Archive of Presentations


Ryder Scott 2019 Mexico Reserves Conference
What’s New with PRMS 2018
by Dan Olds
Maturation of Resources from Exploration to Delineation to Development
by Herman Acuna
Building a Geostatic Model for the Purpose of 1P, 2P & 3P Reserves Estimation
by Steve Phillips
Building a Dynamic Simulation Model for the Purpose of 1P, 2P & 3P Reserves Estimation
by Miles Palke
Building a Model for the Certification of Reserves of the Hokchi Field, an Offshore Field in the Gulf of Mexico
by Juan M. Gavilan & Hector G. Moyano
Potential for Reserves Growth in the Onshore Southern Region
by Gildardo Guerrero
Exploration Perspectives in the SE Basins of Mexico
by Adan Oviedo
Extracting the Maximum Information from your Seismic Data
by Stefano Volterrani
Sailing in a Different Ocean
by Carlos Morales Gil
Evaluating Reserves and Resources for Unconventional Plays
by Herman Acuna
America’s Deepwater Basins – Potential, Growth, and Sustenance
by Sandeep Khurana
Case Study of a Tertiary Onshore Field from Cuenca Sureste
by Enzo Aconcha
Analysis of Mexico’s Year End 2018 Hydrocarbon Reserves
by Gelacio Martin & Salvador Macias


Ryder Scott 2018 Reserves Conference
Death by Bubble Point: Fact or Fantasy?
by John Lee
SEC Comments 2017-2018
by Marc Folladori
Using Cloud Technology to Improve Predictions
by James Ruiz
Analytics in Unconventional Plays
by Joshua J. A. Firestone
Integrating and Aligning Your Company’s Reserves and Business Strategy
by Samantha Holroyd
Recent Trends and Emerging Disruptors Driving Creativity in M&A&D and Energy Finance
by Tom Gardner
PRMS 2018 – Highlights of Changes
by Dan Olds
SEC Compliance
by H. Roger Schwall

Ryder Scott Canada 2018 Reserves Conference
Social and Environmental Considerations in Resource Classification
by David Elliott
Contingent Resources , Not All Created Equal!
by Ian McDonald
Market Perspectives of Resources Assessments
by Morad Rizkalla
Auto Forecasting – Its Current Reliability and Uses
by Anton Siyatskiy
Commerciality and its Foundational Role in NI51-101
by Craig Burns
Using Spotfire in Evaluation Work
by Jean Liu Halfe
COGEH 2018
by Doug Wright


Ryder Scott 2017 Reserves Conference
Typical Well Analysis – Complexities and Analytic Techniques
by John Lee
Practical Type Well Profile Construction
by Vitaliy Charkovskyy
TRRC Abandoned Well and Plugging Program and Regulatory Problems Arising from Fluctuating O&G Prices
by David Porter
Unconventional Approach to the Conventional Reservoir
by Natalie Brown
An Update on BOEM’s Financial Security Requirements for P&A and Decommissioning on OCS Leases
by Robert Thibault
Top Ten Takeaways from 2016-17 SEC Staff Comments
by Marc Folladori
Analysis of the SCOOP/STACK Plays in Oklahoma
by Steve Gardner
Alpine High: Overcoming Challenges to Make a Successful Play
by Kregg Olson

Ryder Scott Canada 2017 Reserves Conference
A Re-introduction to Ryder Scott Co. Petroleum Consultants
by Dave Haugen
Type Well Analysis – Complexities and Analytical Techniques
by John Lee
Practicalities of Type Well Construction – An Example
by Vitaliy Charkovskyy
Disclosure of Abandonment and Reclamation Costs in NI 51-101 and Other Topics of Current Interest
by Craig Burns
Carbon Tax in the Evaluation of Alberta Reserves
by John MacDonald
Application of Extended Exponential Decline Curve Analysis to the Montney Reservoir
by He Zhang
An Overview of SPEE Monograph #4
by Jim Erdle
COGEH 2017
by Doug Wright


Ryder Scott 2016 Reserves Conference
Reliable Technology: What’s New
by John Lee
Crude Oil: A Case for Higher…and Sooner
by Brandon Blossman
U.S. A&D Overview and Update
by Geoff Roberts
Canadian A&D Market Perspectives
by David Haugen
Reflecting the Times: A Review of Recent SEC Staff Comments
by Marc Folladori
Machine Learning for Production Forecasting: Accuracy Through Uncertainty
by David Fulford
Global Warming: Fact or Fiction?
by Dr. Neil Frank
Ethics: Pressing Issues in Turbulent Times
by Linda Schoonmaker

