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  • Jim Clark
    (346) 302-2281


Petroleum engineering leader with extensive experience in petroleum exploration, development and project management of domestic and international oil and gas fields.  A seasoned professional blending theoretical and business skills with an outstanding record of sound judgment and expanding responsibilities across multiple functions.  Experienced with multi-cultural and multi-disciplined teams, accomplishing corporate and organizational goals and exceeding expectations.  An excellent communicator and mentor committed to talent development.

I am looking for an opportunity to leverage my Petroleum Expertise with Analytics skillset






Total E&P Houston, Texas/USA
Senior Reservoir Engineering Advisor, Mozambique LNG Project October 2018 – January 2021
• Document subsurface cross-functional team justification of 10 TCF Gas Reserves
• Formulate development plan to record pressures between wells, accelerating an increase value by $1B
• Utilize Analytics on Golfhino-Atum datasets to accelerate business decisions on multiple $200 M wells

Anadarko Petroleum Houston, Texas/USA
Senior Reservoir Engineering Advisor, Deepwater Gulf of Mexico January 2017 – September 2018
• Analyzed first horizontal open hole completion in field for completion recommendation
• Evaluated discovery in DW GOM and presented recommendation advising against expenditures of $300 M
• Led process improvement with Decision Analysis for a $250 M well, generating $500 M NPV

Freeport McMoRan Oil and Gas Houston, Texas/USA
Reservoir Engineering Director, Deepwater Gulf of Mexico January 2012 – December 2016
• Created a 17-person team for field surveillance, regulatory compliance, and management of a $3B budget
• Mentored three junior Engineers, Career Management and professional development opportunities
• Selected and procured $2M software tools for engineering staff, supporting 70,000 BOPD
• Facilitated training for 17 technical employees for professional development

Society of Petroleum Engineers | Legacy Employers Houston, Texas/USA
Reservoir Surveillance|Leadership January 1980 – Present
• Managed a team of 8 evaluators to select presentations for 2020 SPE Conference in Houston
• Led Executive Workshop on Leadership in Houston, raised $20,000 for Section
• Created, collaborated presentation workshops with 30 Engineers, sharing technical best practices
• Judged presentations for the Petroleum Engineering Student Paper Contest on a yearly basis
• Served on Board of Directors of the Gulf Coast Section of Society of Petroleum Engineers
• Promoted the Masters of Analytics program for Texas A&M for future candidate engagement

Awards and Certifications

PE Texas 63289 - 1987


• Petroleum Industry
Economic Evaluation and Investment Decision Methods – Sternmole
• Reserves
GCA Course – Assessment, Classification and Reporting of Reserves and Resources
• Reservoir Simulation
• Flow Simulation
Kappa Suite PTA/RTA
Petroleum Experts Prosper/MBAL/GAP/Resolve/Virtual Oilfield
• Project Management/Leadership
Various Courses
• Analytics Courses/Training
Programs – SAS, JMP, SQL, Python, R, Tableau, Spotfire, Pandas, Tkinter
Concepts – Regression, Machine Learning, Time Series, Negotiation, Digital Strategy, Blockchain
Decision Analysis, Decision Quality, DevOps/, Optimization and Deploying Models, Data Warehousing
Text Analytics


Texas A&M University, Mays Business School College Station, Texas
Master of Science in Analytics May 2021
GPA: 3.57/4.0

New York Institute of Technology New York, New York
Masters of Business Administration August 2006
GPA: 3.75/4.0
Honors: With Distinction

Texas A&M University, College of Engineering College Station, Texas
Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering August 1987
GPA: 3.25/4.0