James Rodgerson CV; Completion Engineering and Supervision of Hydraulic Fracture Design

Houston Texas

Sr. Completion Engineer with thirty-five years drilling and completions experience and thirty years of shale and LTO unconventional completion experience. Specializing in all aspects of hydraulic fracturing design, operations, evaluation, costing, and budgeting. Fifteen years consulting experience for various oil and gas companies as an in-house engineer, most recently as Completion Advisor for Devon Energy.

Prior to Devon, Sr. Completions Engineer at BP Exploration & Production, Inc. In addition to his expertise in hydraulic fracturing, he is a technology expert and has contributed to research and development, commercialization, and field engineering associated with new technologies.

Completion-related skills include G&G team mentoring, computer modeling and hydraulic fracture and completion design techniques, DFIT (Diagnostic Fracture Injection Test) analysis, DTS/DAS fiber optic implementation and evaluation, microseismic, completion optimization, in-depth log, core, and BHP analysis. He has worked in many if not most of the prolific shale and LTO plays throughout the U.S., and has extensive experience from both Service Companies (30 years with BJ Services/Baker Hughes) and Operators (in-house consultant to multi-national and leading independents.)

Currently working as a completions consultant at Rodgerson Completions Consulting LLC.

Basin/Formation Experience

Texas and New Mexico:
East Texas - Cotton Valley, Austin Chalk, Barnett Shale, Haynesville, Travis Peak,
South Texas - Eagle Ford, Austin Chalk, Wilcox
Permian Basin - Devonian Chert, San Andres, Wolfcamp and Clear Fork formations

Oklahoma/North Texas:
Woodford Shale, Cana, Stack, Scoop,

Bakken, Almond Sand, Niobrara, Frontier, Fruitland Coal (CBM)

Marcellus, Utica

Awards and Certifications

Well Control


• Field Supervision
• Training and Mentoring
• Multi-Stage Horizontal Completion Technology
• Advanced Log Analysis (PowerLog, NNLap)
• Project Management and Support
• Perforating – Design and Implementation
• Fiber Optic (DAS/DTS) analysis
• Real-time bottom-hole pressure analysis
and history matching
• Post job and DFIT pressure analysis
• Wild Well Control Certification

Specialty Software:
• Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation Design
• Gohfer, Meyer, FracPro, StimPlan
• Well View
• Predict-K
• RPI - Reservoir Analysis
Tool used in production History matching
• PowerLog, Log Analysis Software
• NNLap, Log Analysis Software


Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University.

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