Contact Information

  • Bryan Gottfried
    (713) 560-6617


Versatile licensed geoscientist with a demonstrated history of optimizing assets and delivering added value for internal and external clients in roles incorporating technical expertise with interpersonal and organizational skills.




Houston; The Woodlands


CITATION OIL & GAS CORPORATION, Houston, Texas (2013 - 2020)
Senior Reservoir Geologist
● Increased shareholder value by conducting petrophysical analysis of modern and vintage log data to identify bypassed oil and applying innovative EOR technologies to add reserves and extend economic life of assets
● Managed geoscience operations of drilling campaigns including designation of well locations, contracting with vendors, constant communication with well-site contractors and drilling staff, QC and evaluation of wireline data
● Analyzed and integrated 3D seismic with vintage well log data to provide proper valuation of potential acreage acquisitions and ensure cost-effective operations
● Organized and presented Health & Wellness Lunch ‘n’ Learns for COGC employees discussing fitness and nutrition

Gulf of Mexico Production Geologist (2010-2013)
● Represented Marathon’s interests for all non-operated Gulf of Mexico assets with partners
● Created reservoir models by integrating seismic, wireline, and geotechnical data to evaluate infill well potential and risk of compartmentalization in company-operated assets
● Worked with interdisciplinary team to prepare annual capital planning reports, conduct VOI analysis, and evaluate proposed projects
● Selected for MOC’s twelve-person company-wide Diversity & Inclusion Team and charged with promoting the benefits and competitive advantages of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives within our business units

Bakken Operations Geologist (2007-2010)
● Delivered production and reserves safely and efficiently by geosteering over 80 horizontal wells and staying within target zone 90% of the time and conducted geotechnical investigations to progress understanding of play
● Oversaw geoscience and data acquisition operations of 3 rigs running 24/7; provided drilling efficiency and completion recommendations for $8-10 Million wells
● Represented company with land-owners and tribe members and presented overview of company operations at Ft. Berthold Reservation community Open House; regularly testified at NDIC regulatory hearings as expert witness
● Coordinated Bakken Integrated Core Study (BICS) project including successful retrieval, transportation, and geotechnical analysis of core resulting in greater understanding of reservoir and significantly increased production

ANADARKO PETROLEUM, The Woodlands, Texas (2006 - 2007)
East Texas Operations Geologist

FUGRO GEOSERVICES, Houston, Texas (2003 - 2006)
Project Geoscientist

SCHLUMBERGER/GEOQUEST, Houston, Texas (2000 - 2002)
Technical Support Geoscientist

Awards and Certifications

Professional Geoscientist, Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists (Certification #5904)


Interdisciplinary Teamwork
Presentation & Communication
Data Integration
Project Management & Organization
Adaptability & Creativity
Risk & Decision Analysis
Customer Service


University of Houston, C.T. Bauer College of Business, Houston, TX (Expected 2022)
Master of Business Administration, (3.83/4.0)
Energy Transition, Enterprise Risk Management, Negotiation, Managerial Finance, Project Management

University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Wilmington, NC (1997 - 1999)
Master of Science, Geology (3.76/4.0)

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL (1999 - 1997)
Bachelor of Science, Geology with Honors (3.46/4.0)