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Energy Resume Energy CV of Candidate 12188738.  Experienced geophysicist/geologist recognized as an industry leader in Geomodeling and Interpretation.  MS in Geology and PhD in Geophysics.  Petroleum geologic experiences with the recent technological advances in hydrocarbon exploration and production. Doctoral research dealt with integration of geological and geophysical data for reservoir characterization by utilizing the state of the art techniques. Published  research findings in SEG/AAPG.

Familiar with regional, prospect, and well evaluations. Worked on basin modeling, operations, velocity analysis, AVO, risk analysis, and reserve estimation. He is proficient in use of seismic interpretation/ visualization (Landmark’s SeisWorks/ StratWorks/SynTool/Earthcube/Zmap/Rave, Geoframe), seismic modeling and reservoir characterization (Petrel and Mathematica), 3D seismic processing (Promax), and MS Office software. Familiar with inversion, AVO (Hampson-Russell) and salt boundaries mapping. Worked as an individual contributor, team leader, and Manager.  Experienced as a geologist/geophysicist in interpretation and development tasks in Gulf of Mexico and Texas onshore.

Result-oriented Geoscientist having a wide variety of experience in hydrocarbon exploration and development with strong analytical and technical skills.  Well versed in basin analysis/drilling/ testing and reservoir engineering operations in high-pressured onshore and offshore including deep-water basins. Experienced with dynamic multi-disciplinary team environments with aggressive exploration and production growth targets. Familiar with workstation software, computer programming, geostatistical techniques for techno-economic analysis and project monitoring. Familiar with technical tender evaluation of well services and computer items.

EXPERIENCE:

2007- Present: Major International E&P. Houston, USA

Senior Reservoir Geophysicist:

Effectively worked both as a geophysicist and  geologist as per Company’s work exigencies.

Gulf of Mexico – Garden Bank, Mississippi Canyon, North Padre Island

Onshore – Geophysical evaluation and modeling of various fields. Geological, geophysical interpretation, AVO and attribute analysis. G&G and Engineering monitoring and well drilling activities. Company’s coordinator for integrated analysis, reservoir simulation and production optimization. Coordinated and worked with engineers and G&G colleagues for field development to optimize production. Participated in reserve computation.

Technology scouting for better interpretation and seismic processing. Coordinated reprocessing of 3D seismic data through RTM. Interpreted and mapped salt top and bottom boundaries.

Participated in Company’s farm-in and farm-out proposals/meetings.

Project coordinator for Reservoir Data Base creation, Scouting for appropriate/affordable software. Liaison with Corporate Head Quarter for modification and incorporation of existing Portuguese version of SIRR and SIGEO softwares (Reservoir Data Base and relevant application).

2001 – 2007  Major Exploration and Production Firm, Houston, Texas

■  Consultant

Ultra Deep Water Atlantic Bidding Project, Trinidad.  Interpreted 2D  seismic, well data and sequence stratigraphy to depict reservoir  geometry.

1989 – 2001  International Exploration and Production Firm

Superintendent Geologist, 1996-2001

Deep Water Offshore Exploration,

Championed coordination and supervision of Companies first deepwater exploratory drilling project.

Offshore and Onshore Exploration,

Supervised shallow, deep water, and onshore drilling projects. Deepened wells based on conceptualized basin modeling, reinterpretation of seismic data based on intermediate e-logs, petrophysical data, and velocity analysis, resulting in the discovery of additional oil and gas sands. Made successful well recommendations on low resistivity pay zones based on seismostratigraphic analysis and well data evaluation. Presented project overviews to the dignitaries and regularly participated in peer reviews.

Gained extensive cross-training in engineering, including: drilling and production technologies, reservoir engineering and well completions. Routinely evaluated drilling and production data and generated completion reports for wells drilled from jack-up rigs and drill-ships. Innovated monitoring techniques to decrease risk in blind drilling above high-pressured formations. Suggested effective production solutions to problems with congealing of highly viscous oil.

Senior Geologist, 1988-1995

Shallow Water Offshore Exploration,

Prepared recommendations and monitored high-angle, directional drilling of high-pressure wells. Continued development of geologic and geophysical interpretation skills, including proficiencies in mud logging.  Developed a basic understanding of drilling and reservoir engineering methods. Discovered highly valuable upside potential of an oil sand in Ravva field based on interpretation of 3D seismic amplitude anomalies and seismogeological correlation.

