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SENIOR GEOCHEMIST JOBS HOUSTON

SENIOR GEOCHEMIST JOBS HOUSTON

Houston, Texas

Leading Energy company is seeking an experienced Senior Geochemist to join their Houston base Geosciences group.  In this key role, you will have responsibility for analysis and interpretation of petro systems and geochemical information for the organization’s cutting edge projects.  Travel to both domestic and international locations on a periodic basis will be required. 

Master’s Degree in Geochemistry is required.  PhD is highly preferred.  A minimum of six (6) years of oil and gas professional industry experience is required to qualify.  The successful candidate will have extensive expert level experience with petroleum systems, analytical methods, solid geochemistry and complete understanding of integrating petro systems, geochemical information and sampling analysis. 

The selected candidate will be offered an exceptional Total Compensation Package including above market base salary and generous bonus incentives.  Relocation assistance is available.

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Resume CV PhD Chemical Engineer MBA Economic Feasibility Strategic Planning

Resume CV Candidate NA-1401816250 PhD Chemical Engineering, MBA, Economic Feasibility and Strategic Planning Management experience seeking new Financial or Energy Sector opportunity.                                              

Employment History

Major Exploration Company                                                                                                      2010 – 2011

Manager of Corporate Development – Rocky Mountain Business Unit 

  • Developed three acquisition studies of unconventional resource opportunities in the Uinta and Williston Basins, one of which was executed at $310MM for 7000 net acres.
  • Developed rail export business model for Uinta Basin black wax, creating alternative refining outlets.
  • Oversaw development of business unit capital budgets in excess of $600 million.
  • Coordinated and managed the reserves recognition process for 50 million barrels of proven reserves, exceeding goal by 200 percent and doubling business unit’s NPV to nearly $3 billion.

 

Large Canadian Energy Firm                                                                                                  2008 – 2010

Corporate Strategic Planner

  • Provided recommendations to the Executive Team on natural gas supply
  • Delivered data and analysis framework for strategic vendor assessments, industry and competitor benchmarking, macroeconomic analyses and price models for risking capital expenditures budget.
  • Created and staffed a fundamentals team with four FTEs that identified, validated and analyzed key macro and competitive issues facing natural gas producers in the continental U.S.

 

Global Provider of Energy Information                                                                                 2006 – 2008

Chief Economist

  • Held profit and loss responsibility for operations of firm’s Analytics group with a $12 million budget.
  • Restructured forecasting for North American natural gas markets through the introduction of multiple scenario evaluation using natural gas market analysis.  
  • Supported business development efforts by authoring articles in industry publications, participating in broadcast and print media interviews and speaking at industry conferences.
  • Developed a decline analysis methodology for global basin analysis used for oil supply forecasting.
  • Directed the supply forecasting and market analysis group of twelve FTEs and four interns.

 

Major US Engineering University                                                                                                                                               2003 – 2006

Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering

  • Published two articles and two book chapters on options analyses and investment under uncertainty.
  • Developed and taught five undergraduate and graduate courses on petroleum economics and Options.
  • Developed and taught Petroleum Engineering Fluid Mechanics and Advanced Reservoir Engineering.
  • Taught Advanced Reservoir Engineering at University Middle East campus.
  • Oversaw two graduate research theses on reserves estimation methodologies.

 

 

Large Hedge Fund Capital Management Firm                                                                                                                                     2005 – 2006

Petroleum Investments Advisor

  • Advised on oil and gas investment opportunities including deal structure, risked reserve estimation and cash flow forecasting.
  • Guided the purchase of two late-stage oil fields and two development-stage gas leases using fundamental reservoir engineering analyses for residual oil/gas in place estimates and production profile forecasting.

