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Energy Resume Energy CV Senior Staff Petrophysicist Experienced in Western Canandian Sedimentary Basin Areas

Energy Resume Energy CV of Candidate # 99113.  Senior Staff Petrophysicist with over 12 years of experience in Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin; proven capacity to integrate petrophysics with multiple disciplines, including developing static and dynamic models, conducting analysis and producing profitable recommendations to all levels of operations.  Proficient in both deterministic and probabilistic petrophysics using @Risk, MonteCarlo and descriptive statistics, proficiency with Accumap, petrophysical software and LOGIC, UNIX, NT, familiar with Peteral and RokDoc.

Career Highlights

  • Saved ~$30Million by influencing drilling project decisions (SouthFoothills-Devonian) by using petrophysical studies
  • Influenced decision-making to drill two successful wells- most productive wells in  South Foothills based mainly on petrophysical studies
  • Increased production by 800 e3m3/d (Central Foothills) with increase of 5 new wells
  • Strategized increase of >1000 e3m3/d gas using horizontal and deviated wells (Foothills)
  • Saved Company $Millions by optimizing recompletion program (Panther) as a result of a petrophysical study.
  • Excellent Presentation skills; presented to Senior Management, colleagues, and partners for farming out opportunities
  • Shared and communicated experiences, skills, and presented new attended courses within petrophysicists community within Company.
  • Member in Canadian Well Logging Society. 

Professional Experience

Major Oil and Gas Co, Calgary                    1996-present

Senior Staff Petrophysical Engineer       2008-present

(Exploration—Unconventional Gas—NorthEast British Columbia)

Cretaceous and Jurassic

(Cadotte, Fahler, Bluesky, Gething, Cadomin, Nikannassin)

  • Developed and managed formation evaluation program, routine and special core   analysis programs, including rock geomechanic properties (Young Modulus and Poisson  Ratio).
  • Reduced expenditures via reviewing lab proposals to select optimal technical methodology suitable to the specific characteristics of subject reservoir and budget considerations.
  • Supervised coring and logging operations with cost checking and invoice approval.
  • Involved in well proposal, drilling and completion strategies.
  • Finalized formation evaluations after QC data. Formation evaluation includes reservoir potential, testing and perforation intervals, with abandonment decisions).
  • Completed and documented preliminary and final formation evaluations, including cased hole logs interpretation (PLT, TDT and RST) aiming to apply the ultimate methodology for field development plan.
  • Evaluated >100 offset wells, calculating Gas Initial in Place (GIIP), contributing to forecasting ensuring sound economic decisions were made for land sale project.
  • Contributed to dSFR and EUR calculations, ensuring accuracy and attention to detail.

(Reservoir Exploration—Coal Bed Methane-Bourbon Area) Cretaceous and Jurassic

  • Evaluated coal, effective coal and sand, contributed to drilling and completion of new wells.
  • Evaluation of 30 offset wells to the pilot area aiding GIIP calculations.
  • Assessed volumetrics of unconventional resources, including coalbed methane.
  • Evaluated the capability for water disposal well.
  • Developed relationship between high/standard resolution logs in Bourbon to lower uncertainty of GIIP calculations.

Staff Petrophysical Engineer                                      2006 – 2008

(Development and Exploration—Sour Gas— Alberta) (11 different basins)

  • Saved ~$30Million by influencing decision to undrill unprofitable drilling projects by using petrophysical studies.
  • Created static and dynamic models, built penetration charts based on petrophysical studies and production history (Mississippian, Devonian, Central Foothills).
  • Increased production by 800 e3m3/d (Central Foothills) with increase of 5 new wells.
  • Managed well proposal, drilling and completions; technical support for operational groups.
  • Designed, implemented and monitored evaluation programs including MDT, RFT, DST and invoice approval.
  • Saved Company $Millions by changing re-completion plans resulting from developing a relationship between formation resistivity and impaired porosity by pyrobitumin (Panther), integrating cores, thin sections and logs; results enhanced relationship between reservoir quality and production and improved understanding of the reservoir.

Staff Petrophyical Engineer                                        2000 – 2006

(Development and Exploration—Sour Gas—Alberta) (10 different basins)

  • Strategized increase of >1000 e3m3/d gas using horizontal and deviated wells (Foothills)
  • Participated as team member of the integrated reservoir characterization team ensuring petrophysical input was accurately integrated to develop reservoir model (static and dynamic)
  • Utilized SCAL output including facies study, flow unit, ambient vs. in-situ relations for permeability, porosity and their relationship, Klinkenberg correction and using lambda function to identify transition zone thickness from capillary pressure curves in addition to FWL identification
  • Saturation Height Modeling-Saturation Height Functions
  • Generated 4.5e6m3 and 12.6 e6m3 production within first month with sound use of petrophysical studies (3 basins)
  • Predicted, advised and contributed to multi-discipline team advantageous locations to drill
  • Provided petrophysical support for operational groups
  • Identified and chased effective open fractures by integrated Full Wellbore Micro Scanner Imager, Dipole Sonic Image by utilizing shear wave anisotropy, with rock geomechanic properties.

Senior Petrophysical Engineer                                  1998 – 1999

(Development—Oil Reservoir) (3 basins)

  • Designed, implemented evaluation program using LWD/MWD/GR to enhance HZ well  geosteering.
  • Drilled 4 successful horizontal wells integrating specialized core analyses.
  • Experienced working with old gamma ray, neutron log and old E-log interpretation.

(SouthEast Saskatchewan, Mississippian)           1996 – 1997

  • Evaluated ~50 wells in Midale, SK area for by-pass opportunities
  • Analyzed, documented and summarized field development efficiency plans
  • Achieved experience working with old gamma ray, neutron log and E-log technologies. 

Petrophysicist, International assignment             1988 – 1995

(Oil Reservoirs, two assignments to The Hague –Netherland for petrophysical studies)


University of Damascus, Syria

Bachelor of Science in Geology

Technical and Professional Courses:

●             Geomechanics of the Oilfield: “Application to Fracture Permeability”

●             Advances in Performance Diagnostics for Fractured and Horizontal Wells

●             SPE Applied Technology Workshop

●             SPE Tight Gas Development Forum

●             P-265 (PP role in building static and dynamic models; Petrel and FasTrack introduced)

●             Coal Bed Methane

●             Women’s Career Development Program

●             Managing Risks and Strategic Decisions in Petroleum Exploration & Production

●             Reservoir Characterization: A multi-discipline team approach

●             Evaluation of Canadian Oil & Gas Properties

●             Hydrocarbon: Volume Management (Models 1, 2, and 3)

●             Reservoir Management

●             Examination and Description of Carbonate Sediments (Core)

●             Identifying Bypass Opportunities

●             Reservoir Engineering for Other Disciplines

●             Production Geology for Other Disciplines (PGD; previously P213)

●             Various other courses:  Open/cased hole, LWD, Logging through HZ wells

●             Series of IHRDS courses: Basics of Geology, Reservoir Engineering, Drilling, Completion, Production

Computer Knowledge

@Risk, MonteCarlo, Accumap, TechLog,  LOGIC, UNIX,.  NT, Peteral,  RokDoc,  Microsoft Office

Professional Affiliations

Canadian Well Logging Society, Member.

Eligible for registration with The Association of Professional Engineers


Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, United Way, and Day of Caring Program


Available upon request

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