Miguel A. Saldana - Reservoir Engineer


Miguel A. Saldana

3218 Brinton Trails Lane

Katy, TX 77494-7539

(713) 231 7383



I am a capable, versatile and proactive reservoir engineer (Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University) with 33 years of experience evaluating, planning, developing and optimizing reserves, production and recovery from conventional and unconventional onshore, offshore and deep-water oil and gas fields. I am currently looking for a job opportunity where I can continue applying my experience generating and implementing economic projects.


University of Houston - Adjunct Professor - Reservoir Engineering, Fluid Properties, Mathematical Methods for Fluid Flow in Porous Media

Occidental Oil and Gas Corp. (OXY) – Sr. Reservoir Engineer, 2010-2015.

BP and BP America – Sr. Reservoir Engineer, 1998-2010.

Amoco Production Company, Research and Reservoir Engineer 1986-1998.

Mexican Petroleum Institute and Pemex, Reservoir Engineer, 1975-1986.


Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering – Stanford University, California, USA, 1985.

M.S. in Petroleum Engineering – Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 1978.

B.S. in Petroleum Engineering – Instituto Politécnico Nacional, México, 1975.


  1. Experienced in evaluating and applying horizontal wells and multi-staged hydraulically-fractured vertical and horizontal wells to produce economically from tight formations and shales in the Permian Basin and other parts of the USA and pioneered the use of this type of wells in the North Sea.
  2. Worked in more than 40 conventional and unconventional onshore and offshore shallow-water and deep-water projects worldwide in the US, Canada, UK, Norway, Oman, Russia, Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, Bolivia, Trinidad, and other parts of the world; creating value by increasing production and reserves and by making recommendations for improving NPV of project investments, reducing OPEX, and avoiding spending CAPEX in projects not meeting company economic criteria.
  3. Worked in teams in charge of planning and developing operated and non-operated oil and gas fields producing under primary, waterflood, and improved recovery methods using conventional or advanced hydraulically-fractured horizontal wells.
  4. Participated in lease and property data room evaluations and prepared merger, acquisition and divestiture bid rounds in the USA, Canada, and several countries in Asia, Africa, and South America.
  5. Evaluated, monitored and optimized IOR/EOR methods involving injection of water, gas, CO2, N2, steam, air, polymers, surfactants, and foam, including ongoing CO2 WAG projects in West Texas and waterflooding projects in fields in Alaska, Canada, Lower 48 USA, Gulf of Mexico, South America, North Sea, Middle East, Russia, Offshore Africa, Indonesia and India.
  6. Enjoys working along with people and is a strong team player participating in multidisciplinary projects requiring detailed reservoir characterization and simulation.
  7. Has strong project, communication, and time management skills and a demonstrated track of initiative, creativity, teamwork and problem solving skills.
  8. Recognized as a competent Reservoir Engineer due to the high quality and diligence of his work and is an expert simulator user of Eclipse, tNavigator, VIP, Nexus, IMEX, GEM, STARS, MORE, UTChem, Petex, OFM, PEEP, Kappa and other software as well as in pre- and post-processing tools.
  9. Developed numerical reservoir simulator TRIMPTRI for the Mexican Petroleum Institute and participated in development of simulators GCOMP, Phoenix, Falcon and Nexus for Amoco and BP.
  10. USA Citizen (Additional details and references available upon request).

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (Oxy) - Reservoir Engineer Advisor - 6 years
BP - Sr. Reservoir Engineer - 11 years
Amoco Production Company - Reservoir Engineer - 12 years
University of Tulsa - Adjunct Professor - 5 years
University of Houston - Adjunct Professor


Reservoir Evaluation
Classical Reservoir Engineering
Reservoir Simulation
Reservoir Development
Unconventional Resources
Multifractured Horizontal Wells
Decline Curve Analysis
Petroleum Production Economics
Mentoring and Training


Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering - Stanford University
M.S. in Petroleum Engineering
B.S. in Petroleum Engineering

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