 

Energy Risk and Investment Consulting Firm                                                                                                                              1999 – 2003

Founder

  • Provided exploration and development risk quantification and investment management consulting to more than twenty international petroleum firms, including Shell, Anadarko, Halliburton, Lukoil and BP.
  • Recommendations led to platform construction, bids on offshore leases and field service contracts, and development drilling projects ranging from $120 million to $2.5 billion.
  • Identified clients, marketed services, managed program and delivered recommendations to C-level management.  Annual billing $400,000 

 

Major Oil and Gas Corporation                                                                                              1988-1999

E&P Division Planning – Economics and Investment Risk Advisor

  • Led capital and reserves management in Company’s E&P Long Range Strategic Planning Model.
  • Provided guidance and risk quantification to operating units on capital project economics and exploration programs as well as M&A and New Ventures investment programs.
  • Developed a new investment decision analysis tool based on options concepts with stage-gating the finding and development process from exploration to first-oil.
  • Performed economic analysis of risked resources in preparation for promotion to reserves category.
  • Developed Company’s tracking program for an “in-ground” oil and gas inventory of 23+ billion barrels of oil equivalent to insure efficient movement and monetization.
  • Led a group of five planning staff responsible for a $65 million research budget.
  • Developed fit-for-purpose miscible flood programs for company’s assets around the world using petrophysics, PVT and reservoir simulation tools.

Principal – Reserves Management

Planning Manager – Global Upstream R&D

Research Group Director – Miscible Processes

 

Atlantic Richfield Corporation                                                                                                 1978-1988

Research Team Lead 

Led a team of six engineers in developing improved sweep efficiency process for miscible injectants.

 

 

Education

MBA, Strategy and Finance                                                  Southern Methodist University        

PhD, Chemical Engineering                                                                     University of Illinois          

M.S., Chemical Engineering                                                                     University of Illinois        

B.S., Chemical Engineering                                                                      Kansas State University             

 

Other Skills and Achievements

  • Published more than 30 articles in academic and industry refereed publications such as Energy Economics, JPT, Journal of Chromatographic Science and Journal of Rheology.
  • Delivered more than 100 presentations and lectures at conferences such as Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual and Economics meetings, S&P Energy Annual Conference and US Energy Economists’ Annual Meeting.
  • Made regular appearances on broadcast media such as Bloomberg, CBS national news and local networks discussing oil and energy markets.  [Media-trained by former CNN on-air business correspondent]
  • Quoted in Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, International Herald Tribune and the Associated Press on oil and gas issues while Chief Economist.
  • Chosen by Department of Energy to serve as a member of the Economics focus group which contributed to the 2007 National Petroleum Council report. 
  • Contributed to two books on E&P risk management issues.

 

PERSONAL

Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers

Member, International Association of Energy Economists

Active international traveler— work on petroleum projects in 32 countries on 6 continents

Avid downhill skier and mountain climber—17 of Colorado’s fourteen thousand foot peaks

 

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Energy Resume Energy CV PhD Senior Reservoir Engineer Open Relocation

Candidate # NA-3785682434

Sr. Reservoir Engineer

 

                                                                                Summary

Since 1980, worked on a variety of oil, gas and gas-condensate reservoirs, in clastic and carbonate formations. Tasks included drawing development plans for new reservoirs, management of mature assets, and evaluations of prospects. I have used simulation extensively, and come to recognize that models may be of little value, unless they are based on reliable logging, PVT, special core analysis, and transient well test data, plus thorough reservoir characterization. My aim has always been to optimize recovery, reduce costs, and in general, propose pragmatic development, and workover plans. Similarly, regarding evaluations, I have always sought to present objective assessments, based on the available data, and the performance of analog reservoirs.

                                                                              Experience

 

2007- 10/2010. At  the Houston  office  of  BHP-Billiton,  completed  history  matching  the  performance  of  three reservoirs of  the Angostura Field, in Trinidad  and Tobago. Heavy  faulting and  the  need  to  incorporate a pipeline system  to  the combined  model  made  the  project extremely challenging. Angostura has  a STOIIP of  300 mmstb  and  a GIIP of 900 bscf.

Marathon Oil 1984-2007

1998-2007. At the Lafayette, and Houston offices of Marathon Oil Company, worked on the following projects:

-NC-98 Reservoir in Libya. Geology: Clastics. Reservoir fluid: Wet gas and volatile oil. GIIP: 3.0tscf.  STOOIP: 1.0 billion barrels. Responsibilities: Liaising with laboratories to set up PVT and SCAL experiments, evaluation of existing PVT, special core analysis, and well test data, plus drawing alternative development plans involving different plateau rates, for reservoir pressure blow down, and gas recycling scenarios.