Ryder Scott Canada 2016 Reserves Conference
Use of Reliable Technology in Reserves Estimation and Reporting
by John Lee
Improving Oil Markets. . .Why Lower for Longer Won’t Happen
by David Pursell
A Dimensionless Material Balance Type Curve. . .Really?
by Ray Dupuis
Canadian M&A Perspectives
by Cheryl Sandercock
Regulatory Updateo
by Craig Burns
Economic Impacts of Low Crude Prices on the Canadian Economy
by Dinara Millington
Conveying Potential of Assets through ROTR Disclosure
by Phillip Chan
Petroleum Resources Management System Ongoing Considerations and Potential Changes
by Ian McDonald
Alberta’s Modernized Royalty Framework
by John MacDonald


Ryder Scott 2015 Reserves Conference
Monograph 4, Monograph 3 . . . and the SEC
by John Lee
Engineering Aspects of Unconventional Reservoirs
by Tom Blasingame
2016 Crude Oil Outlook – “Strong, like Bull”
by Dave Pursell
Mapping Petroleum Reservoirs: Who’s in Charge, Minds or Machines?
by Brett Gray
Production Forecasting in Ultra-Low Permeability Reservoirs: Update
by Stuart Filler
A New Empirical Analysis Technique for Shale Reservoirs
by He Zhang
PRMS Status & Plans
by John Ritter
Legal Issues in the Low Price Environment
by James Cowen and Jeffrey Elkin 
Ethics Hour
by Steve Corso and Donald Jackson


Ryder Scott 2014 Reserves Conference
New Trends and Technology for Fracing Unconventional Reservoirs
by Ali Daneshy
Interpretation of Recent SEC Reserves Reporting Guidance
by John Lee
SPEE Monograph 4: Estimating Developed Reserves in Unconventional Reservoirs: Knowledge Gained
by John Seidle
Well Productivity Drivers In Unconventional Reservoirs: What can the data tell us?
by Randy Lafollette
SEC Hot-Button Topics—Reserves Disclosures
by Marc Folladori
Production Forecasting in Ultra-Low Permeability Reservoirs: Proposed Methodology
by Stuart Filler
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: A Practical Primer for Engineers and Managers
by Joe Stowers

Ryder Scott Canada 2014 Reserves Conference
Enhanced Decline Analysis Leads to Better Estimates for P10/P90
by Randy Freeborn
Volume Classification in Resource Play Evaluations
by Eleazar Benedetto-Padron
Proposed Amendments National Instrument (NI) 51-101 2014
by Phillip Chan
Reservoir Characterization and the Maverick Hypothesis
by John Harper
Production Forecasting in Ultra-Low Permeability Reservoirs: Proposed Methodology
by Stuart Filler
Canada’s Future Lies in Accessing European and Asian Markets
by Peter Howard
Merging PRMS and COGEH: A Status Update
by John Etherington
Resources Other Than Reserves Guidelines
by David C. Elliott


Ryder Scott 2013 Reserves Conference
Houston’s Hometown Petroleum Engineering Program
by Tom Holley
Some research programs oriented to Chicontepec reservoir characterization and production optimization
by Vinicio Suro-Perez, Ph.D.
Frontlines Bulletin: Friends, Foes and Fracking
by Tisha Conoly Schuller
Booking EOR Reserves
by Marylena Garcia
Developments (2011-2013) in SEC staff views of E&P companies’ oil and gas reserves disclosures
by Marc H. Folladori
Are Our Proved Shale Reserves Reasonably Certain?
by John Lee
Determining SEC Disclosure for Reconciliation to Proved Reserves
by Jennifer Fitzgerald
Engineering Ethics: Why It Matters
by Dean Rietz, P.E. and Joe Stowers

Ryder Scott Canada 2013 Reserves Conference
Unconventional Reserves and SEC Guidelines
by John Lee
Unconventional Resources and NI 51-101 Guidelines
by Phillip Chan
Impact of Unconventional Resources in Canada
by David C. Elliott
Review of SOS Software
by Scott Wilson
R&D in Development of Unconventionals
by John Chen
A&D in Canada
by Cheryl Sandercock
Reserves Reconciliations
by Gary J. Gonzenbach and John MacDonald
G&G in Reserves Estimates
by Doug Uffen
Simulation in Reserve Analysis
by Miles Palke
Polymer Flood Simulation for Heavy Oil
by Vitaliy Charkovskyy
Maximum Likelihood and Gas Material Balance
by Ray Dupuis
SEC Comments on Compliance
by Marc H. Folladori


