Candidate # NA-1340131399
Senior Reservoir Engineer (23 Years)
M.B.A., Rice University, 2004
Jones Graduate School of Business G.P.A. 3.89/4.00
Jones Scholar Award Recipient (Top 10%)
M.S., Texas Tech University, 1993
MAJOR: Mechanical Engineering G.P.A. 4.00/4.00
B.S., Texas Tech University, 1987
MAJOR: Petroleum Engineering G.P.A. 3.65/4.00 (Cum Laude)
2006 to Present: Confidential Major Independent (HOUSTON, TX.)
Manager – Acquisitions and Shelf Exploitation (2009 – Present)
Supervise team of 8 geologists, geophysicists, reservoir engineers, and techs. Responsible for all subsurface work on the GOM Shelf. Coordinated budget submittals for group for last 3 years incorporating new drills, workovers, fuel usage, compressor installations, operating expenses, and abandonments. Recommended and designed 5 compressor installations that added 21 Bcfe (gross) reserves. Currently have 3 additional projects in progress which should add an additional 10 Bcfe (gross).
Spent majority of time evaluating acquisition candidates. Took a leading role in 33 projects over the last 4 years. Those included 11 that were screened and 22 that were fully evaluated. Of those, Company made unsuccessful offers on 7 of over $8B, and successfully acquired 4 for an aggregate of $630MM for 250 Bcfe 2P reserves and 190 Bcfe of resource potential (including property detailed below). These projects were both onshore and offshore as well as corporate and asset deals. The evaluations included extensive analyses of target proven and probable reserves utilizing ARIES software. Also included dataroom visits and detailed review of technical as well as historical operating and financial data. Responsible for incorporating this due diligence into the economic evaluation as well as performing sensitivity analyses. Presented results to both executive management as well as Board of Directors. Detailed listing of projects is available.
Developed a robust, type curve driven economic model for evaluating undeveloped acreage and shale projects to complement ARIES. Full list of software expertise is also available.
Senior Reservoir Engineer – Shelf Exploitation/Acquisition Group (2006 – 2009)
Responsible for reservoir engineering support for all Western Gulf of Mexico properties with production of 100 MMcfd/1000 BOPD Net (approx. 1/3 of company production.) Served as lead engineer in evaluation and acquisition of West Cameron asset for $71MM. Subsequently installed additional compression and drilled 3 new wells resulting in addition of 34 Bcfe of net reserves. With geophysicist, lead redevelopment of southern High Island field resulting in drilling 3 new wells with reserves of 15 Bcfe and addition of 30 MMcfd of production for $25MM investment.
2001 to 2006: Confidential Major E&P (HOUSTON, TX.)
Senior Staff Reservoir Engineer – Gulf of Mexico Region (2005 – 2006)
Responsible for reservoir engineering support for West Cameron/East Cameron/High Island Team. Provided economic assessment and engineering support for new drilling prospects as well as development in established fields. Performed nodal analysis, material balance, pressure transient, and rate transient analysis for support of reserve determinations and identification of new investment opportunities.
Principle Reservoir Engineer – Reservoir Engineering Staff (2004)
Responsible, with one other person, for implementing the Rose Risk Analysis methodology within Company. As part of the process, training was provided to all Senior Executives, Managers and Directors, and Technical Staff within the company (conducted by Rose and Associates). In conjunction with the region technical teams, conducted risk and reserve reviews for most of the company’s exploration and development inventory. Provided individual coaching to the technical teams in the proper implementation of this process as well as the extension of the process to economic evaluations.
Project assignments to the Business Development Group included evaluation of two unsolicited offers to purchase Companies assets and performed screening evaluations on domestic acquisition targets with detailed financial evaluations and presentation of results. Reported directly to Senior Vice President of E&P Services.
Principle Reservoir Engineer/Portfolio Coordinator – Domestic Exploration
Division (2001 – 2004)
Sole responsibility for economic evaluation and portfolio analysis for all of Companies U.S. exploration efforts both onshore and offshore. Made recommendations on both strategic and prospect level allocation of over $500MM during 2001-2003. Reported directly to Senior Vice President of Domestic Exploration.
1993-2001 Confidential Major (SUGAR LAND, TX.)
Region Portfolio Advisor – Strategic Planning (2001)
Prepared investment portfolio analysis to support allocation of $450MM capital budget considering both short term business performance and long term strategic objectives. One of six members on team responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of new economic, reserve, and business management software for the Gulf Region.
1996 to 2001: LOWER 48 BUSINESS UNIT – SUGAR LAND, TX.)
Advising Reservoir Engineer – GOM Shelf Exploration Group (1996-2001)
Sole responsibility for all reservoir engineering support for Companies exploration efforts in the shallow water Gulf of Mexico. Primary tasks involved determination, as part of a multi-disciplinary team, of reserve distributions and risk factors for all prospects. Incorporated drilling and facility cost estimates, marketing options, development scenarios and deal terms to determine prospect economics. Evaluated over 200 exploration prospects in water depths ranging from 10 to 3200’. Developed new Monte Carlo economic model (utilizing TERAS) to rigorously evaluate wellbore mechanical reliability and the associated probability and impact of reserve truncation in subsea wells. Made numerous presentations to executive level management.
1993 to 1996: CENTRAL U.S. BUSINESS UNIT – MIDLAND, TX
Senior Reservoir Engineer – S.E. New Mexico Area (1994-1996)
Responsible for approximately 100 Company & OBO properties in Lea and Eddy Counties with production of 500 BOPD 7000 MCFD. Evaluated 5,000 undeveloped acres for Morrow potential including reserve distributions, risk analysis, and economics resulting in a recommendation to seek alternative financing/Joint Venture partner for development
Advanced Production Engineer – South Odessa Area (1993-1994)
Responsible for 200 well area in central Permian Basin with production of 1500 BOPD 5000 MCFD. Utilized wave equation based design program to optimize the artificial lift installations on 100 wells at a waterflood property. Reduced failure rate by 60% and lift costs by $140,000 per year
1987 to 1991: Confidential Company (MIDCONTINENT REGION – OKLAHOMA CITY, OK.)
Senior Production Engineer – Michigan Area (1990-1991)
Responsible for all production operations in the state (3000 BOPD, 24 MMCFD) including maintaining environmental standards of operations in highly sensitive areas. Prepared a detailed study of a $10 million environmental compliance project on a waterflood property, presented results to corporate vice-president. Performed a compositional simulation study for a $1 million upgrade project on a condensate handling facility. Served on corporate team responsible for developing and implementing a company-wide field computer system.
Production Engineer – Oklahoma Area (1988-1990)
Responsible for 350 well area in Oklahoma with 1989 gross revenue of $10 million. Duties included design of artificial lift and gas compressor installations as well as surface handling facilities
Associate Engineer (1987-1988)
Completed comprehensive 15 month training program.
AFFILIATIONS: Society of Petroleum Engineers
Member of SPE National Management and Economics Committee
Member of SPE National Engineering Registration Committee
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