Senior petroleum geologist with 10 years of industry experience from exploration to production scales, with an expertise in opportunity generation and asset development. Proficient in drilling operations, reservoir characterization, geochemical techniques, log analysis, seismic integration, data analytics, prospecting, geosteering, and integrating all the above to deliver high-impact models. Results and economics driven with a history of implementing forward-thinking projects, collaborating across multiple disciplines, streamlining industry workflows, and efficiently managing fast-paced drilling programs. Experienced team lead and mentor with inclusive leadership style; deemed technically strong, innovative, and a global thinker. Advanced user of platforms, including Kingdom SMT, Geographix, Petra, Spotfire, GIS, and Starsteer.
SENIOR GEOLOGIST, PARSLEY ENERGY, AUSTIN, TX 8/2016 – 5/2019
Collaborated with a multidisciplinary team to manage a $400 MM capital drilling program with 12 active rigs, targeting multiple reservoirs with stacked laterals in the Permian Basin. Simultaneously, performed reservoir evaluations, play assessments, geochemical studies, and built a regional stratigraphic framework with seismic integration. Led the asset team to initiate applicable technical projects that resulted in increased production and ROR.
• Asset Development and Optimization - Led multiple projects integrating reservoir maps, 3-D seismic inversion, and 3-D geologic model with business unit to optimize lateral spacing and production.
• Economics focused operations – Efficiently geosteered 75+ laterals in the Wolfcamp, Spraberry, and Cline. Worked with the asset team to optimize drilling program, including drill schedule planning, logging programs, geoprogs, and AFEs.
• Applied Geochemistry – Optimized configuration of stacked laterals to increase production by more than 25% in Wolfcamp and Spraberry by launching an isotope and mass spec study. Created Geochemistry 101 for company-wide Shale School Training Program. Organized and led a core workshop.
• Reservoir Evaluation and Prospecting - Identified new targets and locations through exploitation, by building a sequence stratigraphic framework integrated with seismic, contouring maps for multiple reservoirs, tying facies and petrophysical attributes to core, then integrating with historic production and competitor activity to determine economics.
• Technical Advisor - Helped establish technical direction of the geoscience team with continual focus on increasing production, driving down costs, and streamlining operations. Established and led weekly staff meeting, mentored others, and managed rig assignments.
STAFF GEOLOGIST, CHESAPEAKE ENERGY, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 6/2010 – 6/2016
Advanced through multiple integrated teams with two promotions enhancing unconventional resource plays through reservoir evaluation, field optimization, and exploration. Managed resource development and geosteering for multiple rigs, while simultaneously managing technical projects and planning data collection. Subject matter expert in Utica and Marcellus plays.
• Team capitalized on building a shale play from the exploration phase through appraisal and into large-scale field development. Geosteered 150+ horizontal laterals in the structurally complex Marcellus and uncharted Utica.
• Pioneered geochemical techniques used widely today to statistically predict the maturity of produced gas using isotopic mudgas data; reduced infrastructure costs by >25%.
• Designed an intern research project to improve well placement and frac design by correlating mineralogy to geomechanical properties and fluid sensitivity tests. Mentored and guided an intern through the study. Results improved stimulation techniques and an increased ROR of >15%.
• Promoted to team lead and advisor for multiple technical projects enhancing the divestiture package totaling >$1.9 billion. Projects included geochemistry, data analytics, and mapping.
LAB INSTRUCTOR, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, NORMAN, OK 2007 – 2010
Served as lab instructor while attending graduate school and completing a thesis
• Designed lesson plans, teaching materials, and exams that were used in subsequent years
• Developed hands-on lab assignments for Geology 101 to teach minerals, rock types, plate tectonics, groundwater, mass wasting, mapping techniques, and more
• Received high marks from students and professors
• Promoted to lab instructor for Historical Geology; lesson plan included identifying paleoenvironments, deciphering sequence of events in the rock record, classifying sedimentary rocks, structures, and fossils, and interpreting cross-sections and other geologic maps
RESEARCH ASSISTANT, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, NORMAN, OK 2008 – 2010
• Chosen to assist as researcher in the lab; followed procedures and safety protocols closely. Conducted procedures to study the origin of core samples including, disaggregation and dissolution of rock samples using acidic chemicals, grain-size analysis, centrifuge, SEM microscope, core description, and facies classification
• Completed my thesis and chose to publish the data in the Journel of Sedimentary Research listed below
TEACHING ASSISTANT, TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY, STEVENVILLE, TX 2005 – 2007
• Chosen as lab assistant while completing bachelor’s degree. Assisted with Physical Geology and Chemistry 101
EOG Resources - Geology Intern; Oklahoma City, OK; 2008
Range Resources - Geology Intern; Fort Worth, TX; 2007
XTO Energy - Geology Intern; Fort Worth, TX; 2006
Awards and Certifications
• Chosen as an ambassador for recruitment and interview teams on multiple occassions
• Created a Geochemistry 101 short course and presented in a company-wide training program
• Involved in multiple professional affiliations, including SPE, AAPG, WTGS, SEMP, and URTEC
• Numerous continuing education courses, including Sequence Stratigraphy, Permian Stratigraphy, Geochemistry, Leadership skills, Rose & Associates Unconventional Resource Assessment, Machine Learning 101, and more
• Familiar with data analytics using Transform and JMP, geocellular modeling using Jewel Suite, geostatistical mapping using Isatis, communicating with maps and data using ArcGIS, and basin modeling using Genesis/Trinity
• Team focused and elected as Geology “Fun Committee” representative
• Elected as Captain of Dance Team at Tarleton State University and voted “Miss Congentiality”; 2002-2006
MASTER'S IN GEOLOGY
University of Oklahoma, 2010
GPA 4.0; Lab Instructor and Research Assistant
BACHELOR'S IN GEOLOGY
MINOR IN MATH
Tarleton State University, 2007
Branch of A&M; Magna Cum Laude
Awarded Most Outstanding Science Student
Cisco College, 2004
Captain of Dance Team; School Ambassador