Ryder Scott 2012 Reserves Conference
A Statistical Review of the Montney Shale Play
by Larry Connor
A Novel Simulation Model Review Process
by Bruce A. Palmer, Dean C. Rietz, and Miles R. Palke
SEC SeekerTM – Ready to go Live
by Jennifer Fitzgerald, P.E.
Reserves Impact on Book Value Calculations
by Dan Olds
Common Reserves Standards: A Brief Comparison
by Dean Rietz, P.E.
Important Considerations with the Application of the SPEE Monograph 3 and Reserves Bookings
by Herman G. Acuña
New Production Decline Models for Resource Plays
by John Lee
Estimating in-place volumes in shale plays, an example from the Eagle Ford
by Michael Michaelides
Think You Can Evaluate Reserves Anywhere?
An Ethics Presentation
Reserves: Where commercial and technical interests unite
by Dean Rietz, June 27 – SPE, London


SEC Reserves Reporting – Moving Forward
by Don Roesle

Ryder Scott 2011 Reserves Conference
Subpoenas to Shale Producers
by Jeffrey Elkin
Insight to the Industry’s SEC Reporting and Disclosure Under the New SEC Regulations
by John Hodgin
SEC Staff Comments on Reserves and Related Disclosures
by Marc H. Folladori
Introduction to New Ryder Scott Freeware –SEC SeekerTM
by Jennifer Fitzgerald and Eric Sepolio
Update on SEC Five-Year Rule
by John Lee
Can Nanotechnology Provide a New Approach to Oil and Gas Shale Production?
by Andrew R. Barron
**Guidelines For The Practical Evaluation Of Undeveloped Evaluation Of Undeveloped Reserves In Resource Plays
by Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers
Statistics — A Brief Lesson
by Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers
Estimating Undeveloped Reserves in a Resource Play
by Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers
Oil Spills, Ethics, and Society: How they intersect and where the responsibilities reside
by W.C. Rusty Riese


Booking EOR Projects December 2010
by Mike Stell

Ryder Scott 2010 Reserves Conference
Insight to the Industry’s SEC Disclosure for Reporting the Use of Reliable Technology
by Dan Olds
The Demonstration of a Reliable Technology for Estimating of Oil and Gas Reserves
by Rod Sidle
PRMS Applications Document (AD) “Objectives and Current Status”
by Ron Harrell
How Do You Count to Five? “The SEC 5 Year Rule for PUDs Revisited”
by Jennifer Fitzgerald
Insight to the Industry’s SEC Disclosure for Reporting Probable and Possible Reserves
by Dan Olds
Can you have Probable Reserves without having Proved Reserves?
by Delores Hinkle
Reserves or Resources “What Do You Have If You Don’t Have a Well Penetration”
by John Hodgin
Entrepreneurial Ethics – why it’s important
by Wayne Wisniewski


Evaluation of Tight Gas Reservoirs
by Victor Hein

Are There Enough Barrels to Make This a Project? A Reservoir Engineer’s Perspective
by Dean Rietz

Ryder Scott 2009 Reserves Conference
Conference Q&A: Former SEC Fellow John Lee on New SEC Rules
by Dr. John Lee
So We Have New SEC Rules- What should we do now?
by Dr. John Lee
First of the Month Prices….How hard can that be to get right?
by Fred W. Ziehe
Vintaging Your Undeveloped Reserve Locations and Projects
by Ryan Wilson
Constraints on Using Reliable Technology
by John Hodgin
Undeveloped Locations-Key Considerations for How Far and How Many
by Bob Wagner
**The Probable and Possible Reserves Dilemma
by Jennifer Fitzgerald
Third Party Reports – Changes Under the New Regulations
by Herman G. Acuña


Probabilistic Analysis, SPE-ATW, 11-08
by Herman G. Acuña

You, Me and the SEC – SPEE
by Fred Richoux

Ryder Scott 2008 Reserves Conference
“Changing the Rules” A Look at the Responses to the SEC Concept Release
by John Hodgin
“If the Investors Could Write the Rules”
by John White
“Planning Ahead” The Role of the SPE Oil and Gas Reserves Committee
by Delores Hinkle
The PRMS and How It Applies to Unconventional Resources
by Ron Harrell
“When the Year End Price Isn’t the Year End Price” Things You Need to Know if the Rules Don’t Change
by Fred Ziehe
“Tools for Evaluation” A Review of the SOS Software
by Scott Wilson
“Booking Reserves in the Rising Wave of Nationalism”
by Herman G. Acuña
“Beyond Reserve Volumes” Issues That Impact Your Reserves Bookings
by Brad Gouge
Optional Presentation: Ethical Issues in Reserve Evaluation
by Jennifer Fitzgerald


