James D. Huggard

Houston, Texas area

April 2013 –Feb 2017: Lukoil, Lead Sr. Geophysicist, Houston; deep water West Africa (Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Ghana, and Nigeria)
While at Lukoil, used Kingdom for geological and geophysical mapping of large 3d surveys, made regional well log cross-sections, precise well ties to 3D seismic, AvO/AvA analysis, forward modeling of well data, seismic inversion testing and selection for rock properties and hydrocarbon detection, recommended new prospects and wildcat well locations, coordinated with reserves estimation and development, recommended appraisal and development wells. Used Petrel 3D seismic interpretation software at Hess (temporary assignment March 2015-October 2015), prepared surface grids and gross rock volumes for static model set up in Petrel. Helped teams construct PowerPoint presentations of all results at both Lukoil and Hess.
June 2001 – Mar. 2013: Devon Energy, Senior Geophysical Advisor, Houston, TX; prospect generation & evaluation
Geographical areas & plays
• Michigan basin A1 carbonate and Utica-Collingwood shale, Ohio Appalachian basin Utica-Point Pleasant shale
• Gulf Coast onshore: south & central Texas Wilcox & Eagle Ford; coastal Texas Frio and Yegua; south Louisiana lower Miocene; east Texas and central Louisiana Woodbine – Tuscaloosa; new play evaluation
• West Africa offshore: Gulf of Guinea shelf and deepwater (Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin); Niger Delta deepwater Nigeria; West-central Coastal area deepwater and shelf (Eq. Guinea, Gabon, Rep. of Congo, Angola)
• Geologically integrated interpretation/mapping of 2d and 3d seismic, prospect generation and development
• Detection of hydrocarbons, evaluation of risks with AvO/AvA, inversion, seismic stratigraphy, and forward models
• Pore pressure prediction tied to well control
• Planning of horizontal wells
• Supervising 2d and 3d seismic processing and acquisition including microseismic frac monitoring
• Presentations and reports to management, partners, foreign governments, etc.
July 1999 - June 2001 Santa Fe Snyder, Geophysicist, Houston, TX; prospect generation & evaluation
China offshore Pearl River Mouth basin; West Africa offshore Ivory Coast
Sept. 1996 - July 1999 Santa Fe Energy, Geophysicist, Houston, TX; prospect generation & evaluation
Delaware and Midland basins of west Texas & NM; Mich. basin reef trend; offshore GoM
April 1990 - Sept. 1996 Independent, Geologist/Geophysicist, Tulsa, OK; prospect generation & evaluation
Mid-Continent Morrow deep Anadarko basin, Spiro-Wapanucka, Arbuckle, Arkoma basin, Ouachita frontal zone; Gulf Coast onshore Austin Chalk central Louisiana
June 1982 - April 1990 Santa Fe Energy, District Geologist, Tulsa, OK; prospect generation & evaluation
Mid-Continent basins, primarily Anadarko and Arkoma basins, supervisor of geology
March 1981 - May 1982 Independent, Geologist/Geophysicist, Tulsa, OK; prospect generation & evaluation
Central and western Kansas; seismic acquisition supervisor; land acquisition
Sept. 1980 - March 1981 Helmerich & Payne, Geophysicist, Tulsa, OK; prospect generation & evaluation
Deep Anadarko basin of Oklahoma and Texas panhandle
Jan. 1980 - Sept. 1980 Amerada Hess Corporation, Geophysicist, Tulsa, OK; prospect generation & evaluation
Deep Anadarko basin of western Oklahoma and the Texas panhandle
Sept. 1974 - Jan. 1980 Cities Service Oil Company, Geophysicist, Tulsa, OK; geoscience technology
High quality custom data processing, seismic inversion, forward and inverse seismic models for structural and stratigraphic plays, support for all districts; initially trained in the company’s Exploration Training Program (nine months)

Awards and Certifications

Arkansas Board of Registration for Professional Geologists #16


• Unconventional play development, conventional prospect generation & maturation, risk reduction & evaluation
• Evaluation of lease sale blocks and farmins, preparation of farmouts and sell-down packages
• Geologically integrated structural and stratigraphic interpretation/mapping, precise well ties, and direct detection of hydrocarbons on 2d & 3d seismic reflection surveys with Landmark workstation software (including SeisWorks, GeoProbe, Well Seismic Fusion, and LogM), also GeoQuest IESX, SeisWare, and most recently SMT-Kingdom, and Petrel workstation software
• Planning/supervising new seismic acquisition, high quality control of seismic processing and inversion
• Career and technical mentor for entry level geophysicists and senior geophysicists who are challenged by new software
• Very proficient in Microsoft Office PowerPoint, Excel, etc.


08/31/1974 MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY; Bachelor of Science Geology w/Honor, 3.2/4.0, Minor Math, East Lansing, MI

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