James D. Huggard

Location
Houston, Texas
Experience

April 2013 – Present: Lukoil, Lead Sr. Geophysicist, Houston; deep water West Africa (Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, and Ghana)
June 2001 – Mar. 2013: Devon Energy, Senior Geophysical Advisor, Houston, TX; prospect generation & evaluation
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; Permian Basin. Delaware and Midland 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

Skills

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 and direct detection of hydrocarbons on 2d & 3d seismic reflection surveys with Landmark workstation software (including SeisWorks, GeoProbe, Well Seismic Fusion, LogM), also GeoQuest IESX, SeisWare, and most recently SMT-Kingdom 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.

Education

08/31/1974 MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY; Bachelor of Science in Geology w/Honor, 3.2/4.0, (Minor in math)
Location: EAST LANSING, MI

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