Tyumen 2007 – International Geological and Geophysical Conference
Reserves and Resources Reporting Guidelines (English)
Presentation (Russian)
by John Hodgin

Tyumen 2007 IGGC – Comparison SPE-PRMS & Russian 2005 Reserves & Resources Guidelines
Technical Paper (English)
Technical Paper (Russian)
by John Hodgin

Ryder Scott 2007 Reserves Conference
Petroleum Resources Management System
by John Ritter
**RSC 2007 Reserves Conference
by George Dames
Ethical Issues in Reserve Evaluation
by Larry Nelms
Man-Power Shortage in the Oil and Gas Industry
by Ali Daneshy
Uses and Misuses of Pressure Data for Reserve Estimation
by John McLaughlin
Oil &Gas Reserves & E&P Performance Evaluation
by Andrew Oram
SEC Makes Public Release of Comment Letters
by John Hodgin
Using Simulation Model Results for Reserves
by Dean Rietz


**OSU Oil & Gas Energy Conference, November 16, 2006

**Energy Forum, November 6, 2006

**PDI Sox Conference

Ryder Scott 2006 Reserves Conference
**Reserves Conference – JEB
3D Geological Model for Coalbed Methane Reserves
by Steve Phillips
**Reserves Conference – JFL

A Perpective on Petroleum Reserves and Evaluation Issues
by Don Roesle

Benchmarking Reserves Reporting
by Ron Harrell

Reservoir Simulation Models and Their Use in the Estimation of Reserves
by Dean Rietz

Reserve Booking Guidelines for CO2 Floods – CO2 Flooding Conference
by Mike Stell


Certification of Petroleum Reserves Evaluators, The Time Has Come

by Ron Harrell

The Roles of Reserves Tracking and Certification For National Oil Companies, Large Integrated Companies and Independents
by Herman G. Acuña

Ryder Scott 2005 Reserves Conference

Internal Audits – Completing the Picture
by John Hodgin
Reservoir Simulation Models and Their Use in the Estimation of Reserves
by Dean Rietz
SEC Reserve Booking Principles
by Bob Wagner


Continuing Education – TBPE, Ethical Relationships Between Consultant and Client
by Ron Harrell

The Energy Forum, Sarbanes-Oxley – SOX in the Oilpatch Series, Session III, How Auditors Work with the SOX Team, “Questions I would ask about reserves if I were a financial auditor”
by Ron Harrell

**SPEE, Bakersfield, California, “Certification of Petroleum Reserves Evaluators – The Time Has Come”

Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), Houston, TX, “An update on Oil & Gas Reserves – Who are the Players?”
by Ron Harrell

Houston Chapter – SPE, Ethical Relationships Between Consultant and Client
by Ron Harrell

The Energy Forum Reserves 2004 ™ Series, “Now, Everyone is a Reserves Expert!!”
by Ron Harrell

Hydrocarbon Reserve Estimates and Uncertainty, Presentation to The Energy Authority
by Fred Richoux

The Energy Forum Reserves 2004 ™ Series, Describing, Character & Defining The Reservoir, Session IV: Analogs
by John Hodgin

“SOX in The Patch” Roundtable Compliance and Reporting, Session III Executing External Controls from the Perspective of a Reserves Engineer
by Ron Harrell

Houston Energy Finance Group
by Ron Harrell

**Houston Association of Professional Landmen, Changing Landscape for Booking Reserves

Houston Chapter of SPE Reservoir Study Group
by Ron Harrell

**International Energy Agency Standing Group on the Oil Market, Panel Discussion – Reserves Classification

Conference Call, Sponsored by Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) Calgary Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers
by Ron Harrell


**An Update by the Chairman

“Recent and Current Activities Affecting Oil and Gas Reserves Definitions”, Joint API/SPE Houston Chapter General Meeting
by Ron Harrell

U.S. SEC Reserves Definitions – A Moving Target ? – The Denver Chapter of the SPEE
by Ron Harrell

Current applications of “The Standards Pertaining to the Estimating and Auditing of Oil and Gas Reserves Information” to Meet the objectives of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 – SPE ATCE October, 2003 – Denver, Colorado
by Ron Harrell

The Oil and Gas Reserves Report – post Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, The Houston Chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Annual Energy Conference
by Ron Harrell

**The Ten Commandments (plus) for SEC Reserves Reporting, SPEE Annual Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina