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Expert in Oil and Gas: Opportunities Worldwide, Evaluation and Management

Expert ID: 723763 New Mexico, USA

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Oil or petroleum exploration has evolved from an obscure, specialized prospecting activity into a complex, sophisticated, highly technical global industry. In a basic sense the industry involves identifying areas in sedimentary basins that have evidence for generating hydrocarbons and the potential for structural or stratigraphic traps that may be petroeum reservors. Petroleum exploration involves identifying areas with potential traps, obtaining licenses for exploration, planning and managing a program to evaluate the petroleum potentail of the areas. It requires large investments in cash, technolgy and time with high risks for failure.

Expert has over 35 years experience in petroleum exploration and production work. His professional background emphasizes geoseismic evaluations, field exploitation studies, exploration and production management, joint venture management and negotiations. Before early retirement from Conoco, Inc., he held several senior E&P management positions including: General Manager, Exploration, in London; Exploration Manager, Onshore US; President and GM, Conoco Indonesia in Jakarta; President and GM, Conoco Asia-Pacific in Tokyo.

After retirement he was active in petroleum E&P consulting and was a principal in a South Texas production venture and in several drilling projects. He has wide international exploration experience with special expertise in Libya, the North Sea and Southeast Asia. Primary strengths are in subsurface studies, managing exploration and exploitation programs, property evaluations, project analysis. He has conducted many farm-in/farm-out projects and has organized joint venture projects. Expert is a Certified Petroleum Geologist. Educational background is a BS (Geology), graduate studies (Economics and Engineering) and the Executive Business Program.

A geologic map records and presents the distribution of geologic and stratigraphic units at or near the surface of land. They are generally displayed on topographic base maps and boundaries between geologic units are surveyed to be tied to topographic boundaries. Geologic maps are the basis for land use, water use, mineral use and all resource use decisions. These maps are used for resource evaluation and explotation, to identify and protect resources and to identify and avoid risks from natural hazards. Subsurface exploration involves the integration of all available data to interpret the gelogic conditions of the subsurface Geoscientists integrate surface geology, geophysical data, bore hole data and any other information to prepare subsurace maps, cross-sections and computer models. These interpretations are the primary vehicle for petroeum exploration.

Geology is the primary Earth Science. It is the science and study of the Earth's solid matter, its composition, history, structure and physical properties. It involves the study and understanding of the processes that make up the Earth and our Solar System. Stratigraphy is a special branch of Geology and the Earth Sciences that is study of layered rocks. Layering of rocks is called "stratification" and has two primary subfields, "lithostratigraphy" and "biostratigraphy". This study is used primarily for sedimentary and layered volcanic racks.

He obtained drilling contracts and supervised evaluation of exploration wells in Robertson and Goliad counties, TexasHe prepared evaluation report to identify possible property acquisitions in East Shetlands Basin, North SeaHe evaluated investment proposal for interests in shallow gas project in the North Central Platform, TexasHe reviewed recent well results and evaluated proposal to acquire an equity interest in an offshore contract area, Irian Jaya (W. New Guinea), Indonesia

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Albuquerque, New Mexico - Rio Rancho, New Mexico

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1956 Degree: BS Subject: Geology/Engineering Institution: Univ of New Mexico
Year: 1965 Degree: none Subject: Economics Institution: Univ of CA
Year: 1974 Degree: Executive Business Certificate Subject: Business management Institution: Emory Univ

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2005 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Principal Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: Petroleum exploration consulting for oil and gas companies, contractors andinvestor groups; subsurface studies, property evaluations, managing exploration and exploitation programs
Years: 2003 to 2005 Employer: Self Title: petroleum exploration consultant Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: His primary work was evaluating oil and gas drilling proposals made to small companies and to individual investors.
Years: 1994 to 2003 Employer: Thunderbird Energy Title: Undisclosed Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: He initiated several new drilling prospects with the objective of finding new oil and gas reserves.
Years: 1959 to 1992 Employer: Conoco Title: Undisclosed Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities:

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1989 to 1992 Country / Region: Japan Summary: Conoco, Inc.; President, Asia Pacific managed company exploration and production activities; company representative for joint venture partners in region
Years: 1985 to 1989 Country / Region: Indonesia Summary: Conoco, Inc.; President and GM for Conoco Indonesia, the subsidiary company oil and gas exploration and production
Years: 1975 to 1982 Country / Region: Europe Summary: He was exploration manager for Conoco Europe/West Africa and for Conoco, North Sea. Managed company's oil and gas exploration activities
Years: 1962 to 1971 Country / Region: Libya Summary: He was geologist, supervisor of subsurface studies for Oasis Oil Co.

Career Accomplishments

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Licenses / Certifications
AAPG Cerfified Professional Geologist

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Spanish He has basic proficiency--needs review and immersion
Japanese He was able to communicate at basic level while living in Japan; can read Hiragana but not Kangi

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