-Faregh Reservoir in Libya. Geology: Clastics. Reservoir fluids: Oil and wet gas. GIIP: 7.0tscf STOIIP: 1.5 mmstbo. Responsibilities: Well test analyses, and evaluation of different development scenarios using the ECLIPSE 200, and ECLIPSE  300 software.

-Defa, and Darra-Joffra reservoirs in Libya. Geology: Clastics. Reservoir fluids: Oil and  gas. Defa STOIIP: 9.0 mmstbo. Darra-Joffra STOOIP: 4.5 mmstbo, GIIP: 1.8 tscf. I was a member of a joint Marathon-ConocoPhillips-Hess team, whose tasks were planning the re-development of the said reservoirs. 

-Petronius  in the Gulf of Mexico. Geology: Unconsolidated sandstone. Reservoir fluids: Oil and gascap gas. STOIIP: 550 mmstbo. Responsibilities: Revision of  the development plan. Evaluation of the field data, and history matching led to modifications that increased the oil rate by 12000 stbo/d.         

-Camden Hills in the Gulf of Mexico. Geology: Unconsolidated sandstone. Reservoir fluid: Dry gas. GIIP: 170 bscf. Responsibilities: Drawing of a development plan, and designing the pipeline to gas gathering center. 

-Ewing Bank in the Gulf of Mexico. Geology: Unconsolidated clastics. Reservoir fluid: Undersaturated oil. STOIIP: 350mmstb. Responsibilities: History matching the performance of the reservoir during the years 1994 – 1999. Modeling led to radical revision of the drilling and recompletion programs

-South Pass C and D Reservoirs in the Gulf of Mexico. Geology: Sandstone. Reservoir fluids: Saturated oil and gas. Hydrocarbon initially in place: 85mmstbo and 285bscf. Two models were built and history matched. Results were used to obtain permission from the MMS to blow down the said reservoirs.

1987-1998. At the Production Technology Center of Marathon Oil Company, in Littleton Colorado, I worked on the following projects:

-Lagunillas, Intercampo, Dacion  and Mata-Acema Reservoirs in Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela. Geology: Sandstone. Reservoir fluid: Oil of gravity in the range 15-32 degrees API. Combined oil initially in place: 7.0bstb. As a member of a multidisciplinary group, my responsibility was to assess the future potential of these reservoirs. This was accomplished through decline curve analyses, and  simulation of the heavy oil reservoirs.

-Oyster Reservoir in the Gulf of Mexico. Geology: Unconsolidated sandstone. Reservoir fluid: Undersaturated oil. STOIIP: 40mmstb. Responsibilities: Drawing of a development plan of this reservoir.

-North Brae Reservoir in the British Sector of the North Sea. Geology: Sandstone and conglomerate. Reservoir  fluid: Gas condensate. GIIP: 1.2tscf.  Development plan based on gas recycling, partial blowdown and final blowdown. Responsibilities: History matching the performance of the reservoir from 1988 through 1996, using ECLIPSE 300. Through prediction runs, I was able to demonstrate that condensate recovery could be improved by replacing crestal with peripheral gas injection, in the top layers of the reservoir.

-East Brae Reservoir in the British Sector of the North Sea. Geology: Sandstone and conglomerate. Reservoir fluid: Gas condensate. GIIP: 2.1tscf. The development plan of this reservoir was similar to that of North Brae.  Responsibilities: Reverse decline in condensate production After history matching the reservoir model, a  re-completion plan was devised, that increased the condensate rate by 13000 bcpd.

-South Brae Reservoir in the British Sector of the North Sea. Geology: Sandstone and conglomerate. Reservoir fluid: Undersaturated oil. STOIIP: 760mmstb. Responsibilities: Construction and history matching a model with an extended grid that included the nearby Miller, East Miller and Central Brae reservoirs which were in communication with South Brae. 

 Additional modeling work involved evaluation of a pilot water-alternating-gas scheme (WAG). To this end the model was modified to include the Todd and Longstaff approximation, and additional information from whole core WAG floods. Swollen oil PVT input had been incorporated during history matching. Main conclusion was that WAG could be significantly more effective than straight forward water injection.  