1981-1987

Geologist

Onshore Exploration, Northeast India,

Interpreted 2-D seismic, performed well log correlation, analyzed petrophysical data (including cuttings and core) and geostatistical data for basin modeling.  Generated prospect maps and made well recommendations for several exploration projects. Performed infrastructure logistics and cost assessment to initiate rank wildcat well drilling. Team leader for risk analysis and prospect evaluation of several successful wildcat wells. As Computer Division Team Leader, innovated computerized exploration methods through utilization of commercial database software, developed a number of user-friendly computer programs in Basic and FORTRAN languages for ease in monitoring, data reporting, selective data retrieval, and geological application including reserve accretion.  Designed architecture of a comprehensive regional database containing more than 700 wells, and populated the database with a large volume of geologic information, such as well header information, available log curves, digitized contour maps, and monthly drilling reports. Responsible for training, technical vetting, long-term budgetary planning, equipment and manpower for database development.

SKILLS:

  • Acquainted with geophysical and geological interpretation & evaluation skills for oil and gas exploration and development.
  • Wire line log interpretation, core & drilled cutting analysis; interpretation of 2D &3D seismic records integrating petrophysical data; seismogeological correlation & basin analysis leading to prospect generation and discovery of potential zones.
  • Proficiencies in reservoir characterization.
  • Integrated studies incorporating sequence stratigraphy and petrophysics, seismic attribute analysis, seismic interpretation and visualization; course work training in seismic inversion, seismic modeling, 3D seismic processing, clastic and carbonate depositional systems, and global tectonics.
  • Well versed with well-site monitoring techniques for Jack-up rig and drill-ship in over-pressured basin both in shallow and deep water setting.
  • Project monitoring and scheduling; simultaneous supervision of onshore and offshore exploratory drilling activities; cross-trained in drilling, testing, and well completion methods; mastered a fairly good knowledge on offshore drilling technology, mud system, supervision of mud logging, well testing and well complication analysis.

Acquainted with workstation software and programming:

  • Landmarks (SeisWorks/StratWorks/SynTool/ Earthcube/Zmap/Rave/Promax), Petrel, HampsonRussell and Geoframe.
  • Computer programming knowledge in Mathematica and Fortran; Data base creation, validation, and management; basic knowledge in C++  and Unix; proficiency in MS Office tools (Word/Excel/PowerPoint).
  • Techno-economic evaluation, risk analysis, and geostatistics.
  • Technology scouting, technical paper publication / presentation and paper review skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skill for inter-disciplinary coordination.
  • Experienced in working in collaborative multidisciplinary environments with aggressive reserve accretion and production targets without compromising safety; sociable, amicable, and adaptive character with team working spirit; highly motivated, dedicated, hard working, and quick learner with effective mentoring, leadership, communication, management skills.

EDUCATION:

2001-2005

VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIVERSITY, Blacksburg, VA,

PhD, Geophysics

■ Dissertation: Determination of Heterogeneity by High-Resolution Seismic Reservoir Characterization in the Heavy Oil Temblor Reservoir of Coalinga Field, California

■ Proficiencies in seismic interpretation and visualization (Landmarks – SeisWorks/ StratWorks/TDQ Earthcube/Zmap/Rave), seismic modeling and reservoir characterization (Hampson-Russell, Mathematica), 3D seismic processing (Promax), clastic and carbonate sequence stratigraphy, as well as MS Office tools (Word/Excel/PowerPoint)

1978-1981; INDIAN SCHOOL OF MINES, Dhanbad, India,

Master of Technology, 1981, Mineral Exploration

■ Thesis:  Geostatistical Analysis of Dhobani Copper Mines.

Master of Science, 1980, Applied Geology

■ Thesis: Geology of Anantapur Kimberlites.

Bachelor of Science, 1978, Applied Geology

1975 -1977

BERHAMPUR UNIVERSITY, Berhampur, India

Bachelor of Science, 1977, Geology

PUBLICATIONS:

ALL AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

AWARDS:

2005; Fellowship, SEG Travel Grant

2000; Meritorious Service Award,

1998; Meritorious Service Award,

1993; Meritorious Service Award,

1991; Meritorious Service Award,

1997; Chief Geologist’s Letter of Appreciation, Innovation,

1989; Vice-Chairman’s Award,

1988; Chairman’s Award, Best Technical Paper,

1981; University Grant Commission Scholarship, Indian School of Mines

1979-1980; Central Government Scholarship, Indian School of Mines

GRANTS:

2003-2004; Teaching Assistantship: Elementary Geophysics Labs

2003; Teaching Assistantship: Elements of Geology Labs

2003; Teaching Assistantship: Seismic Stratigraphy Labs

2001-2002; Graduate Research Assistantship: Seismic Reservoir Characterization

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