Contact Information

  • Michelle Sivadon
    (832) 971-1322

Description

To obtain a career position as a Senior Reservoir Engineer utilizing my conventional and unconventional reservoir and operations experience.

Location

Houston/Spring

Experience

EXPERIENCE

Jul. 17 – Oct. 20 HILCORP ENERGY COMPANY, Houston, Tx.
Feb.13 – Jul. 17
Sep.10 – Feb. 13
Apr.07 – Sep. 10

Senior Reservoir Engineer (Houston, Tx. – San Juan East) Duties included: Preparing and presenting project economics, risk analysis, calculating reserves using DCA or volumetrics or statistical distributions, petrophysical analysis, quarterly review analysis, reserve booking updates, budget planning for assets which were a $3B acquisition in Aug. 2017. All wells were in tight sandstones with primary focus on increasing recovery efficiency in the Mesaverde reservoir. Reservoirs are depletion drive. Provided engineering evaluation and testimony at NMOCD Commission hearing in September and November 2018 that was successful in downspacing the Mesaverde reservoir within the Blanco Mesaverde to 40 acre spacing. Provided engineering evaluation and testimony at several NMOCD spacing exception hearings. Also contributed to operations side of team. Led all frac designs and executions which included implementing revised proppant loads and perforating schemes compared to what the previous operators had done resulting in higher initial production rates than offset analogies.

Asset Team Leader (Houston, Tx. – Terrebonne Bay) Duties included: Supervising and leading a team of 11 technical professionals in the office consisting of engineers, geoscientists and techs. Indirect reports were 4 production foremen, 2 construction foremen, and approximately 40 operators/mechanics. Net production was 8,500 – 15,000 nboepd. Managed capital budgets up to $145MM. Most wells were conventional Gulf Coast sandstones – oil, gas/condensate and retrograde condensate reservoirs. Depths of 8,500’ – 19,500’ with normal to abnormal pressure gradients. Reservoirs are mostly strong water drive with some being depletion drive or weak water drive. All fields are inland water.

Asset Team Leader (Houston, Tx. – East Louisiana) Duties included: Supervising and leading a team of 8 technical professionals in the office consisting of engineers, geoscientists and techs. Indirect reports were 3 production foremen, 1 construction foreman, and approximately 35 operators/mechanics. Net production was 8,000 – 8,500 nboepd. Managed capital budgets up to $65MM. Most wells were conventional Gulf Coast sandstones – oil, gas/condensate and retrograde condensate reservoirs. Depths of 8,500’ – 16,500’ with normal to abnormal pressure gradients. Reservoirs are mostly strong water drive with some being depletion drive or weak water drive. Combination of onshore and inland water fields with majority being on the water.

Senior Reservoir Engineer (Houston, Tx. – East Texas) Duties included: Preparing and presenting project economics, risk analysis, calculating reserves using DCA or volumetrics or statistical distributions, quarterly review analysis, reserve booking updates, budget planning for assets. Most wells were conventional Gulf Coast sandstones – oil, gas/condensate and retrograde condensate reservoirs. Depths of 8,500’ – 13,000’ with 4,000 – 6,500 psi BHP. Reservoirs are depletion drive or weak water drive. Primary field of focus had main reservoir with reservoir pressure at approximately 100 psi. Reservoirs are depletion drive or weak water drive. Co-spearheaded an exploitation program into tighter sands of primary field via different perforating and hydraulic fracturing techniques achieving much higher production cums. Also contributed to operations side of team. Led all frac designs and executions.

Oct.06 – Apr. 07 BURLINGTON RESOURCES OIL & GAS/CONOCOPHILLIPS,
Dec.04 – Oct. 06 Houston, Tx.

Development Supervisor UTGC/SWLA (Houston, Tx. – Upper Texas Gulf Coast & Southwest Louisiana) Duties included: Supervising one reservoir engineer, one geologist, one geophysicist and one GRAD (college new hire) working Upper Texas Gulf Coast (Ft. Bend Co.) and Southwest Louisiana (Evangeline Parish) assets which are predominantly Wilcox sands with a variety of reservoir fluids. Continued my role as the reservoir engineer for SWLA concurrently. Responsibilities included managing $36MM capital budget which included seven new drills and eight recompletes, conducting several interviews (successful in hiring one reservoir engineer and two geophysicists), and coordinating two-year rotation schedules for GRADs.

Staff Reservoir Engineer (Houston, Tx. – Southwest Louisiana) Duties included: Preparing and presenting project economics, risk analysis, calculating reserves using DCA or volumetrics or statistical distributions, quarterly volumes, capital and reserve booking updates, coordinating team efforts for CPM, budget and LRP processes for properties in Southwest Louisiana Wilcox trend, team lead. Most wells are very low permeability tight sands – oil, gas/condensate and retrograde condensate reservoirs. Depths of 8,500’ – 13,000’ with 4,000 – 6,500 psi BHP. Reservoirs are depletion drive or weak water drive. Mentored summer office reservoir/production engineering interns Summer 2005 & 2006. Co-coordinator for recruiting engineering students at Texas A&M with Burlington Resources. Member of COP engineering recruiting team at Texas A&M.