-East Cameron Reservoir in the Gulf of Mexico. Geology: Clastics. Reservoir fluid: Undersaturated oil. STOIIP: 20mmstb. Using a history matched model, I was able to show that water injection could be discontinued without reducing recovery.

-Yates Reservoir in Texas. Geology: Carbonates. Reservoir fluid: Saturated oil. STOIIP: 4.0bstb. Reservoir  plan: Production from oil leg fractures, supported  by  crestal  carbon dioxide, and  nitrogen injection, plus aquifer influx. Responsibilities: History  matching the field performance of the period 1927 – 1995 using the  dual porosity-dual permeability option of ECLIPSE 200. Matching  parameters  were the pressure data,  the depths of the gas-oil, and oil-water contacts as functions of time, and log derived gas-cap oil saturation data. Modeling confirmed  that production was maintained through drainage of oil trapped, in the gascap matrix blocks. Prediction runs showed that increased gas injection accelerated drainage, and capacity was increased accordingly.

-Indian Basin Reservoir in New Mexico. Geology: Carbonates. Reservoir fluid: Wet gas. GIIP: 2.0 tscf. Responsibilities: Build and history match a model with data of the period 1962-1989, to assess the potential of horizontal wells, and gas compression requirements.

-Sand Dunes Reservoir in Wyoming. Geology: Clastics. Reservoir fluid: Undersaturated oil. STOIIP: 2.0mmstb. Responsibilities: Design a development scenario based on gas injection at minimum miscibility pressure.

-Kakap-KH7 Reservoir in Indonesia. Geology: Clastics. Reservoir fluid: Undersaturated oil. STOIIP: 97mmstb. Responsibilities: STOIIP determination, from material balance calculations, and modeling.

-Alba Reservoir in the British Sector of the North Sea. . Geology: Clastics. Reservoir fluid: Undersaturated oil. STOIIP: 1.2bstb. Responsibilities: Drawing a development plan.

-McArthur River Project. –G Zone and West Foreland Reservoirs in Alaska. Geology: Clastics. Reservoir fluid: Undersaturated oil. STOIIP: 300mmstb. Responsibilities: Comprehensive workover plan through modeling.

In addition to the aforesaid, I also worked on projects of shorter duration such as: transient analyses; modeling of hydraulically fractured, conventional, and horizontal wells; proposals for workovers and/or new well locations for various projects; and  recommendations for well tests and logging surveys. 

 

1984-1987. At the Aberdeen , and London offices of Marathon Oil UK Limited, I worked on the following projects:

 

-North Brae Reservoir in the British Sector of the North Sea. Geology: Sandstone and conglomerate. Reservoir fluid: Gas condensate. GIIP: 1.2tscf. Responsibilities: Creating a development plan based on gas recycling, partial  blowdown and final blowdown of the reservoir, using ECLIPSE 300.

-South Brae Reservoir in the British Sector of the North Sea. Geology: Sandstone and conglomerate. Reservoir fluid:  Undersaturated oil. STOIIP: 760mmstb. Responsibilities: Build a history matched reservoir model, as dictated by the UK Department of Energy.

-Logging and testing of Marathon wells in the North Sea. These included PLT, RFT, pressure build-up and fall-off surveys, plus collection of PVT samples. Duties involved writing procedures, supervision of field work and analyses of the acquired data.

1979-1984. At the Glasgow office of  Britoil Plc, I worked on the following projects:

-Ninian Field in the British Sector of the North Sea. Geology: Clastics. Reservoir fluid: Undersaturated oil. STOIIP: 2.6bstb. Responsibilities: Built and history match a model with data of the period 1978-1983; use model to evaluate proposals, for further development, put forward by the operator, Chevron Petroleum UK Ltd; represent Britoil at reservoir engineering meetings with partners and approve AFE’s.

-Murchison, Statfjord, Columba and Bressay reservoirs in the North Sea. Conducted small scale reservoir studies relating to these assets.

                                                                       Educational Attainment

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow(UK), PhD in Geohydrology.

-National Technical University of Athens, Greece, BSc in Civil Engineering.

                                                               Petroleum Engineering Training

-Saphir Software.

-Reservoir Engineering Research Institute, Palo Alto CA. Course in thermodynamics of reservoir fluids.

-Colorado School of Mines, Golden CO. One semester course in thermodynamics and phase behavior.

