum geology, log analysis, production engineering and reservoir engineering.  Awarded numerous scholarships for academic achievement.

Partnership Society    1995 to 1997
Deputy Executive Director – developed and coordinated international development projects.  Responsible for identifying prospective donors and writing fund raising proposals to business corporations, charitable foundations and government agencies as well as recruiting and coordinating volunteers for preparation of materials and equipments for deployment and of nurses and teachers working on location in the project areas.  People with physical disability and youth at risk from William Roper Hall and their supporting staffs had evolved into the core of the Society’s volunteer base and became the daily inspiration and reward for the most challenging work I have engaged in.

Geographical Areas of Experience

Central and Southeast Asia
Bangladesh
China
India

Middle East
Egypt
Tunisia

North America
Alberta
British Columbia
Saskatchewan
New Mexico

South America
Argentina

Education

MBA degree, University of Calgary, 1995 BS degree, water and wastewater engineering, Tongji University, 1986 Industry and company sponsored courses in reservoir geology, and reservoir engineering

Professional Associations

Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers

Languages

English, Chinese

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Anton Siyatskiy | Senior Petroleum Engineer

Anton_Siyatskiy@RyderScott.com Areas of Expertise Significant experience in reservoir engineering and reserves evaluation in sandstone and carbonate oil and gas layers.  Knowledge of traditional reservoir engineering evaluation techniques, including decline-curve analysis, log and volumetric analysis, well-test analysis, material-balance calculations, PVT analysis, infill drilling analysis, fractional flow analysis and other reservoir engineering applications. …Read More

Anton_Siyatskiy@RyderScott.com

Areas of Expertise

Significant experience in reservoir engineering and reserves evaluation in sandstone and carbonate oil and gas layers.  Knowledge of traditional reservoir engineering evaluation techniques, including decline-curve analysis, log and volumetric analysis, well-test analysis, material-balance calculations, PVT analysis, infill drilling analysis, fractional flow analysis and other reservoir engineering applications.  Experience in creating, calibrating, history matching and building production forecasts in hydrodynamic models.

Summary of Employment

Ryder Scott Petroleum Consultants, Calgary Office     2012 to Present
Senior Petroleum Engineer
Perform reserves evaluations and analyze field performance and economics applying  various engineering techniques.  Emphasis on reserves estimations in accordance  with SPE-PRMS, NI-51-101 and U.S. SEC guidelines.

DeGolyer and MacNaughton     2008 to 2012
Reservoir Engineer
Conducted reserves audits under SPE guidelines and SEC regulations for major Russian oil and gas companies, including Rosneft, Gazprom Neft and Irkutsk Oil Co.  Coordinated projects, analyzed data and planned field development.  Generated production forecasts.  Estimated in-place hydrocarbons and recoverable reserves.  Prepared final reports and presented results to the client.

West Siberian Resources     2007 to 2008
Reservoir Engineer
Evaluated the SredneHaryaginskoe and LekHaryaginskoe, SeveroHaryaginskoe oil fields.  Conducted hydrodynamic modeling/simulation, production forecasting, history matching and reserves calculations.  Performed mapping, including structural and net pay maps and pressure and reservoir property maps as well as bubble plots.  Recommended drilling locations.  Built production profiles.

Pechoraneft Co.     2006 to 2007
Specialist in hydrodynamic modeling
(SredneHaryaginskoe oil field)
Hydrodynamic modeling, production forecast, history matching.

ENCONCO     2005 to 2006
Reservoir Engineer
Evaluated Shumovsoe oil field.  Created reports, prepared state GKZ and CKR documentation and generated production and pressure databases.

Specialist in hydrodynamic modeling group
Evalauted Komsomolskoe and Shumovskoe oil fields.  Conducted hydrodynamic modeling, production forecast, history matching, pressure build-up and production analysis.  Introduced methods to increase oil recovery.

Assistant of Well Test Interpretation Group
Well test interpretation

Education

BS degree, reservoir engineering, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, Moscow

Languages

Fluent in Russian (native).  Fluent in English, including professional terminology.

Geology/Geophysics

Photo of Michael Lam | Vice President – Technical Specialist

Michael Lam | Vice President – Technical Specialist

Michael_Lam@RyderScott.com Areas of Expertise More than 15 years of well-site experience in the Peace River Arch region, Red Earth area, east-central Alberta and northeast British Columbia.  Experienced in supervising and training new well-site geologists. …Read More

Michael_Lam@RyderScott.com

Areas of Expertise

More than 15 years of well-site experience in the Peace River Arch region, Red Earth area, east-central Alberta and northeast British Columbia.  Experienced in supervising and training new well-site geologists.  Strong log analysis and interpretation skills.  Proficient in drafting maps and cross sections, core logging and rock sample and log analysis.  Proficient in Accumap and familiar with GeoSCOUT and Surfer.

Summary of Employment

Ryder Scott Petroleum Consultants, Calgary Office     2006 to Present
Vice President – Technical Specialist
Analyze and evaluate well logs to determine petrophysical parameters of prospective pay zones in an audit of Apache’s 2006 reserve estimates.  Evaluated well logs for hydrocarbon potential and calculated well bore parameters for reserve determination.

T.I.H. Consulting Ltd.     2001 to 2006
Geological well-site consultant
Perform geological analysis for drilling, including recording and maintaining information, reading and interpreting well logs, recommending and supervising tests and measurements and providing advice on subsurface strata encountered while drilling and logging.  Wrote daily progress reports and provided sample and/or core descriptions.

Ryder Scott Petroleum Consultants, Calgary Office     2000
Geological Assistant
Prepared data for evaluation by staff geologists.  Evaluated well logs for hydrocarbon potential and calculated wellbore parameters for reserves determinations.

Rio Alto Exploration Ltd.     1999
Geology Summer Student

Education

BS degree, geology, University of Calgary, 2000