Nov. 9, 2006


M & A & D Principals, Financial Analysts and Accountants, Business Unit Managers, Engineers, Geoscientists, and Landmen rely upon the work and recommendations of these Third Party Petroleum Consultants to identify and quantify potential transactions, and to improve the odds of a Win-Win deal. This month, Executives from three well-known 3rd. party Petroleum Consultants, will discuss their firms’ approach to:
- Ongoing Reserves Evaluation & Reporting
- Portfolio Analysis and Strategies - What to buy or sell?
- Economic Evaluation Process and Software
- Client Relationship & Contract for Services, Fee structuring
- Organizational Structure & Relationships
- Data Room Preparation & Management
- Staffing your project: In-house vs. Consultants
- Presentation of Results / Deliverables
- Buy / Sell Process: Negotiated, Tender, Auction
- Due Diligence and Post-Agreement Follow-up
- Risk / Exposure as an Independent Consultant
Bring your questions, and evaluate how these Firms and their counterparts can help improve your business process, transaction activity level, and financial success.  Come learn more about the key role Petroleum Consulting Firms play in enabling, facilitating, and closing Asset & Company transactions.
2006-07 Schedule:
Sept 20 - Nov 9 - Jan 17 – March 21 - May 16
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Featured Speakers

Speaker C.H (SCOTT) REES III - President, COO - Netherland, Sewell & Associates

ROBERT LLOYD GEORGE - Sr. VP, Americas -Gaffney, Cline, & Associates
MARILYN WILSON - President - H.J. Gruy & Associates


SCOTT REES has been President & Chief Operating Officer of Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. since January, 2002, having joined the …

ROBERT LLOYD GEORGE - Sr. VP, Americas -Gaffney, Cline, & Associates
MARILYN WILSON - President - H.J. Gruy & Associates





SCOTT REES has been President & Chief Operating Officer of Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. since January, 2002, having joined the firm in 1988. As with all of the engineers and geoscientists with Netherland Sewell, he spent time learning the petroleum industry with a major, in this case 6 years with Exxon working the TexasGulfCoast region, onshore and offshore. 

During his tenure at Netherland Sewell, Scott has worked and coordinated projects all over the world – Russia, Latin America, Mexico, North Sea, West Africa, as well as the U.S. Some of the major recent projects include evaluation of Mexico’s Pemex, co-coordination of the Netherland Sewell Altura (sold to Oxy) sales effort and evaluations of the PowderRiver Basin coalbed methane reserves for several independents. 


Scott earned his B.S. Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida in 1981, and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, ADAM Energy Forum, and Dallas Energy Finance Group. Scott’s work as a petroleum engineering consultant at NSAI has included project coordination, oil and gas reserve estimates, property evaluations for sales and acquisitions, analysis of secondary recovery projects, field studies, deliverability studies, prospect evaluations, and economic evaluations utilizing both deterministic and probabilistic methodologies. Areas of specific expertise include coalbed methane property evaluation, probabilistic analysis of exploration prospects and new discoveries, and gas deliverability analysis.




MARILYN WILSON –  President, H.J. Gruy and Associates, Inc., began her career as a reservoir engineer for the Natural Gas Pipeline Company. She made the change to H.J. Gruy and Associates, Inc. in 1982. In 1989, she was elected as Vice President. In 1992, she was promoted to Engineering Manager. In 1993 she was elected Executive Vice President. During 1996, she rose to the level of Chief Operating Officer and President.


Marilyn has recently served as President, Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer of the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers. She also has served as Chairman, Vice Chairman and Treasurer of the Gulf Coast Section of SPE along with holding various other seats on the Board. Additionally, she was the Chairman of the Reservoir Study Group, Gulf Coast Section, SPE. Marilyn is a past Chairman of the Houston Chapter of Society Petroleum Evaluation Engineers. She also spent several years on the board of The Women’s Energy Network as an officer and director. She is a member of the Texas A&M Petroleum Engineering Advisory Board. She serves on the Board of Trustees of The Post Oak School.


Marilyn Wilson graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering.




BOB GEORGE is Senior Advisor with Gaffney, Cline & Associates (GCA) and has 33 years experience in the international oil and gas industry, 28 of those with GCA. He divides his activities between advising companies on strategy, advising governments and government agencies on petroleum policy issues, working on asset and corporate transactions, and providing expert support and testimony in dispute proceedings.

Bob graduated in 1972 from Leeds University, England, with a B.Sc. (Honors) degree in Earth Sciences.  Thereafter he spent two years performing wellsite geology aboard onshore and offshore rigs in Indonesia before returning to the U.K. where he joined GCA.  He completed the Investment Management and Corporate Finance programs at the LondonBusinessSchool, and gained his MBA from the Open University in 1992.

Between 1988 and 1993 Bob spent most of his time working with companies interested in developing their North Sea portfolios, assisting companies to acquire and sell assets and companies, and in the defense of hostile takeover activity.  Bob spent a substantial amount of time in Argentina, between 1993 and 1994, advising the President and management of YPF on valuation and strategy issues in the preparation for

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Thu, Nov. 9, 2006

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