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Expert in Oil and Gas Well Management, Operations, Production, Negotiation, and Property Acquisition.

Expert ID: 723745 Texas, USA

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Expert has provided expertise to company production operations in U.S. and Canada including hiring new professional and field staff. He has prepared and supervised the annual budget. He completed acquisition of production and subsequent 1P, 2P, and 3P reserve estimation. He provided continued evaluation of acquisition candidates and supervision of evaluation staff.

He has been providing expertise for obtaining incremental reserves as well as beneficial infill development and EOR/AOR opportunities utilizing the latest available technology. He has been responsible for the supervision of the engineering, geology, geophysics, and day-to-day operations of production. He has experience providing professional expertise to business and investment leaders in North America, Asia, Australia, and Europe.

He provided petrophysical log analysis and supervision, production engineering and geological support for successful redevelopment of incremental and new pool reservoirs. He set up the office and company operations in Casper including hiring professional and field staff. He set up a modern, completely computerized, permanent exploration and development staff using the latest available technology. He supervised the acquisition of initial production, subsequent 1P, 2P, and 3P reserve estimation and provided support for reporting to the ASEC in Australia. He has provided support for quarterly reporting requirements to the ASEC.

Expert evaluated outside generated ventures for potential participation and prepared presentations for joint venture partners. He set up and evaluated seismic programs, multi-well electric and mud logging programs, well log analysis and core analysis.
He coordinated drilling budgets and AFE’s, and acted as liaison between geological, engineering, land departments and upper management. He has also recommended well completion and treatment techniques.

Expert has prepared annual exploration programs, drilling budgets and AFE’s, and presented data to upper management. He has provided petrophysical log analysis and supervision. Expert also has had extensive well site geological duties

Some specific projects Expert has worked on are:
• Rock Well Petroleum and Gravity Drainage in Wyoming
• Fuhrman Mascho Fields (Permian Basin), Texas – Waterflooding
• Pinnacle Gas Coal Bed Methane in Powder River Basin, Wyoming and Montana
• Drilling cost analysis in major producing basins of U.S. and Canada
• Provided a redevelopment plan for the Grieve and South Sand Draw Field in Wyoming.
• Developed exploration programs and prospects in Texas and Oklahoma.
• Developed and evaluated prospects in the Eastern Shelf, Fort Worth Basin, and North Texas areas.
• Conducted studies on petroleum trapping mechanisms in West Central Texas as well as depositional environmental studies

Array

2004 – PRESENT
Contract and consulting petroleum engineer, Houston, Texas
Avante Petroleum (Technical Director), Geneva Switzerland; Falcon Gas Storage Company, Houston, Texas ; Goldman, Sachs and Company, New York; MKM Longboat Capital Advisors LLP London, England; Go Capital Asset Management, Rotterdam, Netherlands; QVT Financial LP, New York; Cyrus Capital Partners, New York; Serengeti Asset Manaement, New York; TCW, Los Angeles; Wapiti Energy, LLC., Houton, and local independent operating companies.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Houston, Texas - Pasadena, Texas - Beaumont, Texas - College Station, Texas - Baytown, Texas - Bryan, Texas - Sugar Land, Texas - Port Arthur, Texas - Galveston, Texas - Missouri City, Texas

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1975 Degree: B.S. Subject: Geology Institution: Southern Methoodist University
Year: 2001 Degree: M.E. Subject: Petroleum Engineering Institution: Colorado School of Mines

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1991 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Petroleum Engineer and Geology Expert Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 2004 to 2006 Employer: Elk Petroleum, Ltd. Australia Title: President Department: Elk Petroleum, Inc. U.S.A. Responsibilities:
Years: 1986 to 1991 Employer: Texakoma Oil and Gas, Inc. Title: Chief Geologist Department: Exploration and Production Responsibilities:
Years: 1981 to 1986 Employer: American Trading and Production Co. Title: District Manager Department: Exploration and Production Responsibilities:
Years: 1976 to 1981 Employer: Mitchell Energy, Inc. Title: Senior Geologist Department: Exploration and Production Responsibilities:

