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Petroleum Engineering

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Timour Baichev | Vice President – Project Coordinator

Key Attributes and Proficiencies
  • Reserves Evaluations
  • Reserves Audits
  • EOR Methods
  • Multilingual – Russian (native), English (fluent), French (basic knowledge)

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

Summary of Areas of Expertise
More than 40 years of experience in different aspects of research and development in the oil industry.…Read More

Key Attributes and Proficiencies

  • Reserves Evaluations
  • Reserves Audits
  • EOR Methods
  • Multilingual – Russian (native), English (fluent), French (basic knowledge)

Education

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

Summary of Areas of Expertise

More than 40 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 evaluation and audit. Engineering techniques of oil recovery factors estimations and predictions. Hands-on practical experience in EOR methods, mostly in water flooding and thermal recovery. Advanced experience in reservoir and project management. Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills, organizational and time management skills, communication and interpersonal skills.

Summary of Employment

Ryder Scott Co. LP- Canada     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), USA (Texas), China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Colombia, Ukraine, Chad and other regions. 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 in accordance with SEC, Society of Petroleum Engineers reserves estimation guidelines (SPE-PRMS), and NI 51-101 requirements and preparation of associated economic evaluation reports. 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 their 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 the 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.

Geographical Areas of Experience

  • Canada and United States
    • Canada – British Colombia, Alberta, Saskatchewan
    • U.S. – Texas
  • Chad
  • Colombia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Russia
  • Ukraine

Professional Associations

Registered Professional Engineer in Alberta (APEGA)
Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers

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Vitaliy Charkovskyy | Senior Petroleum Engineer

Key Attributes and Proficiencies
  • Reserves Evaluations
  • Reservoir Modeling
  • Unconventional Evaluations
  • Data Analytics
  • Multilingual – Fluent in Ukrainian (native), English and Russian

Education
B Eng degree, oil and gas recovery, Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas, 2007 MEng degree, oil and gas recovery, Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas, 2008 MS degree, petroleum engineering, University of Regina, 2011

Summary of Areas of Expertise
Experienced in reservoir engineering evaluations of heavy and conventional oil and gas.…Read More

Key Attributes and Proficiencies

  • Reserves Evaluations
  • Reservoir Modeling
  • Unconventional Evaluations
  • Data Analytics
  • Multilingual – Fluent in Ukrainian (native), English and Russian

Education

B Eng degree, oil and gas recovery, Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas, 2007
MEng degree, oil and gas recovery, Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas, 2008
MS degree, petroleum engineering, University of Regina, 2011

Summary of Areas of Expertise

Experienced in reservoir engineering evaluations of heavy and conventional oil and gas. Highly knowledgeable in classic reservoir engineering, numerical simulation, improved and enhanced oil recovery methods and reservoir fluid characterization.

Reserves Studies: Experienced in performing reserves evaluations, audits and technical studies in Cardium, Montney, Duvernay, Permian, Lloydminster heavy oil fields and Oil Sands. International experience: New Zealand Taranaki Basin, Columbia Nare Area, Kazakhstan and Ukraine.

Data Analytics: Applies descriptive and predictive analytics techniques to generate production forecasts and type curves. Extensive experience integrating Machine Learning models into reservoir engineering worklfows utilized for evaluation of Unconventional Plays. Ability to efficiently aggregate, clean and analyze production, completion and economic data from multiple sources.

Reservoir Engineering and Simulation: Extensive experience performing reservoir simulation studies, rate transient analysis, material balance calculations, gas deliverability studies and decline curve analysis. Performed reservoir modeling studies and reserves evaluations and audits of chemical and thermal EOR projects including Polymer Floods, SAGD, CSS and Steam Floods.

Summary of Employment

Ryder Scott Co. LP- Canada     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.

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.

Geographical Areas of Experience

Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin
Taranaki Basin, New Zealand
Nare Area, Columbia
Kazakhstan
Ukraine

Professional Associations

P.Eng, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta
P.Eng, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan
Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)

Teaching and Presentations

Speaker: Polymer Flood Simulation in Heavy Oil Reservoir, Ryder Scott Reserves Conference, Calgary, 2013
Speaker: Application of the SPE-PRMS Reporting System in Ukraine, Subsoil Use in Ukraine, Ukraine, 2016
Speaker: Practical Type Well Construction, Ryder Scott Reserves Conference, Houston and Calgary, 2017
Instructor: Workshop on Constructing Typical Well Production Profiles, taught with Dr. John Lee, Rod Sidle and Randy Freeborn, Hanson Wade Conference Reserve Estimation – Unconventionals, Houston, 2017

