Reservoir Engineer

Description

Petroleum Engineer with experience in technical evaluation of prospects and producing properties, well and reservoir surveillance, and economic evaluations supporting field development and A&D activities. MBA from Rice University. Team player with strong analytical skills. Ability to meet deadlines and multi-task in a fast-paced working environment.  

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

INDEPENDENT, Sr. Reservoir Engineering Consultant, Houston, Texas                                                                                2015 - Present

  • Supporting start-up companies with reservoir engineering and economic evaluation of acquisition opportunities in unconventional basins (Delaware, Permian, Eagle Ford, Woodford). Determined EUR with decline curve techniques. Performed single well economics with PhdWin and ARIES.
  • Analyzed large amount of well data and production databases (IHS Enerdeq, Drillinginfo). Investigated impact of well spacing, frac length, stage spacing, treatment fluid type, proppant quantities on well production and economic analysis. Used Tableau software.
  • Evaluated field development plans, reserves, economics: discounted cash flow, capex, opex, discount rates, LOE, basis differential, price deck, rig schedules, type curve inputs & economic limit. Assessed risk and upside potential.
  • Prepared engineering presentations for private investors and participated in technical Q&A sessions.

 

STATOIL, Project Leader/Petroleum Engineer, Houston, Texas                                                                                                  2007 to 2015

Led a multidisciplinary team to oversee Statoil’s interest in a JV with Shell. Established strategy, goals, and high impact areas for influence. Prepared business plans, budgets for upper management.

  • Responsible for monitoring performance of Statoil’s investment in the Vito project. Led technical and economic evaluation of the project thru investment decision gates. Represented Statoil in partner’s meetings.
  • Performed integrated field studies to design development scenarios. Carried out reservoir engineering, risk analysis, economic evaluation to quantify exploration, appraisal investment and development costs (facilities and drilling).
  • Prepared annual CAPEX and OPEX budgets. Participated in development, coordination, consolidation, and completion of annual plan and mid-year business review processes.
  • Assisted with internal and SEC reserves reporting on annual basis. Provided technical support for Statoil reserve bookings. Knowledge of SEC/PRMS reserves guidelines (PDP, PDNP, PUD, etc.)
  • Carried out well performance analysis to assist in identification of wells for workovers, artificial lift design, chemical programs, well integrity, sand management, water management. Used Prosper Nodal analysis software.
  • Provided conceptual design and cost estimates for production facilities including oil, gas and water separation, conditioning and processing facilities, pipelines, compressors, pumps, waterflood and EOR projects.

Acquisitions and Divestments (A&D)

  • Supported business development initiatives for portfolio optimization (A&D) by coordinating technical teams to provide reserves and costs for sales case. Identified upsides potential. Organized data room preparation for 3 buyers.
  • Increased ownership in St.Malo asset by 6% by working on valuations and strategy to optimize Statoil’s portfolio.

 

ADDITIONAL RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

OCCIDENTAL OIL & GAS (OXY), Reservoir Engineer/Production Engineer, Lima, Peru                                                                               

Conducted reservoir engineering evaluations on two oil fields to evaluate their potential, predict reservoir performance, optimize future depletion plans and development plans utilizing reservoir modeling.

  • Determined original oil in place and gas in place. Calculated remaining reserves using material balance and volumetrics methods.
  • Recommended collection of additional reservoir data, fluid sample analysis, pressure data to evaluate reservoirs.
  • In collaboration with geoscientists, completion/drilling engineers generated re-completion recommendations and prepared well programs. Supervised workovers, stimulations, completions and installations of artificial lift equipment.
  • Prepared procedures and AFE’s for well intervention activities such as production logging, artificial lift, well remediation, stimulation acid jobs, clean outs, etc. Interfaced with service companies.
Location
Houston, TX, USA
Awards and Certifications

Professional Engineer (PE) in Petroleum Engineering in State of Texas since 2005

Skills

Economic Evaluation /Risk Analysis
Field Development
Budget/Schedule Planning
Reservoir Engineering
Production Engineering
Asset Evaluation

SOFTWARE PACKAGES: Excel Pivot Tables / V-Lookups / VBA / SQL / Access / Statistics / R / Eclipse / IPM / MBAL/ GAP / OLGA / PIPEPHASE / Tableau / IHS / DrillingInfo / PEEP / Aries / PhdWIn

Education

MBA, Rice University (2015), Master in Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M (2003)

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