-Herriot-Watt University, Edinburgh UK. Summer school on petroleum engineering.

-Intercomp SSI. Course on compositional modeling.

-CMG. Course in computer simulation of thermal EOR schemes.

-Schlumberger. Basic log interpretation course.

-Schlumberger. Production logging course.

-OGCI. Production operations.

-ERC/RRI. Geology of the North Sea reservoirs.

-Halliburton. Hydraulic fracturing course.

                                                                     Professional Affiliations

-Society of Petroleum Engineers

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Corporate Global Modeling Advisor MacNRG Energy Jobs Houston Texas TX

Corporate Global Modeling Advisor MacNRG Energy Jobs Houston Texas TX 

Our client, a global energy company, is seeking an experienced Corporate Global Modeling Advisor for their Houston office.  This key role will be an advisor to a start up team as they begin researching, testing and developing state of the art technologies for worldwide implementation.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated innovation in computation and modeling capabilities, with a background preference in downstream or computer science.

The selected candidate will be offered an exceptional base salary, incentive bonus and very generous benefits.

Requirements:

*  At least 10 years post doctorate experience encompassing a very board geoscience or engineering background with computational modeling experience.

*  PhD in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Computer Sciences or Geosciences.

*  Knowledge of geophysical seismic processing, reservoir simulation and reservoir modeling.

*  Oil products and refinery optimization.

*  Both upstream and downstream experience.

*  National and European research laboratory relationships as well as university contacts a must.

*  Ideal candidate will be very well published in the above mentioned fields.

*  Authorized to work without sponsorship in the US.

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Energy Resume Energy CV Houston Based Advanced Reservoir Simulation Engineer PhD Bilingual German Open to International Relocation

Energy Resume Energy CV of Candidate 6345.  A highly motivated, results-oriented reservoir engineering consultant with 27 years of domestic and international experience.  Extensive experience in general reservoir engineering, including PVT/EOS fluid characterization, nodal analysis, gas fields, and gas storage.  Specialist knowledge in all aspects of simulation technology including its application, and in the physical and mathematical fundamentals.  Contributions helped lead to significant dollars savings in project developments in Brazil, Qatar, Nigeria and Indonesia.

Knowledge and skills

¨     Reservoir engineering fundamentals and practice

¨     Reservoir simulation applications, compositional modeling

¨     PVT Analysis

¨     Well Tubing Analysis

¨     Gas Storage

¨     Small Business Management

Professional Experience

Major Energy Corporation                                                                         2005-2010
Senior Reservoir Engineering Advisor – Houston, Texas

Reservoir engineering for development in Brazil.

¨     Ongoing reservoir management for the reservoir in the  field in Brazil.  Worked with a team of geoscientists, drillers, and completion engineers to optimize reservoir development.  Successfully proposed water injection location based on modeling work to delay water breakthrough while still providing needed pressure support to increase production.   Recommendations have contributed to the reservoir performing significantly beyond expectations.

¨     Developed a simulation model for the carbonate reservoir in the field.   One of the main issues was the natural fracture system, which was implemented both in a Dual Permeability/Dual Porosity mode and with an enhanced Single Porosity representation.  The model is currently in the history matching phase, but has reached a level where it has been applied to locate two infill wells to be drilled  in 2010.

¨     Evaluation of (Equatorial Guinea) light oil reservoirs for company working with major energy firm, the operator of the field.   Prime focus was on operating issues, such as well locations and gas/water injection, and developing strategies for increased ultimate recovery.  Constructed three Eclipse reservoir models as a tool for discussions with the operator.   Along with other members of the team, influenced partner to modify the project development with positive results for wells.

¨     Evaluation of property in Equatorial Guinea.   Compositional and economical analyses carried out which influenced the operator in the ongoing appraisal of the field.

¨     Appraised and proposed well development plan for the Green Sand in Equatorial Guinea, which was an important component to the block being declared commercial.

¨     Mentored three summer interns, all of whom selected employment at company.  Assisted and mentored new reservoir engineers from other departments in their studies.

¨     Applications were implemented using primarily the Eclipse simulator with support from Prosper, MBAL, and PVTSIM software.