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David Haugen | Senior Vice President

Key Attributes and Proficiencies
  • Reserves Evaluations
  • Unconventional Resource Development
  • Large-scale Project Management
  • Acquisitions and Divestitures
Education
B.Sc degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alberta Diploma from Canadian Securities Institute

Summary of Areas of Expertise
More than 27 years of reservoir and development engineering experience with junior, intermediate and large-cap oil and gas companies.…Read More

Key Attributes and Proficiencies

  • Reserves Evaluations
  • Unconventional Resource Development
  • Large-scale Project Management
  • Acquisitions and Divestitures

Education

B.Sc degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alberta
Diploma from Canadian Securities Institute

Summary of 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.

Economic Evaluations: Years of economic evaluation experience in various geographical areas throughout North America. Prepare asset evaluations of many oil and gas fields under conventional and enhanced recovery schemes, using all major reservoir analysis techniques. Evaluations experience in many unconventional oil and gas fields since the year 2000. Hold accountability for reviewing results and representation of all evaluations work completed in the Calgary office.

Reserve Certifications: Experienced with Canadian NI51-101 Regulation, the COGEH Evaluation Handbook, and evaluations conducted within the SEC and SPE-PRMS framework. Work with reserve and resource definitions on a daily basis and have therefore developed a familiarity with the application of these definitions for the correct classification of reserves and resources. Experience also includes advising clients on approaches to their reserves reporting and long-range planning.

Acquisition and Divestiture Work: Experienced with reservoir evaluation studies for use in both acquisitions and divestitures of oil and gas properties for various Ryder Scott’s clients. Cognizant of the concept of short deadlines and highly confidential work involved, as well as the business and financial aspects of both acquisitions and divestitures and the importance of the due diligence process. Possess a high working knowledge of the A&D market in Canada.

Project Management: Knowledgeable and experienced in many aspects of designing, leading, and executing large oil and gas capital projects. Understand the relationship between company and third-party evaluator to maximize the efficiency of our evaluation effort for the client.

Summary of Employment

Ryder Scott Co. LP- Canada    2016 to Present
Senior Vice President, Manager 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.

Geographical Areas of Experience

Canada – Alberta, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia conventional and unconventional oil and gas assets

United States – Barnett Shale Unconventional Gas development in Texas

Professional Associations

Registered Professional Engineer, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Member, Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers (SPEE)

Teaching and Presentations

Presentations to the Society of Petroleum Engineers Young Professionals and Student Chapters, Calgary Economic Development, Reserve Conferences
Panel participant on numerous Reserves and Professional Development discussions
Mentor to Young Professionals in the SPE

Other Affiliations

SME/Process Auditor: Participate in the Canadian Chapter of the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers and make strategic contributions on the go-forward planning of this group, particularly in the area of advancing our social media presence for the reserves community.

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Jean Liu Halfe | Vice President – Project Coordinator

Key Attributes and Proficiencies
  • Reserves evaluation
  • Reserves audit
  • Deep water development project evaluation
  • LNG Projects evaluation
  • Unconventional reservoir analysis
  • Chemical and thermal EOR analysis
  • Waterflood analysis
  • OFM, Harmony RTA, Spotfire
  • RSC ProCast, PTA, Snap, Tank
Education
B.Sc Degree, Water and Wastewater Engineering, Tongji University, 1986 MBA Degree, University of Calgary, 1995 Industry and company sponsored courses in reservoir geology and reservoir engineering

Summary of Areas of Expertise
Extensive experience working on multidisciplinary teams conducting full 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

Key Attributes and Proficiencies

  • Reserves evaluation
  • Reserves audit
  • Deep water development project evaluation
  • LNG Projects evaluation
  • Unconventional reservoir analysis
  • Chemical and thermal EOR analysis
  • Waterflood analysis
  • OFM, Harmony RTA, Spotfire
  • RSC ProCast, PTA, Snap, Tank

Education

B.Sc Degree, Water and Wastewater Engineering, Tongji University, 1986
MBA Degree, University of Calgary, 1995
Industry and company sponsored courses in reservoir geology and reservoir engineering

Summary of Areas of Expertise

Extensive experience working on multidisciplinary teams conducting full 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: unconventional reservoirs, tight oil, shale gas, conventional oil, heavy oil, oil sands as well as large scale LNG projects.

