Geomechanics Specialist

Description

Collaborative problem solver with exceptional analytical skills and attention to details. Innovative researcher tackling most challenging problems in petroleum development via integration of Geomechanics, Petrophysics, Geophysics, and Reservoir Engineering, cost-effective targeted testing, automation of elaborate data analysis, comprehensive numerical modeling, and statistical optimization.


Dedicated constructive team player with excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. Create positive work environment, taking energetic action-oriented approach to issues and focusing on maximizing business opportunities.

Location
Houston, TX
Experience

REVEAL ENERGY SERVICES, INC., Houston, TX 2016 - 2017
Senior Engineer
Developing and deploying breakthrough technology for mapping hydraulic fractures from surface pressure monitoring data in offset wells using Geomechanics fundamentals and data analysis.
- Delivered 2 projects with mapped fracture geometries to clients to improve completion design.
- Generated idea that, when implemented, reduced computation cost of IMAGE Frac® over 100 times.

SHELL EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION COMPANY, Houston, TX 2006 - 2015
Geomechanics Specialist 2011 - 2015
Leading Geomechanics for Unconventional assets (Permian, Eagle Ford) – optimal well landing/completion.
- Identified cost-effective 30% production uplift by optimizing completions economics using 3D hydraulic fracture modeling (DYNARDO, OPTISLANG).
- Improved decision quality for lateral well optimal landing depth by developing fast screening method.
- Reduced uncertainties in input geomechanical parameters for models by integrating lab test data with continuous material profiles derived from logs (TECHLOG).
- Designed and successfully managed 10+ geomechanical core testing programs with internal and third party vendors and budget of $200K – $600K each.
- Developed workflow and best practice guide for geomechanical core analysis for Unconventionals, characterizing fracturing potential and increasing production.
- Recognized as expert, giving training on Multivariate Analysis and Geomechanics for Unconventionals.

Associate Geomechanics Specialist 2006 - 2011
Thermal in-situ upgrading / conversion processes in extra-heavy oil and oil shales reservoirs.
- Ensured safety of thermal operations, constructing reservoir-scale models (ABAQUS) for geomechanical risk assessment.
- Decreased uncertainties in input parameters for geomechanical models, analyzing 550 high-temperature triaxial tests, building constitutive models, and up-scaling to rock mass.
- Reduced processing time by 50%, developing MATLAB script for triaxial test interpretation and automated report generation.

SHELL INTERNATIONAL EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, Rijswijk, the Netherlands 2005
Consultant
Developed innovative numerical method for constructing 3D initial in-situ stress field, satisfying equilibrium conditions and optimizing match to available field measurements for complex geometries. Iterative optimization procedure with regularization was implemented in MATLAB, coupled with 3D model in COMSOL MULTIPHYSICS. Applied to salt dome case in North Sea.

Awards and Certifications

- Multiple Shell Special Recognition Awards for landing depth workflow and geomechanical modeling
- Neville G.W. Cook Award. Civil Engineering Department, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2006
- Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. Graduate School, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2005–2006

Skills

Petroleum, Unconventionals, Hydraulic Fracturing
Geomechanics, Petrophysics, Geophysics
Statistics, Optimization, Inverse Problems
Integrated Data Analysis
Project Management
Scripting & Software Development
Subsurface Integration
Completion and Stimulation
Techlog
Well Log Interpretation
Hydraulic Fracturing Design
Abaqus, Comsol
StimPlan, Dynardo, optiSLang (multivariate analysis)
Matlab, Python, Fortran
Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint with scripting in Visual Basic
Windows, Linux

Education

Philosophy Doctor (PhD), Civil Engineering (GPA 4.0 / 4.0)
Civil Engineering Department, Geomechanics. UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Fast full-waveform inversion methods for 3D elastic-wave imaging of layered solids; Dynamic Boundary Element Method; Spectral analysis of Love waves for seismic characterization of layered profiles

Bachelor and Master of Science (BS & MS), Mathematics (with Honor, GPA 4.98 / 5.00)
Department of Mathematics and Mechanics, Differential Equations
NOVOSIBIRSK STATE UNIVERSITY, Novosibirsk, Russia

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