Large Energy Engineering Firm                        2000-2004
Reservoir Engineering Consultant –  Texas

¨     Completed an appraisal of a marginal oil field in Nigeria for an Energy firm.  Lead role on a team with a seismologist, a petrophysics expert, and a production engineer to evaluate a property with three well completions and 3-D seismic data.  Appraisal using CMG simulation software led to a proposed development plan, which was estimated to lead to production of 18 million barrels as compared to 0.5 million that was actually produced from the three original wells.

¨     Completed analysis of NGL production for the reservoir (gas condensate) for the energy operator.  Updated one previous model and generated a scoping model for a new reservoir. Three separate reservoir simulation models were then run under one surface control to provide compositional profiles from the produced gas stream.  A detailed compositional history match was carried out on each of the three reservoirs to validate the predictions.  The results were used to evaluate whether an upgrade in processing surface facilities would be necessary in order to eliminate the gas flare.  The model also provided an improved estimate of future NGL production.

¨     Completed update of study for Energy Corporation.  With a lead role on a team of geoscientists and engineers, updated previous models with information from 146 new well perforations.  Carried out analysis of well hydraulics to identify limiting factors on production.  Revised fluid characterization for the reservoir which helped explain declining reservoir performance.  Submitted new findings to a simulation model, which now achieved a significantly improved history match with the new data, and completed an evaluation of future development for the field.  The uplift in recovery (400 million barrels), along with the uplift from nearby reservoirs, justified the funding of the East Area project, an extensive investment (over $1 billion) in gas injection and surface facilities.

¨     Completed an EOS/1-D compositional scoping analysis using the CMG simulation software for a Joint Operating Company in Vietnam.  After guiding the selection of PVT experiments at Core Labs, an EOS model was developed which closely matched the experimental data.  The EOS model was then applied in a scoping simulation to evaluate the effectiveness of dry gas injection at different pressures, recycled gas injection, water injection, and depletion.  The work allowed development planning while an appraisal/exploration program was being carried out.

¨     Completed an evaluation of a gas storage reservoir in Oregon to assist the land owners in obtaining a fair market rental from the gas storage operator.  The storage capacity and deliverability was first evaluated by carrying out a history match of pressure, water-contact advance, and water production.  This information was then applied in a proprietary program to evaluate the fair economic value.

¨     Consulted for Large Energy Operator in the Middle East on a relatively thin oil rim (100 feet), volatile oil with a large, rich gas condensate zone.  Proposed a relocation of the wells to develop the oil rim first.  This prognosis was then verified in a reservoir simulation model.  The revision led to an estimated increase of 75 million barrels in oil recovery, 12 fewer wells drilled, and a deferment of gas compression, all of which significantly improved the project’s economics.

¨     Consulted/assisted on several ongoing engineering projects.  Work contributed to project approvals for(Intermediate and Deep) water injection, and to the (volatile oil depletion) and (gas/water injection) developments.

¨     Provided engineering software support for fields, which included the North Field in the Middle East and several Nigerian reservoirs.

–     Made modifications to the code to meet specific field requirements.

–     Provided the support necessary to bring the simulation studies to a successful conclusion.

¨     Consulted for the Major oil company in Russia.  Served in a mentoring role with several Russian engineers using the Eclipse simulator in developing a large model for the Luginesk field.  Purpose of the study was to modify the reservoir strategy of water injection in a field with a large primary gas cap.

¨     Managed a small engineering consulting firm, which entailed the handling of tax issues, unemployment, payroll, accounting, invoicing, and marketing.

Large Energy Corporation

Exploration and Producing Technology Co.                                                     1989-2000

Reservoir Engineering Consultant –  Texas

¨     Consulted as reservoir engineering/simulation expert on major reservoir studies during the period 1990-99.  Guided the construction of models and consulted on interpretation of results.  Work contributed to major project revisions, which significantly reduced well and surface facilities costs, and in one case, added 200 million barrels of reserves.

¨     Served as team lead on maintenance and support team of proprietary simulation software.  Made significant contributions to program capabilities to meet company’s modeling needs in the field, and provided user support.  Company’s simulation software and expertise had been effectively applied on over 50 of its major oil and gas assets worldwide.