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 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 extensive experience 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. Understand 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 Co. LP     2010 to Present
Vice President – Project Coordinator
Evaluate reserves, field performance and economics applying various engineering techniques. Major works include evaluation or audit of deep water development projects, LNG projects, large scale waterfloods and EOR projects as well as tight oil and shale gas projects. Most recent works involved incorporating Spotfire in developing type curves for resource plays such as Montney.

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 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 equipment 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. Chair of the Board of Directors in my final year with the society.

Geographical Areas of Experience

Central and Southeast Asia
Bangladesh
China
India
Indonesia

Middle East
Egypt
Tunisia

North America
Alberta
British Columbia
Saskatchewan
Texas

South America
Argentina
Trinidad and Tobago

Professional Associations

Member, APEGA
Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)

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Anton Siyatskiy | Vice President – Petroleum Engineer

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

Summary of 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

Education

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

Summary of 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 Co. LP- Canada     2012 to Present
Vice President – 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

Languages

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

Geology/Geophysics

Photo of Michael C. Lam | Vice President – Technical Specialist

Michael C. Lam | Vice President – Technical Specialist

Key Attributes and Proficiencies
  • Reserves Evaluations
  • Resource and Risk Evaluations
  • Evaluation of unconventional reserves and resources

Education
Bachelor of Science, Geology, University of Calgary, 2000 Industry sponsored courses in DST, Oil Sands and Log Analysis

Summary of Areas of Expertise
Eighteen years of experience in the oil and gas industry.…Read More

Key Attributes and Proficiencies

  • Reserves Evaluations
  • Resource and Risk Evaluations
  • Evaluation of unconventional reserves and resources

Education

Bachelor of Science, Geology, University of Calgary, 2000
Industry sponsored courses in DST, Oil Sands and Log Analysis

Summary of Areas of Expertise

Eighteen years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Six years of well-site experience in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin, predominantly in clastic reservoirs. Last ten years with Ryder Scott Company performing reserves and resource evaluations. Develop the foundations for asset evaluations and audits through integrated petrophysical methods, reservoir characterization and volumetrics. Evaluating developed producing and non-producing and undeveloped oil and gas reserves and the estimation of undiscovered resource potential of properties within the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin as well as internationally. Experienced in evaluating the resource potential of various unconventional plays including the Athabasca Oil Sands and Montney. Delineating future development opportunities and assessing additional hydrocarbon potential through drilling and enhanced recovery methods.

Reservoir Geology: Perform volumetric evaluations of reserves and resources through geological, and petrophysical methods. Experienced in projects involving structure and isopachous mapping, well-log correlation and interpretation and reservoir characterization.

Integrated Reservoir Studies: Routinely work with Geophysicists and Engineers on projects that require merging interpretations of all types of data to achieve the most definitive results.

Reserve Certifications: Familiar with National Instrument Ni 51-101 reserves definitions and the application of these definitions in the classification of reserves.

Summary of Employment

Ryder Scott Co. LP- Canada     2006 to Present
Vice President, Technical Specialist
Evaluate developed producing and non-producing and undeveloped oil and gas reserves and the estimation of undiscovered resource potential of properties within Canada as well as internationally. Provide reservoir characterization and volumetrics used in the evaluation of various oil and gas plays using well log correlation and interpretation, reservoir characterization and subsurface mapping. Delineation of future development opportunities and the assessment of additional potential derived through drilling and enhanced recovery methods. Work closely with petroleum engineers to quantify reservoir volumes and understand reservoir deliverability. Experienced in evaluating the resource potential of various unconventional plays such as the Athabasca Oil Sands, Shale Gas and Tight Gas Sands. Canadian unconventional experience includes the Montney having been involved in both audits and evaluations. Served in an advisory role to the Government of Quebec looking to advance the oil and gas industry within the province. Knowledgeable and experienced in the use of computer software programs such as Crystal BallTM simulation software and HDS petrophysical interpretation software.

T.I.H. Consulting Ltd.     2001 to 2006
Perform all duties relating to the geological aspects of drilling a well, including recording and maintaining information; log reading and interpretation; recommending and supervising tests and measurements; and advising in decisions regarding the subsurface strata encountered while drilling and logging the borehole. Provide complete and accurate daily progress reports, sample and/or core descriptions in a timely and efficient manner.

Geographical Areas of Experience

Domestic
British Columbia
Alberta
Saskatchewan
Quebec
East Coast (Offshore Newfoundland)

International
Australia
New Zealand
India
Egypt
North Sea

Professional Associations

Member, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
Member, Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG)
Member, Canadian Well Logging Society (CWLS)
Associate Member, American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)