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2004 to 2005 Agency: U.S. Department of Energy Role: Project Manager Description: STRATEGIC PETROLEUM RESERVE # 3• Management, production optimization, EOR, operations, and AFE preparation.• Artificial lift and workover design and supervision.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1991 to 1992 Country / Region: France Summary: • Developed exploration programs, frontier plays, enhanced recovery in tight gas reservoirs in problem areas using cutting edge completion and production techniques.• Prospect evaluation, basin analysis, and technological training using 2D and 3D modeling resulting for cost-reduced solutions.
Years: 1992 to 1998 Country / Region: Russia Summary: • Worked with the geological committee to establish a comprehensive development plan for the undeveloped giant VOSTOCHNO TARKOSALE oil field in the Tyumen region of Western Siberia.• Provided petrophysical log analysis, production engineering and geological support for successful field redevelopment. • Design of a gas-lift system together with an integrated production and facilities infrastructure for this giant oil field (over 1 billion barrels of oil proved recoverable reserves and 1.5 TCF gas). • Part of a mostly Russian team that developed a reservoir management, drilling, completion, and production program for four separate Cretaceous sands.• Provided technical support as part of a World Bank and Russian Oil & Gas Rehabilitation Loan for the Sovietskoye, Vahkskoye, and Pervomaiskoye fields in Western Siberia.• Provided petrophysical log analysis, production engineering and geological support for successful field redevelopment. • Training Russian Technical managers resulting in developing sound drilling, operations, completion, production, production facility, and reservoir management practices.• In order to bring the field on line he helped to develop a cost-effective infrastructure and field development plan. • Provided detailed reservoir characterization study conducted on these fields in order to establish a comprehensive and economical workover schedule.• Identified new drilling locations for continued economical field development.
Years: 2004 to 2006 Country / Region: Australia Summary: • Raised AU$20,000,000 in capital in Australia to fund the company.• Preparation and supervision of annual budget.• Acquisition of initial production, subsequent 1P, 2P, and 3P reserve estimation and provided support for reporting to the ASEC in Australia.• Supervision of the engineering, geology, geophysics, and day to day operations of the company.• In charge of liaison between Australian and U.S. offices.• Provided support for quarterly reporting requirements to the ASEC.
Years: 2007 to 2008 Country / Region: Colombia, Argentian, Mexico Summary: AVANTE PETROLEUM (TECHNICAL DIRECTOR) • Provide field optimization and advanced recovery expertise for Avante Petroleum’s Rio de Oro, Puerto Barco, Maria Conchita fields in Colombia, S.A. and Tartaruga field in eastern Brazil.• Provide field optimization, waterflood, MEOR, and advanced recovery expertise for the Trefoil Fields: Chañares Herrados, Puesto Pozo Cercado, Puesto Rojas and Cerró Mollar Oeste and Atuel Norte fields in the Mendoza area of Argentina.• Evaluation and field optimization recommendation for Trefoil (Argentina) Properties in Argentina, S.A.
Years: 2008 to 2009 Country / Region: Peru Summary: • Provide reservoir and production expertise in Block 39 in the Amazon rainforest of Northeastern Peru. Several wells have been drilled since 2007 exploration campaign for Repsol YPF, all resulting in the discovery of heavy oils (API<15°, mo>500 cp, GOR<40 scf/stb) from the Casablanca, Chonta and Vivian formations.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Society of Petroleum Engineers;
American Association of Petroleum Geologists;
Pi Epsilon Tau, Petroleum Engineering Honor Society
Licenses / Certifications
P.G., CPG.
Professional Appointments
Society of Petroleum Engineers, SPE, Wyoming Petroleum Section, Chairman, term 2004-2006;
SPE, Wyoming Petroleum Section, Secretary, term 2002-2004;
Appointed by SPE president to the international membership committee for 2005-2008;
American Association of Petroleum Geologists, AAPG, DPA, Certified Petroleum Geologist, AAPG;
Professional Geologist, Wyoming, U.S.A.;
Eligible for registration as a Professional Petroleum Engineer;
Wyoming Geological Association, served as 2nd VP and 1st VP 2002 to 2004;
Publications and Patents Summary
5th International Conference on Inverse Problems In Engineering: Theory and Practice, Cambridge, UK, A Practical Method for Extraction of Methane from Methane Hydrate Deposits: High Power Ultrasound and Microwave Technology;
Society of Petroleum Engineers, Cost-Effective Integrated Petroleum Engineering Focusing on Implementing New Strategies for Solving Complex Petroleum Production Problems;
Wyoming Geological Association, Efficient Downhole Water Disposal Using Rod Pumps, ESP’s, and PCP’s in Gas, Oil, and Coalbed Methane Wells

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert witness and litigation consulting.
Training / Seminars
TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL:
2004 Slickwater Fracing, PTTC, Casper;
2003 Open and Cased Hole, Logging tools, Schlumberger, Casper;
2002 Professional Ethics, PTTC, Casper;
INDUSTRY REQUIRED:
2001 H2S Safety, Radiation, First Aid, Firefighting Courses, Schlumberger, Rock Springs, WY;
SOFTWARE TRAINING:
2004 Microsoft Office 2003, Microsoft Project and Visio;
2001 Well-Flo, Colorado School of Mines.
Marketing Experience
• Petroleum Engineer and Geologist with more than 30 years of multi-disciplinary experience in oil and gas and the management of oil and gas well production, operations, negotiation, and property acquisition.
• Specialize in Enhanced and Accelerated Oil Recovery for primary, secondary, and tertiary recovery.
• Problem solver and the application of emerging and traditional technology to mature assets.
Other Relevant Experience
• Providing professional expertise to business and investment leaders in North America, Asia, Australia, and Europe.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Spanish Good to Excellent

Fields of Expertise

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