¨     Consulted as reservoir engineer on non-simulation projects.  Frequently reviewed work and conclusions presented by company partners which lessened company’s risk in multi-million dollar projects.

¨     Designed and delivered regular reservoir simulation courses at company’s affiliate sites.  Courses always received high ratings by the participants.  In addition, trained over sixty engineers one-on-one in simulation technology.

¨     Developed part of the code and mathematical algorithms used in properitary software.

Internationl Energy Corporation – German Division                                             1985-1989

Staff Reservoir Engineer – Germany

¨     Provided engineering expertise and documentation for company’s case in an equity dispute that was eventually resolved with company’s gaining its previously estimated share (90%) of the reserves.

¨     Conducted reservoir engineering studies to help determine future development of oil and gas fields.  Applied classical reservoir engineering, well test technology, and simulation techniques that contributed to one of company’s most profitable affiliates.

Major Energy Research and Development Corp.                                                                       1981-1985

Research Engineer – Texas

¨     Created two-dimensional chemical flooding/polymer simulator using the finite element method.  This simulator was applied in several research projects.

RESERVOIR EVALUATIONS PERFORMED

¨     Taiwan TCS Gas Storage: Led a team of engineers to convert a 1.3 Tscf gas-producing field to gas storage.  Application of 13 horizontal and 6 deviated wells for 660 tons/hour up to 1500 tons/hour deliverability.  Results: Determined cushion gas requirements and the number and locations of new wells for each deliverability scenario.  The analysis accounted for an active aquifer.

¨     Qatar North Field: Lean gas condensate, 10-30 Tscf in different project areas, 15 wells initially in project area, over 150 wells in total field, compositional model, 6-10 components.  Results: project design to meet deliverability for gas-sales contracts, minimize H2S production to delay $600 million investment by several years, predict condensate recovery given different field development scenarios.

¨     Indonesia Arun Field: Gas condensate (78 barrels/MMscf), 20 Tscf in place, 100 wells, compositional model, 9 components, surface facilities model coupled to the reservoir.  Results: matched pressure, CGR, water vapor, CO2, and stabilized condensate over 25 years of history, model used to optimize surface facilities and reduce expenditures by $100 million.

¨     Nigeria Asabo and Isobo Fields: Light oil, 660  and 415 million barrels, black oil model.  Results: pressures, GOR and water cut matched over 30-year production history.  Study showed a 15-20% increase in recovery using gas injection, which has been recently planned for both fields.

¨     Norway Smorbukk South: Volatile oil, 400 million barrels, compositional model, 7 components.  Results: indicated effectiveness of gas injection.  Project was initiated in combination with other fields in the area.

¨     Norway Kristin Field, Qatar North Field, and Indonesia Madura and NSO Fields: Compositional tubing analysis coupled with reservoir simulation for evaluation of corrosion.  Tubing model determined water, CO2, H2S distribution, velocities, film thickness, and other parameters affecting corrosion.  Results:analysis indicated that L80 carbon steel was sufficient in the North Field, Madura, and NSO saving $1 million per well. In Kristin, higher quality steel was shown to be required.

¨     Germany Söhlingen Schneverdingen, Söhlingen Dethlingen, Siedenburg Staffhorst: dry gas, hydraulic fracturing (Dethlingen), water-drive (Schneverdingen) – reservoir modeling.

Education:

Ph.D. in Applied Mechanics, California Institute of Technology

B.S. in Civil Engineering,University of Notre Dame

B.A. in History,University of Notre Dame

Computer Skills:

Reservoir Engineering Software – Petrel, Eclipse, CMG, PVT software

PC-based word processing, spreadsheet, graphics

XP and UNIX environments

Language:

Foreign language fluency – German

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Energy Resume Energy CV Experienced PhD Reservoir Engineer Open To Relocation

Candidate # NA-2090714636

Reservoir Engineer

Profile Summary 

  • +8 years experienced in classical reservoir engineering, reservoir simulation, numerical modeling, geostatistical reservoir chracterization, well test transient analysis, PVT fluid characterization, chemical EOR flooding, decline curve analysis, material balance application, and economic evaluation.
  • Worked in integrated team study at different projects to evaluate alternative development schemes in several operated fields from the perspective of oil recovery and economics.
  • Excellent computer skills with a proficient working knowledge of ECLIPSE, CMG, CMOST (uncertainty analysis and automatic history matching), MORE, STARS, UTCHEM, MBAL, PROSPER, DSS, Nodal analysis, GSLIB (geostatistic), MATLAB, FORTRAN, Visual Basic, and MATHEMATICA.
  • Experienced in naturally fractured reservoir, well testing, field development project, all aspects of CO2 enhanced oil recovery, gel-polymer, and surfactant flood (wettability alteration).