Sep. 02 – Dec. 04 ANADARKO PETROLEUM CORPORATION, Houston, Tx.
Dec. 00 – Sep. 02

Staff Reservoir Engineer (Houston, Tx. – Offshore) Duties included: Preparing and presenting project/well economics, risk analysis, calculating reserves using DCA or volumetrics or material balance, evaluating PVT & geochem data, generating development plan for new field discovery, analyzing MDT results, platform sanctioning, calculating production volumes and capital for annual budget, calculating reserves for SEC reporting. Most recent experience included performing duties as “project coordinator” for a successful four well redevelopment program of a 30+ year old field recently acquired from another operator as well as preparing reserve evaluations and supporting documentation for divestiture of GoM shelf properties and participating in data room presentations. These projects also included minimal exposure to reservoir simulation. Reservoir projects were in the Eugene Island, Ship Shoal and South Timbalier areas (Offshore Gulf of Mexico). The majority of the reservoirs are considered to be sub-salt or along the flanks of salt as well as geopressured w/both water drive and depletion drive mechanisms. Most recent work was with stratigraphically trapped reservoirs. Depths have varied between 4,500’ and 20,000’ along with pore pressure EMWs up to 16.0+ ppg. Last assignment involved evaluating deepwater GoM exploration prospects in the Mississippi Canyon and Atwater Valley areas.

Senior Operations Engineer (Houston, Tx. – Onshore, Bossier Field, East Texas) Duties included: Preparing and executing completion and workover procedures, onsite supervision of fracturing procedures, overseeing daily production on several pumper routes, providing completion cost estimates, recommending and troubleshooting artificial lift (gas lift, additional compression, ¼” capillary strings), recommended and oversaw remedial cementing operations for surface casing pressure issues which involved extensive communication w/the Texas Railroad Commission, analyzed pressure build up tests, some exposure to production history matching and reservoir modeling. Operations projects were in the Bossier Play in Anderson, Freestone, Leon, and Robertson counties, Texas (East Texas). Typical depths were 12,000’ – 13,000’ w/fracture pump pressures of 8,000 – 9,000 psi. Completed two exploratory wells @ 16,600’+ w/fracture pump pressures of 10,000 psi. DSS and DIMS experience.

Sep. 95 – Dec. 00 UNOCAL CORPORATION, Lafayette, La.
Aug. 93 – Sep. 95

Advanced Drilling Engineer (Lafayette, La. – Offshore) Duties included: Preparing AFE cost estimates, rig supervision on both drilling and workover operations, preparing regulatory paperwork, preparing detailed drilling and completion procedures, overseeing drilling and completion daily operations, and selecting vendors. Drilling, completion and workover projects were in the Eugene Island and Ship Shoal areas (Offshore Gulf of Mexico) with the majority TD’ing prior to transition. The well depths varied between 7,000’ and 14,000’ along with mud weights of 10.8 ppg – 13.7 ppg (mostly OBM and SBM). Experience included high angle extended reach shallow TVD wells. Most completions were conventional frac packs.

Engineer Trainee (Lafayette, La. – Offshore) Duties included: Calculating reserves, analyzing possible divestments, log analysis, writing letters of recommendation, facilities design, overseeing daily construction operations, supervising well work, rig supervision and conducted an in-depth study on through tubing gravel packs. These assignments varied from Offshore Gulf of Mexico to Onshore South Louisiana to Inland Waters South Louisiana.

Awards and Certifications

REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER – Passed Principals & Practices exam in October 2000 (Louisiana), registered in Louisiana E-29374 and Texas PE 97950.

ENGINEER IN TRAINING – Passed E.I.T. exam in April 1993 (Texas).

HONORS AND ACTIVITIES

AWARDS: Unocal’s Chairman Award for Redevelopment of Eugene Island 276 Field in December 1998. (Unocal’s Top Award)

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES: Society of Petroleum Engineers, SPE Gulf Coast Section Scholarship Committee – participated in reviewing applications and interviewing candidates (2003-2004, 2006, 2007); American Association of Drilling Engineers – Lafayette Chapter (First Vice President (Programs Chairman) 2000-2001), Women’s Energy Network of Houston.

PRESENTATIONS: “Petroleum Engineers: What do they do and what is their role in generating a prospect?” – North Houston Association of Professional Landmen Technical Refresher Workshop, February 10, 2005; “Lease Trade Economics” – Houston Association of Professional Landmen Technical Workshop, April 28, 2005.

Skills

-Drilling
-Completions
-Operations
-Reservoir
-Team Leader

Education

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, College Station, Tx., B.S., Petroleum Engineering, August 1993, GPA in Major: 3.78; Overall GPA: 3.44.