Education 

PhD in Petroleum Engineering, University of Kansas, 2008

Thesis Topic: Improving Reservoir Characterization by Conditioning Geostatistical Models to Dynamic Data using Multivariate Statistical Analysis.

M. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Tabriz, 1996

Thesis Topic: Modeling and Simulation of Heat Transfer Coefficient in Nucleate Pool Boiling of Binary and Ternary Mixtures.                                   

B. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Abadan Institute of Technology (AIT), 1993

Programming Numerical Solutions for Governing Partial Differential Equations of fluid Flow through a Pipe by Finite Element Method. 

Professional Experience

Major Independent Company, Reservoir Engineer (2008-Present)

  • Provided reservoir engineering technical input required for CO2 field expansion projects in different fields including development of dynamic reservoir simulations (volumetric analysis, material balance, decline curve, PVT Characterization, SCAL, nodal analysis, well testing analysis) for a wide range of reservoir engineering and integrated reservoir problems.

 

  • Provided technical and analytical support to the various groups in the company including:
    • Houston Business Development Group: Contribute to team development proposals, economic evaluation of alternative development plans for prospective fields for acquisition.
    • Midland Eastern Shelf Team: Worked directly with Eastern Shelf Team to define optimum development  scenarios in the CO2 EOR process for several fields in Texas. Designed and developed simulation models to match the field history and predict future performance under various CO2 flood plans. Performed sensitivity analysis to find an optimum economical plan. Conducted material balance analysis using MBAL to find the type and extent of the aquifer.
    • Midland Yates Team: Generated a dual porosity simulation model to investigate mechanism involving in chemical surfactant flooding (wettability alteration). Work closely with Yates team to design and identify two pilots for surfactant flooding for optimum EOR scenario. Simulation study of feasibility of CO2 huff n puff EOR process for west side of the Yates field and perform sensitivity analysis to find optimum economic plan.
    • Houston Resource Group: provided technical support by writing a computer program to predict of CO2 well bottom hole pressure for McElmo Dome field.

                       

Same Company, Reservoir Engineer Intern (Summer 2008)

  • Performed PVT characterization and develop EOS for Claytonville, Katz, and Yates Fields. Achieve better accuracy and reduce simulation time using components relative to previous models. Build a dual porosity simulation model to match the history of Claytonville field data.

 

Tertiary Oil Recovery Project (TORP), University of Kansas

 Graduate Research Assistant (2002-2008)

  • Developed a systematic methodology to improve reservoir modeling by conditioning geostatistical models to well test transient dynamic data: a case study from the CO2 flood pilot area in the Hull-Gurney field, Kansas.

  • Lead investigator of the PVT characterization of the crude oil sample from Hall-Gurney field using laboratory experiments and simulation to generate EOS.
  • Worked in multidisciplinary team to build simulation model of Hall-Gurney field, Kansas. Complete history match of the field data and evaluate alternative development schemes to optimize oil recovery of CO2 flooding.
  • Performed decline curve analysis to predict the performance of production wells in the Arbuckle formation prior to gel-polymer treatment.
  • Investigated various disproportionate permeability reduction (DPR) mechanisms in gel-polymer treatment process and develop a novel method to predict the well performance after treatment using Bayesian network analysis: a case study for gel-polymer treatment in Arbuckle formation.

           

          

Proposals and Publications

Available upon request

Honors and Membership

  • Active Member, Society of Petroleum Engineering

              Treasurer of SPE chapter of KU

  • Distinction of Excellence, University of Tabriz Dept. of Mechanical Engineering- awarded high achiever graduate (1st rank), 1996.

Distinction of Excellence, Abadan Institute of Technology (AIT), Dept. of Mechanical Engineering- Awarded very competitive scholarship for undergraduate study (top 1)

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